In anticipation of the final issue of Bookslut, which will feature more Anne Boyd Rioux for your reading pleasure, here is a question: Did you know that Rioux has a monthly newsletter that features a largely forgotten woman writer of the past in each new edition? I did not, at least until last night, but I was excited to find this out, so I'm sharing the news.
Check out the first profile from Rioux's "Bluestocking Bulletin," Catharine Maria Sedgwick, which includes this alarmist-sexist but also, in my experience, completely accurate image of the writing life with small children in the home. Then subscribe to "Bluestocking Bulletin" here.
In the meantime, while we're busily making this 14th-anniversary issue perfect for you, you can read David Holmberg's review of Miss Grief and Other Stories, a collection of stories by Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Rioux and published in February by W.W. Norton, and purchase a copy of your own.