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Announcing the 2021 Full Stop Editorial Fellows Program

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Full Stop, an online journal of literary and cultural criticism established in 2011, invites applications for two Full Stop Editorial Fellows.

The Curse of the Zombie Book

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The author could be working safely at their desk or drowsing in bed, and remember some improbable situation or weak sentence, and the presumed-dead book feels somehow still half-alive…

Ransom Voice

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Building an audible nest for intensifying, as a bird might shed drab feathers for bright ones in a time of courtship, an ordinary song for a mating call, my sonic ornament was a customized flush of puberty, a condensed libidinal vehemence.

Fair Practices And Damaged Book Workers

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Publishing’s leaders composed careful statements in the height of this summer’s protests for racial justice. But these ring hollow in the face of an industry rife with sexism, classism, and racism.

Podcast #11: Post-Post-Pandemic Travel Writing

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We discuss travel writing, its pitfalls, and what might come after the pandemic … if there’s really going to be an after.

The 10 Best Books of 2020

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The year’s best books, as selected by the editors of Full Stop.

Full Stop Quarterly: Winter 2020

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In this issue we look at and beyond all sorts of crisis-bred monsters.

The classroom is burning, let’s dream about a School of Improper Education

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in defining our initiative as a school, how can we use it as an avenue through which we can practice unlearning?

Girl, Woman, Odor

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Deodorant as an accoutrement of my coming-of-age was slightly thrilling… it represented the excitement of being a body that required self-maintenance, like upgrading to a vehicle that prefers to drink high octane gasoline.

An Adultery

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“Hate” is a much ballyhooed word of the zeitgeist: We lob softballs like “I hate tofu,” “I hate Knausgard,” or, “I hate Bernie Bros.” Theroux didn’t write the book on hatred, but he wrote four novels where the emotion coruscates…