Fanfiction has always been there, lurking in the darkest corners of the internet. Two years ago, Amy Stephenson and Casey Childers found a way to drag it into the harsh fluorescent light of the Booksmith at Shipwreck: A monthly literary fanfiction competition. Now, Shipwreck has collected the most outrageous, perverted, brilliant wrecks based on 17 original works, from The Great Gatsby to The Hunger Games.
LOOSE LIPS will contain cheeky illustrations, unintentionally suggestive quotes from the original source material, asides from the creators and the full text of the best submissions they’ve received. Writers include John Scalzi, Mara Wilson, Kate Leth, Night Vale writers Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Kelly Link, Holly Black, Naomi Novik, Seanan McGuire, Heather Donahue, Andrew Sean Greer and illustrations by Madeline Gobbo. It’s a loving look at all of our favorite books with feminism and female sexuality, queer identity and diversity at the forefront.