We are very excited to announce This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins, published January 30th, 2018, by Harper Perennial, as our February read.  If you want to get an idea, read Roxane Gay’s interview with the author or catch her on her book tour.

Read with us and share your thoughts and impressions!

Email indulgencezine@gmail.com with pitches or outlined submission ideas.


Happy reading!



List of Indulgence Books:

December + Januar  2018

“What We Lose” by Zinzi Clemmons is a debut novel about grief, being American, being black, being a woman. Read our essay on how this novel is uses the domestic–food, cooking, homes, etc– as a way of feminist storytelling.

November 2017

“On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time for Crisis” by George Yancy. This collection of interviews gets at the contemporary political situation by discussing different pressing aspects of race and anti-racism with a wide range of interlocutors including Hortense Spillers, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West.

October 2017

“Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid. Read our essays “Exit West, and the New Magic of Demography” and “Boy meets girl, they walk through a magic door.”

September 2017

Women’s Life Writing. A temporary blog on lifewriting by Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Janet Mock, and an essay on Roxane Gay.

Summer 2017

“Assata: An Autobiography” by Assata Shakur and “In the Wake. On Blackness and Being” by Christina Sharpe. Read our essays “Radical Knowledge for Radical Action” and “Imaginative Metaphor to Bring Home Social Justice.”

May 2017

“An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization” by Gayatri Spivak.

April 2017

“The Mothers” by Brit Bennet. Essays on “Complicated Heroines” and “Care and Masculinity.”