This is a community for articles, discussion, character studies and reviews – all directly related to Girls' Fiction.
Need a definition of Girls Fiction? Think Louisa May Alcott and LT Meade; think Brazil, Bruce, Brent-Dyer, Oxenham and Blyton; think Baby-Sitters Club, Sweet Valley and the Gymnasts; think Meg Cabot, Gossip Girls and Circle of Three. Girls Fiction covers a whole range of topics, from school books to college books; from ballet books to horse and pet books.
Atalanta was a girls' paper edited by LT Meade, a British author of girls fiction from the turn of the 19th/20th century. In its turn, the paper was named for Atalanta, a woman of greek mythology
New Atalanta is a group blog – similar to Crooked Timber, Mason-Dixon Knitting or The Valve. Participants are asked to make 'post proposals' - book reviews; character studies; articles or essays on individual books or series, or on themes across series; graphics; recs and links to fic or to other people's meta. If the proposal is approved the editors – sangerin and melwil – will then schedule posts. We also have new book announcements, regularly made by katherine_b.
From time to time we will also have special events, such as weeks devoted to questions, or months devoted to a particular topic. Through these events, we hope to build a strong, vibrant community, full of interesting discussion.