Courtney Gillette is an essayist and reviewer, reviewing books for Lambda Literary since 2010. She has published essays in BuzzFeed, Tin House online, Electric Literature, and HuffPo, among others. In 2013, her work was chosen by A.M. Homes for The Masters Review and in 2015 she won Gertrude Press’ Prose Contest. Most recently she was an Emerging Writer Fellow at Aspen Words Summer Words. She lives in Brooklyn with one bookseller and three cats.

[photo by Pieter Van Hattem for Poets & Writers]

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  1. I just read your article about staying sober on NYE and I want to say thanks, I needed to read that. It’ll be one month for me tomorrow night and I’m known as a drinker so there will be shots of Tequila everywhere, My job puts me in front of people at bars and Comedy Clubs all the time so sometimes, it gets a little frustrating. Your piece was encouraging.

  2. Nice article on AOL. I’ll have 5 months this week and looking forward to a sober NYE as well! Good luck on the MFA!

  3. I totally identified with your article about being sober on NYE. I got sober at 24. Not drinking in my 20’s was awkward & sometimes difficult. Now that I am 30 I am so happy that I stuck with it. Its so worth it. Thanks & you rock!!!

  4. I am such a fan of your articles on afterellen.com. Especially the way you have lefted up Black Lesbian creativity! I wanted to let you know about the Mobile Homecoming Project (mobilehomecoming.org) an experiential archive project where two black queer women travel the country in an 1988 Winnebago amplifying generations of Black LGBTQ brilliance!

    Hope to stay in touch!!!

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