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Today is the day Charlie Markbreiter’s Gossip Girl Fanfic Novella is published. You should be able to visit your local bookseller and acquire your very own copy. If it’s not in stock, perturb said local, independent bookseller. You can also search for the ebook on your favorite platform (ISBN 979-8-9856628-0-1 9.99 suggested retail price). The print edition can be found here or here.

“Hey, Upper East Siders. Gossip Girl here. And I have the biggest news ever.” Every episode starts like this. We’re Upper East Siders; Gossip Girl tells us we are. But also, we aren’t and never will be. All we can do is look inside. Gossip Girl Fanfic Novella follows Gossip Girl, an anonymous blog, and the prep school students she reports on, who snitch on each other for likes. They include: Nate, beautiful transgender himbo, Bernie Madoff’s son; Serena (It Girl); Dan (vengeful alt nerd). Meanwhile, in the year 2030, Gordon (former TV protege) starts writing for Gossip Girl 3: the Reboot. Will he self-sabotage? Or…? Gossip Girl began as a YA book series; it was first published in 2002, one year into America’s War on Terror. Soon adapted for TV, Gossip Girl premiered on the CW network in 2007, swerving through the Financial Crash, and ending in 2012, midway through the Obama years. Interlaced with essays on transsexuality, clones, dissociating, American Apparel, and affect theorist Lauren Berlant, Gossip Girl Fanfic Novella is a parasocial eulogy for the aughts.

With illustrations by River L. Ramirez

Charlie Markbreiter’s writing has been published in venues such as Bookforum, Art in America, and The New Inquiry, where he serves as the Managing Editor. A PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, he is also a mod of the Death Panel Discord, a free school/health justice forum. He is not a Gossip Girl character, or that’s what you think. He lives in New York. Gossip Girl Fanfic Novella is his first book.

Charlie will launch the book with two New York City readings:

Brooklyn: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Wendy’s Subway (check site or socials for details TBD)

Queens: Thursday, November 17, 2022

Topos Bookstore (check site or socials for details TBD)

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