Alexandra Naughton

Alexandra Naughton

is creating a novel, zines, poetry collections, and mixed media storytelling

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My name is Alexandra Naughton and I am a writer based in Richmond, California. I am the founder and editor-in-chief of Be About It Press, established in 2010 and the author of six poetry collections including You Could Never Objectify Me More Than I've Already Objectified Myself (Punk Hostage Press, 2015), I Will Always Be In Love (Paper Press, 2015), and I Wish You Never Emailed Me (Ghost City Press, 2016). My first novel, American Mary, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2016.

My writing has been widely published on the web and in print, and I perform regularly in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

My work straddles the line between fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry, and explores themes such as self-objectification, existentialism, the frailty of text-based communication, and capitalism.

In a review of my first poetic novel, American Mary, on the literary website Heavy Feather Review, Eric Nguyen wrote: “Naughton is clearly more of a conceptual writer, one who at once challenges and entertains. Her characters are reflections of systems—systems of oppression, as well as systems of support. She can be playful and deeply serious and—by the last pages of American Mary, as the book takes on a monologue quality—very powerful. In the end, Naughton does what [other internet writers] could not: be avant-garde not only in form, but politics as well.”

Find a list of links to my publications here.

My new project explores memory and ritual and behavioral cycles, trying to understand internal conflict to find peace. I've been working on this project for a while and now more than ever I feel ready to confront these ideas to try to find some kind of truth.

In addition to writing poems and stories and making short films, I spend a great deal of time running Be About It press, an indie lit venture (funded completely out of my own pocket) which has focused on publishing funny and challenging underdog literature since 2010.

Thank you for your patience in taking the time to read this intro. If anything I've described here sounds interesting to you, please consider monetarily donating if you are able, or perhaps supporting in some other way.
Tiers
Because you care
$3 or more per month
Entry-level donation, just because you appreciate the things that I post on the internet.
Secret updates
$7 or more per month

Wanna know what I'm working on before it's published and shared with the public? Choose this option and I will send you monthly updates regarding the progress of the novel I am currently writing, as well as excerpts from anything else I'm writing. This is extremely exclusive! Select now <3

Zines in the mail
$17 or more per month

Get a Be About It zine in the mail, sent to you from me. This $17 pledge will get you three zines for the first month, and your continued subscription will bring you every new Be About It zine as soon as they are released.

A bunch of books
$50 or more per month

Hey, if you choose this reward I will send you a bunch of my books in the mail within the first month of your patronage. This is a great deal for $50 because you will start with a huge package of books the first month, and with your continued patronage you will receive a copy of any of my newly published books and zines upon release.

Dedication in the next book
$100 or more per month
Hey, if you donate $100, you are amazing and I really appreciate the help!! You will receive a dedication in the next book I publish!


All the money I receive here helps to pay bills and keep me floating so I can keep making BE ABOUT IT zines and books, and also work on my own writing without stressing about my collection of debts.

My name is Alexandra Naughton and I am a writer based in Richmond, California. I am the founder and editor-in-chief of Be About It Press, established in 2010 and the author of six poetry collections including You Could Never Objectify Me More Than I've Already Objectified Myself (Punk Hostage Press, 2015), I Will Always Be In Love (Paper Press, 2015), and I Wish You Never Emailed Me (Ghost City Press, 2016). My first novel, American Mary, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2016.

My writing has been widely published on the web and in print, and I perform regularly in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

My work straddles the line between fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry, and explores themes such as self-objectification, existentialism, the frailty of text-based communication, and capitalism.

In a review of my first poetic novel, American Mary, on the literary website Heavy Feather Review, Eric Nguyen wrote: “Naughton is clearly more of a conceptual writer, one who at once challenges and entertains. Her characters are reflections of systems—systems of oppression, as well as systems of support. She can be playful and deeply serious and—by the last pages of American Mary, as the book takes on a monologue quality—very powerful. In the end, Naughton does what [other internet writers] could not: be avant-garde not only in form, but politics as well.”

Find a list of links to my publications here.

My new project explores memory and ritual and behavioral cycles, trying to understand internal conflict to find peace. I've been working on this project for a while and now more than ever I feel ready to confront these ideas to try to find some kind of truth.

In addition to writing poems and stories and making short films, I spend a great deal of time running Be About It press, an indie lit venture (funded completely out of my own pocket) which has focused on publishing funny and challenging underdog literature since 2010.

Thank you for your patience in taking the time to read this intro. If anything I've described here sounds interesting to you, please consider monetarily donating if you are able, or perhaps supporting in some other way.

Recent posts by Alexandra Naughton

Tiers
Because you care
$3 or more per month
Entry-level donation, just because you appreciate the things that I post on the internet.
Secret updates
$7 or more per month

Wanna know what I'm working on before it's published and shared with the public? Choose this option and I will send you monthly updates regarding the progress of the novel I am currently writing, as well as excerpts from anything else I'm writing. This is extremely exclusive! Select now <3

Zines in the mail
$17 or more per month

Get a Be About It zine in the mail, sent to you from me. This $17 pledge will get you three zines for the first month, and your continued subscription will bring you every new Be About It zine as soon as they are released.

A bunch of books
$50 or more per month

Hey, if you choose this reward I will send you a bunch of my books in the mail within the first month of your patronage. This is a great deal for $50 because you will start with a huge package of books the first month, and with your continued patronage you will receive a copy of any of my newly published books and zines upon release.

Dedication in the next book
$100 or more per month
Hey, if you donate $100, you are amazing and I really appreciate the help!! You will receive a dedication in the next book I publish!


All the money I receive here helps to pay bills and keep me floating so I can keep making BE ABOUT IT zines and books, and also work on my own writing without stressing about my collection of debts.