Reading Room is a new mini series with writers sharing their favorite publications to read on Substack. This week, we spoke to Edith Zimmerman, of Drawing Links, a comics newsletter with short illustrated stories about her life.
You guys, Dearest literally would not EXIST if it weren't for Edith. Way back in the day, she plucked me out of the comments in the Hairpin and gave me a shot, and now here we are today. She's still my biggest supporter and I'm still her biggest fan. Love you, Edith! And thank you - again!!!
Edith Zimmerman??!! Edith Zimmerman will tear your heart out . . . . while making you laugh as she does it! She is BRILLIANT! Back in the day, before she went to the Hair Pin, The New York Times Magazine gave Edith a whole page on which to TO BE EDITH every week.
I think the editors received more letters of outrage and delight than ever before.
And now here she is on our Substack with her new baby Georgia, the sweaters she's knitting, her husband, her neighbors, and it is EDITH'S WORLD!
I never never never miss Drawing Links!
I love this idea! (And thank you, Edith!!)
I like it! Please keep doing these so we get a curated look at what is being read across a broad spectrum. I've been in search of Substacks that are purely short stories, and are consistent, but it's almost impossible. The only one I know of that I enjoy tremendously is Fiction By Bill Adler (https://billadler.substack.com/).
I'm always curious how many substacks folks are subscribed to. I wonder if there is an average... though I am sure there must be a wide range. I've only been publishing for two months and already I'm reading about 20. Emily, congrats on the new baby, I just subscribed and thanks for all the recommendations you shared! Substack, I like this feature.
Absolutely love this series. My world is bursting with newsletters these days, but I can't resist adding more!
I just subscribed, Edith. Looking forward to reading your comics! Also, thank you for the list of recommendations. 🙏
"a magical air dictionary so I could still press words to see their definitions but not be distracted by the urge to constantly refresh my email." RELATABLE
"If you like it, let us know in the comments!"
I like it! Love Edith!
Love this! Thank you Edith!!!
Fantastic recommendations! Already subscribed to a handful just now. If anyone’s interested in mental health, check out my pub!