Tara Campbell


Tara Campbell is a Washington, DC-based writer of crossover sci-fi. With a BA in English and an MA in German language and literature, she has a demonstrated aversion to money and power. Her work has appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books, Potomac Review Blog, Hogglepot Journal, Lorelei Signal, Punchnel’s, GlassFire Magazine, the WiFiles, Silverthought Online, Toasted Cake Podcast, Litro Magazine, Luna Station Quarterly, Up Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers, T. Gene Davis’ Speculative Blog, Master’s Review, Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly and Latchkey Tales, Elementals: Children of Water.


36 entries by Tara Campbell

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The 40-Year-Old Gargoyle

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DC’s oldest lit mag celebrates a landmark!

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15 Classics Rebooted

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It’s time to remix your lit, yo!

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What a Con!

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Get your nerd on at these fun, funky gatherings.

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Book Blanket Bingo

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Test your knowledge of DC-area literary festivals and conferences.

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Todas las Voces

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Diversify your bookshelf at Duende District!

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Authors at Artomatic

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The popular creativity-fest celebrates all things literary, too!

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Literary Fun in the DMV

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How well do you know your bookish Washington-area institutions?

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Free Literary Fun

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When the AWP Conference comes to town, bookish events abound.

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The More Things Change…

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The surprising prescience of Black No More

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Oh-So-Long, Oh-So-Long!

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On reading Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! as a grad student.

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My Accidental Journey

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How misreading a website led me to an outstanding novel.

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Local Reading Treasure Trove #2

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Discover your next favorite book by ear!

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39 Romance Novels the DC Lit Scene Needs Right Now

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Is that a hanging chad in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

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The Invoice: A Novel

By Jonas Karlsson

This spare, peculiar story offers a light take on a heavy question

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Local Reading Treasure Trove

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Discover your next favorite book by ear

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Homegoing: A Novel

By Yaa Gyasi

From a debut novelist comes this ambitious, profound story spanning continents and generations

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9 Tips for Running a Kick-Ass Writing Group

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Part II of a two-part series

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The ideal one is out there somewhere...

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Doing Good in the ‘Hood

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Creative volunteering opportunities in DC

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All Written Up and No Place to Go

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Why it's time for you to get onstage

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We Love You, Charlie Freeman

By Kaitlyn Greenidge

This debut novel tackles risky terrain: race, language, identity — and chimpanzees

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6 Book-Pitching Tips to Keep in Mind

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Field notes of an agent wrangler

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The Man Without a Shadow

By Joyce Carol Oates

A haunting tale of science, obsession, and impossible love.

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The Relic Master

By Christopher Buckley

A sardonic skewering of the Holy Roman Empire with satire as arch as a Gothic cathedral.

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And West Is West

By Ron Childress

A smart, satisfying work about real people navigating the uneasy compromises of today’s world.

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Buckle up for some kicks on Route 66 with two lovable outlaws.

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Secondhand Souls

By Christopher Moore

The author dishes up another helping of slapstick supernatural craziness.

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The Gracekeepers

By Kirsty Logan

This debut novel creates a dazzling (if damp) future with ethereal inhabitants.

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A woman struggles to reconcile fond memories of her grandmother with that grandmother's love of a mass murderer.

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The Rabbit Back Literature Society

By Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen; translated by Lola M. Rogers

Come visit Rabbit Back, a twee little town with a whimsical name and deep, dark secrets.

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The Back of the Turtle

By Thomas King

Heavy themes are handled lightly in this playful, wonderfully readable novel by a gifted indigenous author.

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The Bees

Laline Paull

Bees are ruthless, sexy, and compassionate in this novel that follows Flora, a bee who defies the rigid hierarchical order of her hive

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A love story set in the dark and magical circus-sideshow world of early 20th-century America.

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Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

As twins with psychic powers take different turns, their interconnected lives raise questions of obligation and what it means to live your own life.

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A lively look at three sisters’ ability to hold on to family — despite family.

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In this novel, three unassociated protagonists traveling from Belfast to Amsterdam have intersecting journeys of self-discovery.