Alexandra Naughtonis creating a novel, zines, poetry collections, and mixed media storytelling
Select a membership level
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
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.
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.