Can Chick Lit Grow Up? | Laura Caldwell

July 29, 2014 4:20 PM

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Can Chick Lit Grow Up? | Laura Caldwell

Red Dress Ink was the first publisher to focus solely on "chick lit," the genre fueled in late 90s and early 2000s by the frenzy around Bridget Jones' Diary and Sex and the City. Red Dress Ink was also my first publisher.

Although my novel featured three 20-somethings on a trip to Rome and Greece, I hadn't written it for the chick lit audience. Or for any audience at all. I just called it fiction. And despite being a card-carrying feminist, after years of literary rejection I was happy to ignore the drama starting to...

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