OMG you guys, did you totally catch this AWESOME call for submissions yesterday that our own R.G. Emanuelle posted? She’s going to be co-editor on it (which makes it even MORE awesome).
It’s an anthology of Christmas-themed stories through Ylva Publishing and all profits go to the Albert Kennedy Trust in the UK and the Ali Forney Center in the US. Both are geared toward helping LGBTQ youth who are homeless or living in hostile environments.
How freaking cool is THAT?
Pretty cool. Here are the deets about the call for submissions. Seriously. Writers, get in on this. What a great time and what a great cause. Whip out your mad writing skillz!
Other goofy/cool/fun stuff I found while traipsing around the Interwebz:
This party tent. I mean, for reals. Who WOULDN’T want to party in a tent that looked like the London Tube? You can fit practically 80 people up in there.
I wish I had known about these before my canine companion crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I totally would have gotten one for her. Star Trek captain’s chair pet bed. Hell, yeah.
And have you been over to Brain Pickings yet? That’s a site with all kinds of neato brain food. You have to check it out to see. Anyway, they offer a “literary jukebox,” which is a literary quote paired with a song. Check it out.
THIS. I love this site. Badass of the Week. Historical badasses, with a completely irreverent and sometimes raunchy description style. You’ll find women there, too. Like Blenda, Viking badass. And Edith Garrud, first woman martial arts instructor and suffragette. And someone Jove and I were just chatting about today, the first woman pilot ace during World War II (I am a longtime WWII plane geek) who flew for the Soviet Union. I give you Lydia Litvyak. Much good. Very history. Arrange bookmark.
Fight Like a Girl, dammit! This is a woman’s Western Martial Arts/Historical European Martial Arts (WMA/HEMA) blog, and it is the SHIZZLE, my peeps. Like this profile with longsword champ, New Zealander Samantha Swords.
Uh-huh. Just sayin’.
Oh, who am I kidding? That’s enough awesome right there. So I’ll leave you with my current song obsession. Click this link to go see what it is because I am an international woman of mystery, don’tcha know, and like to keep you guessing.
Y’all have yourself a happy Friday!