Just thought I’d come by and say hi and happy Thursday.
And direct you to QLIT, which lists all kinds of groovy submissions for LGBTQ writing. (la la la I can’t hear you making comments about the acronym…la la la)
Click me. You so want to. You’re sure to find something there that piques your interest.
Like, say, the fact that Riptide Publishing is looking for lesbo-rama stuff. HERE. Riptide is looking to launch a lesbian list, beginning in 2013. So they want some good stuff.
Some scoop, from QLIT:
Length: 10,000 to 100,000
Genres: Romance in the following subgenres: well-researched historicals, adventure, fantasy, PNM, magical realism, SF. Other genres may be considered, but please query first.
Heat Levels: Any
Ending: HEA or HFN
Submissions Due: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Acceptance Letters Sent By: 6 to 12 weeks after submission
Anticipated Release Date: 2013
I’d recommend dropping a line to Riptide to find out exactly what their royalty rates might be as well as what they grant in terms of rights before you go all dewy-eyed and start hammering away on your lesbian space ninja dragon warriors novel for them. If you dig their terms, well, hey. Go for it!
And how about this one, also courtesy of QLIT: G/L ROCK STARS! Less Than Three Press is looking for bad boy/bad girl stories for serial anthologies. “This collection is centered around the theme of rockstars. All stories must have a strong tie to this theme. Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.”
What you get: “Payment will be $200 on acceptance of the story and 5% of gross subscription sales while your story is in the serial rotation. Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces and two copies of the paperback compilation.”
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 30, 2012. Go see what the specific guidelines are and get rockin’, get writin’!
That there is a taste of what QLIT offers for writers. And readers, go have a look, too. You might find a new publisher whose books you want to try out.
Happy reading, happy writing!