Hi, darlings —
Okay, just doing a round-up of interesting things going on that perhaps you might wish to be aware of.
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CONFERENCES and SOIRÉES!
Golden Crown Literary Society is having its annual shindig in New Orleans this year, July 22-26! WOOOO! Keynote speaker? Dorothy freaking Allison, people. Special guest? Rita Mae Brown (yes, you read that right. On both accounts.).
Provincetown Women’s Week, October 12-18, 2015. ERMAHGERD! You should totally go!
Romance Writers of America annual conference in NYC, July 22-25, 2015.
Gay Romance Northwest Meet-up, scheduled for Sept. 26, 2015. Panels, fun, networking and neat-o-ness.
UK GLBTQ Fiction meetup, Sept. 11-13, Bristol, England
Western Women Writers of New Mexico will be holding its 3rd get-together in Albuquerque Sept. 19, 2015 with some fabulous writers and readers.
Left Coast Lesbian Conference, September 23-27, 2015, Palm Springs, CA. Amanda freaking Kyle Williams is the keynote speaker this year!
GayRomLit meets in San Diego this year, October 15-18. LGBT romance!
Thrillerfest 2015, New York City, July 7-11.
New England Crime Bake, Dedham, MA (with Elizabeth George!), Nov. 6-8, 2015.
Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2015.
List of upcoming comic conventions nationally and internationally is right HERE.
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS!
Darlings, I’m going to shamelessly pimp this call because I am a co-editor of the project, along with another Women and Words blogger queen, R.G. Emanuelle. We’re doing a second volume of food stories (F/F romance/erotica). Our first, All You Can Eat, was a Lambda finalist. We hope you consider joining us for another romp or two in Order Up: A Menu of Lesbian Romance and Erotica. The deadline is August 1, 2015. Here’s the official call for submissions!
And speaking of Ylva, they’re doing another holiday anthology! There’s still time to get in on this! The deadline is July 15, 2015. Details HERE.
Lady Lit is also in on some submissions (literally…hee hee). From Top to Bottom: Lesbian Erotica Stories of Dominance and Submission is taking YOUR submissions until September 1, 2015.
Vitality Magazine (paying venue!) is accepting submissions seeks short stories, flash fiction, and poetry with LGBTQ protagonists.
Aussie and Kiwi LGBTQ writers, this one’s for you! Outstanding stories is taking submissions for its short story competition, the premier event for regional LGBTQ writers. 750 words, and this year’s theme is “Deep.” Click here for details and click here for an article in the Star Observer. The deadline is 1 September, 2015.
Luna Station Quarterly, an ezine for speculative fiction by women, just opened for submissions for another issue. Deadline is August 15. Information on what they do and don’t want (full disclosure; I am an editor there).
And there’s still some time to get in on the Bywater Prize for Fiction, offered through Bywater Books. Click for details. Deadline is June 30, 2015.
There you go! Some awesome-ness up in here. And if you know of a call for submission or an event/conference/soirée, leave a comment here. Share the luv, friends.