There’s been a whole lot of discussion lately about non-gay writers writing LGBTQ fiction, and about whether it’s good or bad for our communities—writing and personal. There’s much discussion about it because, like anything else, it’s not a black or white issue. There’s gray area. And at time, it has been quite divisive. For all that gray area, some people have definitive feelings about it.
The discussion has spilled out into the larger publishing world and Publishers Weekly is doing a webcast about LGBTQ romance. The people on this panel are: Rose Fox, PW senior reviews editor, Candysse Miller, publisher of Interlude Press, and Ruth Sternglantz, editorial and marketing consultant for Bold Strokes Books.
While this is not the first such discussion in a straight publishing forum (in fact, I believe that PW does one annually), it’s sure to become a bigger and bigger subject. If you want to listen in on the webcast, you can register HERE. It takes place on Monday, September 21, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. See what’s happening, what’s on the horizon, and what you should be looking out for. I hope it enlightens/encourages/calms/inspires you.