A call for submissions, age discrimination, and representation
Jove has added (at least temporarily) to her household while Andi admits she’s really freaking tired after being on the road for a bit. Also, no matter what anybody says, age discrimination is a thing and workers are still getting screwed. They are also passionate about representation in media (Black Lightning and Captain Marvel!) — all kinds of media.
23 Feb.: Call for Submissions, Best Women’s Erotica of the Year (Vol. 6), Rachel Kramer Bussel. Deadline is June 1, 2019, 2000-5000 words, and the theme is “adventure.” Accepted authors will receive $225 plus 2 copies of the print edition. Go see the details and guidelines.
24 Feb.: Q&A with Ylva author Jenn Matthews, who’s also promoting her debut novel Hooked on You, about two women in their 50s who forge a relationship when they meet in a crochet class. Check out the interview.
26 Feb.: Author, Women and Wordster, and living herstory legend Lee Lynch writes about how as we age we are ever more vulnerable to being cast out of our places of employment with little to no recourse. Here’s the link.
28 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess remembers an incident from her early teaching years, triggered by a photo in a newspaper. That incident almost caused her to leave teaching, but she stayed, and reveals some of the results. Find out more.
ALSO! Don’t forget to check out/spread the word about the Black Women Writing in the South writing retreat October 10-13 in Durham, N.C. It’s being sponsored by the Black Lesbian Literary Collective. Hit THIS LINK for details and make sure you spread the news far and wide!