Archive for June, 2009

Sweet Afters: Read These Lips, Volume 3

Sweet Afters: Read These Lips, Volume 3It’s here!

Sweet Afters from is our third collection of distinctive stories from talented lesbian authors. Joan Nestle—co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives and iconic lesbian activist—honoured us with a fascinating story of one lesbian’s joyous life celebrated by those who shared it. Janis Spehr sent in a breathtaking narrative of a housewife struggling to escape a dead-end life. J.E. Knowles, Georgia Beers, JD Glass and Amy McDonald each gave a glimpse into the complexities of significant relationships. Vicki Stevenson reminded us that happy beginnings can happen anywhere, and poet Natasha Carthew offered three short but intense poems for all who have longed and loved. For the first time, we are featuring a photographic exhibit by JRen, who also shot this issue’s beautiful covers.

Sweet Afters is about the last course, the indulgent pleasure afterwards. We hope this issue of Read These Lips satisfies in the best way.

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Enjoy the book.

Evecho and Linda Lorenzo


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June 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

Year’s Best Lesbian Fiction

Congratulations to the authors from Second Helpings: Read These Lips, Volume 2, Ovidia Yu and Lois C. Hart, and our resident Copy Editor and Bibliographer extraordinaire, Renée Strider.

Year’s Best Lesbian Fiction 2008
Fran Walker, editor

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The first annual collection of lesbian short stories published in 2008, selected from over eighty nominations by Fran Walker, author of Lavender Ink: Writing and Selling Lesbian Fiction and judges, Lynne Pierce, moderator of lesfic_unbound and Joan Opyr, author of Idaho Code.

This year’s stories originally appeared in Read These Lips: Second Helpings, Haunted Hearths and Sapphic ShadesPeriphery: Erotic Lesbian FuturesKhimairal Ink, Toe to Toe: Standing Tall and Proud, and Ewaipanoma by Nebula Winner, Mary A. Turzillo.

  • “Sweet Baby Dyke” by Renée Strider
  • “Silent Journey” by DeJay
  • “One Horse Town” by Melissa Scott
  • “The Abomination of the Blue Hibiscus” by Ovidia Yu
  • “Gay Day” by Sandra Barret
  • “Mind Games” by Tracey Shellito
  • “Water Rites” by Mary Douglas
  • “Games With Chance” by Andi Marquette
  • “Ewaipanoma” by Mary A. Turzillo
  • “Kissing on the Ferris Wheel” by Meg White
  • “Words Like Candy Conversation Hearts” by Kathleen Bradean
  • “To Dance With No Music” by Lois C. Hart
  • “The One I Left Behind” by M. Christian

June 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

Porno you can watch

Isabella Rossellini as you’ve never seen her in

[via Defamer]

June 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

My generation

Farewell to Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett, two of the biggest stars of the 70s and 80s. sigh.

June 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

How to pick up chicks

It’s not what you say but where you say it to.

According to this study run in a night club, requests made into the right ear had more success than if made to the left ear. The reasoning being that sounds into the right ear are processed more by the left, and linguistically inclined, side of the brain. The researchers think that talk into the right ear and you send your words into a slightly more amenable part of the brain.

The study did not describe the young lady doing the asking nor whether all the askees were smokers. Nor if they were deaf on the right, or were left-handed or drunk or stoned or…

June 25, 2009 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Green means Go

The Australian Greens Party today introduced a Marriage Equality Amendment Bill to give same-sex couples marriage rights.  The bill will have to repeal the stupid amendment to the Marriage Act made by the Howard Govt (and supported by the then opposition head) in 2004 that restricted marriage to hets only.

Go the Greens!

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June 25, 2009 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

Honey cake

It’s the middle of the night and I crave honey cake. Could be because C brought home a tub of local honey and it’s staring at me! Got a recipe for a good (i.e. easy) one? Extra points if it’s in the style of the Medan honeycombed cakes.

June 25, 2009 at 1:58 am Leave a comment

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Evecho’s newsy bits

News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.