Archive for August, 2009

Armchair geek

I’ve noticed that the  Bookmarks toolbar on my browser at the office is populated heavily by newspapers, science and techie blogs. I still check on foodblogs but less frequently than I do the techie ones, maybe because I’m a kittykat when it comes to gadgets (Ooo, shineee!).  Anyway, while catching up on articles, I clicked on these two blogs and am being hugely entertained by them this arvo. Am I the only one who has just discovered Bad Science and Food Politics?

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August 31, 2009 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Uruguay, small but open

Uruguay is a Senate vote away from allowing gay and lesbian people to adopt. Their lefty coalition government led by Pres. Tabare Vazquez, has already legalized gay civil unions and ended a ban on homosexuals in the armed forces. [via AP]

Allowing easier adoption is merely recognising what already happens in nations with small populations and close knit extended families – someone is always helping to raise a relative’s child and for all intents and purposes, the family recognises them as parent and child even if the law doesn’t.

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August 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

Looking for red pen-ners

Quartet Press (a new Romance publisher, het – so sorry- but this is a rare call) is canvassing for contract editors.

Quartet Press is currently seeking contractors for our content editor and copy editor positions.

At this time we are searching for individuals with editorial skills interested in working on one to four releases a month as an editor in all genres of romance, women’s fiction, YA, science fiction, fantasy and urban fantasy. Preference for both positions is given to non-authors or to writers not actively seeking publication/pursuing a career in writing, but authors will be considered as well. We are especially seeking editors with interest in working with non-erotic genres such as romantic suspense, historical romance and fantasy, though editors will be asked to acquire and edit across the romance and fantasy genres.

Duties include but are not limited to reading and responding to submissions, contracting books, editing and finalizing manuscripts, communicating with authors, final line editors, other content editors and Quartet press partners about various things such as cover art, excerpts, blurbs, promotion and more. Training and ongoing support will be provided to editorial staff at Quartet Press.

Content editors’ compensation is per word as well as royalty-based pay on ebooks and print books. Residuals are paid quarterly on all of an editor’s backlist. Copy editors’ compensation is per word. Per word compensation for both content editors and copy editors is paid immediately upon receipt of an invoice and completed manuscript.

Interested applicants should email Angela James at jobs@quartetpress.com with an email containing pertinent experience and qualifications, as well as specifying which position you are applying for.

*permission to forward granted*

[via DA]

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August 28, 2009 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

One year prettier

I’ve been at this blogging thing for 53 weeks and published 246 posts. When I started Linear As Bent, I didn’t think I would’ve had that much to say. Thanks to everyone who dropped in or dropped a link to this here blog. I look forward to posting more lesbian-centric views on news, that is my healthy fetish. Hah!

To mark its  second year and the coming of Spring, how d’ya like the new look?

August 28, 2009 at 1:24 am 5 comments

Book been accepted? What’s next

Having your book published is not like giving birth. It’s like having your newborn ripped from your arms and given to a foster family you’ve never laid eyes on in your life.

Elizabeth Sims, a succesful mystery writer – you really want to check out her stories –  gives another helpful article for newly published/about to be published writers.

The 7 biggest myths of publishing over at WD, where she is a contributing editor,  is a mix of DIY, Be Nice and Keep Working. Oh, go read it, then check out her website for more practical advice.

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August 27, 2009 at 11:54 am 4 comments

When the truth comes out

…at inappropriate moments.
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August 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

Perils of Facebook 2

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August 24, 2009 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

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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.