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Read These Lips, Volume 1: Openings presents a lesbian short fiction anthology in Read These Lips: Openings. We are pleased to bring you twenty-one reflections on lesbian life in stories and poetry ranging from fantasy and science fiction to erotica and everyday issues, showcasing some of the increasing diversity and complexity in lesbian fiction today.

AK Naten, Anne Azel, Anne Laughlin, Beatriz Copello, JLNicky, Lara Zielinsky, MsPrism, Pearlie McNeill, Ren Peters, Renée Strider, Shadylady, Therese Szymanski, Tricia Dearborn and Trish Shields have generously donated their works for our first edition.

Second Helpings: Read These Lips, Volume 2

Second Helpings arrives with more stories and an expanded scope. In our new anthology, incredibly talented, brave and articulate women explore what it means to be lesbian-not just in this collection but throughout their lives-and in so doing, add definition to ours.

Please welcome in Second Helpings the enduring pens of Lee Lynch and Marianne K. Martin; the award-winning insights of Nicola Griffith, Susan Hawthorne and Ruthann Robson; the dynamic voices of Erin Davies and Lorenza Martelli; and the diverse, contemporary adult fiction of Ovidia Yu, Fran Walker, Stacia Seaman, Lois Cloarec Hart, Robin Alexander, Fletcher DeLancey, Jac Hills and C.C. Saint-Clair.

Sweet Afters: Read These Lips, Volume 3Sweet Afters 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.

In 4Play, once again Read These Lips presents stories and poetry to whet your appetite and feed your mind. The brilliant Janis Spehr shares a glimpse of rural Australia life you hadn’t expected. Feast on the charismatic poetry of Natasha Carthew, the bittersweet denial in Joan Annsfire’s ‘trip’, and the soulful passion from Robinet Christian. Amy McDonald pens a spicy other-worldly tale that could happen. See the world unfolding through young eyes in stories by R.G. Emanuelle and J.E. Knowles. Read on to Jessica Mason McFadden’s take on loving a woman and partake of a breakfast chat with a twist from Rachel Green, before ending on a lover’s serenade by Tamara Klinger.

This collection is brought to you through the generosity of our featured writers and the creative team at

4Play is for fun, for life, and for you.

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