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Call for submissions: Read These Lips, Volume 5 (June 2011)

Read These Lips is a free e-book project dedicated to lesbian literature. In our fifth year, we are inviting submissions to our anthology series.

We seek multi-dimensional literary writings that speak the possibilities of lesbian lives. We feature popular genre as well as cross-genre works.

Submissions are open from 1 November 2010 to 31 January 2011.  Please read our Submissions Guidelines carefully, and our previous anthologies for guidance.

Early expressions of interest are encouraged.

All correspondence to submissions@readtheselips.com

SUBMISSIONS  GUIDELINES

  • Each submission: Not more than 4000 words per entry. Not less than 500 words, or 1 page, except for poetry or graphics. However, if making two (2) submissions per author per anthology, the word limit is 4000 in total.  Maximum of two (2) submissions per author per anthology.
  • You may submit stories, poetry, verse, graphics…any genre that can be reproduced on paper.
  • Submissions should have a lesbian flavour but may include anything LBTIQ inspired. New work preferred.
  • Submissions should be in MSWord or RTF format or any text file to preserve format, and not in the body of an email.
  • Enclose a short biography, picture and email contact with your submissions.Submissions without biographies will not be considered.
  • Third party sources must be credited.
  • You agree to provide your submissions free of charge to the anthology.
  • You agree to our editing process. For more information see Behind The Curtain at our blog.
  • Accepted entries will not be removed from the anthology once published.
  • We are not responsible for any copyright infringement that may be caused by the use of your submission in our anthologies.

How the anthology works.

Our anthologies are published only in electronic format.

The anthology is distributed via the internet.

It is free to download and to share. It is not for sale.

Authors retain their moral rights, but once a submission is included in the anthology and is published, it cannot be removed.

IMPORTANT: Those who wish to submit to us or host or distribute our anthologies should be aware of our Terms of Use.

November 10, 2010 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

3flaunt: lesbian-ebooks.com.au

The third flaunt
www.lesbian-ebooks.com.au

Call for manuscripts for ‘3flaunt’: Sue Webb, the new editor, is
looking for manuscripts from a wide perspective, fiction to 3000 words,
poetry to any length. If you are unsure if your piece is suitable email
Sue at editor@lesbian-ebooks.com.au Deadline is still to be finalised
but probably around mid 2010. Please note: They are not able to pay
royalties at this time – but they offer a professional
presentation of your work to many thousands of readers, world wide.

If you want more information on 3flaunt you can email Sue directly at: editor@lesbian-ebooks.com.au or sue@lesbian-ebooks.com.au

January 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

Y’sBLF call for submissions

Bedazzled Ink Publishing are looking for nominations for their next Year’s Best Lesbian Fiction anthology.

Nominations are open for stories with lesbian content to be considered for this year’s Year’s Best Lesbian Fiction anthology. Short stories to 12,500 words featuring significant lesbian content, first published in an edited venue (online, magazine, anthology, etc) in 2009, are eligible for nomination.   Fanfic is not eligible, and erotica stories are strongly discouraged.

This year’s issue will be edited by Fran Walker and Andi Marquette and published by Bedazzled Ink Publishing.  Authors whose stories are selected for inclusion by the editors, and whose reprint rights are contracted for this anthology, will receive a $25 payment and one contributor’s copy.   The anthology will be published in print and e-book form in June 2010.

If you published one or more lesbian stories in 2009 that you feel would be of suitable quality and content and that you would like to nominate, please email me the date and venue of original publication and a copy of the story, preferably by 31 January 2010.  Alternatively, if you could forward this information to your authors, they can nominate their published stories themselves. Info on last year’s issue can be found here:  http://bedazzledink.com/?page_id=150

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions; please also feel free to forward this call for nominations to anyone you think might be interested.

many thanks,

Fran Walker

(franwalker@ihug.co.nz)

January 11, 2010 at 11:27 am Leave a comment


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.