March 29 marks the day, one year ago, when the Russian LGBT Network first learned of the organized detention and execution of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Since then, their staff, volunteers, and member organizations have helped relocate 100 Chechens persecuted for the sexual orientation or gender identity to safer countries—often putting their own lives at risk
Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of more than 60 of acclaimed erotica anthologies, has a new call for short stories for Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Volume 1, an annual anthology series to be relaunched in 2019 by Cleis Press.
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Radiant Crown Publishing is reading short romances in sci-fi, fantasy, and other speculative fiction genres for inclusion in its anthology Mystique Masquerade. … Read more
Elly Blue Publishing is accepting submissions for Bikes in Space 6: Dragons, its sixth collection of feminist science fiction with bicycling as a central element. For this year’s anthology, dragons—literal or metaphorical—should also play an important role. Stories are due April 1. Pays a minimum of $30. … Read more
Supposed Crimes has a call out for short stories about queer women in the performing arts for its upcoming anthology Upstaged, to be edited by A.M. Leibowitz. They are open to multiple genres and subgenres. … Read more
Online fairy tale, folklore, and mythology magazine Enchanted Conversation wants stories about animals for its April issue, Animal Tales. Stories are due March 20.
Highlights from the week’s publishing news, plus tips to make your writing life go more smoothly. Keep up with changes in the ebook and audiobook markets, learn to format for Smashwords, improve your author newsletter, and find an audience. … Read more
Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine wants fairy tales of 100-500 words for its new flash fiction feature. Payment is $5 per story. … Read more
I’m delighted to announce Asta Idonea’s newest novella, a gay fantasy romance called Cursed with Claws. It’s about a young man who is sent by his village as a sacrifice to the local dragon, but finds a very different fate. … Read more
Opossum, a semiannual literary magazine of works “animated by music,” seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that is “pulsing with beats, haunted by melodies.” Past issues have included stories inspired by the Oslo death metal scene and the likes of Bob Dylan, James Brown, and Freddie Mercury. They pay at least $12/page, with minimums of $100 for short stories and essays and $75 for poetry and flash fiction. … Read more