Call for Submissions: Lesbian Anthology Contest


Currently accepting submissions for a lesbian anthology (title to be announced at a later date and published under forthcoming publishing company). Part of the proceeds will be donated to Whitman-Walker Health, a non-profit community-based health organization that pro…vides dependable, high-quality, comprehensive, and accessible health care to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Actively seeking talented writers who can tell an exciting, dramatic, and unpredictable story. Authors can be previously unpublished or established, male or female. Sexual orientation is not relevant. This is an opportunity for new writers to get their name out and promote their work. For those established authors, it allows you a chance to build your community of readers even more while being a part of this good cause.

Stories must be between 15,000-20,000 words and adhere to the following format:

  • Microsoft word document
  • Double-spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • 1-inch margins on all sides

Best submission will receive a cash reward of $100.00. In addition, the winner and all others chosen to be included in the anthology will receive five (5) copies of the printed book. Additional copies may be purchased at half the cover price.

Storylines must have a lesbian theme, such as coming out stories, bisexuality, erotica (tastefully written, not porn), identity crisis (labels-fem, butch, pillow princess, stud), same-sex domestic violence, non-fiction based on true-life experiences, etc. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2012. If your story is accepted, you will receive a letter via email within two weeks after the submissions deadline.

To submit:
• Email the complete manuscript, a full synopsis that takes the plot from beginning to end, and an author’s bio that includes your publishing history (if any), such as previous books and awards. These three things must be sent as separate Word attachments, but included in the same email.
• Include contact info, including email address and phone number.
• Include the words “LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY” along with the title of the story in the email’s subject line. (Ex. LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY – I Was Born This Way)
• Failure to follow the formatting and submission guidelines as stated above will result in your story being discarded without review.

Submissions should be sent to:


Call for Submissions: Literary Couture Publishing LGBT Short-Story Contest

Literary Couture Publishing is hosting a contest for a LGBT short-story anthology.

Each entry should be between 850-3500 words, any LGBT genre, double spaced, 12pt Times Roman font, edited version preferred (but full format will be provided if accepted). There is no limit on the amount of stories submitted.

All entries must be received by April 1, 2012. Submit to or

Literary Couture Publishing will select one story for the $100 prize, and all other stories chosen (including the winning story) will be included in the anthology printed by LCP.

Each contributing writer will receive a copy of the anthology and a discount for each additional copy purchased.

Visit Literary Couture Publishing’s website at

New Play: Asylum by Cheril N. Clarke, coming March 17


Asylum, a brand new play written by Cheril N. Clarke, will make its premiere at the 10th Anniversary Downtown Urban Theater Festival in New York City next month on March 17.

Asylum is a piece that is near and dear to my heart as I’ve been working on getting it produced for almost four years now,” says Clarke. “It’s an emotional story of love, courage, fear, pain and triumph—it’s based on a true story and is about a young lesbian who fled Uganda to escape death at the hands of her own family. Yes, you read that right. She was going to be the victim of an ‘Honor Killing’ because she was a lesbian.”

If you happen to be in the NYC area on March 17, come out and see the show. It’s a one-night-only production at the HERE Arts Center in Soho.

For more information about Asylum, including a link to buy tickets, please visit:

Skyy and Fiona Zedde finalists for Best Lesbian Novel or Memoir on

Vote for The Best Lesbian Novel or Memoir

Sistahs on the Shelf authors Fiona Zedde and Skyy have been selected among 10 finalists for The Best Lesbian Novel or Memoir in the Readers’ Choice Awards 2012 on

They’ve been nominated for:

Dangerous Pleasures by Fiona Zedde (read the Sistahs on the Shelf review)

Choices by Skyy (read the Sistahs on the Shelf review)

Voting is open Feb. 22 through March 21, 2012. The winners will be announced March 30, 2012. You will be able to vote once per day.

Visit to vote.

New Publication: reSOUND magazine – Free Digital Edition

reSOUND, a new quarterly publication targeting Black lesbians and those who love and support us, has arrived.

reSOUND offers a fresh and relevant glimpse into a variety of works from women in differing stages of their careers, relationships and development. This quarterly fosters community and collaboration around the works, lives and bonds of contributors—and gives readers both familiar and opposing perspectives from the experiences and inspiration of women with shared background(s). There are no rules—just aspiration and vision.

This premiere publication is available in print and digital editions. The digital edition is FREE for the remainder of February.

Publication Link:

You can visit the magazine’s website at

reSOUND is also looking for submissions. Authors, writers, poets, journalists, photographers, creatives, and those who aspire to become the former are encouraged to team with the magazine for this groundbreaking publication. To serve as a staff contributor, contact More information about submitting to reSOUND can be found at