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2018-03-09 04:14 pm

New Out of the Past column posted and other miscellaneous things

In the past couple of weeks, I've seen Black Panther twice, done a bunch of day jobbery stuff and almost got a new book published, so it's been hectic. And I've been terrible at posting. Will try and do better.
  • My new Out of The Past column is up and this time around, I'm looking at the very recent past with an interview with editor and author Bogi Takács about recent trans and nonbinary speculative fiction.
  • My story, "One Night in Saint Martin," about pirates and spies and ladies kissing in the 17th Century Caribbean will be getting a professional reading on Heather Rose Jones's Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast on 3/31, the day after my birthday!
  • Queen of Swords Press will be releasing Alex Acks's Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures on 4/1. It's currently up for preorder at Amazon and Smashwords, with more platforms coming soon.
  • Speaking of Queen of Swords Press, I really wanted to do an anthology this year, so submissions are open! Send me you pirate stories! Details here.
  • Speaking of my birthday, I'm turning 55 and I don't need much at present so in lieu of gifts, I'm asking folks to donate to my fundraiser for Sage, a nonprofit that works with LGBTQ elders. I'm hoping to raise $550, so please spread the word even if you can't donate.
  • Other than this, I'm writing and rewriting and formatting and trying to get stuff done. Hopefully good news coming soon on various fronts.

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2017-07-18 01:27 pm

New column posted and a new writing milestone!

 Next "Out of the Past" column up at Queer Sci-Fi. These are expanded from my original SF Signal posts, FYI, and I'm planning on increasing the timeline and talking about specific authors and works and such.


I am having a writing anniversary today! I've have just had my 20th story accepted for a Year's Best antho! I'm defining these as edited anthologies from a given year or publication with "Best" in the title.

So far, that's:

Best Lesbian Romance 2009 and 2011

Best of Luna Station Quarterly

Heiresses of Russ 2011

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica - Vols. 4, 6 and 9

Ultimate Lesbian Erotica (Alyson Publications) - 1999 and 2001

Best Lesbian Erotica (Cleis Press) - 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017


And possibly something I'm forgetting, but hey, we'll call it even. At any rate, it's a milestone and I'm pretty proud of it. :-)))


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2017-06-06 08:28 am

News! New column, story acceptance and stuff!

 Having a lively week so far!
  • My new column, "Out of the Past," which will discuss the history and some key figures and trends of queer science fiction, fantasy and horror, has just gone up at the Queer Sci-Fi blog.
  • My flash horror story, "Firebird" has been accepted for the Queer Sci-Fi anthology, Renewal
  • The Pride month StoryBundle which includes OUT OF THIS WORLD and SILVER MOON will be going live in the next day or two here
And more things on the way. :-)