Queer SciFi Anthology on sale this Dec

The 2018 Queer Sci Fi anthology is now on special offer through December! Available in both paperback ($9.99) and ebook ($2.99).

“IMPACT: definition(s) to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 110 of our favorites.

A difficult choice to be made. An object hurtling recklessly through space. A new invention that will change the world. So many things can impact a life, a society, or a planet. Impact features 300 word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the writers of Queer Sci Fi.”

Including my 300 words on “All About Eve”, awarded an Honorable Mention. I suspect that title gives you NO idea what it’s about LOL, but you know how much I love a last minute twist… *wink*.

All About Eve
Clare London
Judge: B.A. Brock

“EVE WAS THE PERFECT WOMAN, designed to be someone who everyone wanted and/or wanted to be, only her creator did too good of a job. It’s easy to compare ourselves to others’ success, looks, health, and wealth. In less than three hundred words, the author gives us a cautionary tale of perfectionism, and what can happen when our imperfect individuality is erased. Our protagonist is seemingly destroyed in the end, but with this tragedy I saw power and beauty, a hope for something better. Her soul burned brighter than Eve’s ever could.”

 

Blog Tour: Impact – Queer Sci-Fi’s fifth annual flash fiction contest

Mirrigold:

Queer Sci-Fi has released its fifth flash fiction anthology: Impact.

COVER - Impact

IM * PACT

(noun)

1) One object colliding with another

2) An impinging of something upon something else

3) An influence or effect on something or someone

4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology

Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell, but only 110 made the final cut.

A difficult choice to be made. An object hurtling recklessly through space. A new invention that will change the world. So many things can impact a life, a society, or a planet.

Impact features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.


Welcome to Impact

About the Series:

It’s hard to tell a story in just 300 words. Each year we ask writers to take the challenge…

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Cover Reveal: Impact – Queer Sci-Fi’s fifth annual flash fiction contest

Mirrigold:

Queer Sci Fi is releasing its fourth flash fiction anthology: Impact. We have the cover reveal here today!

COVER - Impact

IM * PACT

(noun)

1) One object colliding with another

2) An impinging of something upon something else

3) An influence or effect on something or someone

4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology

Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell, but only 110 made the final cut.

A difficult choice to be made. An object hurtling recklessly through space. A new invention that will change the world. So many things can impact a life, a society, or a planet.

Impact features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.


Welcome to Impact

About the Series:

It’s hard to tell a story in just 300 words. Each…

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Flight by 110 various authors #LGBT #Review #Queer Sci Fi #Short Stories

We were given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I was given the opportunity to read this book and to be honest I was just a bit intimidated by the idea of reading 110 different authors in one book, but since it was something I had never read anything quite like this before I was also excited to try.This is an amazing collection of 110 authors put together into their own categories as they are best represented by genre. I’ve been wracking my brain as to how I was going to review 110 authors, but of course that just can’t happen. Instead, I will review those  parts as they are listed in the Table of Contents. That’s the only way I can fairly represent every person writing in this book. Science Fiction Part 1~The stories that are in this section of the book definitely have the flavor of space, science and an amazing amount of imagination. I was blown away by the thought that something so Sci Fi could also feel so much like poetry and still only be 300 words. This is absolutely an amazing discovery for me. I gave this category a 10/10 Pots of GoldFantasy Part 1~Amazing fantastical stories of flight that left me wanting more. The first story in this chapter is Stronger Than Flight by Tray Ellis and I was surprised that this author could make me feel so much so quickly. This is just the first example I’ve given of the many in this book that I would say capture my first thoughts when reading these stories. So much feeling put into so few words.Horror~I was very impressed with these very well written horror stories all with the theme of flight. It takes me completely out of my comfort zone to read horror and I didn’t even know that I could be frightened with such short stories. Turns out I can.Paranormal~This is a favorite trope of mine and I especially love any paranormal that involves flight. These short stories are especially vivid. Some are heartrendingly beautiful. I hope the authors consider writing more about these characters and their stories. Fantasy Part 2~Absolutely beautiful and touching stories that were again like poems to me. I love these so much!Science Fiction Part 2~Again, this second act in the Science Fiction Trope has an amazing amount of imagination. Some of these stories don’t have happy endings yet they are still beautiful and I find myself creating many different scenarios that could happen during the before and the after of these shorts. This was a brilliant way to end this book, with the same flight of imaginative magic that it began with. Final Thoughts~I was surprised to find how easy this book was to read. The stories are short yes, but so well written that before you know it you’ve read a dozen or more. It was a book that was out of my comfort zone to read, but I can’t tell you how glad I am that I’ve expanded myself a little bit and took the chance on these stories. They are amazing and I hope that the authors will get the chance to tell us more about some of these characters and their stories because I would love to read more about many of them. I said earlier that I was amazed at the amount of feeling that was put into these 300 word short stories. Just think about how much thought must go into the creating of that! They all had to have not only the theme of flight, but they were also all LGBT. I really am in awe of these authors. they did a marvelous job and I enjoyed this book very much.

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FLIGHT anthology launches today!

front-coverThe 2016 Queer Sci Fi Flash Fiction anthology, “Flight”, is here, and I have a story in it, MAKE ME FLY!

PLUS there are 5 fabulous colour illustrations included this year in honour of the top voted stories, including mine. I’m blown away by the artwork by Mila May! See it on the left, on the cover art! and see teasers of the illustrations below.

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A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of our entrants say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever written.

Queer Sci Fi’s Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. “Flight” leaves much for the authors to interpret—winged creatures, flight and space vehicles, or fleeing from dire circumstances.

Some astonishing stories were submitted—from horrific, bloodcurdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones—and all LGBTQ speculative fiction. The stories in this anthology include AI’s and angels, winged lions and wayward aliens. Smart, snappy slice of life pieces written for entertainment or for social commentary. Join us for brief and often surprising trips into 110 speculative fiction authors’ minds.

The book us available in eBook form ($4.99), and will soon be available in paperback with b/w illustrations inside ($12.99) and in a special collector’s edition with color illustrations ($24.99).


Buy Links  Amazon eBook | Kobo | All Romance | Goodreads


Excerpt from MAKE ME FLY
(2nd teaser pic from the left! *g*)

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“Oh yeah! Make it good!”

I perched on the window sill of my high rise apartment, feet planted on my thick carpet, arms braced against the frame, and buttocks straining back against the blind until the slats cut into my naked arse. Between my legs, the strong fingers ran up and down my shaft with the perfect balance of sexual hunger and obedience.

I was close to shooting for the third time tonight.

So close.

“That’s it.” I groaned. “Make me scream!” ….

READ MORE IN THE BOOK! 🙂