Here's all the book and author news from around the 'net for listeners of "Readings LAB" radio.
Don't miss today's show guest: JE Knowles, author of the Lammy finalist (2010) Arusha and the forthcoming Trees in the Field (August 2011). ~ LZ
Author Interviews & Blogs
- The Virtual Living Room is beginning a new events on the weekends, "Spot On" will feature interactive opportunities to discuss books with one or more authors in their email group. The series begins with a discussion of Survived By Her Longtime Companion (Chris Paynter) the weekend of August 3-6 and Q Kelly discusses her many writings the weekend of August 17-20. You have to join the email group to participate. The VLR is a great group of women interested in kicking back and discussing lesbian fiction. Join the conversation.
- Clare Ashton, author of Pennance, blogged at The Henderson Files on Seasonal Writing.
- This is not written literature, but it is a great article on the power of words. Queer Poetry takes the spotlight in Jade Foster's review of The Revival, a salon-styled tour of queer women spoken-word artists.
- FlavorWire posted a list of the greatest women sci-fi/fantasy authors of all time in honor of Octavia Butler's birthday.
- Author Jae blogs on 15 ways to find a beta or critique partner.
- Regal Crest announces the e-book of A Long Time Coming (Cate Swannell)
- Author Helen Dunn announces the availability of The Fate of Four Hearts (lesbian western historical romance).
- Carsen Taite highly recommends Lemon Reef (Robin Silverman) at Women and Words. Also recommended by Henrietta (Bookgeek).
- JE Knowles highly recommends Rose's Will (Denise DeSio) over at the Lesbrary.
- Over at Lesfic Reviews, Terry has posted reviews for For Now, Forever (Trin Denise), Intrigued by First Sight (Erin Miller), and Castle of Dark Shadows (Patty G Henderson).
- Sistahs on the Shelf posted recommendations for Midtown (Alix B Golden) and Nightshade (Fiona Zedde).
- Piercing Fiction posted reviews of A Poem for What's Her Name (Dani O'Connor), Runaway (Anne Laughlin), Blue Skies (Ali Vali), Remember Tomorrow (Gabrielle Goldsby), Jukebox (Noelle Daggett), and The Sea Captain and the Lady (Vada Foster).
- C-Spot Reviews spotlighted Infinite Loop (Meghan O'Brien).
- At the Lesbrary, you'll find a review of the classic The Price of Salt (Patricia Highsmith).
In other LGBTQ news...
- Episcopal Church passes resolution authorizing blessing of same-gender relationships, as reported by the BBC.
- Lesbian Super PAC (political action committee) established.
- CAMP Rehoboth is seeking sponsors for its Sundance Festival. Sundance is a two-night event at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center Labor Day Weekend. It attracts nearly 1,000 participants and is heavily promoted during the height of the tourist season through posters, which list the names of the sponsors. Details on support levels and benefits.
- Plunge Magazine is now open for submissions. The first issue's theme is "Queer Women in Mythology." Plunge accepts short fiction, short nonfiction, and poetry. The submission window will end the first week of November. The first issue will go up February 2013. Submission Guidelines are on the website.