News to share, on two fronts.
Witches, Princesses and Women at Arms: Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales is a finalist for this year’s Lambda Awards! The winners will be announced at the Lambda Awards Ceremony in New York on Monday, June 4th. This is my 8th finalist over a span of thirteen years, with two of them winners, and since finalists get free tickets to the event, you can bet I’ll be there.
As long as I’ll be in New York for the Lammies, I figured I might as well schedule a reading for my newest anthology while I’m there, so on Sunday June 3rd, at Bluestocking Books, 172 Allen Street, at 7 pm, here’s what will be going on:
Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year: Volume 2
Readings by editor Sacchi Green and contributors to Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year: Volume 2 from Cleis Press, including M. Birds, Sarah Fonseca, Dena Hankins, Victoria Janssen, and Pascal Scott. This is the 22nd issue in the iconic Best Lesbian Erotica series, in spite of its revised title. Join Lambda award winner Sacchi Green, along with writers who can heat up your mind as well as your body.
M. Birds is a mad queer writer and musician from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her short fiction has previously been published by Freaky Fountain Press, Cleis Press and Hot Ink Press. You can visit her at mbirds.ca for more sordid details.
Sarah Fonseca’s essays, criticism, filthy ideas, and overlapping iterations have appeared in publications including Autostraddle, Buzzfeed, Math Magazine, Nylon Magazine, A Quiet Courage, and Sinister Wisdom. A Southern state expatriate, Fonseca also blogs and obsesses over Eartha Kitt.
Captain Dena Hankins (denahankins.net) writes aboard her boat, preferably in a quiet anchorage. Previously a sex educator, she writes erotica and romances spanning the queer alphabet. Her novels—Lysistrata Cove, Heart of the Liliko‘i, and Blue Water Dreams—are erotic romance with queer and trans leads.
Victoria Janssen’s The Duke and the Pirate Queen (2010) is set in the same universe as her first novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom, and Their Lover (2008). Find her full list of publications online at victoriajanssen.com or chat with her on twitter @victoriajanssen.
Pascal Scott’s short fiction has appeared in Thunder of War, Lightning of Desire: Lesbian Historical Military Erotica; Through the Hourglass: Lesbian Historical Romance; Order Up: A Menu of Lesbian Romance and Erotica; Unspeakably Erotic: Lesbian Kink; and Best Lesbian Erotica, Vol. 2 (2017). She lives in Decatur, GA.
Sacchi Green is a Lambda Award–winning editor and writer who lives in the five-college area of western Massachusetts and makes occasional forays into the real world. Her work appears in scores of books, and she’s edited fifteen anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year: 20th Anniversary Edition, Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year: Volume 2, and Witches, Princesses and Women at Arms: Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales.
Come and join us if you can!