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For Readers: Attracting New Readers to Queer Speculative Fiction

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Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Amelia Faulkner:

I’d love to discuss how to attract readers to queer genre fiction. As in, what does it take for a spec-fi reader to pick up Queer spec-fi rather than Het-normative spec-fi? Is there any hope for mass-market appeal? That kind of thing.

Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks!

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1 thought on “For Readers: Attracting New Readers to Queer Speculative Fiction”

  1. In my experience the difficult part of this is the availability of Queer Genre fiction. The people I know who read genre will read mainstream authors with queer content just as readily as they’ll read mainstream authors with str8 content. I remember reading Marion Zimmer Bradley in the 70s from my school library.

    But it’s a lot more difficult to find Chizine or Dreamspinner Press (for two examples) than it is to find Baen books.


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