Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Michael Barnette: When I ran a publishing house and was trying to increase the available f/f and advertised the hell out of the need, we received no submissions. I did hear from a fair number of lesbians on a forum that most of them didn’t read fiction. The topic just died due to lack of interest. Maybe things have changed a bit and there are more readers now? We know there’s a market out there for FF fiction. But how do you reach it as an author? Does it have its own idiosyncrasies, likes, … Read more
Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Anastasia Vitsky: I think the difficulty is the perception that there is no market or readership of F/F. It’s a perception shared by many in this group, unfortunately. Our assumptions shape our reality. I don’t have any good answers here, just observations. It’s true, I didn’t know how much FF was out there until someone opened my eyes. So today is dedicated to talking about FF books, especially in speculative fiction. Who are your favorite authors? What are your favorite stories, and why? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to … Read more
Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Carrie Pack Chowske: I’d love to hear the perspectives of authors who write F/F or bisexual or trans stories. Do FF authors face particular challenges because the field is so M/M dominant? My new book features a bisexual character and its sequel will have a significant F/F pairing. I’d love to know what the readership in those areas are looking for and what other authors are doing. Join the chat
QSF author Anastasia Vitsky has a new fairy tale book out: Six years after the mysterious talisman brought Queen Vina to Talia, it chooses a new owner in Sonna, a child of the streets. Unprotected by her amputee father and beaten by her mother for failing to bring home scraps for the family to eat, Sonna runs into the self-assured Kira, daughter and heir to Vina’s queendom. Weary of endless rules and duties involved in training to become the future queen, Kira leaps at the chance to escape with a new friend. She places the priceless talisman around Sonna’s neck, … Read more
Torquere Press author Kayla Bashe has a new paranormal book out: Katriona Sparrow, dubbed the Mad Heiress by London’s upper class, is the deceptively fragile ward of a foreign nobleman. She can’t stand making small talk with strangers, but she’s unparalleled when it comes to deciphering the dead. On a routine investigation, something goes horribly wrong, leaving Katriona catatonic in an upscale hospital and a serial killer with an artistic bent stalking London’s most vulnerable. Enter Anthea Garlant, a young witch and academic ostracized from polite society for traveling the world without a chaperone. She devises magical treatments to protect … Read more
For today’s discussion, we’re thrilled to host our first F/F takeover of the QSF discussion group. Today is your chance to talk all things F/F and speculative fiction. Have a favorite book or author? Tell us about it. Do you write F/F? Tell us about that too. We talk about M/M fiction here all the time, so it’s time to turn the tables. Come join the discussion!
QSFer Anastasia Vitsky has a new FF Fantasy out: Born to a destitute woodworker who wanted a son to carry on the family business, Talia grew up with one phrase on her lips: “If I had been born a boy.” If she had been born a boy, she would have been cherished, supported, and launched into the world with her father’s legacy. As only a worthless girl, she toils all day long to earn her handful of inferior grain. Far away in the heavenly palace, Queen Vina receives a mysterious coin necklace from Nicodemus, teller of stories. Compelled by the … Read more