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FOR READERS: What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: What’s on your summer reading list? Share your queer romance TBR recommendations. Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat: FB:

CLIMATE CHANGE: Are We Ready for Six Months of Summer?

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Global warming will change the lengths of the four seasons, a new study suggests, potentially making six-month-long summers the norm in the Northern Hemisphere by the year 2100. In contrast, winters could last less than two months a year, while spring and autumn similarly shorter. These drastic seasonal changes would have wide-reaching impacts on the world, disturbing agriculture and animal behavior, increasing the frequency of heat waves, storms and wildfires, and ultimately posing “increased risks to humanity,” the study authors wrote. “Tropical mosquitoes carrying viruses are likely to expand northward and bring about explosive outbreaks during longer and hotter summers,” … Read more

CALL: Summer Lovin’

Warm beaches. Sunshine. Music. Parks. Cozy bookstore nooks. People out in droves looking for “their love”—but everybody knows “Summer Lovin’ is a Fool’s Game.”  Mischief Corner Books is looking for fun, quirky protagonists in need of a little lovin’. People who haven’t had the greatest luck in love and think it’s left them behind. A story with mischief, some laughs, and a little pick-me-up for downtrodden hearts. Deadline for submissions: End of day March 31st, 2019 Publication of the stories will occur August 2019.Story lengths that will be considered are: Novelette: 15K – 20KNovella: 20K – 39KNovel: 40K – 65K … Read more