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CALL: When Holidays Attack

The holidays are a time for warmth and joy, for food and laughter – except when they go horribly wrong. Baking disasters. Shopping trips from heck. Getting lost on the way to Grandma’s space station. Accidentally summoning demons with improperly laid Yule fires. All the usual holiday catastrophes. Whether the disasters are the meet-cute, the inciting incident, a series of escalating calamities, or the final cataclysmic dramatic climax, Mischief Corner is looking for low angst stories with solid characters dealing as best they can with their personal holiday nightmares and stumbling into love in the process. Deadline for submissions: End … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Yule Planet, by Angel Martinez

QSFer Angel Martinez has a new FF sci fi holiday book out – Yule Planet. Sofia Cancino is tired of her mundane life, her artificial environment and her large, boisterous family descending every holiday season. She’s promised herself this year will be different and books a stay on the exclusive—and expensive–holiday-themed resort, Yule Planet. She looks forward to being pampered while reconnecting with Old Earth traditions steeped in the magic and mysticism of nature. Everything will be perfect and she’ll leave as a more authentic human, better connected to her roots. Naturally, things go horribly wrong. Sofia’s landing pod goes … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Worst Holiday Ever Anthology

Worst Holiday Ever Anthology blog tour

There’s a new holiday romance anthology out: Worst Holiday Ever. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! OK—scratch that. It’s time for another obligatory family gathering. And nothing spices up the egg nog like bringing your partner home. Surely your belligerent brother-in law, your gimlet-eyed granny and your drunken uncle will keep it classy. With forced proximity and alcoholic beverages, what could possibly go wrong? Decked Out by Eva Moore A Perfect Fit by Adrienne Bell Crazy Old Money by Kilby Blades Stealing Christmas by Kari Lemor Touched by Fate by Preslaysa Williams Ringing in the Reefer by Marie … Read more

FOR READERS: Fave Queer Speculative Fiction Tales

Winter Holiday - Pixabay

FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer J. Scott Coatsworth: It’s Christmas Eve, so yeah, we’re gonna talk Christmas. Well, all the winter holidays, really. Do you have a fave holiday speculative fiction tale (sci fi, paranormal, horror, fantasy, etc)? What is it? Why do you love it so? 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