Today’s topic comes from QSFer Hank T. Cannon: “who are the best publishers to submit gay sci-fi to? My work is not particularly romantic, but the protagonists are gay.”
Hmmmm, I think we’re at the beginning of a potential expansion of LGBT stories in speculative fiction (hence this blog) that do not rely on romance as the principle plot driver. I’ve said for a while that I want to see more LGBT stories in sci fi and fantasy, especially, that are driven by the genre and not the romance. Not that there can’t be some romance or relationship included.
I’d point to the new Dreamspinner imprint as something to watch – they’re taking non romance stories, although they have not yet opened submissions to everyone. That’s one to watch to see how well it succeeds.
So my question to you today – where would you recommend submitting a sci fi, fantasy or paranormal story that has LGBT characters but is NOT a romance? And if you have read any recent works that fit this kold, who was the publisher?