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Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.

~Kathleen Norris

 
 
 

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AUTHORS

All of these authors include LGBTQ+ content in their works.

(This used to be alphabetized, but there are too many now!)

BLOGS

Some offer writing advice, some review books, some are informative, and some are just fun.

Clare London The Novel Approach
Ginn Hale Exuberant Imperfection
Jordan Castillo Price Inkthinker
Josh Lanyon Storytellers Unplugged
Kara Larson Gay Book Reviews
Kirby Crow Dreaming In Books
Lee Benoit Magical Words
Maria McCann Joyfully Reviewed
Mary Renault Good Reads

PD Singer

Dark Divas Reviews
Manna Francis Reviews by Amos Lassen
Chrissy Munder Elisa Rolle Reviews
Eden Winters Lee Wind
Kaje Harper Bibrary Book Lust
J. Tullos Hennig MM Good Book Reviews
SA Collins Book Journey
Vance Bastian Cryselle's Bookshelf
Jayne Lockwood Anne R. Allen with Ruth Harris
Cody Kennedy Queer SciFi
Andrew Q. Gordon Tim Flanagan--Author
Elizabeth Noble WROTE (WRitten On The Edge) Podcast
Aisling Mancy Violet Quill Redux
Angel Martinez Nathan Bransford
J. Scott Coatsworth Authors Speak at Rainbow-Gate
Ben Brock  
Leta Blake  
Isobel Starling  
Freddy MacKay  
Jeanne Marcella  

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Disclaimer: These are not endorsements, recommendations, or declarations of advocacy--merely links.  The blurbs are not mine; they come from the sites' 'About' pages. Join, don't join; support, don't support--you're the one with the back button.

 

Also: I get a lot of very lovely requests from a lot of very lovely people to add their links to this page. I'm sorry, I simply can't link to every worthy cause out there. My focuses for this page are resources for writers, LGBTQ+/LGBTQ+ youth, and mental health with an emphasis on suicide prevention. If you have a resource page or site related to one of those three things and would like it linked here, you may send it along and I'll see if I think it's a good fit. If you have one that's not even tangentially related to one of those three things... I really am sorry, but I'm sure you can understand why it's necessary to set some limits.

 

 

RESOURCES FOR WRITERS:

 

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

...provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.

 

The Author's Guild

The Authors Guild has been the nation's leading advocate for writers' interests in effective copyright protection, fair contracts and free expression since it was founded as the Authors League of America in 1912. It provides legal assistance and a broad range of web services to its members.

 

Freelance Writing Jobs

...updated daily with fresh freelance writing jobs and blogging jobs. We do the job searching so you don’t have to!

 

Funds For Writers

Grants are our specialty. You won't be able to quit work and write, but you might find a grant to make your writing goals easier to reach. We specialize in serious contests, too. Only those that pay in cold hard cash. No pay-per-click, $1 per blog or exposure markets either. Hope Clark writes for a living. If she wouldn't try these opportunities, she doesn't post them. Our newsletters are our world. Free or paid subscription. Here you always have a choice.

 

Inkitt Writing Contests and Competitions: The Definitive Guide

Discover the online fiction writing competitions and writing contests of 2017 for aspiring authors of novels and short stories, whether it is poetry, fantasy, science fiction, romance, horror or another genre.

 

The International Women's Writing Guild

The IWWG, founded in 1976, is a network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing and open to all regardless of portfolio.

 

Ralan.com

...provides up-to-date listings of markets in the speculative and/or humor genres only.

 

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

SFWA is a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres. SWFA informs, supports, promotes, defends and advocates for its members.

 

Small Publishers, Artists and Writers network

The Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN) provides information, resources and opportunities for everyone involved in or interested in publishing, whether you are an author, freelance writer, artist or you own a publishing company.

 

Writer's Digest

Every issue of Writer’s Digest magazine is devoted to helping writers develop their craft and hone their publishing acumen. Since 1920, Writer’s Digest has chronicled the culture of the modern writer and we continue this great tradition through relevant first-person essays, interviews with bestselling authors and profiles with emerging talent. Writer’s Digest also features practical technique articles, and tips and exercises on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business-side of writing and publishing.

 

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

 

Boost Collaborative

...provides resources for youth in the LGBTQ community as well as educators and parents.  Resources include information on human rights advocacy, reproductive and sexual health; suicide and crisis prevention, lesson plans for teachers, and forums and hotlines for youth.

 

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

 

How Teachers Can Identify and Prevent Bullying in Schools

Article by Amy Leeson

Learn more about how bullying is defined, and what teachers and other authority figures can do about reducing this behavior across the board in schools.

 

Human Rights Campaign

Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights

 

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

 

LGBT Organization

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.

 

QueeRomance Ink

An inclusive library of queer romance titles in all colors of the QUILTBAG / LGBTIQA rainbow.


The Recovery Village

When it comes to drug and alcohol misuse, virtually anyone can fall victim to its power, but there are some groups that are more at risk than others. One such group is the LGBTQ+ community, primarily due to the various mental health disorders that develop as a result of rejection, abuse, discrimination, and ostracism from society or even their own homes. Many of these individuals struggle with a variety of substances at a higher rate than the heterosexual community. The good news is that there are resources available to help.

 

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Inc. (SPTS) is committed to reducing the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through educational training programs.

 

Teen Depression: A Guide For Parents

Learn the signs and how you can help your teen.

 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a nonprofit endeavor established to promote acceptance of gay and questioning youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group.

 

ZocDoc

Search tool for mental health care providers

 

 

         


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