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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

Revolutionary Women Writers

Leta Blake

Protracted Q&A with Ursula K. LeGuin

Isobel Starling

Terrible Minds

Freddy MacKay

Queer in Color

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.

 

 

RESOURCES FOR WRITERS:

(Please see instructions at the bottom of the page before sending me your link)

 

 

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.

 

Book Award Contests: Are They Worthwhile?

A good examination of the process, with pros and cons to ask yourself before deciding whether or not to enter any contest. There's also a list down the bottom of contests the author of the article has investigated and found worth looking into.

 

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.

 

Q&A with Ursula K. LeGuin

When LeGuin retired from writing novels in 2015, she began a fantastic series of blog posts on Book View Cafe in which she took questions on writing (and other things) from readers--and then of course answered them--until only a few months before her death in 2018. There are so many pearls of wisdom throughout the posts it's impossible to recommend just one. Every writer--not just spec fic writer--every writer should make it a project to read each post and take those pearls to heart.

 

QueeRomance Ink

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

 

Ralan.com

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

 

Resources for Writers

Some Helpful Books, Blogs and other Tools We (Anne R. Allen and Ruth Harris) Recommend.

 

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 Beware

Like many genre-focused writers’ groups, SFWA, MWA, HWA, and ASJA are concerned not just with issues that affect professional authors, but with the problems and pitfalls that face aspiring writers. Writer Beware, founded in 1998, reflects that concern.

 

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:

(Please see instructions at the bottom of the page before sending me your link)

 

 

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.

 

Gay Realty Network

Find your friendly Gayborhood Realtor. Use this site to find by state or city, or you can view professionals with full-page listings by state, city, or full page listing.

 

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.

 

The LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety

We at vpnMentor conducted a survey in which we asked 695 LGBTQ+ people worldwide about their experiences online as they relate to their sexual orientation and gender identity. The results – referenced throughout this article – illuminated the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. Here are some of our key findings.

 

Paying for Transitional Procedures

Gender transition is a process whereby transgender people undergo certain medical, social, and legal steps in order to transition into a gender other than the one that they were assigned at birth. Like many forms of medical treatment, however, gender transition for transgender people often costs money. This article will inform you about how much gender transition costs, how much certain transgender surgeries cost, and more.

 

Purple Roofs

We are gay travel.

 

We started Purple Roofs in 1999, and we're still the best place to find small, "family owned" and gay friendly accommodations, with more than 4,800 bed and breakfasts, hotels, vacation rentals and other properties around the world, many of them with full page listings and photographs. Many of our listings are small mom and mom or pop and pop businesses - places you'll have a hard time finding anywhere else.


Purple Unions LGBT Wedding Directory

Purple Unions is a labor of love for us. We’re Scott & Mark, a gay couple who met in 1992 and legally married in 2008. When we started Purple Unions in 2003, we never dreamed marriage equality would come in our lifetimes. Now that it has, we want to help others find welcoming, friendly and supportive wedding vendors to plan your day together.

 

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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~QUILTBAG youth?

~someone contemplating suicide?

 

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If you answered an unequivocal "YES!" to one of these questions, feel free to contact me with your link and I'll see what I can do.

 

If your answer was more of a "Well, not directly, but..." then I really am sorry, but limits are necessary and I can't link to every worthy cause out there. Best of luck finding a better fit for your no doubt very commendable resource.  :)

 

And if you didn't bother to read these instructions, or you just can't respect my time enough to follow them, your request and any subsequent "did you get my request?" emails will be deleted without response, and you'll be added to my SPAM filter. Though since you haven't bothered to read this in the first place, I guess you'll never know why, but just having typed this has already made me feel a bit less grumpy about it, so.

 

 

         


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