Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Call for Submissions

My pal, Ellen Tevault, is doing a book. Send her stories, true believer!



Call for Submissions – Superqueeroes (tentative title)
Edited by Ellen Tevault
Published by Haworth Press
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2006
Payment: $ 50 and 1 contributor copy

Superheroes are everywhere. Are they among the queer/lgbt community?

I want to read about original superheroes from all aspects of the queer community – drag king/queen, MTF, FTM, transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, butch, femme, bear, twink, genderqueer, intersex, etc.

Queer/lgbt community. I DO NOT WANT FAN FICTION. No blatant use of trademarked characters or veiled use of them either. Original characters and plots are necessary.

1. Stories should be between 1500-6000 words in length. Email me if your story is longer or shorter.
2. Stories should have fully developed characters and plots.
3. Stories can be erotic if necessary to the plot, but this is not an erotica collection.
4. Name, pseudonym if used, address, phone number, word count, and email should appear on first page.
5. Each page should double-spaced and include your name, title, and page number.
6. Include short bio (50 words) with story.
7. For previously published stories, you must include publication history with the story.

Mail stories to:

Ellen Tevault
P.O. Box 199032,
Indianapolis, IN 46219.

Email me at superqueeroes@yahoo.com with any questions. DO NOT email stories to the above address unless requested.

Ellen Tevault has published lesbian stories on various websites and in Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, Faster Than Light zine, Early Embraces III, Perfect Valentine, and After Midnight, including a forthcoming story in Lipstick on Her Collar. She has also published articles in various local small publications. Her male pseudonym has published in Bearotica and Muscle Worshipers. This is her first trip into editing an anthology, so be patient with her. In turn she will keep her internal super villain under control.

Monday, September 11, 2006

A dear friend --

-- and a great writer. I can't rave too much about AF. Here are two of her sites:

The FAQ on her homepage

Her great Spalding Gray site (miss ya, Spaulding)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

My Rig

It ain't much, but it's served me well: a iBookG4, iPod mini, and run-of-the-mill cell. You're looking at it in "sideways on the couch websurfing" mode, but when I'm seriously working I put it on an AirDesk stand (highly recommended). The novel is not one of mine, btw; it's Jean Shepherd's legendary hoax 'I, Libertine' (with Ted Sturgeon). For the three I wrote on this rig, you should check out my amazon link to the right.