Guest Author: Proceeds from Jo Tannah’s The Way You Look Tonight help gay Chechens

I was thrilled when Jo Tannah told me last month that she wanted to participate in Books Save Lives with two titles — including one that she’d previously published with Wayward Ink, The Way You Look Tonight. Books Save Lives is a project of Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens that raises funds for the Russian LGBT Network and other charities helping gay men escape Chechnya, where police are currently conducting a campaign of terror against anyone they suspect of being gay. Here’s an interview I did with Jo last February when The Way You Look Tonight first came out.

Call for Submissions: NineStar Press seeks holiday stories | Due July 31

NineStar Press Call for Submissions

Summer hasn’t yet begun in my part of the northern hemisphere, but it’s not too early to start thinking about the winter holidays. NineStar Press is seeking end-of-year holiday-themed romances from across the queer spectrum for publication in 2017. Stories should be 5,000 to 30,000 words in any heat level from sweet to scorching. Deadline July 31.

Call for Submissions: Cthulu mythos stories in a university setting | Due June 30

Illustration of ghouls and magical creatures on a college campus

Broken Eye Books is looking for short stories (3,000-6,000 words) and flash fiction (1,000 words or less) set at the fictional Miskatonic University, a “hotbed for the weird and wonderful.” And by “weird,” they don’t just mean kids who walk around in beer hats. They mean Cthulu mythos kind of weird. Ancient alien gods, bizarre happenings, horrors that force readers to stare into the face of our cosmic insignificance. Pays 8¢ a word for original, previously unpublished stories and first rights to digital, audio, and print formats in English.