This October, we're celebrating Queer Romance Month! The first one ran last year and it's a lit celebration started by Alexis Hall and KJ Charles. It celebrates ALL ROMANCE through blog posts, original fiction, flash fiction, book recommendations, comics, audio/visuals on the Queer Romance Month website.
This year's theme is WE ALL NEED STORIES and oh gosh, I so love that. We need to stop treating LGBTQIA* as a sub-genre.
Particularly, this piece by Dahlia Adler on being the audience of her own queer books is EVERYTHING. I highly suggest you read it. I'll be going through the posts in a bit and I'm so excited!
I hope you check out QMR and support it by sharing it on your blogs and social media.
Here's the list of authors participating and the schedule.
For more information about QMR, read on!
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Queer Romance & Weren’t Particularly Afraid to Ask
What it is
Queer Romance Month is a month long celebration of romance across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Every day in October, we publish three to four posts from a variety of readers, writers, bloggers and other brilliant people. Our contributors come from all corners of Romancelandia, united by our belief that love is love, romance is romance, and sexuality is not a sub-genre.
On the website, we’ll be showcasing essays, think pieces, flash fiction, and other good things inspired by this year’s theme: We All Need Stories.
You’ll also find us around the blogosphere all month long, bringing you exclusive interviews, audio clips and video readings from our wonderful contributors.
Why it’s awesome
Because everyone involved in Queer Romance Month is terribly brilliant and sexy.
More seriously, it’s a chance to talk about books you love or discover books you’re going to love in an exciting, diverse and enthusiastic community.
There’ll be actual, legit, brand new content from a wide range of writers who we hope you’ll already think are fabulous or will decide are fabulous after you read them.
We hope you’ll laugh and cry and think and find something that speaks to you.
Also we give away free stuff.
How to get involved
You can visit us daily at www.queerromancemonth.com. Subscribe by email or add our RSS to your feed-reader of choice. Err, assuming people still do that. You can also follow us on Twitter at @QueerRomance, which will alert you when new posts go up.
You can also snag one of our gorgeous badges to display on your own site or use temporarily as a Facebook or Twitter icon to show your support of Queer Romance Month.
Tweet to us, leave us comments, enter our giveaways – we’re here to share our stories and we love hearing from people.