'Bend' by Nancy J. Hedin

Read Bend carefully, for it provides a formula for what a queer kid needs to build resilience and adapt to new experiences and environments.

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Call for Submissions: Riptide Publishing

An acclaimed digital-first publisher of some of today’s leading LGBTQ fiction, romance, and erotica, Riptide Publishing fills a critical niche in the LGBTQ market: top-quality books, pristinely packaged, that satisfy readers’ desires for rich, plotty, well-edited stories they’ll want to read again and again…. read more


Janus is the ancient Roman god of beginnings and transitions; he looks to the past and to the future. Janus is usually depicted with two faces. I’d like to re-appropriate this ancient archetype as the god of transitioning genders for the first book I will review by L.A. Witt that was just reissued in January. Then… read more

Riptide Publishing Open Submission Call: License to Thrill

The glitter of the jet-set. High-speed car, helicopter, and rickshaw chases. Explosions, dirty secrets, and high-stakes casino games. Lone wolves like James Bond and Jason Bourne save the world from international conspiracies and dastardly villains. And let’s not forget the ladies, like Mallory Kane or Evelyn Salt, framed and fighting back…. read more