Call for Submissions: The Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest

The annual Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest is now accepting submissions! The winner will be selected from this year’s submissions of original, unpublished short stories between 4,000 and 7,000 words with LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” This contest would not be possible without a generous grant from The John Burton… read more

Dispatches from Saints & Sinners 2010: Day 3

By definition, any conference is a self-contained world. Because I’m from New Orleans, staying inside that conference bubble is difficult. Friends call, want to see me. The late-afternoon slant of light calls. The Plum Street Sno-Ball stand, the streetcar, Café du Monde call. It’s difficult to extract myself from the landscape which defines me. I… read more

Dispatches from Saints & Sinners 2010: Part 1 The Oil Spill

Back in my hometown of New Orleans, I’m sitting at Rue de la Course at the corner of Carrollton and Oak, shaking off the late-night arrival and waking up to continued universal agitation over the oil spill in the Gulf. As a former CNN newswriter and environmental reporter for Gambit, I’m in the unhappy position… read more