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 The winner will be selected from this year’s submissions of original, unpublished short stories between 4,000 and 7,000 words with LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.”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

A Week at Saint And Sinners--A Queer Literary Festival

For years I have been hearing about the legendary Saints & Sinners Queer Literary Festival. I have heard nothing but amazing things, and was delighted when this year all the pieces fell into place for me to not only attend, but to participate on panels and in readings as well. Saints & Sinners, now in its… read more

Saints and Sinners Gather in New Orleans

“Coming Home” to the Big Easy The 9th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held on May 12-15 at various venues in New Orleans. The publication of Saints and Sinners 2011: New Fiction from the Festival was celebrated at a book launch party at the Hotel Monteleone on Thursday night. The short story anthology… read more

The Not So Vicious Circle: Saints & Sinners 2009 (Revisited)

“I think that God, in creating Man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” So said Oscar Wilde in one of his innumerably quotable lines that made him the standard bearer for writers everywhere.  I used to fantasize about growing up and going to a cocktail party where I’d meet Wilde and toss around bon mots.  Ah well…wrong… read more