07.01.2021 - Another month gone by and I'm getting pretty hyped about the GCLS this year.
July's Author Astronaut of the Month happens to be the owner of Flashpoint Publications, Patty Schramm. Click the link to read about her.
I found out last week that my flash fiction submission to the Queer Sci Fi "Ink" Anthology made it into the book. Only 120 of 384 were chosen. They'll announce Honorable Mentions, Judges' Choices, and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners over the next month and a half. I'll post the link to the speculative fiction anthology (which comes out in Augusts) in my newsletter and on my website.
Click on the image below to see the post with all the author's names and their stories.
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Chosen of Artemis - WIP (TBD)
Location: Zoom (Join group for link)
Date & Time: Wednesdays @ 4:30 PM EST
Activity: Writing in 20-25 minute sprints with the group
Usual meeting location: Howell Carnegie Library
314 W Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan 48843
Date & Time: April 24, 2021 @12:00 PM
Activity: This month members will discuss the virtual pitch event they attended.
Date & Time: Saturday May 8th @ 11:00 AM EST
Activity: 5 Goldie finalists will read from their novels
Event: GCLS Author Spotlight - Author Reading
Date & Time: Saturday @ 11:00 AM EST
Activity: 5 Authors will read from their novels
Event: GCLS Author Spotlight - Moderator
Date & Time: Saturday @ 04:00 PM EST
Activity: Moderator for an Author Spotlight
Event: GCLS: Trends in Fanfic - Panelist
Date & Time: TBD
Activity: Discussion: Fanfic is often a frontrunner to lesfic, with themes, tropes and even phrases moving from fanfic to published novels. We’ll talk about current hot trends in fanfic, from the story level down to specific language. Are there tropes that are taboo or simply won’t work in lesfic? (Yes, we plan to talk about Omegaverse—you don’t need to know what that is, just come prepared to buckle your seatbelts and, if necessary, use your safeword.) We’ll also look at the trend of lesfic authors tagging content of their novels and talk about why and how this works.