Bisexual Books looking for more transgender contributers!

bisexual-books:

We’re looking for more contributers to join us here at Bisexual Books! 

Sadly we can’t pay you.  This is a labor of love.   However, in exchange for your labor you’ll be joining three kick-ass bisexuals who are passionate about the power of stories and information to improve the lives of real people.  We’re creative, open to new ideas, and very flexible when real life takes priority.

Now down to business.   

We feel like we’ve got this cis thing covered, so we’re looking for 1-2 transgender bisexuals to join our motley crew.   We’re using transgender as an umbrella term here so as long as you identify as trans in some way, that is good enough for us.  WE ARE SO NOT ABOUT IDENTITY POLICING. 

 What else are we looking for? You must:

  • Be a reader, i.e. you must read for fun regularly.  You self-define what this means.
  • Have the time to put up one review, essay, ask, or analysis of at least 3 paragraphs once a week.  You can always do more if you’d like.
  • Pass along things of interest so we can fill up the queue
  • Speak and write in fluent English
  • Value self-definition and intersectionality
  • Be over 18 (since we review erotica here)

Some things would be neat but not required:

  • If you regularly read adult fiction (especially science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction)
  • If you read in another language than English
  • Members of historically disadvantaged communities encouraged!!!

Interested parties should email us at bisexualbooks@gmail.com  Tell us a little bit about yourself including your age, location, and pronouns along with a writing sample.   This could be a review of a book, or a few paragraphs of something relating to bisexuality.  We want something that shows us who you are and why you are awesome :)

Deadline is October 30th.   

Queer books out in October 2014. Know any others?
[image description: the covers of ten books, listed below]

koyamapress:

Crushes and Mountains: Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya on Tour!

A tour of the queer readings, songs, films and prayers of Elisha Lim and Vivek Shraya

Check out this recap of the Montreal stop of the Crushes and Mountains Tour on the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly blog!

If you like what you read, and live in one of the places below, be sure to stop by for an amazing night of readings, visuals and conversation care of Elisha, Vivek and friends!

DATES

19.10.14 Boston, MA / Calamus Books

20.10.14 New Haven, CT / Yale

21.10.14 New York, NY / Barnard College w/ Bluestockings Bookstore

22.10.14 Philadelphia, PA / Leeway Foundation w/Asian Arts Initiative

23.10.14 Baltimore, MD / Red Emma’s Bookstore

24.10.14 Washington, DC / The DC Centre

25.10.14 Pittsburgh, PA / The Bid Idea Bookstore

26.10.14 Indianapolis, IN / Indy Reads Books,

27.10.14 St. Louis, MO / Left Bank Books w/ Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

[image description: a photo of five different books: When She Says Yes by Fiona Zedde, Dim the Lights by Lindsay Evans, Velvet Carter and Theodora Taylor, Sultry Pleasure by Lindsay Evans, Desire at Dawn by Fiona Zedde, and Les Tales: Tempted to Touch by Skyy]
fionazedde:

My five new books for 2014. This is my first time holding two of them - Les Tales and Sultry Pleasure - in my hot little hands. #mywork

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

[image description: a photo of five different books: When She Says Yes by Fiona Zedde, Dim the Lights by Lindsay Evans, Velvet Carter and Theodora Taylor, Sultry Pleasure by Lindsay Evans, Desire at Dawn by Fiona Zedde, and Les Tales: Tempted to Touch by Skyy]

fionazedde:

My five new books for 2014. This is my first time holding two of them - Les Tales and Sultry Pleasure - in my hot little hands. #mywork

[image description: a pile of colorful books, copies of Trans Bodies Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community.]

[image description: a pile of colorful books, copies of Trans Bodies Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community.]

(via bisexual-books)

Ways to buy Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives

niaking:

  • If you live in the Bay Area, you can buy it at Pegasus Books in Oakland or Berkeley (downtown).
  • If you live in the US, you can PayPal $20 to niaking@zoho.com and I will send you a signed copy. Put your address in the “notes” section.
  • If you live outside the US, please order the book on Amazon.

niaking:

My book is now available for sale at Amazon.com. If you live in the Bay Area you can also find it at Pegasus Books in Oakland and downtown Berkeley. <3

All photos by Pendarvis Harshaw.

effyeahshortstories:

"Many of the stories in Nothing Looks Familiar focus on characters marginalized by society, from bullied kids to meth-smoking mothers—each one stepping out from places of danger and unhappiness and into the great unknown, but determined to come out on the other side changed. Who better than Shawn Syms to guide them—and us—through?”
Continue reading Little Fiction’s 2014-15 Book Preview.

effyeahshortstories:

"Many of the stories in Nothing Looks Familiar focus on characters marginalized by society, from bullied kids to meth-smoking mothers—each one stepping out from places of danger and unhappiness and into the great unknown, but determined to come out on the other side changed. Who better than Shawn Syms to guide them—and us—through?”

Continue reading Little Fiction’s 2014-15 Book Preview.

Signal Boost: Over the Rainbow Committee needs members!

kellymce:

**Please reblog!!**

For the past three years, I’ve been part of the American Library Association GLBT Roundtable’s Over the Rainbow committee. I’m currently the chair. This committee exists to create a bibliography of queer books for adults that come out every year, to help librarians doing collection development. They are recruiting new members to start in January 2015. 

The truth: if you join this committee, you will be inundated with review copies of gay books. Many of them are faaaaaantastic. Some of them will make you cry or pee your pants laughing. Some of them will not be your cup of tea. Still, serving on this committee is an opportunity to make queer voices more visible in libraries, and also to see the variety of queer books being published. It is also a way to get involved in ALA or the GLBTRT, if that’s something you’re into. 

If you’re interested in applying, the details are here, the deadline is October 15. You do need to be a member of ALA, and of the GLBTRT. It’s a two-year commitment. It is highly encouraged for you to come to Midwinter, but you can also attend virtually, if you don’t make it in person. I am happy to talk with anyone who is considering applying. Not gonna lie, you have to read A LOT, but if you already read a lot of queer books, why not? 

**Please reblog!!**

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)

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