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Gay Writers & Readers

Writers, poets, journalists - and their readers. A place to share, review, discuss and more...

Members: 219
Latest Activity: Nov 22, 2013

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If you want to talk about your work or something you've read, you can Start a Discussion.

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Shameless self-publicity is probably ok, but may be subject to peer review...

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Controversial Gay Author Gore Vidal Passes Away

Started by linton. Last reply by ric020 Nov 23, 2012. 1 Reply

Gore Vidal has passed away. The author of many a book passed away from…Continue

Tags: Gore Vidal, Author, Gay, Controversial

Who Slept in Shakespeare's Bed?

Started by linton Sep 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt tells Big Think that Shakespeare inhabited a world in which "it's much more possible to express homosexual passion and enact that passion without triggering a…Continue

Tags: reader, writer, Bed, Shakespeare, gay

Advice, please?

Started by Nigel Bray. Last reply by Nigel Bray Aug 16, 2012. 4 Replies

I have just written a series of children's books which are self-published on Lulu. Does anybod have any advice on how, and where, I can promote them? I have a group and a page running on Facebook,…Continue

UK:- University launches writing workshops to share your experiences of gay life

Started by GTN May 21, 2012. 0 Replies

The University of Sheffield is asking the LGBT community to get in touch and share their experiences of coming out and…Continue

Tags: gay, life, history, , , ", workshops

The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes To Their Younger Selves

Started by linton. Last reply by bwmt May 13, 2012. 1 Reply

In this anthology, sixty-four award-winning authors and illustrators such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline Woodson, Terrence McNally, Gregory Maguire, Daivd Levithan, and Armistead…Continue

Tags: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Anthology

Gay author Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83

Started by linton. Last reply by Richard S May 10, 2012. 1 Reply

  Maurice Sendak considered the most important children’s book artist of…Continue

Tags: usa, writer, Dies, Splendid Nightmares, author

USA:- Gay coming-of-age novel ‘Chulito’ puts Hunts Point in the literary map

Started by linton. Last reply by Marvin Perton Mar 31, 2012. 1 Reply

 Charles Rice-Gonzales set his gay…Continue

Tags: literary, map, Bronx, new york, Hunts Point

USA:- Ban on gay stories in romance competition causes outcry

Started by linton. Last reply by Richard S Feb 21, 2012. 2 Replies

Romance Writers Ink's 'More than Magic' contest accepts vampires and…Continue

Tags: More than Magic, same-sex, Ink's, writers, romance

USA:- In Christopher Bram's new book, a history of gay writers' influence on American thought

Started by linton Feb 8, 2012. 0 Replies

"The gay revolution began as a literary revolution," Bram writes in the introduction to his new book Eminent…Continue

Tags: writers, usa, gay, history, book

Edmund White on Gay Fiction

Started by linton Feb 4, 2012. 0 Replies

The author, critic and creative writing professor tells us about the battle to establish gay…Continue

Tags: books, Fiction, Gay, Edmund White

Elton John to write book about Aids

Started by linton Jan 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Elton John is writing his first book, a collection of memories…Continue

Tags: cure, Global, Epidemic, hiv, aids

The Best LGBT Books of 2011: 92 Authors Select Their Favorites

Started by linton Nov 29, 2011. 0 Replies

The Best LGBT Books of 2011: 92 Authors Select Their Favorites. see:- bandofthebesContinue

Tags: favorites, authors, lgbt, books

UK:-Green Carnation prize shortlist snubs famous gay writers

Started by linton. Last reply by ric020 Nov 9, 2011. 1 Reply

Alan Hollinghurst, Ali Smith and Philip Hensher all…Continue

Tags: male, celebrate, author, bisexual, Green Carnation

Got a Kindle, Nook or iPad?

Started by GTN. Last reply by Don Schecter Sep 9, 2011. 8 Replies

Living where I do in Spain, delivery of English-language books even from companies like Amazon can be a bit haphazard, so towards the end of the year, I bought myself a Kindle.To be honest, I was a…Continue

Find love in a gay bathhouse- The book

Started by linton Aug 17, 2011. 0 Replies

"Find love in a gay bathhouse" is the book that seems to be making a few waves LOL..…Continue

Tags: book, Find love in a gay bathhouse, gay

Are You a Gay Travel Writer?

Started by Neil J Lloyd. Last reply by James Barnes Jun 27, 2011. 21 Replies

Hi All,I'm looking for writers who would like to contribute to a new gay travel site launching in a few months.The site will be written by and for independent gay travellers who want to explore…Continue

Bangkok Free Fall

Started by richard lipez. Last reply by James Barnes Jun 27, 2011. 2 Replies

I write the Don Strachey gay private eye novels under the name Richard Stevenson.  This is just to let anyone who's interested know that the tenth book in the series, The 38 Million Dollar Smile, set…Continue

The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst – review

Started by linton Jun 27, 2011. 0 Replies

Alan Hollinghurst's elegant and erudite novel about the life and legacy of a gay war poet shows how truth is compromised by the erasures of remembrance and history.full details :-…Continue

Tags: life, book, history, war, gay

Gay-themed writing comes out of the closet in India

Started by GTN. Last reply by DrChuk Feb 7, 2011. 2 Replies

Mayur Patel's Vivek and I,…Continue

Tags: gay fiction, writing, gay books, writers, fiction

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Comment by Kikos Papadopoulos on November 22, 2013 at 2:40

Hello all, 

we are going to organize the 2nd Santorini Biennale for 2014 under the theme «Peace Mechanisms». We are seeking some articles/text related to peace and the gay world to be published at our newsletter. Anyone available? 

You can see theme's page at: 

Comment by Lucifer Stone on November 21, 2013 at 17:51

Hello, Lucifer Stone here. Just joined your fabulous group. Hope you are doing well. Please check out my website to learn a bit about me at: and and Am ready, willing and able to begin exchanging stories, books...Namaste' Lucifer Stone.

Comment by Alex G on July 24, 2012 at 16:16

look forward to meeting LA friends at my reading:

Comment by Allen on February 21, 2012 at 0:06

For anyone fond of reading--or writing--poetry, Sibling Rivalry Press is a relatively new small press located in Little Rock, Arkansas in the US. It's dedicated to LGBT writers, and is making quite a splash in the publishing world. 

Here's the shameless self-promotion piece: In October, some of my work will be included in Assaracus, their quarterly.

Comment by Dante Harker on September 12, 2011 at 11:50 - I have written a couple of novels with strong gay leads, worth a look - you can get them from Amazon :)
Comment by James Barnes on May 31, 2011 at 4:25

If you have a story you would like to share, OUT in Thailand magazine welcomes submissions. Your story should be gay and relevant to Thailand. Just email


Comment by DJ Doran on February 25, 2011 at 4:11

Hi Everyone,


I dont know if this qualifies as shameless self-publicity or not but hopefully not.  My partner and I are living aboard our 58' motor sailboat refitting her for an around the world cruise with no timeline of return.  To make a long story short we are starting an online magazine to chronicle our adventure and offer our readers articles on the boating lifestyle from our unique perspective including news and reviews of ports of call and much more.  In addition we will be featuring articles and blogs from an eclectic pool of writers which are hopefully informative and entertaining.  The website will be "soft" lauched in a week or so but you can follow us now on Facebook and Twitter.


If you would like to attach your blog to Blu Q or are interested in submitting possible subject material for consideration as an article please contact me at 


Not too shameless I hope... :)



Comment by Theo Stokkink on January 24, 2011 at 11:02

These two gay novels are in Dutch language.


'AANVECHTINGEN' (Temptations)





'PROEFTIJD' (Probation)





Comment by Theo Stokkink on January 24, 2011 at 10:57
Comment by Roman on January 24, 2011 at 9:09
Hi everybody here! I don't write but I like to read these stories very  much. But I can read just in English and German...

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