This year, you’ve seen me try to promote more diverse reading. In my personal reading, I’ve made an effort to change up my habits by seeking out more diverse authors and books that deal with more diverse subjects and/or characters. While I haven’t done all I can do, I’ve made a good start.
Not that October is upon us, I’d like to help you learn more about Queer Romance Month. While it’s a great time to celebrate queer romance, it could also be a great time for you to start diversifying your reading habits, as well.
And don’t worry, there’ll be more on the blog in the coming month about all this. I’ll make sure I share some book recommendations and feature some authors along with them!
No, without further adieu, here’s some info from the organizers of Queer Romance month
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Queer Romance & Weren’t Particularly Afraid to Ask
What it is
Queer Romance Month is a month long celebration of romance across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Every day in October, we publish three to four posts from a variety of readers, writers, bloggers and other brilliant people. Our contributors come from all corners of Romancelandia, united by our belief that love is love, romance is romance, and sexuality is not a sub-genre.
On the website, we’ll be showcasing essays, think pieces, flash fiction, and other good things inspired by this year’s theme: We All Need Stories.
You’ll also find us around the blogosphere all month long, bringing you exclusive interviews, audio clips and video readings from our wonderful contributors.
Why it’s awesome
Because everyone involved in Queer Romance Month is terribly brilliant and sexy.
More seriously, it’s a chance to talk about books you love or discover books you’re going to love in an exciting, diverse and enthusiastic community.
There’ll be actual, legit, brand new content from a wide range of writers who we hope you’ll already think are fabulous or will decide are fabulous after you read them.
We hope you’ll laugh and cry and think and find something that speaks to you.
Also we give away free stuff.
How to get involved
You can visit us daily at www.queerromancemonth.com. Subscribe by email or add our RSS to your feed-reader of choice. Err, assuming people still do that. You can also follow us on Twitter at @QueerRomance, which will alert you when new posts go up.
You can also snag one of our gorgeous badges to display on your own site or use temporarily as a Facebook or Twitter icon to show your support of Queer Romance Month.
Tweet to us, leave us comments, enter our giveaways – we’re here to share our stories and we love hearing from people.
If you’re an author of books that’d fit into celebration of queer romance and would like a spot on the blog, just let me know. I’d be happy to get the word out. And if you’re simply an avid reader who’d like to share some recommendations, or write a guest post on why you enjoy reading the books you do, I’d also love to have you on the blog.
Contact me through the contact form, located at the top of the page, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. I look forward to hearing from you.