It's not too late to book your place for September!
And, as as if that wasn't thrilling enough, we've got an event going on as part of The Romance Studio and Coffee Time Romance's joint anniversary celebrations.
When: May 12th-14th
Where: Charlie's coffee Corner
What: A celebration - in advance - of UK meet, with attendees dropping in, postings excerpts, offering goodies, etc. More news nearer the time.
Hold these dates!
September 14th - 16th 2012
will see the third annual UK Meet for readers/writers/reviewers/fans of GLBTQ fiction.
There will be a full day of programmed events on Saturday 15th, plus social events on Friday evening and Sunday morning.
Full press release, with details of where, what and how to book, goes live Friday 24th Feb.
Call for submissions for linked anthology "Lashings of Sauce" goes live Friday 2nd March.
UK Meet team (Jo, Jamie, Clare, Alex and Charlie)
UK GLBTQ Fiction – Read it, Write it, Love it
It will be open to anyone attending the event, whether already published or not. So if any readers or reviewers have an inner author itching to get out, this is a time to unleash them. Some of our most popular stories from last time came from “newbies”. Inner editors will be welcome, too!
What should you do now? Get your ideas together, start crafting that story. Think if you can volunteer to edit or proof.What should you not do? Send us anything just yet! A full set of guidelines will come out in due course – that’ll be the time to press “send” on a story or an offer of help.
Feel free to repost.
All the details will emerge when 100% confirmed, but we've tried to incorporate the feedback from last year and the ideas for next, to produce an event which appeals whether you want formal panels, informal ideas sharing or just hanging out with like minds. We've gone for things which might float the boat of readers, authors, wannabee authors, reviewers or bloggers. (And most of us fit into at least two of those categories if not four!) We also came up with what we hope will be innovative solutions to some of the issues raised last time or at similar events.
And yes, there will be a tie-in anthology. More news on that soon.