So, you think starting an awards competition is easy?

Lesfic Bard Awards News

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Okay, okay, let me catch my breath and wipe the tears from my eyes.  Oh my, I nearly wet myself.

I will admit, for years, I and other authors had GREAT ideas of how an awards competition should work.  Those ideas were suggested to some already established awards sites, but sadly, they were never implemented.  I thought, Well, if they won’t do it, maybe we should?  Since I wasn’t alone in these ideas, I got together with some friends, and after much research, we started the Lesfic Bard Awards.

Easy?  NO!  Time-consuming?  YES!  Worth it to give everyone a level playing field and see independents as well as publishing house authors given the same opportunity to win on their work’s merit?  YES!

As the administrator, I learned a lot about the lesbian literature (Lesfic) community in the last year or two, especially once we started posting about the…

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The 2018 Lesfic Bard Awards’ winners and finalists were chosen by a volunteer group of literary professionals, who spent countless hours reading submissions from publishers and independents. Today, we’re excited to announce the finalists in our various categories. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Drama – And the Finalist is: Sarah Libero for the book The Power to Choose Synopsis: Lisa Owens […]

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The 2018 Lesfic Bard Awards’ winners and finalists were chosen by a volunteer group of literary professionals, who spent countless hours reading submissions from publishers and independents.  Today, we’re excited to announce the winners in our various categories.

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DramaThe winner is: Pat Adams-Wright for the book The Harbinger

The Harbinger  Synopsis: Ellie Hanray, interior designer, and an out and proud single lesbian is slowly emerging from a period of deep mourning, after the death of her five-year-old son, Alex. He’d been conceived by donor insemination after her maternal instincts and ageing began to set alarm bells ringing. Although the coroner had declared his death to be a tragic accident, Ellie continued to blame herself. She’d taken her eyes off him for a moment while talking to her friends, when he slipped and fell from the slide. Now she sat on a park bench looking at the place where he’d…

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Sapphic Cowgirl ~ Audiobook

Sapphic Cowgirl

Marley has become a successful horse breeder and rancher.  Gypsy Vanner’s have become her life.  She makes ALL the decisions in her life, at her work, in her home but she is horribly alone. 

Alexandra, Alex to her friends has been independent and alone for a long time now.  Very successful in her job which gives her great satisfaction she finds being alone to be its greatest draw back.

When the two lifelong friends meet up after years apart can the spark they now feel heal the rift that tore them apart for so long?  Have they both grown up and past the pettiness and the competition that drove them before?  As adults will they recognize the spark as attraction and do something about it?

For Alex it’s a lot of firsts can she overcome her hesitation over her former friend’s attraction, can she trust Marley enough to enter into a sexual relationship that will affect both of their lives?

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So you write lesbian fiction…

When I tell strangers I write lesbian fiction, they equate this with erotica or porn.

Let me explain, porn is visual, so no, I don’t write porn.

In my early years, I wrote erotica (rarely now, because I’ve been there, done that).  However, I like to think the love scenes in my books are definitely not fade-to-black.

It’s amazing how many people assume being a lesbian or writing their stories equates to writing erotica or in their ignorant mind’s, porn…do they really think all lesbians are promiscuous?

Last year in Provincetown I was asked what I wrote, as I was deliberately not saying lesbian fiction…my bland answer told around a fire was, “smut.”  It went over very well, we still chuckle at that reply, but who really cares if I do or don’t?

Sometimes I don’t even tell people anything about the lesbian part, I just say fiction…romance, mystery, action-adventure, but mostly drama.  I’m telling about human lives and they just happen to be lesbians.  I’m not ashamed that I write, it simply is not always about the lesbian, it’s about the story.

In fact, with this in mind, I don’t always put the tags on it when I publish it.  I put it out there to the ‘straight’ world, have picked up some great ‘straight’ followers who appreciate a well-written story.  One reviewer wrote on one of my books, it would have been a great story if I just didn’t have the lesbians in it.

I write what I know, from my own perspective.  It isn’t everyone’s view on life.  I’m telling about a marginalized part of our society that needs a voice.  I’m telling their stories.  I hope I give a well-rounded story where lives go on and the viewer, reader, gets to participate….there just happens to be lesbians in the story.

So, on Lesbian Visibility 2019…be out there and visible!

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On behalf of the 2018 Lesfic Bard Awards, we want to express our gratitude to the judges who gave selflessly of their valuable time to read the many entries we received in our first year. Not only did they read the entries, they graded them using a system we devised that we feel is particular […]

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