So, you think starting an awards competition is easy?

Lesfic Bard Awards News


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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Finalists — Lesfic Bard Awards News


Congratulations to all the Winners

Lesfic Bard Awards News

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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.


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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Interviews by K’Anne Meinel

This is still relevant and I want to thank them for posting about it. Again, we are scheduled out until June this year…hit me up on Facebook for your favorite authors.

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A few weeks back we had a wonderful time interviewing the authors of Dirt Road Books. For those who don’t know, it’s a group of authors who with their combined (about 150 years) experience in writing, editing, and other business pursuits banded together to make their own publishing house. It was wonderful that despite the disparity of time zones, illnesses, personalities, everyone was able to participate. The fans were able to get a good idea of the who, the what, and the why.

Those are the kinds of things I love about the group I formed three years ago, the Lesfic Reading Group. I based it off another group I had started with another author, and even before that on a group headed up by Jaynes Penney where we interviewed authors. I believe the name was even inspired by Jaynes who disbanded her group. I’ve interviewed a lot of…

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Day 6 – Hootenanny 2018

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OH, HO HO HO! You made it to the halfway point! AND HERE YOU THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO FIZZLE OUT! NOOOOO, friends. That’s not how this Hootenanny thingie works. WE ARE ONLY JUST BEGINNING! The elves have yet to hit their stride, and the reindeer are inviting more of their friends over and this thing is turning into a big-ass block party with the neighbors joining in and omg I’m pretty sure this eggnog has something more than just eggnog in it…

Tucker’s been a bit busy, y’all…

Everybody’s now doing sled races down the middle of the street, which thankfully gets the elves off the roof (for now), though I’m pretty sure they’re going to now start doing ski jumps off it or maybe they’re working on a half-pipe (elf snowboards are super cute, y’all). The reindeer are in a snowball fight with some of the neighbor kids…

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WELL, HELLO THERE, my little bouncing sugarplums!!!! WELCOME to the 2018 Women and Words Hootenanny! We’re so glad you decided to join us for all the cray that we get up to in here, for this, the giant-ass, over-the-top, omg no they di’n’t (yes we did), book extravaganza! You would think that after all the […]

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Day 1 – Hootenanny 2018 — Women and Words