Sweet Afters: Read These Lips, Volume 3

Sweet Afters: Read These Lips, Volume 3It’s here!

Sweet Afters from ReadTheseLips.com is our third collection of distinctive stories from talented lesbian authors. Joan Nestle—co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives and iconic lesbian activist—honoured us with a fascinating story of one lesbian’s joyous life celebrated by those who shared it. Janis Spehr sent in a breathtaking narrative of a housewife struggling to escape a dead-end life. J.E. Knowles, Georgia Beers, JD Glass and Amy McDonald each gave a glimpse into the complexities of significant relationships. Vicki Stevenson reminded us that happy beginnings can happen anywhere, and poet Natasha Carthew offered three short but intense poems for all who have longed and loved. For the first time, we are featuring a photographic exhibit by JRen, who also shot this issue’s beautiful covers.

Sweet Afters is about the last course, the indulgent pleasure afterwards. We hope this issue of Read These Lips satisfies in the best way.

Now available for download from ReadTheseLips.com.
Enjoy the book.

Evecho and Linda Lorenzo

Editors,  ReadTheseLips.com

Year’s Best Lesbian Fiction

Congratulations to the authors from Second Helpings: Read These Lips, Volume 2, Ovidia Yu and Lois C. Hart, and our resident Copy Editor and Bibliographer extraordinaire, Renée Strider.

Year’s Best Lesbian Fiction 2008
Fran Walker, editor

The first annual collection of lesbian short stories published in 2008, selected from over eighty nominations by Fran Walker, author of Lavender Ink: Writing and Selling Lesbian Fiction and judges, Lynne Pierce, moderator of lesfic_unbound and Joan Opyr, author of Idaho Code.

This year’s stories originally appeared in Read These Lips: Second Helpings, Haunted Hearths and Sapphic ShadesPeriphery: Erotic Lesbian FuturesKhimairal Ink, Toe to Toe: Standing Tall and Proud, and Ewaipanoma by Nebula Winner, Mary A. Turzillo.

  • “Sweet Baby Dyke” by Renée Strider
  • “Silent Journey” by DeJay
  • “One Horse Town” by Melissa Scott
  • “The Abomination of the Blue Hibiscus” by Ovidia Yu
  • “Gay Day” by Sandra Barret
  • “Mind Games” by Tracey Shellito
  • “Water Rites” by Mary Douglas
  • “Games With Chance” by Andi Marquette
  • “Ewaipanoma” by Mary A. Turzillo
  • “Kissing on the Ferris Wheel” by Meg White
  • “Words Like Candy Conversation Hearts” by Kathleen Bradean
  • “To Dance With No Music” by Lois C. Hart
  • “The One I Left Behind” by M. Christian

Coming soon

Sweet AftersSweet Afters, the third anthology from Read These Lips.