Fagbug DVD winner

Congratulations to Glenda who is our Fagbug DVD winner (our first dvd giveaway!)

Thank you to all who participated and to Erin Davies for stumping up the prize.

For youse others, go see the doco movie.


Reminder: Win a Fagbug DVD

You have till 13th July to post a comment on our blog post below to win a brand new DVD of  a cute VW showing up homophobia with the help of its brave owner, Erin Davies.

Tell us your favourite moment on any form of transport and you could share more than one adventure.

4Play: Read These Lips, Volume Four – now available

4Play: Read These Lips, Volume Four

In 4Play, once again Read These Lips presents stories and poetry to whet your appetite and feed your mind. The brilliant Janis Spehr shares a glimpse of rural Australia life you hadn’t expected. Feast on the charismatic poetry of Natasha Carthew, the bittersweet denial in Joan Annsfire’s ‘trip’, and the soulful passion from Robinet Christian. Amy McDonald pens a spicy other-worldly tale that could happen. See the world unfolding through young eyes in stories by R.G. Emanuelle and J.E. Knowles. Read on to Jessica Mason McFadden’s take on loving a woman and partake of a breakfast chat with a twist from Rachel Green, before ending on a lover’s serenade by Tamara Klinger.

This collection is brought to you through the generosity of our featured writers and the creative team at www.readtheselips.com.

4Play is for fun, for life, and for you.

Available as a free ebook from ReadTheseLips.com.

Win a Fagbug DVD

In Second Helping: Read These Lips, Volume 2,  we featured a brave young lesbian, Erin Davies, who drove around North America to confront homophobia after her beloved VW was defaced. Since then, she’s been doing a ton of stuff to record her adventures which you can read up on at http://fagbug.com/. One of her projects was to make a film about the event that became fagbug, the journey. We’re happy to report that Fagbug will be released as a film and on DVD on July 13.

FAGBUG (83 minutes) – Official release: July 13, 2010
Garden Thieves Pictures
On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin’s car was vandalized, left with the words “fag” and “u r gay” placed on the driver’s side window and hood of her car. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car, now known worldwide as the “fagbug,” on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other, more serious hate crimes, had people attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car. After driving the fagbug for one year, Erin decided to give her car a makeover. DVD cover photography by Katherine Wright ©2010. Also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

To celebrate the release of Fagbug, Erin is giving one copy of the DVD to a lucky reader of ReadTheseLips.com. To win this DVD, all you have to do is post a comment below, telling us Which is your favourite form of transport and why. Don’t forget to leave us your email address. Entries close July 13. Limit of one entry per person. Winner will be notified by email.

RTL4 in the works

Ah, we’ve been busy in the last few weeks, but Read These Lips Volume 4 is currently in the works. We think it’s another very interesting collection.

Want to be a featured writer?

Just About Write (www.justaboutwrite.com), a resource site for lesbian authors and readers, is calling for authors to submit their bios and news about their upcoming books for JAW’s Featured Author section.

Send along your info thus to Lynne at Sage320@aol.com :

  • Author biography
  • A picture of the author in JPEG format
  • A summary of each book – you can send the blurbs on the back covers
  • A copy of each book cover – again in JPEG format

Submissions deadline closing

Our call for submissions for 2010’s  Read These Lips is closing soon.

Thank you to those who’ve sent in their entries. For those thinking about it, our deadline is in less than a week (short extensions may be permissible on request)

For submission details please see our guidelines here.