|The Red Satin Collection isn't eligible|
My most recent terrible choice? On a whim, I decided to self-(re)publish my Rainbow Award-winning trans lesbian holiday romance, The Red Satin Collection. We're talking just last week. The print version hasn't even popped up on Amazon yet.
And then today I see this incredible opportunity for authors of transgender fiction:
I'll quote a little from the post:
In the final weeks of the submission period for the Lambda Literary Awards, it looks like again this year, there will be just one transgender category (“Transgender Literature”) instead of 2 (fiction and non-fiction). This is because if one of the 2 categories receives fewer than 10 entries, the Lambda folks will collapse them into a single category and a single prize.
If you’re an author who has published a book in 2013 that might fit into the transgender fiction category, you have until December 1 to submit! In the past, entries in this field have been novels, books of short stories, poetry, graphic novels/comic books, young adult books and children’s books—it’s a very flexible category, and it is up to the submitter to “opt-in” to it.
You can (and should) read more by following link up there, but here's what I'm talking about when I say I make terrible decisions:
The Red Satin Collection is damn good. It's an award-winning book and was previously published by loveyoudivine, but ever since they went out of business I've just been sitting on it. Since it's a Christmas romance and it's currently November, I thought, "Hey, why don't I get it back on the market myself... right now?"
So that's what I did.
Great idea, Giselle. You're full of those. (full of somethin'...)
Maybe you're wiser than I am. Maybe you published your trans book through an actual publisher and you qualify for entry into the 2013 Lambda Literary Awards. If you're smarter than I am, I advise that you act fast: http://topsidepress.tumblr.com/post/66119097357/enormous-opportunity-for-trans-authors-and-authors-of
I wish I were smart. Like you.
...and if you want to check out my ineligible book, it's currently available at Amazon as an ebook, it'll be available in print in time for the holidays, so do check it out and enjoy and tell your friends and all that. Trans lesbian romances don't exactly sell themselves. (I should know--I've written about a million)