A 300-word story should be easy, right? Many of our entrants say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever written.
Queer Sci Fi's Annual Flash Fiction Contest challenges authors to write a complete LGBTQ speculative fiction micro-story on a specific theme. "Flight" leaves much for the authors to interpret—winged creatures, flight and space vehicles, or fleeing from dire circumstances.
Some astonishing stories were submitted—from horrific, bloodcurdling pieces to sweet, contemplative ones—and all LGBTQ speculative fiction. The stories in this anthology include AI’s and angels, winged lions and wayward aliens. Smart, snappy slice of life pieces written for entertainment or for social commentary. Join us for brief and often surprising trips into 110 speculative fiction authors’ minds.
About the Author
Scott is the admin for the Queer Sci Fi site. He has been writing since elementary school, when he and won a University of Arizona writing contest in 4th grade for his first sci fi story (with illustrations!). He finished his first novel in his mid twenties, but after seeing it rejected by ten publishers, he gave up on writing for a while.
Over the ensuing years, he came back to it periodically, but it never stuck. Then one day, he was complaining to Mark, his husband, early last year about how he had been derailed yet again by the death of a family member, and Mark said to him "the only one stopping you from writing is you."
Since then, Scott has gone back to writing in a big way, finishing more than a dozen short stories - some new, some that he had started years before - and seeing his first sale. He's embarking on a new trilogy, and also runs a support group for writers of gay sci fi, fantasy, and supernatural fiction.
While Angel Martinez is the erotic fiction pen name of a writer of several genres, she writes both kinds of queer fiction - Science Fiction and Fantasy. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware, (and full time inside the author's head) Angel has one husband, one son, two cats, a changing variety of other furred and scaled companions, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.
For more information on Angel's work, please visit:
Website: Erotic Fiction for the Hungry Mind
Mila lives in a small Siberian town in middle of the Taiga forest. When she was a kid she drove her parents mad by filling her room with stacks of paper covered in drawings. Not much has changed since then...
In her free time Mila spends time with her family, reads historical books and draws comics.
Mila has worked with authors including KJ Charles, Angel Martinez, Jordan L. Hawk, Freddy MacKay, and Tabitha McGowan.
Table of ContentsTitle i
Science Fiction Part I v
Fantasy Part I 57
Fantasy Part II 147
Science Fiction Part II 179
Dear Reader 241
About Queer Sci Fi 242
About Mischief Corner Books 243