This issue we are featuring Lez Talk contributor Sheree L. Greer, and sharing news about upcoming releases, the Lez Talk Books radio show, and our latest call for submissions. We're also sharing details on our upcoming Lez Talk Tour. We hope to see some of you there!

Pre-sales Available Now!

Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction is now available for pre-sale at  Your special discount code, bookclubmember, will allow you to purchase your copy at $12.50 instead of the regular price of $15.95. Bulk orders of ten or more copies can be purchased for $10 a copy using the discount code bookclubbulk. You must purchase before the April 5, 2016 publication date to get this discount.  

Love and light,
Founder and Publisher
BLF Press
Meet Sheree L. Greer!
K.A. Smith
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Sheree L. Greer hosts Oral Fixation, the only LGBTQ Open Mic series in Tampa Bay, teaches writing and literature at St. Petersburg College, and started The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center to showcase and support the work of ancestor, elder, and contemporary women writers of color. Her debut novel, Let the Lover Be is available from Bold Strokes Books, and her second novel, A Return to Arms is set to release March 15, 2016. 
Connect with Sheree:

Lez Talk Books Radio
Have you listened to our radio show? Every other Tuesday Stephanie and Lauren chat with Black women writers about their work.  Listen to archived episodes on our YouTube channel.  

Our next guest is writer, professor, and Lez Talk anthology contributor Sheree L. Greer. Her show will air March 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. To listen live, visit
Call for Submissions:
Solace: Writing, Refuge, and LGBTQ Women of Color

Deeply troubled by recent acts of violence against Black and Brown lesbian, bisexual, and trans bodies, BLF Press and Resolute Publishing seek submissions for Solace: Writing, Refuge, & LGBT Women of Color that explore the ways in which LGBTQ women find solace: in each other, in their communities, and from within themselves, as they traverse the dangers of living as LGBTQ women of color in the United States.

BLF Press and Resolute Publishing will produce a collection of writing that explores our pain, as well as our attempts to find solace in a world that seeks to destroy us. Audre Lorde writes that “We were never meant to survive,” yet here we are.  What are our strategies for survival? Where do we find solace? We welcome submissions from writers in varying stages of their writing careers, from seasoned to novice.

Solace: Writing, Refuge, and LGBTQ Women of Color embraces the complexities of our lives, revealing the depths of our pain and the artistry of our healing. The editors seek writing that:

  • cross a range of literary genres (creative non-fiction, short fiction, and poetry)

  • merge the themes of WOC and LGBTQ; affirm the interconnectedness of race+gender+sexual orientation

  • express how Black America/America experiences our race+gender+sexual orientation showcase the resilience and strength of WOC and LGBTQ communities

  • affirm our gifts as writers and women of color.

Click here for submissions guidelines
BLF Press