Queer Sci Fi's Third Annual Flash Fiction Contest
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.
Husbands enjoy their time together virtually told in poetic format. NSFW.
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Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Pairings: FF, MM, NB
Heat Level: 1
Romantic Content: 1
Character Identities: Ace, Bisexual, Demisexual, Gay, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, Intersex, Lesbian, Non Binary, Pansexual, Polyamorous, Transgender
Word Count: 35142
Languages Available: English
In this anthology, you will also find a full range of emotions. While many of the stories feature some type of happy ending (whether for the moment or what appears to be ever after), there are those stories that are tragic or bittersweet. Probably what one would expect in such a tome.
Besides the award winning stories selected by the editors (as I think they should be), my personal favorites include some favorite authors and some new ones to me. I thought Alexis Woods’ Zero-G was especially unique in adapting current sports to futuristic technology. Andrea Speed has a unique take on the rapture in Flight of the Buttheads. Tam Ames has a warm family story in When the Fur Flies. Kirby Quinlan has a unique take on superheroes in Wings. Paul Stevens has a friends-to-lovers story on a space ship in Resupply. Other stories I particularly loved were by Jo Tannah, Jennifer Lavoie, Christina Mary Franics, Ginger Struesel, M.D. Grimm, Nicole Dennis, and Alicia Nordwell. Overall, if you would like some quick reads with a nice variety in the stories, I would highly recommend picking up this anthology.
The cover art and illustrations throughout the book by Mila May are simply breathtaking. The illustrations depicting the winning stories are perfect.