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Kissed By Venus publishes articles and essays (covering all aspects of lesbian literature) poetry, book reviews, interviews and original short fiction containing strong female protagonists, and lesbian characters who are portrayed in a positive light. We will also consider “Author Profiles”, “News”, “Snippets”, as well as “Commentary”. All pieces submitted for consideration will be posted at the Editor’s discretion.

LENGTH OF ARTICLES

• Articles should range between 1,500 to 3,000 words in length.
• Book reviews should fall between 800 to 1,200 words in length.
• “Snippets” can be short book reviews, commentary, or invited opinion, and typically should run less than 500 words.
• “News” can include, but is not limited to: book releases, author announcements, and convention news, and typically, should run less than 500 words in length.

SUBMISSIONS PROCESS:
• Remember to include your full name and contact details.
• Where appropriate, send your work as as email attachment in: Word, rtf, or as a txt file.

Please ensure your subject line reads: SUBMISSION/Submissions title
Email your submission to the EDITOR.

FICTION SUBMISSIONS

Our tastes are eclectic. Whether it’s romance, murder-mystery, science fiction, fantasy, or full-on erotica, we discriminate only on the basis of good writing. All work must be original and previously unpublished. And please, no simultaneous submissions, fan fiction, or previously published works without querying us in the first instance.

What we are looking for are stories with a strong narrative and fully-realized characters. Including flash-fiction of less than 1,000 words, and well-crafted short stories of between 1,000 and 7,500 words in length. Longer is not better.

All fiction submissions sent to us are read and assessed by our Editorial Team. At no time do we use outside readers. Our commitment here is to quality not quantity. We are interested in bringing fresh talent to light and offering an alternative to writers looking for people who will take their work seriously.

We do, however, reserve the right to edit all submissions for typos, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, but nothing is published without the writer’s final consent.

FICTION GUIDELINES

• Attach your submission to your e-mail as one of the following: rtf, txt or Word doc. We do not accept hard copies.
• Include your name (pseudonym, if applicable) full contact details, title, genre, and word count at the beginning of your e-mail.
• You may add a short bio (50-100 words) about yourself and photo. You are also welcome to provide a link to other published work, and or to a personal webpage.
• Make sure your manuscript conforms to our Style & Formatting guidelines before submitting.
• Finally, make sure the work you send is not a rough draft (or even a first draft) but a professional polished piece of prose.

Please ensure your subject line reads: STORY SUBMISSION/Story title
E-mail your submission to the EDITOR.

For more information on “How To Submit” to us, please read our FAQ.

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Welcome

Kissed By Venus is a web site for the discussion and promotion of lesbian literature. We publish lesbian fiction, articles, book reviews, and interviews.

EDITORS
Alexandra Wolfe
Susan H. Taylor

POETRY EDITOR
Jennifer Harris

COLUMNISTS
Colette Moody
Sally Kaplan
Fay Jacobs

REVIEWS
Jean Roberta
Jeanne Nicholas

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Nairne Holtz

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