Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 • No Comments on Not An Oscar Nomination, But…
For the third year in a row, Best Lesbian Erotica has secured a Lambda Award nomination. I had a story (“Penny, Laid”) in Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 and my story “Blue Suede Shoes” is in this year’s collection. (Remember the situation I got myself into by selling the story to another anthology first and then having to retract it in order for it to be included in Best Lesbian Erotica 2005? This is the story that caused all the fuss.)
I have to say (and I’m truly not fishing for compliments), there are several stories in Best Lesbian Erotica 2005 that are so good I’m amazed my fun, fluffy costume party story made the cut. Some of these stories are as complex, well-written, poignant and real as anything you’d find in the current crop of literary magazines, they just happen to be about lesbians and there just happens to be some sex going on.
I’m lucky to be in such good company.