Darn it, I missed all the excitement! ;)

That’ll teach me to go away for the weekend just when we went live on this:


UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet 2012 – Read it, Write it, Love it

September 14th – 16th 2012 will see the third annual UK Meet for readers/writers/reviewers/fans of GLBTQ fiction. There will be a full day of programmed events on Saturday 15th, plus optional social events on Friday evening and Sunday morning.

From its modest beginnings in 2010, when a group of the most respected British and European authors in m/m romance got together in a library in Ely, this convention has already doubled in size, developed panels and guest speakers, thrown out links to publishers, editors, writers and fans alike, and looks set to become a major player in the field of GLBTQ fiction in the UK.

In 2012 we aim to be bigger and better yet.

Set at the elegant Mercure Brighton Seafront hotel, this year’s convention will feature talks by top authors, panel discussions on hot topics in the field of GLBTQ fiction, such as BDSM, Shifters, Beta readers, Online Interaction, Adapting fanfic, US settings, Self publishing, 1-to-1s for budding authors and more, while a separate room is available for chilling out, socializing with your favourite authors/pitching to publishers and agents etc.

For full programme see http://ukglbtfictionmeet.co.uk/ukmeet2012details/

To book a place at the convention go here http://ukglbtfictionmeet.co.uk/booking2012/

Cost of attendance: £35 (rising to £40 if bookings are made after 30th June), to include all panels, buffet lunch, coffee, tea & snacks throughout the day, and USB stick filled with free fiction.

To book a room at the hotel for Friday and/or Saturday night tel (+44)844/8159061 or email :061rs@jupiterhotels.co.uk Special rate for delegates: £85 per night, booking code available on the UK meet website (or you are very welcome to visit just for the day or arrange alternative accommodation elsewhere)

Anyone attending, whether they have been published before or not, is invited to submit a story for this year’s anthology: “Lashings of Sauce.” Full details of how to format your story and where to send it are available herehttp://ukglbtfictionmeet.co.uk/anthologies/call-for-submissions/

To keep up to date with the latest news visit our blog http://ukglbtfictionmeet.co.uk/blog/


It was so lovely to soak in the fun, love and laughter of like-minded people – 2011 delegate


I am so excited about this year’s meet!  Brighton is a fantastic place to visit, the hotel has a great location – and with a day rate of just £35, this is an absolute bargain compared to other conferences. Open-mouthed smile

About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at: www.jlmerrow.com
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