commentary for Foreword Reviews that said:Rachel Haimowitz publisher of Riptide Publishing, which specializes in LGBTQ fiction, recently wrote a
“We’re on a mission to get these stories into the hands of straight people. To show the world that LGBTQ folks are no different than anyone else. … Which is why we also publish stories about queer space pirates and queer zombie hunters and queer detectives.”
If that is so, then why have a special genre at all? I asked her if maybe it isn’t time to get rid of a special LGBTQ category, and simply place them on the shelves with their traditional genre. Her answer was, basically, “Yes and no.”
In this excerpt from our IndieVoices podcast, Rachel and I discuss LGBTQ publishing, categories, and surviving deep in the heart of a red state.
Howard Lovy is executive editor at Foreword Reviews. You can follow him on Twitter @Howard_Lovy