REVIEW: The Coast Is Queer 🏳️‍🌈

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Brighton’s LGBTQI literary festival had a glorious first year in the seaside city BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY ROSIE POWELL The first year of The Coast Is Queer confirmed just how popular and successful queer literature is and always will be. Members of the LGBTQI community from all age groups turned up to show their support [….]

BOOKS: DIVA meets lesfic author Claire Highton-Stevenson

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“Lifting each other, promoting one another, that’s where the true authenticity appears as queer authors” 📚 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS. IMAGE CLAIRE HIGHTON-STEVENSON. Claire Highton-Stevenson is a contemporary romance writer – and one with a penchant for lesfic, at that. When she’s not writing she can be found lurking on social media, watching football and spending time [….]

The Coast Is Queer: Brighton’s new LGBTQI literary festival 🌈

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We chat to co-founder Lesley Wood all about what The Coast Is Queer has to offer… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Coast Is Queer is a brand new LGBTQI literary festival taking place for the first time in Brighton this September. After receiving some funding from the LGBT Consortium fund, they were able to go ahead [….]

How to contribute to DIVA

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Want to write for DIVA or do work experience with us? Check out our guide below. BY DIVA STAFF  If you wish to write for DIVA on a freelance basis, please pitch story ideas to Carrie Lyell at carrie@divamag.co.uk, ensuring that your pitch is no more than two paragraphs. If we like your idea, we [….]

Calling all budding young LGBTQI writers!

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Here’s what you need to know about Manchester Pride’s competition celebrating Alan Turing BY ELEANOR NOYCE Young, LGBTQI, and passionate about writing? Look no further, DIVAs! Manchester Pride’s Superbia programme is inviting young writers to write their own short story in celebration of the work of Alan Turing. Winning entries will be published in the [….]