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2 February 2015

Highly successful creative writing blog celebrating LGBT History Month returns to offer free online digital publication opportunities this February

portrait of writer FioxiRose

FioxiRose, creator of the Febulous February creative writing blog

Creative writers of all ages, backgrounds and cultures who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) and their family members are being offered an invaluable free opportunity to have a sample of their work published on Febulous February, an innovative blog celebrating LGBT History Month 2015.

For the second consecutive year, Kent-based FioxiRose, a writer, performance poet and lesbian, is inviting fiction, prose or poetry for digital publication. Inspired by this year’s theme – Who or what makes your heart sing? – pieces may have LGBT content or come from that perspective.

The blog is open for submissions until Sunday 8 February 2015, with digital publication continuing all month. 

FioxiRose says: “Febulous February aims to help us highlight and share our valuable memories, our here-and-nows and our dreams. Our writing will culminate in a digital anthology celebrating all our strands of beautiful queerness, as well as embedding a landmark in our LGBT history.

From those secret scribes among you who are new to sharing your work to much more experienced writers, all are welcome to highlight the fantastic creative potential of LGBT History Month by submitting previously unpublished fiction, prose or poetry.”

Last year’s contributors and commentators included *Meg Merrilees, now aged 60 and living in mid-Wales, who said: ‘Ah, that took me back. I’m looking forward to the rest of February now!’.

FioxiRose adds:

“Our first Febulous February created an amazing international buzz, attracting more than 3,300 visits from 23 countries – and we hope to reach even more this year. 

At least one new piece of writing will be posted daily throughout February on the specially created blog: www.fioxirose.com.”

Boy 

Hell fire, I could've been a boy!
If times were then, what they are now.
I would be proud and whiskered
and wearing a fancy waistcoat.
Good and firm and smooth
against my ribs.

 But I was content to be the butch dyke. 
The one with the muscles 
and the hammer and the saw.
The go to, to fix your car.

But hell fire,
if only times were then what they are now,
What joy,
I could've been a boy.
Meg Merilees

Comments are welcome on the blog throughout the month.

Writers are invited to email one piece of their own work up to 500 words long to fioxirose@gmail.com by Sunday 8 February 2015.

Comments

Debjani Chatterjee

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7 February 2015

Your poem speaks from the heart, Meg. I echo 'if only times were then what they are now...'

Jane mccormick

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5 February 2015

Love that poem by Meg....its a perfect piece...sad but witty with it. Makes you think of the awful restrictions of past times which hopefully is on the wane now

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