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This is an excerpt from the story I have in the "I DO!" anthology in support of marriage equality.

The Snow Queen

We don't get snow much anymore. That makes me sound like some old fogy reminiscing about how the summers were always warmer and better than now. I don't know about the summers. Summer for me meant enforced boredom at some aunt or uncle's house, an unfamiliar garden and the smell of dying grass. But the winters? The old men in London pubs wrap swollen-jointed fingers around their Real Ale and say that kids don't know what cold is. They nod, and take bright brown tobacco from stained tins, wrapping their cheap roll-ups easily without dropping a syllable. You're too young, they tell me – the winters they knew were cold enough to freeze your balls off.

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[livejournal.com profile] alex_beecroft's idea comes to fruition in record time.  It was a privilege to be on the committee for this one. We wondered if anyone would submit anything, and were soon blown away when we had enough stories to fill two anthologies, sadly we had to keep the word count down, but MLR allowed us to extend it by 20,000 words.

I Do -- an anthology in support of marriage equality

21 authors contributing 20 stories of love and commitment

Do you support the right of any human being to marry the person they love? The right to say 'I Do' to a life of commitment and sharing with the that one special person? We do.

We hope that marriage will soon be a dream that everyone can share. That's why the following authors of LGBT fiction have donated stories to this anthology, in aid of Lambda Legal Fund's fight for marriage equality:

All profits from the sale of this anthology will be donated to the Lambda Legal Defence to fight Prop 8 in support of marriage equality for all.

By: Tracey Pennington, Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London, Storm Grant, Lisabet Sarai, Sharon Maria Bidwell, Jeanne Barrack, Marquesate, Z.A Maxfield, P.A Brown, Allison Wonderland, Erastes, Zoe Nichols and Cassidy Ryan, Emma Collingwood, Mallory Path, Jerry L. Wheeler, Moondancer Drake, Fiona Glass, Lee Rowan.

Published By: MLR Press, LLC
ISBN # 9781934531716
Word Count: 84166
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Click here for the ebook version $5.99

Click here for the print version (buy link will be active on 21 January)

Please pimp away - it's all for a great cause.

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A few weeks ago [livejournal.com profile] alex_beecroft had to idea to do an anthology for charity - all profits to go to the Lambda Legal Fund and we have been reading submissions since then. We had a large entry, far far larger than we could use, which was wonderful - we could have done an anthology twice the size at least. However we winnowed them down and we've now decided on the final stories.

The contracts have been sent out to the authors, and a blurb and running order have been prepared and shipped off to MLR Press.

The anthology will be available in ebook and print form, and we'll let you know where you can buy it as soon as we can.

Do you support the right of any human being to marry the person they love? The right to say 'I Do' to a life of commitment and sharing with that one special person? Through sickness and health, for better or worse, till death do them part?

We do. )

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The charity anthology has made great strides. We now have an independent editor, and Manloveromance Books has kindly offered to publish it and will cover all the costs of so doing.  [livejournal.com profile] alex_beecroft has created a beautiful cover as you can see, and we have quite a few stories already submitted. We are short listing the stories in the first instance and then will finally select after the deadline (18th December)  and let people know.

It would be great to do this on an annual basis, wouldn't it?

Submission guidelines are here:

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