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Wayward Ink Publishing

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Wayward Ink Publishing has recently celebrated its first anniversary as an independent publisher that may be small in size, but isn’t afraid to have big dreams. In our first year we have not only published a number of quality titles, but also garnered a reputation for nurturing new talent.

For many years GLBT stories have been overshadowed by their ‘straight’ counterparts and yet they have the same ability to make a person laugh, cry, and gasp with their drama. Our goal is to publish quality GLBT Fiction and GLBT Romance. Currently, most GLBT stories focuses on romance and erotica. We love romance, but recognise not all stories that need to be told include a love element. Action adventures, crime dramas, stories of dystopian futures, don’t always have, or require, a romantic component.

We at Wayward Ink, would like to offer the opportunity for authors to write not only love stories, but also dark, gritty crime novels, tight, tense suspense thrillers, and epic battles led by gay or lesbian generals without the demand to include a romantic subplot in order to become published.

In other words, we want to show the world gay men and women in positive and inspiring roles. We want to see strong gay and lesbian protagonists without always throwing in a gratuitous love interest. We want to encourage authors to write the story they see and feel, not only the ones they think will sell.

Whether it’s a short story, novella, or full-length novel, we’re interested in hearing from authors at all stages of their career, be they aspiring or established. We cover all genres, including Contemporary, Steampunk, Historical, Western, Mystery and Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Paranormal, BDSM, and Kink/Fetish. We love humor and we love angst! We love sexy and a good old ripping yarn!

Good stories stay with readers for life. They become part of their history and help define who they are. Some even change lives. We plan to publish those stories.

Wayward Ink publisher Lily Velden will be attending Queermance this year. She’ll be doing a reading at our Queerbaret on on Saturday and you can meet her at our Meet the Publishers Afternoon Tea on Sunday.

Lily Velden: Author and Publisher

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Lily Velden lives on the east coast of Australia, her family having emigrated from Holland when she was a child.
She’s both a left and right brain person, holding qualifications in both Finance and Fine Arts. She tells her friends that her way with numbers will make her a profitable artist and writer… one day.
Lily has always had a love of language and a beautifully crafted sentence, and admits to having a fetish for collecting quotes, poems, and song lyrics. What she won’t admit to is how many notebooks she’s filled with those quotes… Her fascination carries on into her artworks where she often incorporates text. When a shoulder injury slowed down her art practice she decided to explore her love of the written word more fully and began writing. “I’ll paint my pictures with words.”
Not that she’s abandoned artmaking in its entirety—Lily collaborates on the designs for all her book covers.
There are many things Lily loves, here are just a few of the PG rated ones: a good laugh (all the better if caused by a naughty joke), the smell of freshly baked goods and mown grass, a smile from a stranger, rainbows after the rain, and witnessing a promise kept.
Lily Velden can be found at:
Website: http://lilyvelden.wordpress.com/
Email: lilyvelden@live.com.au
Twitter Name: @LilyVelden
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lily.velden
Tumblr: http://lilyvelden.tumblr.com/

Lily will be doing a reading at our Saturday Night Queerbaret and you can meet her at our Meet the Publishers Afternoon Tea.

Afternoon Tea: Meet the Publishers

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When: 4:00 PM Sunday 19th of April
Where: The Mercure on Therry Street
Tickets: $25/$20
Bookings: Click Here
*Please Note that due to catering we must close off bookings on the 13th of April and there will be no tickets at the door.

Publishers, as the world knows, have long lunches, lazily spend time with their feet up reading through amazing books which people send them for free and jealously guard the gates of publishing from amazing aspiring writing talent who have at least one amazing book in them.

Publishers, as anyone in the industry knows, have found that the days of long lunches are over, that it’s harder to get talent noticed in an increasingly crowded marketplace, and wading through the ever growing slush pile in the hope of finding the next gem is both a draining and exhausting prospect. And please don’t mention delicate writer egos.

Following the success of last year’s Meet the Publishers Panel, we’re bringing along more publishers and giving you all a chance to meet, mingle chat and maybe even pitch a story or two over tea, coffee and nibbles on a casual Sunday afternoon. Book your ticket now for this limited entry event or grab a festival pass and come and meet publishers and editors from Clan Destine Press, MidnightSun Publishing, eXtasy Books, Little Raven, Fireborn Publishing, Dreamspinner Press, Wayward Ink Press, Stein & Wilde Publishing, Dark Matter Zine and Writing from Below Journal.