Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 6.18.38 AMFirst came the idea, then the call for submissions, the selection process, finalizing, editing, formatting, proofing and more proofing. Finally, after 9 months, we’ll soon be publishing Outer Voices Inner Lives, a collection of 16 LGBTQ writers over 50.

With a foreword by iconic author Patricia Nell Warren (The Frontrunner), Outer Voices showcases writers in their prime, whether that prime is 50, 60, or 80.

Co-edited by myself and Stephen Dolainski (, the collection gathers stories and an essay or two from our peers—writers whose voices have not gone silent and whose creativity and vitality have not diminished.

Steve will be joining me on an Aged to Perfection podcast soon to talk about the book, why we did it, and what our hopes are for it. Look for another announcement soon when the book becomes available. I’ll also be doing a giveaway here for email subscribers—details on that with the book launch. Until then … Mark McNease/Editor

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