Reviews

Queer Sci Fi / QueeRomance Ink Review Submissions

We run both the QueerSciFi.com and QueeRomanceInk.com websites. Books submitted here will be added to our reviewer spreadsheet. Titles that are queer sci fi, fantasy, paranormal or horror will be posted to the QSF website if reviewed. Titles that are queer romances (of any genre) will be posted to the QueeRomance Ink website.

We have a number of reviews already on the sites. You can visit our past QSF reviews HERE. QRI reviews are here.

Mission Statement

Our reviewers are composed of fellow authors, readers, fans, cosplayers, allies, and those who identify as part of the rainbow. We have joined for the common goal of spreading the word and celebrating queer speculative fiction.

By submitting your work, you agree to have the our reviewers provide a fair and honest review. We do not guarantee positive reviews, and in the spirit of integrity we do not censor our reviews. Our opinions are our own and reviews are the property of the reviewer. We are not responsible for reviews appearing anywhere but on our own channels (QSF and QRI).

In the spirit of community, we do not post ratings on our website, and we will not post reviews that contain personal attacks or unsubstantiated claims of malfeasance. Basically, we try to not say anything we wouldn’t feel comfortable saying to an author’s face. The base of these principles is made up of our deep respect we have for our authors and the work they do.

We focus on the work itself, and not the author, and try not to make assumptions about them or why or how they wrote the work.

Our reviewers are all volunteers, so we ask your understanding if we cannot review a title for any reason.

Submissions

If you would like to submit a work for review, please fill out the form below, and then email the eBooks (mobi, pdf and epub) to scott@queerscifi.com. All works should include at least one LGBTIQA main character and should be some variant of speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, or horror; or some variant of queer romance (any genre).

Your request will be added to a submissions sheet where our reviewers may elect to read it, in which case you’ll be contacted by an admin from the information provided.

Don’t worry about filling the genre and LGBTQ+ categories out perfectly–all reviewers are given the link you provide to your work.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott: scott@queerscifi.com

Submit your book via Google Forms here:

http://bit.ly/2U16B1d

Reviewers

About Ben Brock:
Queer Sci Fi Administrator
Ben’s personal interests run along adult Mystery/Thrillers and Science Fiction, but he reads a variety of speculative fiction subgenres in all genders and sexualities.


About Andrew: Andy is an award-winning author, an educator, and an activist. His novel The City of Seven Gods won the 2017 Silver Falchion Award (Best Horror/Fantasy) and was a finalist in the 2016 Foreword INDIES (Best Sci Fi/Fantasy). He is also the author of the Werecat series, Poseidon and Cleito, two books for young adults (The Seventh Pleiade and Banished Sons of Poseidon), and most recently the romantic comedy Irresistible. Oh, and he’s a Hufflepuff.


About Becky: A supporter of indie authors and small presses, Becky lives and breathes literature. A full-time book editor and publisher, Becky and her team have edited well over a thousand books and have published over a hundred. Life is hectic and amazing, but there’s always time for “just one more chapter.”


About CC: CC is a mild-mannered librarian by day, but by night she writes about worlds of adventure and romance. When she’s not busy solving puzzles in an escape room, she can be found diving into comics or binge-watching superhero movies. She writes surrounded by books, spare computing equipment, a fluffy dog, and too many board games to count. In 2011, she won a Rainbow Award for best gay sci-fi/futuristic novel with Angel 1089.


About Dan: Dan Ackerman is a writer and educator who has lived in Connecticut for their entire life. They received their BSED from CCSU in 2013 and wrote their Master’s thesis on representations of women in same-sex relationships in contemporary Spanish literature and cinema. Currently, Dan is studying for a second MA in ABA and works in a center school for students with a variety of intellectual, developmental, or multiple disabilities. In their spare time, Dan continues to read and write, supplemented with a healthy amount of movie marathons and gaming.


About Georgiana: Georgiana’s a true military brat through and through. Currently, she lives in one part of the world and tomorrow, maybe another part. She doesn’t believe in having four walls in any aspects of her life. She’s a reader of all LGBTQ+ literature, but she really loves finding and getting lost in a great Grimdark Fantasy. No need for a happy ending, just a captivating adventure to keep her coming back for more. When her nose isn’t in a book, she enjoys exploring new territories, going on adventures, being crafty, and working with her hands.


About Jaye: I’m Jaye. I like books with strong and interesting characters. And murder. I grew up on a steady diet of fantasy and science fiction, coming to romance later in life, and I can’t wait to read more of everything.


About Kayleigh: Hi. I’m Kayleigh. I’m an author with books in a variety of subgenres—contemporary, dystopian/sci-fi, mystery/suspense, and paranormal, all with gay and bisexual characters so far. I’m a 2019 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for my book, No Luck, and completely gobsmacked by that. When not writing, I’m… well, writing. Or herding cats. My most recent publication is A Vampire’s Heart, Book 1 in the Ellowyn Found Trilogy. Reviewing is new for me, but I look forward to giving back to the author community by helping to get books in front of readers and by helping readers find books they’ll love.


About M.A.: M.A. Hinkle swears a lot and makes jokes at inappropriate times, so she writes about characters who do the same thing. She is the author of Death of a Bachelor and Diamond Heart, both from Ninestar Press. She’s also worked as an editor and proofreader for the last eight years, critiquing everything from graduate school applications to romance novels.


About Mary: An avid reader from a family of avid readers, Mary loves fantasy, science fiction, and romance that sweeps the reader away into new worlds or explores new facets of this one. Bonus points if the book has horses, cats, chickens, parrots, bunnies, or other fuzzy creatures in it. Her favorite authors include Mercedes Lackey and Patricia Briggs.


About Maryann: Hi, I’m Maryann, I started life in New York, moved to New Hampshire and in 1965 uprooted again to Sacramento, California.  Once I retired I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2011 and just moved back to Sacramento in March of 2018.  My son, his wife and step-daughter flew out to Florida and we road tripped back so they got to see sights they have never seen.  New Orleans and the Grand Canyon were the highlights.  Now I am back on the west coast again to stay! From a young age Ialways liked to read.  I remember going to the library and reading the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting. Much later on became a big fan of the classics, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and as time went by Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury and Stephen Kingand many other authors. My first M/M shifter book I read was written by Jan Irving the “Uncommon Cowboys” series from 2012.  She was the first author I ever contacted and sent an email to letting her know how much I liked this series.  Sometime along the way I read “Zero to the Bone”by Jane Seville, I think just about everyone has read this book! As it stands right now I’m really into mysteries, grit, gore and “triggers” don’t bother me.  But if a blurb peaks my interest I will read the book. My kindle collection eclectic and over three thousand books and my Audible collection is slowly growing.  I have both the kindle and audible apps on my ipod, ipads, and MAC. So there is never an excuse not to be listening or reading. I joined Goodreads around 2012 and started posting reviews.  One day a wonderful lady, Lisa Horan of The Novel Approach, sent me an email to see if I wanted to join her review group.  Joining her site was such an eye opener.  I got introduce to so many new authors that write for the LGBTQ genre.   Needless to say, it was heart breaking when it ended.  But I found a really great site, QRI and it’s right here in Sacramento. Last year at QSAC I actually got to meet Scott Coatsworth, Amy Lane and Jeff Adams.


About Scott: Scott is the founder of Queer Sci Fi, and a fantasy and sci fi writer in his own right, with more than 30 published short stories, novellas and novels to his credit, including two trilogies.


About Siri: Siri Paulson loves nothing more than mixing up genres to see what will happen. She also wears the hats of non-fiction editor by day and chief editor of micro-publisher Turtleduck Press by night. Her other passion is contra (folk) dancing. Thankfully, her long-suffering spouse is good at keeping himself occupied. After growing up in Alberta, Canada, she moved to Toronto and achieved her lifelong dream of buying an old house, dubbed the TARDIS because it’s bigger on the inside. Other lifelong dreams include publishing novels (one and counting), travelling the world (so far, so good), and becoming an astronaut (still waiting on that one). She can be found at QueeRomance Ink, on her blog, and on Instagram. Her most recent publications are a short story in the anthology Timeshift, edited by Eric S. Fomley, and an m/m steampunk serial at Turtleduck Press.