Good evening, faithful LGBTQ Literature readers. We had nobody on the schedule for this month, so it fell to me. Well, y’all, February is a short month, and the past two weeks have been way busier than normal. I just returned from a conference in Austin, and I clearly overestimated how much time and energy I would have to finish this month’s diary today. I’m partway done with the diary, but it’s nowhere near ready for publication.
Looking ahead to next month, we also have nobody on the schedule, and the end of March is going to be similarly packed for me. I fear I’m going to encounter the same issues in the run-up to our March diary.
So, with that in mind, I have decided that the best course of action would be to combine the February and March diaries and just split the difference by posting in mid-March. A new LGBTQ Literature will be posted at our usual time on Sunday, March 13. Normal monthly posting will resume in April.
I’m sorry about the delay. I really hate moving dates and pushing back diaries in this way, but I hope y’all know that it’s always a last resort when it happens.
In the meantime, I would like to advertise our January diary, which I’m pretty sure fell through the cracks (mostly due to my own error and ignorance). Ushka Waso posted for our series last month, and they actually published the diary on their own before deciding to publish under the banner of this series. So they unpublished the diary and (this is my fault for not realizing how the site works) I just scheduled that same diary to publish the following month. However, because it was previously published, it did not show up in the recent diaries list (since it was technically weeks old), and very few people actually got to see it. I’ve felt horrible about the whole thing. Again, this was all my fault, and I’m sorry about that! If you missed last month’s diary, please check it out here: LGBTQ Literature: Surviving to Thrive.
This should go without saying, but we’re always looking for writers! In fact, if anybody would like to take our regular March date, perhaps we can have two LGBTQ Literature diaries in March (I can always un-cancel our March 27 diary). But otherwise, any other date in 2022 is open. Please let me know if you’re interested in writing for our series. Here is the 2022 schedule:
January 30: Ushka Waso
February 27: OPEN
March 13: Chrislove
March 27: OPEN
April 24: OPEN
May 29: OPEN
June 26: OPEN
July 31: OPEN
August 28: OPEN
September 25: OPEN
October 30: OPEN
November 27: OPEN
December 25: OPEN
Check back on Sunday, March 13, at our normal time. I’ll see everybody then!