Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction

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Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction


Editors: S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle

"A riveting gathering of talented voices in black lesbian fiction."—Ashleigh Williams, School Library Journal

“These stories are strong, they are thought-provoking and no two stories are remotely the same…Whilst you may not like every story—and that will be true of any anthology you read—you will be left in no doubt about the skill of each author in crafting their tale. The common thread is Black + lesbian, but the diversity of the stories here outlines the extraordinary depth of talent that is out there, and which needs to find the light of day.” – A.L. Brooks, Curve Magazine

*2017 Goldie Finalist in Anthology

*2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist in LGBT Adult Fiction

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A necessary and relevant addition to the Black LGBTQ literary canon, which oftentimes overlooks Black lesbian writing, Lez Talk is a collection of short stories that embraces the fullness of Black lesbian experiences.  The contributors operate under the assumption that “lesbian” is not a dirty word, and have written stories that amplify the diversity of Black lesbian lives. 

At once provocative, emotional, adventurous, and celebratory, Lez Talk crosses a range of fictional genres, including romance, speculative, and humor. The writers explore new subjects and aspects of their experiences, and affirm their gifts as writers and lesbian women.  Beginning with Sheree L. Greer's "I Can't Turn it Off,” a short, powerful tale imbued with socio-political undercurrents, the collection also includes work from Claudia Moss, LaToya Hankins, Lauren Cherelle, K.A. Smith, S. Andrea Allen, Faith Mosley, and Eternity Philops.

THE EDITORS:  Lez Talk is a collaborative effort between BLF Press publisher S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle, manager of Resolute Publishing.

S. (Stephanie) Andrea Allen is author of A Failure to Communicate (2017), a collection of short fiction and essays. She is currently working on her first novel. 

Lauren Cherelle is the author of the novels Accept the Unexpected (2011) and The Dawn of Nia (2016), and the short story "A Secret Validation" (2013).

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

222 pp.

@2016 by S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle

ISBN-13: 978-0-9972439-9-4

Cover design: Lauren Curry