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Published on Sep 10, 2012
LGBT Publishing Help Needed? Writer's Relief (http://www.WritersRelief.com) has long been known for their support of LGBT writers—and all creative writers in general. Supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community has been part of our goal since the company was first founded by Ronnie L. Smith in 1994. Writer's Relief submission strategists have helped many writers of all sexual orientations reach their writing and submitting goals.
Writer's Relief client Timmothy Holt discusses his life—all the ups and downs—that finally led him to seek the support of Writer's Relief. Timm's work often draws on his life experiences—from coming out of the closet after having children to contracting HIV/AIDS. Writer's Relief has been helping Timmothy Holt (and many other clients from all walks of life) submit work to LGBT literary journals, as well as literary agents and LGBT publishers who are friendly toward creative writing with LGBT themes.
Regardless of sexual orientation, it can be difficult for writers to find the time to perfect their craft, network in the writing community, hold down a day job, AND—on top of everything else—carve out time to research and prepare submissions. A writer is unlikely to be published in reputable venues unless he/she is submitting. But who has time?
Many writers in the genres of poetry, short prose, novels, and nonfiction books have turned to Writer's Relief; their goal is to manage the submission process so clients don't have to. They research the best-suited markets for a given work, prepare query and cover letters, format and proofread manuscripts, track submissions, and—most of all—save clients lots of time which allows them to do what they do best: Write!
Writer's Relief is fortunate to have a diverse but small client list that includes many LGBT writers who want help making submissions. Their database includes LGBT publishers and the movers and shakers in the LGBT publishing business. The staff is sensitive to all of the issues of the writing life, and the company lends its support to literary journals and editors who are publishing work by and for the LGBT community.
Our client list is small so that submission strategists can offer truly personalized service, care, and attention to each client. Writers join Writer's Relief by invitation only. All writers are welcome to apply (more than once, if necessary). We take on new clients as our workload allows.
For more information about how Writer's Relief offers help for LGBT authors and matches them to LGBT publishers, as well as traditional publishers, visit