Monthly Archives: March 2011

We are all a-Twitter.

We’re on the Twitter, folks. Follow us for updates and writerly things.

Our First Review: NewPages Blog

Check out our first review on the NewPages blog. The NewPages website is also an excellent source if you’re considering submissions, but don’t know where to start.

Love, love, love….

Our summer issue is starting to develop a theme. From early and obviously doomed first crushes to the last thing you might have said to that one and only, our contributors are taking on the topic of crushy, messy love. If you’ve got a poem or story, a narrative essay, or a piece of artwork that considers the topic of love (and who doesn’t?), send it to us for consideration among the pages of our sweltering summer issue. We can’t wait to read what you’ve written.

The Editors of Saltwater Quarterly

Upcoming Class for LGBTIQ Writers in Seattle

This is a shameless (no shame!) plug for my upcoming Hugo House class, all about writing from a queer perspective. The goal of this class is to help writers identify what makes writing queer and how to expand the voices and content of our stories to shine a light on queer experience. This is THE FIRST EVER class at the Hugo House targeted at a specific population and I would love, love, love to show them that there is a need and a desire for classes like this.

How can you help? Register! Tell your friends to register! Spread the word!

Take a look at the class description and contact the lovely Sara Brickman at or (206) 322-7030 to talk scholarship (requests due March 14th) or registration.

Beyond Coming Out

The LGBTQ community is filled with a variety of experiences and identities that run along a spectrum. Now that gay and lesbian literature is an established genre, there is an opportunity to tell stories that go beyond coming out or falling in love for the first time. This class will explore what it means to write from an LGBTQ perspective, how to write stories that focus a lens on the specific and current experiences of LGTBQ individuals, and how to go beyond the same old stories and clich├ęs presented in the media.

Instructor: Katie McClendon
Meets: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 – Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tuesday, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Min: 5 Max: 15
Spring 2011 Classes