Britain’s biggest convention for writers of GLBT fiction, UK Meet, took place at Brighton’s Mercure Hotel last weekend (coincidentally the same weekend as this year’s British Beard and Moustache Championships – my goodness, I love this country…). I popped along to take part in a panel about publishing for newbies, trying to prove that editors are lovely people, honestly, not scary monsters who just want to reject your work.
For writers, readers and publishers in the genre, UK Meet is a great place to network, share ideas and learn more about what’s popular (uniforms, cowboys and rent boy/client stories among other things, with impossibly wealthy and well-equipped doms filed as a guilty pleasure…). And with next year’s event planned for Manchester, it can only get bigger and better.
If you want to learn more, visit the UK Meet site. Thanks to the wonderful Jo Myles and Charlie Cochrane for all their hard work in making the event the success it was, and here’s hoping to see everyone next year.