Matthew Lang is a twenty something queer author who resides in Melbourne, Australia.
banQuet 2011 Anthology Launch: 4th February
Hey everyone! The banQuet 2011 Anthology Launch has been set for Friday the 4th of February at 8:00 pm at Hares&Hyenas. Come along and hear some of the great stories inside the anthology and have a chat to the authors–and me if you like. Hope to see you all there and don’t forget to RSVP. …
A Response From Laura Miller
I posted last year about a letter I sent to Laura Miller in response to her Salon.com op ed piece where she (in my opinion) blasted the participants of NaNoWriMo and attacked the Office of Letters and Light. (NaNoWriMo’s parent company). This is her response to me. I have yet to send one back. In …
Tickets to Dirty Deeds II now available from Melbourne Leather Pride
Tickets to Dirty Deeds II are now available from Melbourne Leather Pride. “The Grand Finale to the Sex Write Off Competition for 2010. The most hotly contested erotic gay literary prize in Australia is also the just the hottest, with professional and amateur authors tested by having to write the best stories about gay male …
An Open Letter To Laura Miller
So Laura Miller wrote an op-ed piece complaining about NaNoWriMo and how it is symptomatic of a drive towards writing and not reading, and how she (presumably as an author) has trouble with that. She complains that people are more interested in writing than reading (citing the sales of ‘how to write’ books outstripping those of fiction books) and how she had anecdotal evidence of writers who were ‘too busy to read’. She also stated that agents and publishers were bracing for the influx of un-revised, poor quality novels to their slush piles, and bemoaned those writers who do not understand the meaning of the word ‘revision’.
Mr. Perfect reading at Dirty Deeds 2, 19th November
It’s confirmed. I will be reading Mr. Perfect at Dirty Deeds 2: The Best of the Sex Write off Competition and Awards presentations at Hares&Hyenas on Friday the 19th of November (mark it in your dairies everybody! The night is part of a fundraiser for Melbourne Leather Pride Festival in April, and should be …
Mr. Perfect makes equal second!
For some reason I thought the publishing offer was the prize for the Sex Off Write Off Competition – but the verdict is in and apparently Mr. Perfect came in equal second. That’s a bit of money towards keeping me writing and there’s also the possibility of a reading in November. I’ll post about that …
Mr. Perfect to be published in Banquet 2011
I recently entered the Hares & Hyenas‘ Sex Off Write Off competition, being run in conjunction with Midsumma, and have just been offered a publication opportunity for my short story entry with banQuet Press‘ 2011 Anthology banQuet 2011: A feast of new writing and art by Australian Queer Men. The Anthology is due to launch in …