Matthew Lang

Matthew Lang is a twenty something queer author who resides in Melbourne, Australia.

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Cover Art!

The Secret of Talmor Manor--Art by Deanna

The Secret of Talmor Manor has cover art, and here it is! Credit to Deana C. Jamroz. All going well it should be out very soon, and I can confirm it will be available in Australia, America, the UK and most of Europe, as well as online via Amazon.com.

banQuet 2011 now available at Hares&Hyenas

banQuet 2011: Writing by Queer Men Anthology Cover

A big hello and thank you to everyone who attended the banQuet 2011 launch yesterday at Hares&Hyenas. For those of you who weren’t able to come or who didn’t get a copy of the Anthology, it is available at Hares&Hyenas for $24.95 and includes my story, Mr. Perfect. Hopefully I’ll be able to post here …

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VIC Greens are after your thoughts on Same Sex Marriage

The Victorian Greens are calling for public submissions ahead of their introduction of a bill supporting Same-Sex Marriage. They are seeking views on the issue in general, on how the law should be framed, and issues such as the legal status and rights granted through marriage; how the laws would apply to interstate residents; the …

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Banquet Anthology Launch: Tickets selling fast

banQuet 2011 Men Anthology Cover

If you’re thinking of coming down to the Banquet Anthology Launch of Friday the 4th of February, I suggest you go to Midsumma.org and book a ticket now or RSVP via facebook. I’ve had a chat to the publishers and we’re apparently close to hitting venue capacity already. See you all there!

banQuet 2011 Anthology Launch: 4th February

banQuet 2011 Anthology launch invite

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. …

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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 …

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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.┬áThe 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 …

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An Open Letter To Laura Miller

NaNoWrimo

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 …

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Mr. Perfect makes equal second!

Mr Perfect on Smashwords

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 …

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