Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jae Dee's Sixty-Five is now published!

The Kindle price for Jae Dee's Sixty-Five is $4.99. The print version is available now too at Amazon. It is only $7.99. Jae Dee has been part of the Sappho's Corner cadre of poets since Wet Violets: Sappho's Corner Poetry Series, Volume 2. She has poems in each of the subsequent anthologies. Included in this collection of her poetry is some of her dad's excellent black-and-white photography from the 1950s.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fallen Petals Nominated for Goldie Award for Poetry

Fallen Petals: Sappho's Corner Poetry Series, Volume 5 is out and available in all of Amazon's worldwide distribution centers. The book has been nominated for a Goldie Award. Stay tuned for those results, which will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Golden Crown Literary Society conference in Washington, D.C. this summer. 


The matching journal and bookmarks are also available for purchase.

Sappho's Corner is now accepting submissions for Rare Orchids: Sappho's Corner Poetry Series, Volume 6. The current deadline for this volume is September 30, 2016. For more information and submission guidelines, please see the page of this website that reads, "Sapphos Corner is under construction."

This cover is not a finished work. It is a work in progress and subject to change. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Evolution of a Logo

When I was first looking for an image for my original logo, I was using MS Publisher 2000 to build my web pages. I ended up looking for an image I thought might be suitable within the Microsoft free clipart library. What I ended up finding was unexpected, to say the least. I think I used something generic like "woman" or "woman's face" to search for an image. I wasn't sure exactly what I was looking for, but I knew it when I found it. I had the motto in my head already, "Making Lesbian Love Visible," I just wasn't sure that I was going to find a image to go with it. However, when I stumbled upon the above image, something about it resonated with me. Here was this face that looks feminine to androgynous, peeking out from the surface of a rock. I have no idea where this sculpture exists in the world, but she has to me, at least, come to represent the solid foundation of lesbian her-story as it emerges from the background and begins to take on a three-dimensional existence. She is emerging from a shadowy past into the light of day. When I started, there were a few famous lesbians who had come out of the closet, but the number then pales in comparison to how many women have come of out the closet in the past ten years, since UltraVioletLove set out to increase lesbian visibility. While there are always ways to increase the visibility of lesbians in cyberspace, UltraVioletLove is now just one among multitudes instead of one among the few. 

This second murky image is an attempt to give this image a more easily inserted icon. It has been helpful for that purpose, but it somehow lost a little bit in the translation. By adding a colorful disk to the background and cleaning the image up a little bit, the logo has arrived with a more updated look that allows the traditional nature of it remain.

Here the original image from the rock remains, but the updated background allows the image that is clearly based in antiquity to pop a bit more. I like the results, and I plan to leave it as the face of is now parting logos, if not ways, with UVL Publishing, which has a newer look, a look that is more compatible with today's technology. 

Unveiling the New UltraVioletLove Publishing Logo

Although it will remain the focus of UltraVioletLove to focus on news about lesbian artists and authors now that there is less of a sense of urgency about same-sex marriage and other equality issues. Lesbians are finding their place in cyberspace as well as the world in general. will be shifting its focus more to representing UltraVioletLove Publishing and its imprints.

UltraVioletLove Publishing arose from, which began in 2002 as a way to build community among lesbians working and playing in cyberspace. UltraVioletLove Publishing (UVL Publishing) was birthed in 2008 when I broke from my first publisher, which then allowed me either to find another publisher or to branch out on my own. Given that I had learned so much during ten years of working with and for my first publisher, I figured I could at least get my own works published. About the same time I was looking at print-on-demand technology, which I felt was the most responsible and practical route for me to use for self publishing, Amazon was branching out with their own brand of POD publishing company, Not only did it offer everything all the other POD companies offered, but it offered most of it for free and was backed by what is undisputedly the biggest and most popular galaxy in the present book universe. When I realized how much legwork I wouldn't have to do by going through CreateSpace (and thus Amazon), I was sold. I credit their technology with allowing me to get so much accomplished in less than five years in the publishing business. I have now branched off into helping other writers to get published. I hope to see that expand while I continue to write and get my own new titles published as well. I see UVL Publishing as an ever expanding cluster of stars in the arms of this galaxy that also keeps expanding throughout the universe. 

In the future, UVL Publishing will encompass more than the lesbian community, although it will still remain predominantly a conduit of the LGBTQ community. It will include other facets of society, as long as those facets are respectful and supportive of the LGBTQ community. Anything that is less than respectful and supportive will have to find a different publishing home. With this in mind, I have designed a logo that will represent UVL Publishing, including works written by the lesbian community, but each imprint under the domain of this rainbow umbrella will have its own distinct logo and emphasis. 

And now to unveil the new UltraVioletLove Publishing logo...

Sunday, January 6, 2013

GCLS Guest Blog: Beth Mitchum

Those of you who know --or know or-- Beth Mitchum are well aware that she always seems to be doing something. She is an author, poet, singer/songwriter, editor, publisher, artist...I could go on an on. Beth shares with us her experiences at the 2011 Conference in Orlando and the 2012 Conference in Minneapolis.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Post-GCLS Con Response

It's strange to move back into regular life after the GCLS conventions. My post-con experience is different this time because I had to drive so much for so many days to get back home. Last summer I was living in the Orlando area, so there was no travel lag. I thought that I hadn't been as affected this year, but not so. It is just taking longer to catch up. It's hard to explain how different it feels to move through the world in the majority rather than the minority. Instead of being part of the 10% of the female population (approximately) that is lesbian, when we meet together in large groups for several days like that, we get to experience the world through the eyes of the majority. We get to slip out of being part of a marginalized group and move through the world temporarily as part of the core of it. I suspect that's why all the festivals and gatherings are so popular and why so many (those who can afford it), go from gathering to gathering in order to continue feeling central to the world rather than marginalized. I suspect also that the reason Facebook is so popular is because it allows us to move out of the shadows on the fringe of society and into the light of full acceptance by our tribe. Yes, there are still minorities within this minority group. There are still "ghettos within the ghetto," as I called it in Community Connections, the LGBT newspaper in Asheville, NC, back in the 1990s, after attending the Lesbian Health Conference. I hope that has changed some and continues changing. I think it is changing on Facebook at least if not at the gatherings. I suspect that many lesbian gatherings are still far too white for most of our sisters of color. As in the 1990s when I first addressed this issue, I am still dreaming of a lesbian culture where color and ethnicity flow seamlessly into the tapestry of the larger group. Not in a way that dulls the richness of the variations, but it a way that allows each part of the tapestry to stand boldly highlighted as part of the larger picture. If we step back and view a masterful tapestry from afar, the richness of each part is revealed. Up close, we have such a limited perspective. May I always see the world--lesbian culture and our global village--as the overall tapestry, rather than as just a few threads here and there.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Just released is a slim volume of verse by a poet from Australia, Giovanna Calligaris. Calligaris digs deep into her soul and bears all in this collection of hard-hitting poetry from a life thoroughly examined, if seldom savored. If you're looking for a happy-go-lucky collection of poetry, this isn't your kind of read. However, if you'd like to read something real and a bit gritty, Calligaris is the ticket.

Also if you like Jin Robinson's Out of the Darkness, you'll surely like this collection too. Both poetry books are available Amazon's warehouses around the world and directly through UltraVioletLove Publishing's online bookstore. Bookshop Without Borders.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Become a Distributor for UltraVioletLove Publishing

Anyway who wishes to make money by selling, promoting, and distributing titles published by UltraVioletLove Publishing, please click on the tab at the top for becoming a distributor/bookseller and/or contact for terms and income potential.

Thank you.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Welcome to has gone through a face lift recently that will, I hope, make it easier to navigate.  There are tabs along the top of the site that break the various parts of the site into bite size pieces, so you don't have to scroll through everything looking for what you want to read or reread.

Although has gone through various changes over the years (we've been here since 2002) and has witnessed great strides in the LGBT world in general and the lesbian community in specific, our goal remains ever the same and that is to promote lesbian visibility in every arena of life.  Far too long lesbian love lurked in the shadows of society, but this web site is devoted to helping to change that through the power of community and the internet by promoting the work and play of lesbians in cyberspace.

We thank our readers who have remained faithful to this site despite the changes and sometimes the difficulties of staying afloat because of technological issues.  You may look to us to continue on our mission as always in "Making Lesbian Love Visible."

If anyone is interested in posting reviews for lesbian flicks, please let me know.  You'd get credit for the review plus a chance to link your lesbian-friendly web site for free.

If you are an author, poet, or an artist and would like to be represented here, please contact me.

If you own, operate, or work for a lesbian-friendly business (doesn't have to be lesbian in content), please contact me.

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