I've had some generous offers from other authors, editors, and magazines to publish the story but nothing really felt right.
Then I received an email titled 'My Way to Show being Gay Really IS Okay' and I was instantly intrigued. Turns out, I had reason to be.
The email was from Lauren Becker, who helps run the site Let's Get Beyond Tolerance. It focuses on LGBT Entertainment for the YA set, and she was writing to let me know about an informal scholarship she was setting up for someone who is LGBT or an Ally and is doing something to make sure everyone is accepted, not just tolerated, called the Living Beyond Tolerance scholarship. People could start applying June 1 through November 30.
Right away I thought this was a great idea, but then Lauren told me her goal was at least $200 and she would personally pay the difference if that amount couldn't be reached.
That's what really stuck out to me here. Not only was she willing to coordinate the efforts for this scholarship (no small feat - check out the guidelines and ways to enter HERE), but she was going to make up the difference? This was what felt right. This was where I knew my story should go.
It took a lot of work but and I'm extremely grateful to be able to say that my short story FLESH WHICH IS NOT FLESH (Cameron and Wesley's story) is now available as an eBook on Amazon, and from now through August 31, 50% of the proceeds from this story will go to the Living Beyond Tolerance scholarship.
I'm hoping we can meet that $200 goal. Exceed it even. Perhaps $500? $1,000?
Click here for a sneak peek of FLESH WHICH IS NOT FLESH.
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