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September 30th, 2005     by Audrey     Comments

What would you do if you shopped around a book to publishers and got nothing but rejection slips in return?

You could give up and let your manuscript collect dust in a box somewhere, or, you could pick yourself off the ground and publish it yourself.

That’s exactly what Kate (Hipstatic) and Rebecka did when their queer anthology called Ain’t Your Sister was rejected by a series of small Canadian publishers. Though they felt shaken at first and often wondered how much more rejection they could take without losing all dignity and will to live, the girls turned around and created their own homebrew publishing house called Homosaywhat.

Ain’t Your Sister has since been replaced by We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Used to Itan anthology of coming out stories by 11 emerging writers from across Canada and the United States.

Check out for more details, or better yet, come out to their launch party in October.

FAGTAGS & LADYFINGERSAn Evening of Queer Film and Lit.

October 11, 8pm, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Readings and videos by local artists to raise money for the LesBiGay Youth Line, and to celebrate the launch of the new book, We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Used to It. Featuring: RM Vaughan, Allyson Mitchell, Julie Saragosa, Mike Vokins, Nico Stagias & Michael V. Smith, Mishann Lau, Brian Francis, Anand Mahadevan, Kate Zieman,and others. DJ Winnie spins it on home.

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