BLF Press

Cover Reveal!

Some of y'all might know that I'm also the publisher and editor-in-chief at BLF Press. Yesterday, we revealed the cover for our upcoming anthology of Black speculative writing, and I realized that I needed to share it with you too! 🙂 Forthcoming from BLF Press: August 20, 2019Inspired by the work of Black science fiction… Continue reading Cover Reveal!

BLF Press, BLLC Review, Current Projects, Events, Uncategorized, Writing

Writin’ is Fightin’

I hope that the start of the new year is bringing you hope and inspiration to do the things you've always wanted to do. Although it seems that the world is a dumpster fire right now, we can still find joy in our families, friends, and community. In 2018, I shook off even more of… Continue reading Writin’ is Fightin’

Uncategorized

Serendipity 2.0: Queer Home

Sometime last summer, I was asked to serve as an advisory board member of an upcoming exhibit being curated by Erica Cardwell entitled Queer Home. I was intrigued, but I needed to know more. My relationship with the word queer has always been fraught, although I do recognize its utility as a term that can… Continue reading Serendipity 2.0: Queer Home

BLLC Review

Steph’s Fall Reading List — Black Lesbian Literary Collective

Here's my latest post over on the BLLC! What are you reading this fall? So, I don’t know about y’all, but all I want to do these days is curl up somewhere with a good book or two. Or three or four. If you know anything at all about me, you know that I’m almost… Continue reading Steph’s Fall Reading List — Black Lesbian Literary Collective

BLF Press, BLLC Review, Writing

Why Did My Story Get Rejected?

My short piece, "Why Did My Story Get Rejected?," was originally published on the BLLC Review. Rejection is hard, and let’s face it, as writers, we’ve all been there. We’ve worked tirelessly on a new story, only to be rejected from what we thought was a the perfect medium for the piece. Why? Well, no… Continue reading Why Did My Story Get Rejected?

BLLC Review, Writing

Stephanie Andrea Allen on Writer’s Block and What to Do When the Words Won’t Come

This is a cross-post of a blog I wrote for The BLLC Review. So, there comes a time in every writer’s life when she sits down in front of a computer screen or pulls out her pen and pad and nothing happens. Nothing. No matter how long she sits there, the words just won’t come.… Continue reading Stephanie Andrea Allen on Writer’s Block and What to Do When the Words Won’t Come

#52essays2017, Writing

#4 Living My Best Writing Life, Workshop Edition

Yesterday, for the first time in two months, I met with my writing group. I had no idea how much I’d missed them. The last time I’d seen them was in November, and then only briefly. I’d been in Montreal at a conference, and only popped in to the video conference for a minute or… Continue reading #4 Living My Best Writing Life, Workshop Edition

Quotes

Quote of the Day

I'm still feeling Shug Avery right now, so here's another one from Alice Walker's The Temple of My Familiar: "HELPED are those who risk themselves for others' sakes; to them will be given increasing opportunities for ever greater risks. Theirs will be a vision of the world in which no one's gift is despised or… Continue reading Quote of the Day