Dispatches from Lesbian America

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edited by
Giovanna Capone
Xequina Maria Berber
Cheela Romain Smith


Bink Books

400 pp. ● 6 x 9
$16.95 (pb) ● $9.99 (eb)
ISBN 978-1-943837-64-9 (pb)
● 978-1-943837-65-6 (eb)

FICTION – Collection
FICTON – Lesbian

Publication Date: December 2016

About the Book

Dispatches from Lesbian America is a collection of more than forty works of short fiction and memoir from contemporary writers, some newly emerging and some well-known. Unique in recent lesbian anthologies, these thoughtful stories address themes meaningful to us in the modern world.

Featured Authors: Charlene Allen, Mari Alschuler, Joan Annsfire, Roxanne Ansolabehere, Terry Baum, Xequina Maria Berber, Elizabeth Bernays, Lynn Brown, Giovanna Capone, Susan Clements, Elana Dykewomon, Haley Fedor, Joanne Fleisher, Pippa Fleming, Judy Grahn, Felicia Hayes, Lois Rita Helmbold, Chante Shirelle Holsey, Toke Hoppenbrouwers, Happy/L.A. Hyder, Bev Jafek, Bev Jo, Lenn Keller, Heidi LaMoreaux, Alison Laurie, Mo Markham, Arielle Nyx McKee, Heal McKnight, Helena Montgomery, Dr. Bonnie J. Morris, Ashley Obinwanne, Artemis Passionflower, Tonya Primm, Francesca Roccaforte, Lilith Rogers, Ruth A. Rouff, Heath Atom Russell, Barbara Ruth, Mary Saracino, Cheela “Rome” Smith, Tess Tabak, and Polly Taylor.

Website: Dispatches From Lesbian America

In the Media

7 Small Press Books to Read in February by Susie Rodarme, Book Riot
Dispatches from Lesbian America Editors Interview, Women’s Liberation Radio
Monday, June 5, 2017: Giovanna Capone, editor of Dispatches from Lesbian America, KPFA Women’s Magazine


12339550_1174925602541520_4508116845238144378_o Rainbow Awards Runner Up 2017 Best Lesbian Book
12299139_1174638112570269_7574133558800470614_n Rainbow Awards Finalist 2017 Best LGBT Non Fiction & Biography/Memoir

“This book feeds the lesbian soul . . . the editors, and the writers all honour our culture, put it on the map, and help to keep it–and us–alive and strong.”  Spider Redgold, Review, Lesbian Connection


“In the midst of diminishing lesbian spaces and silenced voices this collection is like a coming home for lesbians.” — Yvet Janzen, Review, At the Inkwell


“A rich tapestry of diverse stories from exquisitely talented writers–a collection to be savored and enjoyed.” — Rainbow Award judge