Welcome

UK GLBTQ Fiction – Read it, Write it, Love it

WELCOME to the UK Meet site, and details of this much-loved UK event, run for and by GLBTQ fiction fans / authors / readers.
Every event to date has been fully booked and resoundingly enjoyed. Please feel free to browse around the website.

OUR STRATEGY ON COVID-19
Our strategy on Covid19 – keep calm, carry on and make the right decision at the right time.

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UPDATE 6 DEC 2020: The committee is actively reviewing the plans for 2021. Tickets are not yet going on sale until we have a better idea of how/whether the event will be both rewarding and manageable. Please join the Mailing List to receive the latest news, or follow us on Facebook.

UPDATE 9 MAY 2020: the UK Meet 2020 has unfortunately been postponed, due to the uncertainty involved in the covid19 situation. We are all very disappointed, but have rescheduled to Sept 2021, again in Southampton, and will send out more details later this year.

UPDATE 18 MARCH 2020:
Our strategy on Covid19 – keep calm, carry on and make the right decision at the right time.
Keep calm –
We are keeping up to date with all the information from across the globe. The only thing that we know is that we don’t know what things will be like in a month, let alone six months. It’s possible we may have the decision made for us, but at present we will…
Carry on –
We will act, for the time being, as if we expect UK Meet to proceed. So organising panels, etc will be got on with. However, we won’t do anything that involves further expense to delegates, such as selling tickets for the gala dinner, until nearer the time. The existing booking terms and conditions will apply during this period..
Right decision at the right time –
Because we’ve always been prudent financially we can afford to lose our deposit for the hotel and can reimburse delegates/sponsors all their fees should the event be cancelled. We would in this case still have seeding capital for the next event.  A final decision will be made in June – assuming it’s not been made for us before then. In the event of us cancelling UK Meet, we will then make a further decision on the next step. That next step could be:
* Leaving 2020 as a fallow year and having the next event in 2022
* Organising a (possibly) smaller, different event at a later date
* Any other solution we think fit.

We’ll keep in touch!

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UK Meet 2020 is taking place on September 5th-6th 2020
at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton.


Please see our notes on how ticket allocation in general is handled HERE.

Please DO NOT arrange travel or accommodation to any event without a confirmed ticket.


Here’s to a weekend full of friendship, fun and plenty of inspiration!

Our watchword at all times is RESPECT.
Please follow it in all your UK Meet dealings.

The UK Meet has the following aims:
With a British flavour, to raise the profile of English language GLBTQ fiction to readers around the world.
To facilitate peer to peer community support between readers, writers and bloggers of English language GLBTQ fiction.
To facilitate publishing of English language GLBTQ fiction around the world.

Our commitment to Data Protection is explained here.


Details and BUY links for our souvenir anthologies on the menu above.

LASHINGS OF SAUCE Awarded Honorable mention in the Rainbow Awards: Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction category