To kick off a series of regular blog posts introducing our marvellous sponsors, here’s our Chief Sponsor Wrangler, Jamie Merrow.
I’m delighted to introduce one of the sponsors of the 2013 UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet, Less Than Three Press. Of course, attendees of the 2012 Meet will be familiar with LT3 already, as this is their second year of involvement with UK Meet.
I first encountered LT3 when I was looking for a home for a lesbian fairy tale I’d written (LT3 publish gay, lesbian and trans* romance). At the time I thought LT3 somewhat unusual in that, as well as standalone ebooks, they publish serial fiction. Since then I’ve noticed serialisation has become increasingly popular.
Here’s what LT3 say about themselves:
Less Than Three Press is a strong presence in the GLBTQ romance community. Together with a network of highly talented editors, artists, and writers, LT3 provides quality fiction, priding itself on stories that put substance first.
LT3 can be found wherever romance writers linger, advertising across the internet and at various conventions. The company is committed to professional integrity, offering strong editorial support to its talented writers, and excellent customer service.
Always looking for ways to please its readership, LT3 is constantly looking for new ways to reach out and offer quality fiction, from traditional print to digital, with plans to expand into interactive novels and other media formats.
LT3 is a labor of love between three women who wanted to write and publish books, but wanted to do it their way—with other people who love what they do, for people who love to read great romance, with high-quality, well-edited stories that are also affordable, engaging, and always come with that famous happy end.
And just in case there are any of you wondering, as I did, where the name came from, here it is:
The ‘less than’ symbol followed by the number ‘3’ (as in <3) is the text emote for a heart.
As LT3 say, what better symbol for a publisher of romance?
JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne.She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour.
Jamie’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org