The Hopeless Romantic

Episode 3: You and Me Could Write a Trans Romance

Episode Summary

**Content warning: This episode of THR features some discussion of transphobia and dysphoria and other potentially triggering subjects.** The third episode of The Hopeless Romantic, "You and Me Could Write a Trans Romance," features the podcast's first guest, author Sam Schooler. Amanda and Austin ask about Sam's experiences as a genderqueer author, discuss ways cis authors can respectfully represent trans characters, and how presses can better market trans books. Other topics include writing contemporary vs historical trans literature, not writing trans characters to meet a diversity quota, and Sam and Austin's favorite trans books. Follow Sam Schooler on twitter: [@samschoolering](twitter.com/samschoolering) Trans submission calls: (Please review the submission guidelines thoroughly. Please note that these calls may not be romance-specific.) [Topside Press ](http://topsidepress.com/call-for-submissions-short-speculative-fiction/) [Trans-Genre Press](http://trans-genre.net/trans-genre-press/submissions/) As mentioned in the episode, many LGBTQIA romance presses accept trans romance. Below is a partial list: [Riptide Publishing](http://riptidepublishing.com/call-for-submissions), [Less Than Three Press](https://www.lessthanthreepress.com/submissions.php), [Bold Strokes Books](http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/submission-guidelines.html), [NineStar Press](http://ninestarpress.com/submissions/), [Dreamspinner Press](https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/pages.php?pID=6&CDpath=0) \*, [Torquere Press](http://www.torquerepress.com/submissions.html), [LooseID](http://www.loose-id.com/submissions/), [Pride Publishing](http://www.totallyboundpublishing.com/submissions/) \* trans m/m only

Episode Notes

Content warning: This episode of THR features some discussion of transphobia and dysphoria and other potentially triggering subjects.

The third episode of The Hopeless Romantic, "You and Me Could Write a Trans Romance," features the podcast's first guest, author Sam Schooler. Amanda and Austin ask about Sam's experiences as a genderqueer author, discuss ways cis authors can respectfully represent trans characters, and how presses can better market trans books.

Other topics include writing contemporary vs historical trans literature, not writing trans characters to meet a diversity quota, and Sam and Austin's favorite trans books.

Follow Sam Schooler on twitter: @samschoolering

Trans submission calls: (Please review the submission guidelines thoroughly. Please note that these calls may not be romance-specific.)

Topside Press
Trans-Genre Press

As mentioned in the episode, many LGBTQIA romance presses accept trans romance. Below is a partial list:

Riptide Publishing, Less Than Three Press, Bold Strokes Books, NineStar Press, Dreamspinner Press *, Torquere Press, LooseID, Pride Publishing

* trans m/m only