Poly blog magazine seeks writers and submissions

Loving More, a poly community organization and educational website, is looking for staff writers and writing submissions for the online revival of their historic magazine, PEP Talk. PEP Talk, which stands for Polyfidelity Educational Productions, is the oldest magazine in the world to explore multi-partner relationships. The new blog magazine will feature a vast array of writing on polyamorous issues. The call for submissions reads:

As always we welcome submissions for articles, poems, artwork and stories from anyone interested in writing . . . Special interests or subjects we are looking to cover include bisexuality, queer and poly, mono-poly, coming out, poly and aging, young and poly and any ideas you all have an interest in as long as it is relevant to polyamory and/or relationships. Personal stories of transitions, challenges, joys and relationship shifts are always welcome.

For more submission information, see Loving More's writer's guidelines. If you are poly experienced and interested in joining the writing team, contact the Executive Director and Managing Editor, Robyn Trask, at robyn [at] lovemore [dot] com, or call 970-667-5683.

Polyamory in Atlanta

A recent article in LGBT publication The GA Voice discusses the growing poly community in Atlanta. It profiles one poly relationship -- a husband (Billy Holder) and wife who decided to open their relationship.

After watching his brother go through a horrible divorce, Holder said the two sat down to discuss ways to not ever let that happen to them. The answer was to form a new way of loving — to be open and honest about other lovers . . .

Holder says he tried to have several monogamous relationships in the past, but he never felt quite right.

"For me, I always felt like something was missing. I felt like I was chained down," he said. "I had more love to give."

In an effort to bring together the poly community in Atlanta, Holder founded a poly meet-up group, which will host the very first Atlanta Poly Weekend this year, from March 25 - 27. The event will feature workshops, speakers, and bonding time for all attendees. This is a great step forward for Atlanta's poly community.

New poly romance novel from Jacqueline Applebee

Jacqueline Applebee, who has previously written erotic fiction and was published in Best Lesbian Erotica 2008, has released her first full-length book. An Expanded Love is a fictional romance novel that explores the joys and obstactles of polyamory.

An Expanded Love follows a bisexual woman named Nadia. When she meets a polyamorous woman named Christine, Nadia must re-think her traditional views on relationships:

Nadia decides to try this way of relating for herself, but her first steps into polyamory are terrifying, exhilarating and downright strange. The jealousy she feels over sharing Christine with another woman goes out the window when Nadia falls for a Pagan synchronised swimmer, Yolanda, and her cookery-obsessed boyfriend, Sam . . . When Yolanda's crossdressing son, and Nadia’s moody ex-boyfriend get thrown into the mix, things get rather interesting...

I've truly enjoyed reading Applebee's work in the past, and I highly recommend you check out this exciting new novel. An Expanded Love is available as a paperback or e-book; go take a look!