Rachel’s Haven is looking for TG short stories for new book

30 11 2013

Rachel Haven, the watering hole for TG caption enthusiasts is to publish a book with transgender fiction.

Rachel (yes, there is a Real Rachel!!!) says that this is part of the fund raising needed to keep the Haven alive:

“Everyone round here tends to enjoy a good story or several, and while there have been a few TF/TG novellas produced and sold, there are very, very few collections of them from a variety of authors. I see this as a challenge to us, a challenge to produce a collection or several and place them for sale with the proceeds going to the Haven whether it be sold on Amazon, Lulu, or Barnes and Noble.

“Now, what we’re looking for is stories of at least 5000 words in length, preferably something new and never before seen, however existing works will also be considered as we are going to hit a market that may never have seen them. The collection will be sold under the Haven Bookworks publishing label, with each story being sold separately as well as in a volume of collected works at a discount.”

So if you write TG stories, this may be an opportunity for you!

More info over at Rachel’s Haven.


Bending the Bookshelf

20 10 2012

Bending the Bookshelf is another blog that looks at transgender fiction. It is, as it points out, at the crossroads between gender bending and genre bending.

The blog is particularly good at guiding you to the good commercial TG fiction you can find out there, i.e. books that are found in print or as ebooks over at — for instance — Amazon.

There are in depth reviews of books and interviews with the authors It is easy to see that the review team loves TG fiction and truly cares for the authors.

If you share their love for this kind of literature and like to write, you may consider becoming one of their reviewers yourself.

The blog is published in association with the transgender lifestyle magazine Frock.

Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In as a Transgender Fantasy

11 02 2012

almodovar the skin i live inPOST INCLUDES SPOILERS!

There are those who say transgender fantasies never make it into mainstream media.

Well, last year saw at least one serious, artistic, movie that reads like a crossdreamer/transgender fantasy, namely La Piel que Habito or The Skin I Live In.

By writing this I have, of course, revealed the plot’s unusual twist, which isn’t that unusual at all if you are a reader of TG fiction.

Here you will find one of the traditional TG themes: A young boy abducted by mad scientist, is being turned into a woman; he goes through upheaval and suffering before finally coming to peace with her new life.

Pedro Almodóvar has introduced many transgender persons in his movies, but not one of these movies have been this explicit.

The movie is loosely based on the French book Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet. But allthough the book deviates a bit from the plot of the movie, the novel could also have been published as a story on one of the main TG fiction portals.

The movie is presented as a thriller, and I have seen reviewers desperately look for a deeper cultural commentary, like — for instance — the violent suppression of women.

Maybe. But who are we kidding? The rest of the world, it seems 😉

Amazon.com DVD: The Skin I Live in (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Amazon.com paperback: Tarantula: the Skin I Live in

Kindle ebook: Tarantula

Amanda’s Reading Room

11 02 2012

Amanda Hawkings has moved her collection of TG stories and long captions over to Blogger.

She writes about the new site:

The Cross-Dresser's Wife“At the moment there’s nothing new here that I haven’t posted before, and my most recent work is a minor vignette (in the 2012 Archive). So I’ll draw your attention to three substantial caption stories from last fall.

Problem Child is a straightforward story about what happens when a mother discovers her son’s interest in TG comics. The Cross-Dresser’s Wife is an offbeat story about what happens when a wife discovers her husband’s online interest in TG captions. (Anyone sensing a theme here?) Finally, as a change of pace, Time, Considered as a Curl of Soft Hair is a mystical story about what happens when a man receives an offer of feminine transformation that he finds impossible to refuse.”

Most of the stories are accessed as PDF files.

Click here to visit the site.

The Gender Bender Fiction Index

28 01 2012

Stephan Sokolow has set up a directory devoted to transgender fiction, comics, games, movies, TV shops and more. It has been in beta since 2009, and I think it is time to give it some more attention.

The site contains a vast database of artistic works and their characters, and covers all types of gender bending.

The site can be used as a starting point for studies of gender bending in the arts. What makes it truly useful is that it also contains links to other sites where these works of art are described or discussed.

Click here to visit The Gender Bender Fiction Index!

Lea Wildersen

16 01 2012

Lea has put up a Blogger blog with an ongoing story told in the first person.

In order to follow the story you have to start at the beginning, which is the first post from December 2011.

Follow the story by clicking on the relevant links in the right hand column of the page.

Here is a short snippet to get you going:

“For the record, my name is Lee Wildersen and I’m 26 years old.  I know this likely sounds strange, but I’m using the name “Lea” (pronounced LEE-ah) here to help compartmentalize things in my head.  You have no idea how difficult it is psychologically to think of yourself in terms of one gender when you’re so obviously the other gender physically.  Please don’t think this is a sign of acceptance on my part at all.  On the contrary, I’m spending every waking hour trying to understand this so I can possibly reverse it.  The problem is though that my sense of self is so drastically fractured now.  So this is one way I’ve found that works to help alleviate at least a small bit of anxiety and free my mind up somewhat.”

Mako’s favorite transgender movies and TV shows

12 07 2011

Just a thumbs up for a very proactive transformation fan that is vlogging over at YouTube. Mako is not only making TG stories, comics and movies, he is also having the first transformation video blog which his hosted by his male and female self.

Here is a presentation of his favorite gender change movies and TV shows, which should be of interest to readers of this blog: