Harmonious Hearts 2014 - Stories from the Young Author Challenge

by Avery Burrow, Trisha Harrington, Scotia Roth, L.A. Buchanan, Gil Segev, Amanda Reed, Annie Schoonover, Leigh Taylor, Laura Beaird, Rebecca Long, D. William Pfifer, Benjamin Shepherd Quiñones, Eleanor Hawtin, Becca Ehlers, Morgan Cair

Series: Harmony Ink Press - Young Author Challenge (No. 1)

Celebrate with Harmony Ink Press as we recognize the talented winners of our first annual Young Author Challenge. This anthology showcases the LGBTQ genre’s best up-and-coming-authors between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one.

The transition from childhood to adulthood is never easy, and growing up presents unique challenges for LGBTQ youth. Confusion, bigotry, and struggle transcend time and place, but fortunately, so does love. Travel with these exceptional young authors from country cottages to big cities, into the past and the future, from fantastic lands of magic to the recognizable landscapes of our world. Regardless of the setting, the characters in these stories, along with families, friends, lovers, and allies, fight to claim their places in life. Their identities and situations are different, but the young people in this collection share the strength and courage to succeed, sometimes against great odds, and they invite you to join them on their journeys.

Cigar, Parasol, Star by Laura Beaird
Counting Stars by L.A. Buchanan
The King of Dorkdom by Avery Burrow
Happy Endings Take Work by Morgan Cair
Tess by Becca Ehlers
Our First Anniversary by Trisha Harrington
The Dragon Princess by Eleanor Hawtin
An IRL Love Life by Rebecca Long
On Their Own Terms by D. William Pfifer
Glitterhead by Benjamin Shepherd Quiñones
City Lights Will Carry You Home by Amanda Reed
The Gift of Flame by Scotia Roth
Waiting by Annie Schoonover
Quiet Love by Gil Segev
Paranormal Honor Society by Leigh Taylor


  • Dreamspinner Press; July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781632161888
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  • Title: Harmonious Hearts 2014 - Stories from the Young Author Challenge
  • Series: Harmony Ink Press - Young Author Challenge (No. 1)
  • Author: Avery Burrow; Trisha Harrington; Scotia Roth; L.A. Buchanan; Gil Segev; Amanda Reed; Annie Schoonover; Leigh Taylor; Laura Beaird; Rebecca Long; D. William Pfifer; Benjamin Shepherd Quiñones; Eleanor Hawtin; Becca Ehlers; Morgan Cair
  • Imprint: Harmony Ink Press