Are you looking for lesbian hashtags to promote your books on twitter? Or perhaps you want to find the latest gay fiction?
I’ve put together a list of seven hashtags that you need to know if you write LGBTQ+ fiction and if you read queer books and want to find even more!
Most of these hashtags are associated with challenges or events but I’ve added a few bonus hashtags at the end that are far more general.
Hosted by @EvieDrae #PromoLGBTQ happens every Saturday and is a great place to share your art, find new art, and promote LGBTQ creators.
Happy #SaturdayMorning, my #amwriting #LGBTQ+ lovelies! It's time for another #promoLGBTQ #Saturday thread! 🎉— Evie Drae 💋🌈 ~ #BlackLivesMatter ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@EvieDrae) September 5, 2020
Reply below with anything from your #writeLGBTQ world you'd like to share or promote, then spread the #writingcommunity love by 💗ing & RTing for a few of your fellows! pic.twitter.com/nVd3Jc0vDy
Run by @AmaraJLynn this hashtag helps queer writers by providing a space to share goals and progress as well as sharing lines of current projects.
#QWriters Goals Day!— Mara Who Secretly Lives In Your Home (they/them) (@AmaraJLynn) September 7, 2020
What do you hope to accomplish this week? Can be anything, big or small! Let us know so we can cheer you on!#LGBTQwriters #writeLGBTQ #promoLGBTQ #WritingCommunity@writeLGBTQ @thewriteprompt pic.twitter.com/JQMy0emuXX
#ownvoices is a movement started @corinneduyvis to recommend children’s and young adult books about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group. Now expanded to any literature written by ‘own voice’ authors, this hashtag is a great way to find and talk about LGBTQIA books.
Five years ago today, #ownvoices was born.— Corinne | pre-order THE ART OF SAVING THE WORLD (@corinneduyvis) September 6, 2020
I know the hashtag is often complex, but I'm proud of how far it's come. How valuable it is to many marginalized authors. How many amazing books it's lifted up.
Thanks to all who use it, celebrate it, discuss it. And happy birthday 💕 https://t.co/SL39VpSd1m
Hosted by @OceanWrites, #LesFicFri is a safe place where writers are encouraged to share a line or two from a lesbian fiction project they have either published or are currently working on.
Happy Thurs. #lesficfri Friends! 🤗— Ocean – author (@OceanWrites) August 27, 2020
Tomorrow's theme is ****BREATH***
Are your character's struggling to BREATHE? 🤿
Gasping deep BREATHS? 😱
Do they have bad BREATH? 😷
We're looking forward to reading about your character's BREATHING! pic.twitter.com/mrEL71ajJD
These hashtags don’t seem to have any particular challenge, or group associated with them but are a fab way to see who is posting what in the world of lesbian books:
What did you think? Are you going to join in any of these challenges or start tweeting in these communities?I just found this list of 7 Hashtags You Need to Know if You Use Twitter and Write (or Read) LGBTQ Books. Check it out. Tell Your Friends
What did I miss? Let me know if I missed out on a great hashtag by adding it in the comments below!
Want more like this? check out my list of 15 Facebook Groups you NEED to Join if you LOVE Lesbian Fiction
About Niamh Murphy
Hi there! I’m Niamh Murphy and I’m a bestselling author of adventure books with lesbian main characters!
I tell romantic and exciting stories of gripping adventure and epic fantasy. My favourite places to explore are historical settings, science fiction landscapes, and fantasy worlds. My stories involve exciting characters such as knights, pirates, vampires, and mermaids. But I also tell more down-to-earth stories involving teenage angst, coming out, and exploring lesbian relationships for the first time.
I most enjoy rewriting fairy tales for the modern reader or re-telling mythical stories of old with a sapphic twist. But whatever the genre I choose to write in, my stories always include romance, love, and a lesbian main character.