I Heart SapphFic is a place for authors and readers of sapphic fiction to come together to celebrate and chat about books.
How did we come up with the name SapphFic? It’s a mashup of Sapphic & Fiction.
Can you explain what type of sapphic fiction you showcase?
We’re often asked what counts as sapphic fiction. IHS includes all sapphic books, meaning books about characters who identify as lesbian, queer, bisexual, pansexual, homoromantic asexual or demisexual, sapphic trans people, sapphic nonbinary people, or other identities on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
How do I stay in touch?
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Didn’t this website used to be called I Heart Lesfic?
Yes, but we’ve branded, and here’s why.
Our genre has many beautiful people, not just lesbian characters. Please understand, there is nothing wrong with the word lesbian. It’s how I personally identify. And five years ago, the word “Lesfic” was all the rage, which is why I chose it. But I’m passionate about being inclusive, especially when so many hateful laws are being drafted targeting the LGBTQIA+ community.
This is why I Heart Lesfic will be changing to I Heart SapphFic. It’s a mashup of the words “sapphic” and “fiction”, and I think it does a great job relating what we’re all about.
Soon, we’ll have a new website, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.
Are you curious why I started this website in 2017? Read on…
I’m always late to the party. Not a real party, which I usually show up right on time for, much to the annoyance of the host. What can I say? I was born on my exact due date. It’s been my thing since birth.
What I’m actually referring to is not hearing about the latest trends until they aren’t hot anymore. Quick question, are mood rings still cool?
In all seriousness, I’m okay with not finding out about Jelly shoes until years later. However, I hate not knowing about new releases from my favorite authors.
So, I’ve decided to tackle this problem head-on. I’m creating a newsletter to keep everyone abreast of sapphic fiction news.
If you have favorite authors you want me to approach, please leave a comment below. I’ll bang down their doors if need be. Okay, I won’t. A friend once compared my arms to wet spaghetti noodles flapping in the wind.* And, I’ve seen enough episodes of Wentworth to know I don’t have what it takes to survive prison. But I will attempt to contact the authors or their publishers via email or social media.
Again, if you want to hear sapphic fiction news while still newish, sign up here.
* In case you’re worried, I am addressing the lack of muscles in my arms. Just the other day, I completed half a pushup.