Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Censoring Rape by S.G. Larner

Over at the Grey Matter Press blog there's an interesting post on "Censoring Rape" by S.G. Larner.  And she's right about finding markets that deal with women's lives and the horrors they face.  A couple of years ago I wrote a story that centered on the rape of a woman, how she was dealing with the aftermath, and the fact that her rapist was stalking her.  Though there was no explicit sex scenes and the rape wasn't glorified, the crime markets wouldn't touch it, but I finally placed it in Blight Magazine.  I'd never thought of the story as crossing over into the horror genre, but the truth is it was a better fit there than in the crime genre.

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