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A copy of "A Perilous Advantage" was sent out post haste to Dayton Ohio as they unveiled a marker dedicated to lesbian author Natalie Clifford Barney (October 31, 1876 to February 2, 1972). Born in Dayton, Natalie Barney was honored by the Ohio Historical Society in a ceremony and with the placement of a historical marker bearing her name and sexual orientation, in Cooper Park on October 25th, 2009. Portions of New Victoria's "A Perilous Advantage", a translation of Natalie's work into English, was read at the ceremony. To read more about the event you can find the article at:


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New Victoria Publishers
P.O. Box 13173
Chicago, IL 60613
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Translated for the First Time into English, Anthology of
Fiction Writing from Japanese Women Who Love Women
This carefully researched anthology features an historical perspective on lesbian literature and activism in Japan, erotic poetry, a movie screenplay, science fiction with a queer twist, classic love stories, humor, manga, and more
In this new collection of fiction edited by Barbara Summerhawk and Kimberly Hughes, we have for the first time in English words of women loving women in writings from Japanese lesbians. This passion exists in all cultures and throughout time, but Japan’s notoriously patriarchal culture makes the existence of these writings both amazing and courageous.
This groundbreaking anthology shows the convergence of sexuality, literature, and social movements in Japan from the early twentieth century until today. Amy Sueyoshi of San Francisco State University’s College of Ethnic Studies says this: “Sparkling Rain poignantly brings to light how women who love women carve out personal fulfillment as well as queer creative expression in the midst of overwhelming patriarchal and heteronormative pressures in Japan.”
Carefully researched and translated with an introduction that covers the Symbolic Tree of Lesbianism in Japan, Sparkling Rain will not only delight the adventurous reader with its fiction but will give an overview of lesbian life in Japan.
Available at,, and at Women and Children First Bookstore in Chicago.          

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Sparkling Rain and Other Fiction from Japan of Women Who Love Women by New Victoria Publishers, Inc.; Fiction; Soft cover; US 16.95; ISBN: 978-1-892281-26-5
Editors Barbara Summerhawk and Kimberly Hughes live and work in Japan. Barbara Summerhawk is editor of the acclaimed Queer Japan, while Kimberly Hughes is a freelance translator, writer, and community organizer.


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Our Sisters Bazaar
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An Event to Help Women in These Tough Economic Times

Our Sisters Bazaar, an event to help women struggling in these tough economic times, will be held on Sunday, May 3rd 2009 from 11am to 6pm at the Howard Brown Center in Chicago. 

We will provide information for women in need -- food banks, medical services, clothing exchanges, support groups and job banks.  Our Sisters Bazaar will also have a room of free items for unemployed/underemployed women.  We’ll have a re-sale area for women to buy and sell their treasures.  Our Sisters Bazaar will also be promoting lesbian businesses, entertainers, organizations and events.

Businesses represented already include Women & Children First Bookstore, Forest
View Lounge, New Victoria Publishers, Urban Cafe’, Windy City Media, LC Publishing, Howard Brown Center and many more.

The Howard Brown Center is located at 4025 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL.  60613
Also check us out on facebook Oursisters Bazaar for updates.