A picture of Ona Marae during her public reading at the Emerging Voices retreat

Ona Marae’s public reading at the Emerging Voices retreat.

Ona Marae a writer in her 50’s who resides in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of the United States. She writes fiction (including novels and short stories), creative non-fiction (including articles and essays) and poetry. Her topics are as far ranging as spirituality, domestic violence and disability rights activism. She is a lesbian and deals with many LGBT themes, but her work is not limited to that genre. She does, however, love reading or writing a good Lesbian Romance.

Some of her work has been featured in 25 for 25: An Anthology Of Works By 25 Outstanding Contemporary LGBT Authors And Those They Inspired. (Lambda Literary Foundation ebook:2013) Letters to my Bully (Glover Lane Press:2012); Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland:2012); Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages (All Things That Matter Press, 2009), Best Date Ever: True Stories That Celebrate Lesbian Relationships (Alyson, 2007); Hot Flashes 2: More Sexy Little Stories & Poems (Left Coast Writers, 2007); and others.

She is always open to new ideas and calls for submissions. If you have a suggestion for her writing or a call for submissions you think she might be interested in, feel free to contact her.

When I dare to be powerful– to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
– Audre Lorde (1934-1992) poet, writer, speaker, mother, warrior, cancer survivor, lesbian

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come here because your liberation is wrapped up in mine, let us work together.
– Lilla Watson,(1940) Aboriginal elder, activist, and educator from Queensland, Australia


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