Short Stories

'Fox Tooth Heart' by John McManus

John McManus’s new collection Fox Tooth Heart is a gripping, often tragic meditation on the vast distance between inner life and outer expectations… read more

'Night at the Fiestas' by Kirstin Valdez Quade

At its best, Kirstin Valdez Quade’s new collection of stories, Night at the Fiestas, sidesteps cliché but keeps the grandeur of her setting by transposing it to her characters—people big as myth, opaque as Scripture… read more

'Love Burns Bright: A Lifetime of Lesbian Romance' edited by Radclyffe

Many of us grew up with stories which ended with the words, “and they lived happily ever after.” We never knew the rest of the story… how  they managed to live happily ever after. Love Burns Bright is a compilation of short stories which tell the rest of the story. These are mature couples who show,… read more

'The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy!' edited by Tom Cardamone and 'Al-Qaeda’s Super Secret Weapon' by Mohammed al–Muhammad Mohammed and Youssef Fakish

As lgbt superhero teams proliferate, it only makes sense to showcase lgbt villains too; this fun compilation of stories sets out to explore that concept. One standout story, Damon Shaw’s Light and Dark brilliantly portrays the colossal mess a superhero fight invokes (imagine blowing up the moon!). These tales feature superheroes and villains with especially… read more



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