Short-story collection will feature work by and about transgender people

“Transgender people deserve great art,” says publisher Tom Léger, as Topside Press announces that it is now accepting submissions for a pioneering short-story collection of new transgender fiction.

This exciting project will feature short works with authentic narratives that avoid tropes and portrayals that are common to literature about transgender people, who are often included in books or movies only as victims or perpetrators and not whole characters.

“We want to be a part of the boom of transgender expression and culture that’s happening in the US right now,” says Léger.

The goal of the collection is to showcase short fiction by and about transgender people and culture, reflecting a diversity of transgender experience. Topside wants to bring trans fiction to an audience craving these authentic portrayals, including a non-trans audience drawn by strong literary and artistic values. Submission of manuscripts and publisher requirements can be found at

“There’s a huge audience of people who are hungry for this type of literature,” says Léger.

“We just want to make it easier for readers to find these authors.”

Topside Press, a fresh face in the queer publishing community, is based in Brooklyn, New York and was founded in 2010 by publishers Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod. The organization’s mission is to discover and distribute the next generation of transgender novelists and shortfiction writers.

If you’d like more information about Topside Press, or to schedule an interview with the publishers, please call Brian Schott at 917/310-5534 or e-mail Brian at

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3 Responses to “Topside Press Seeks Fiction Writers for for Transgender Short-Story Collection”

  1. Noach Dzmura 1 July 2011 at 11:59 AM #

    The links to Topside press appear to be defunct.

    • William Johnson 3 July 2011 at 11:27 AM #

      Sadly yes…I hope it is just a momentary glitch and that they will be up and running shortly

  2. Albert Holt 20 January 2015 at 4:03 PM #

    I tend to dabble in transsexual pornographic stories and I wander if I might be able to make some money. Please get back with me. Thank you Albert Holt or alas Valerie Sabrina Hall

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