‘Around 1990 queer emerged into public consciousness. It was a term that challenged the normalizing mechanisms of state power to name its sexual subjects: male or female, married or single, heterosexual or homosexual, natural or perverse’. -J. Halberstam
Queerlings seeks to publish queer works of fiction, non-fiction and reviews from LGBTQIA+ writers. We especially encourage submissions from BIPOC, Trans, Non-binary and other underrepresented voices in our community.
(He/Him) Non-Fiction Articles, Essays and Reviews
Chris gained a masters in literature from Northumbria University before completing a PGCE in primary teaching at Cumbria. Having worked as a teacher for a number of years he is now currently working towards his PhD in the School of English at Sheffield University. His thesis explores the intersections of bisexuality, biracial and non-binary subjectivity in the work of James Joyce and Richard Bruce-Nugent. He has been published in The Open Library of Humanities, The Modernist Review and has a forthcoming chapter on ‘Ageing and Bisexuality’ due for publication in an edited collection with Bristol University Press in March 2021. He is also preparing a monograph proposal on James Joyce and Bisexuality with Edinburgh University Press. He is still, after 15 years, trying to reduce his coffee consumption.
(He/They) Trans and Non-Binary Fiction and Non-Fiction
Tom is a non-binary trans man with an MSc in Evolution and Behaviour from the University of Sheffield. Currently they work in clinical research with a focus on data management in early phase cancer trials. Tom is a practicing pagan, a parent an amateur programmer and a very amateur crafter. He can either be found nose deep in terrible fantasy fiction or elbow deep in bread dough.
He is seeking submissions that describe both personal and professional experiences of being non-binary, the intersections of spiritual practice and non-binary life as well as work which addresses issues in medical and scientific discourses around queerness and categorisation.
Scott Aaron Tait
(He/Him) Fiction and Poetry
Scott has an MFA in Fine Art from Newcastle University. Scott’s art practice embraces narrative in its broadest as well as literary senses utilizing an eclectic and diverse range of media including drawing, video, and performance. His artworks have previously been exhibited in galleries across the UK and Europe. Since graduating he has focused more on writing which has been featured in The Write Launch and shortlisted for Theatre Cloud‘s ‘Tell a Tale’ prize. Having completed his first novel he is currently querying agents and juggling three other works in progress. Between meltdowns he collects things, mostly books, drinks copious amounts of coffee and researches the queer origins of witchcraft.
(He/Him) Photography and Art
Ezra previously studied Fine Art Photography at Edinburgh College of Art. His specialism centred on black and white filters, experimental portraiture as well as the iconography and aesthetic semiotics of urban landscapes. Their current practice comprises of capturing, and opening up a dialogue on trans and non-binary bodies within photography; with a specific focus on the intersectionality with gender, sexuality, disability, race and mental illness.
Ezra unashamedly enjoys a flat white and double espresso at the same time. When not drinking coffee, he can be found playing Minecraft, watching Sapphic films from the nineties, cooking vegan risotto and petting cats. They have a borderline addiction to Fritz Cola.
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