Queer Writing for a Brave New World
Fri 10th September 2021
Announcing our Shortlist of Works for Inclusion in Our First Print Publication
Our selection from over a 100 great submissions of work.
Anna Leach Daffodils and Milk
Essa Flett Where are the Quiet Gays?
John Lugo-Trebble Aquarius
JP Seabright Three Word Slogan from Sex in Context
Kai Birdsall The City
Michael Swindells Time and Tide
Mon Malanovich-Gallagher Bar Mleczny with Dad
Rachael Clyne Susan Expects to Be Admired
Scott Linder The Minor Gods
Siobhan Dunlop a future is a non-essential item
Sue Finch Museum of a Life
Walki Freedreamer Tinkanesh OBLIQUE/S
Emily Crompton A Quietly Queer Post-Modernist Place
Steven Benson Towards a Response to Queer Modernism
Guy A. Forster-Pearce Gay Rights Gay Wrongs
Getting Our Shit Together
Bent Out of Shape
Kevin Walker Modern Haiku
Pippa Sterk Prism Error
The Mollusc-Dimension The Morning After the Zoom Before
Mikey Meng Flag
Serena Piccoli untitled 1,2,3,4
2. How are we funding it?
Through Kickstarter, we raised the £2k needed to produce and distribute the chapbook and make small payments to the writers and photographers selected.
We will also sell the chapbook online and through bookshops.
Why a Chapbook?
Out on the Page are going into print for the first time this Autumn.
Queer Writing for a Brave New World is a chapbook collaboration with The Modernist Society where emerging LGBTQ+ writers explore Modernism through a multiplicity of queer lenses.
We want our first ever print publication to be something different, and, where high-quality writing and photography are matched by excellent design and print quality. The Modernist Society is a highly regarded small press that has built up a wealth of experience in producing beautiful books and magazines which are of a similar scale and format of a chapbook.
Out on the Page are excited about what can be learned from this collaboration with a view to creating more opportunities for emerging LGBTQ+ writers to get their work ‘out on the page’ in the future.
Chapbooks are a great place to start for our first venture into print, they are cost-effective to design and print without compromising on quality. By being able to sell a publication of LGBTQ+ writing at an affordable price, we will embrace the spirit of original chapbooks and we hope it will be a great vehicle to take LGBTQ+ writing to a wider audience.
We are now working with the book designer to arrive at a final selection for the chapbook and we will announce that list here. After final editing in conjunction with the artists, we will print and launch in the late Autumn.
Contributors who are selected and included in the published chapbook will receive a copy of the chapbook.
At Out on the Page, we strongly believe in the importance of the value of contributors' work and published contributors will also receive a small payment for their work based on a percentage of sales shared between contributors.
Projects Coming Soon
In the pipeline
We're working with a small group of working-class LGBTQ+ writers to develop a workshop for Classfest 21 , a literature festival being held in Bristol 22-24 October 2021.
Also partners in a writer development project with LiteratureWorks which will soon be announced.
Plans are being developed for our Youtube blog channel.