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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1912489145
RRP: £8.99
PAGES: 244
PUBLICATION DATE: January 31, 2019


We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology

By Ryan Vance (Author, Editor); By Michael Lee Richardson (Author, Editor); et al

From drag queens and discos, to black holes and monsters, these stories and poems wrestle with love and loneliness and the fight to be seen. By turns serious and fantastical, hilarious and confrontational, We Were Always Here addresses the fears, mysteries, wonders and variety of experience that binds our community together.

We Were Always Here is a snapshot of current Scottish LGBTI+ writing and a showcase of queer talent.

Contributors include:

  • Michael Lee Richardson (editor) – film BAFTA award-winning, My Loneliness Is Killing Me, Proud Book (Stripes)
  • Kirsty Logan (mentor) – The Gracekeepers, The Gloaming (Harvill Secker)
  • Harry Josephine Giles (mentor) – The Games (Out-Spoken)
  • Rachel Plummer (mentor) – Wain (The Emma Press)
  • Christina Neuwirth (contributor) – Amphibian (Speculative Books)

Reviews of We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology

Quote from Editor Ryan Vance:

“These aren’t queer writers speaking for queer people, but queer writers speaking to queer people. No words are wasted justifying who we are, why we’re here, or why we matter – that validation is this collection’s foundation.

“Queerness is not some monolith of experience, or a genre, or a zeitgeist – it’s here, and it’s now, and it’s us. It’s been thrilling to bring together a collection that’s as varied and weird and incomparable as the real thing.”

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