Some Queer Short SFF - February 2021

2021 is going fast! It's already the end of February and while I might have some whiplash there's at least lots of queer short SFF to highlight and revel in. This month saw the release of a lot of fiction, and there's over 20 queer stories that I've found or was told about. Leading the pack here is Prismatica Magazine with 6 (as a queer centered publication it's definitely going to be appearing here more in the future now that I'm covering it). A number of publications, including Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Constelación all had two each, and there's plenty of single stories out in various places. And there's a reprint and poetry from Jacob Budenz. Part of my reading more widely but keeping my reviews brief has been specifically so I can find more stories to include on this list (and, in turn, be considering for my editorial work), and so far it seems it's paying off well. But you don't have to take my word for it! Check out the list after the normal info. Cheers! 

The rules/disclaimer: judging what is and what is not queer short SFF is fraught and I own that I will probably miss things that were definitely queer that I couldn't tell were intended to be queer or that I missed in the text itself. Which is how I try to decide what goes on and what does not. That said, this list is not meant to be comprehensive nor definitive. It's based largely on my own reading of stories or the intention of the author (through asking to be included on the list). If you have stories that I've missed, or if I've included stories you don't want on this list, please let me know and I will do what I can to edit. Further, stories on this list are not necessarily recommended for their queer content, and I make no requirement that stories must be #ownvoices. If you want more notes on any of the stories that I have read, you can search them on Quick Sip Reviews for possible content warnings. Thank you!

The Mathematics of Fairyland”, Phoebe Barton (Lightspeed)

"And Then Again to the Next", Jacob Budenz (Wizards in Space)

"A Study of Sage", Kel Coleman (Diabolical Plots)

When Witches Meet”, Venus Davis (Prismatica)

A Funny Kind of Fairy Tale”, Damien Donnelly (Prismatica)

Find Yourself a Good Jewish Boy”, Michael Erdman (Prismatica)

"Diamonds and Pearls" by JL George (Fireside)

The Memory of a Memory Is a Spirit”, A.T. Greenblatt (Lightspeed)

I am the Fury”, Alice Hathaway (Prismatica)

Rose Kissed Me Today”, Cori Hull (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Flight”, Innocent Chizaram Ilo (Fantasy)

A Serpent For Each Year” by Tamara Jerée (Strange Horizons)

"A Drop in the Sea", Gwen Katz (Utopia Science Fiction)

Yamwine & Nectar”, LP Kindred (Prismatica)

“The Breaks”, Scott King (Constelación)

My Mother’s Hand”, Dante Luiz (Constelación)

The Girl and the Wolf”, Archita Mittra (Prismatica)

"Rockshell", Mari Ness (Dim Shores, Vol 2)

Laughter Among the Trees”, Suzan Palumbo (The Dark)

We’ll Always Have Two Versions of Pteros”, Dominica Phetteplace (Clarkesworld)

This Wet Red”, Marisca Pichette (Pseudopod)

"A Clamour at Dusk", dave ring (Translunar Travelers Lounge)

"Terms and Conditions Apply", dave ring (Dim Shores, Vol 2)

"7/7", Allyson Shaw (Spoon Knife 5)

When Your Being Here is Gentler Than Your Absence Hard”, Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

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