Some Queer Short SFF - May 2018
Hi everyone! May was another strong month for queer short SFF! And okay, not quite as great as April, but still, there's a lot to see and enjoy. 

While there's no issues dedicated to only queer SFF out this month (that I'm aware), there are a few venues that do appear more than once, namely Beneath Ceaseless Skies (issue #252 is completely queer!) and Fireside Magazine, which both have two. Otherwise there's a smattering here and there, including one by me up at Escape Pod. As always, if you come across any more, please let me know and I will update the list. 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!


“A Vastness”, Bo Balder (Clarkesworld)

“Godmeat”, Martin Cahill (Lightspeed)

“Faint Voices, Increasingly Desperate”, Anya Johanna DeNiro (Shimmer)

“The Wild Ride of the Untamed Stars”, A.J. Fitzwater (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

“When the Letter Comes”, Sara Fox (The Book Smugglers)

“A Thousand Tongues of Silver”, Kate Heartfield (Lackingtons)

“Ally”, Nalo Hopkinson (Nightmare)

"The Woman Who Destroyed Us", SL Huang (Twelve Tomorrows)

“The Ghostpotion Games”, Christian K. Martinez (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

“Salt Lines”, Ian Muneshwar (Strange Horizons)

“Humans Die, Stars Fade”, Charles Payseur (Escape Pod)

“Now Watch My Rising”, A. Merc Rustad (Fireside)

“The Paladin Protocol”, Sydnee Thompson (Fireside)

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