Some Queer Short SFF - July 2018
Hi all! I am behind on all the things it seems, so my apologies that this is out just a little late. Still, July saw a good amount of queer short SFF and I’d love to share it with you. A number of publications battled for the top spot this month, with Uncanny edging out the competition with three stories. Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Fiyah all had a pair of pieces as well, though, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fireside, Apex, Apparition Lit, and more clocked in single stories as well. Anyway, happy reading!

As always, if I've missed anything, please please let me know and I will try to add it. Just because I've been asked, yes I consider ace/aro representation to be queer representation, so if there's work you have out or have come across, please feel free to let me know! 

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!


“Something to Burn” by Phoenix Alexander (Black Static #64)

“Rules for Communing with Spirits”, Christopher R. Alonso (Fireside Magazine #57)

“Waterbirds”, G. V. Anderson (Lightspeed #98)

“When You’re Ready”, M. Ian Bell (Apex #110)

"In Summer Broken", Steve Berman (Chelsea Station)

“The Percivals: The Bennett Benefit”, Eboni J. Dunbar (Fiyah #7)

“Hide Me in the Shadow of Your Wings”, Christopher Caldwell (Strange Horizons)

“Bones in the Rock”, R.K. Kalaw (Uncanny #23)

“They Are Still Building It”, Charlotte Malerich (Apparition Lit)

“Chasing the Start”, Evan Marcroft (Strange Horizons)

“Red Lizard Brigade”, Sam J. Miller (Uncanny #23)

“Wild Bill’s Last Stand”, Kyle Muntz (Lightspeed)

“Overdue”, Dave Ring (The Disconnect)

“You Can Make a Dinosaur, but You Can’t Help Me”, K.M. Szpara (Uncanny #23)

“Speak Easy, Suicide Selkies”, E. Catherine Tobler (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

“Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the Stumps Down Good”, LaShawn M. Wanak (Fiyah #7)

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