Well, we certainly got our words out this year. First up, a huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported us, followed us, boosted us and reached out to us this year. Without you, none of the following would have been achieved. So go on, give yourself a big hug. A bigger one … Continue reading Year in Review
The Australian Queer community is facing a tough battle right now. Our identity, lifestyle and basic human rights are being publicly debated, as though we are a new species of cane toad, rather than human beings. Many people in the Queer community have logged off, powered down and are patiently waiting out the storm. This … Continue reading You Are Not Alone: Why Queer YA Matters
Start Here. You've done the hard yards and finished a manuscript. Way to go! You're feeling good about it. This could be a best-seller. This could win all the literary awards. This could at least get a few 3 star reviews on Goodreads. You decide you want to publish your novel. But how? There are … Continue reading How Do I Get a Book Published?
CW: Sexual assault. Kindly fuck off if you disagree: but consent is good, sexual assault is bad. Black and white. Right? I know this. You know this. They teach it in schools. It’s written into law. My toddler even has a basic grasp of ‘your body, your choice’. What I want to talk about is … Continue reading Black, White and Grey: Navigating consent and the ‘Dangling Carrot’ conundrum within Queer YA Fiction.
Finding Nevo, Nevo Zisin (2017) This review is taking on a different format to our usual reviews. That is because this book is non-fiction. Finding Nevo is not a 'story', it is a person's life. It doesn't seem right, or at all necessary, to critique this novel with the view of deconstructing 'good' and 'bad' … Continue reading Non-Review: Finding Nevo, Nevo Zisin