F213. CANCELLED: We're Here, We're Queer: LGBTQ+ Small Presses and Journals Speak Up

Status: Not Accepted

Room 006A, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


There's a vibrant history of LGBTQ+ writers protesting, celebrating, and finding belonging in shared creative endeavors, and today's most urgent, celebrated writing is emerging from small queer presses and journals. Editors at these presses detail the joys and struggles of dedicating a venture to queer work and queer authors; share their journey of starting or growing a queer literary organization; and encourage the audience to similarly devote themselves to the queer literary community.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: 2020_AWP_Panel_Outline.pdf



Luiza Flynn-Goodlett is the author of four chapbooks, most recently Twice Shy. Her poetry can be found in Third Coast, Pleiades, the Journal, the Common, and elsewhere. She serves as editor-in-chief of Foglifter.

Dena Rod is the assistant creative nonfiction editor at homology lit, a literary journal that focuses on disabled, queer, and POC voices. Their work has been published in Forum Literary magazine, Endangered Species: Enduring Values, and the upcoming anthology, My Shadow Is My Skin.

tammy lynne stoner is the author of Sugar Land—a southern-fried novel. She's also the publisher of Gertrude and wrangler of the queer book club Gertie. Her work has been published two dozen times in places like Folio and American Fiction 2015


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center