The Future of Queer Publishing

Rooms 343-344, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 3
Thursday, March 9, 2023
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Queer art has always been at the forefront of cultural movements, pushing boundaries and expanding our ideas of what art and industry can look like. What does queer literature look like today across the publishing industry, and what are our hopes, dreams, and plans for its future? Join the publishing professionals who are revolutionizing queer literature for an in-depth discussion on the expansive possibilities of queer publishing.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_2023_Outline_-_Future_of_Queer_Publishing.pdf



Jeanne Thornton is the author of Summer Fun, The Dream of Doctor Bantam, and The Black Emerald, as well as the coeditor, with Tara Madison Avery, of We're Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology, and the copublisher of Instar Books (www.instarbooks.com). She lives in Brooklyn. jeannethornton.com.

Margot Atwell (she/her) is a writer, editor, publisher, and community funding expert. She is the executive director and publisher at Feminist Press. She's the author of Derby Life, coauthor of The Insider's Guide to Book Publishing Success, and writes the On the Books newsletter about money and arts.

Casey Plett is the author of A Dream of a Woman, Little Fish, and A Safe Girl to Love. She coedited Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers and has written for the New York Times and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She is the publisher at LittlePuss Press.

L.D. Lewis is an author and editor of speculative fiction. She also serves as a founding creator and project manager for the award-winning FIYAH iterary magazine, director of FIYAHCON and the Ignyte Awards, awards manager at Lambda Literary, and researcher for the LeVar Burton Reads podcast.


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