S260. Where are We Now?: The State of GLBTQ Small Press Publishing

Willow Room, Sheraton Seattle, 2nd Floor
Saturday, March 1, 2014
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Over the last ten years GLBTQ presses have appeared, disappeared, and reappeared. With the emergence and increasing popularity of online publications and eBooks, the opportunity for marginalized writers/writings has increased exponentially. This begs the question: what is the current state of GLBTQ publishing? This panel, representing four GLBTQ presses, will explore this topic and discuss what kind of writing they are looking for, concluding with audience Q&A.



Matthew R. K. Haynes teaches creative writing and literature at College of Western Idaho. His first novel, Moving Towards Home was published in 1999. He was an Idaho State Writing Fellow in 2010, and his collection (monograph) of multi-genre writing, Distant Tides, will be published in 2013-14.

Bryan Borland is founder of Sibling Rivalry Press, where he edits Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry, and publishes Jonathan: A Journal of Gay Fiction and Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women. He is the author of two collections of poetry, My Life as Adam and Less Fortunate Pirates.

LeAnna Crawford is the Managing Editor of Gertrude Press, the longest consecutively publishing queer press in existence. A poet, she is an English and Writing Instructor at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon.

Lawrence Schimel is an award-winning author and anthologist writing in both Spanish and English, who has published over 100 books in many different genres. He is also the publisher of poetry press A Midsummer Night's Press. He lives in Madrid, where he is a Spanish to English translator.

Carrie Seymour


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