Roxane Gay & Medium Launch Gay Magazine
May 8, 2019
In partnership with Medium, Roxane Gay, a Guggenheim Fellow and the author of such fiction and nonfiction books as Bad Feminist and Hunger, has recently launched Gay Magazine, for which she will serve as editor. Gay Magazine will publish new content—including cultural criticism, essays, short fiction and visual art—on a weekly basis as well as quarterly, with special themed issues.
“With Gay Magazine I am creating an online space where writers are afforded the time to produce their best work and the compensation they deserve for that effort,” wrote Roxane Gay in an introductory post. “We will publish intelligently provocative work rather than mindlessly provocative work. Representation matters so inclusion is integral to everything we do…We will focus on nurturing talent and publishing work we find compelling and necessary. We will respect our readers’ time and intelligence. We will challenge our readers and ourselves. We will have fun.”
Since last month, when Gay Magazine began with the theme of “Unruly Bodies,” work by Carmen Maria Machado, Randa Jarrar, Kima Jones, Kaveh Akbar, and Matthew Salesses, among others, has been published. The upcoming themes for the quarterly issues are “Pleasure” and “Pain,” and Gay and her editorial staff are currently considering pitches.
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