'‘We are delighted to inaugurate this anthology of queer writing and can’t wait to read the submissions. It will be a wonderful tribute to Lucy and we know she would be so proud and happy to see it come to fruition. We are thrilled that Golnoosh Nour and Matt Bates are joining us to edit the collection. Their passion, insight, wisdom and knowledge will be invaluable.’'

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A timely celebration of the best writing from the margins now brought centre stage, Queer Life, Queer Love explores characters, stories and experiences beyond the mainstream. Celebrating the fascinating, the forbidden, the subversive, and even the mundane, but in essence, the view from outside.

The anthology will celebrate two years since the launch of the Muswell Press LGBTQI+ list and will comprise 25 stories, non-fiction pieces, flash fiction and poetry, the winning entries from an international competition to capture the best of Queer writing today. Winning entries will be announced in March 2021.

The book will be dedicated to the memory of Lucy Reynolds, the trans daughter of Sarah Beal, publisher at Muswell Press, and niece of co-publisher Kate Beal. A student, musician and strong advocate of LGBTQI rights, she died in March 2020 at the age of 20.

Published 19th November 2021
ISBN 978-1-838-11016-1
129 x 198 mm