'Around 1990 queer emerged into public consciousness. It was a term that challenged the normalizing mechanisms of state power to name its sexual subjects: male or female, married or single, heterosexual or homosexual, natural or perverse’. -J. Halberstam

Queerlings seeks to publish queer works of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and essays from LGBTQIA+ writers. We especially encourage submissions from QBIPOC, Trans, Non-binary, and other underrepresented voices within our community. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Rosa Nowak (they/them)

Non-Fiction and Essays Editor

Rosa studied for a bachelor's in English and American Studies with a minor in History, and a master’s in Literature, Media, and Culture of Modernity at the University of Mannheim, Germany, before coming to England to do a PhD in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. In their dissertation, they analyze the depiction of plants in Gothic and horror fiction. They are interested in researching the intersections of science and literature, neurodivergence, trauma, spatiality, nonhuman agency, and countless materialisms. Rosa spends their free time taking long walks, writing letters, consuming ridiculous amounts of media, and trying to keep their life in order by utilizing numerous journals, lists, and post-it notes. Follow Rosa on Twitter @weirddiction

Scott Aaron Tait (he/they)

Fiction and Poetry Editor, Social Media/Admin

Scott is a gay writer with a Master of Fine Art MFA from Newcastle University. Their short stories are published in The Write Launch, Odd Magazine, Untitled Voices, Pastel Pastoral, From the Farther Trees, and forthcoming in Warning Lines. Their work was also shortlisted for the 2016 Theatre Cloud ‘Tell a Tale’ Prize. Scott is currently editing their debut young adult novel, with an editor from Bloomsbury Publishing, as part of the Cornerstones Elevate Mentor Scheme and is a recipient of a 2021 ‘Michael Langan LGBTQ+ Free Read’ award from The Literary Consultancy. In addition to Queerlings, he is also the founder and editor of Powders Press, a quarterly themed journal publishing LGBTQIA+ writing that explores the intersections of sexuality, gender, and working-class identity. Between meltdowns, he collects things, mostly books, and drinks copious amounts of coffee. For more about Scott's writing visit their website at www.scottaarontait.com and follow on Twitter @scottaarontait