'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 is a biannual online magazine dedicated to uplifting the LGBTQIA+ community

We seek to publish works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction from LGBTQIA+ writers that explore the depths of queer experience. We especially encourage submissions from QBIPOC, Trans, Non-binary, and other underrepresented voices within our community.  

Editorial Team

Scott Aaron Tait (he/they

Editor-in-chief, Fiction Editor

Scott is a queer writer and Fine Art Masters graduate from Newcastle upon Tyne. Their writing has been published in The Write Launch, Odd Magazine, Untitled Voices, Pastel Pastoral, From the Farther Trees, Warning Lines, Small Leaf Press, Unstamatic, Stone of Madness Press and En*Gendered. Their work was also shortlisted for the 2016 Theatre Cloud ‘Tell a Tale’ Prize. Scott is currently editing their debut 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 the founder and editor of Powders Press. Between meltdowns, he collects things, mostly books, and drinks copious amounts of coffee. For more about Scott's writing visit www.scottaarontait.com and follow them on Instagram @scottaarontait

[Photo credit: Sander van Heyden]

Alex Mepham (they/them) 

Poetry Editor

Alex is a PhD student based in York, UK. Alex was awarded the Northern Debut Award for Poetry by New Writing North in 2023, and has had poems, translations and creative non-fiction appear in various print and online publications including Magma, Fourteen Poems, Berlin Lit, Ink Sweat & Tears, Visual Verse, and Modern Poetry in Translation among others. More of Alex's work can be found at amepham.carrd.co and Alex sometimes tweets @am3pham 

Chris Wells (he/him)

Non-Fiction Editor

Chris is currently a PhD student in English Literature, based at the University of Sheffield, UK. His research explores the influence of modernist conceptions of bisexuality in the work of Richard Bruce Nugent, Djuna Barnes, Virginia Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, Katherine Mansfield, and James Joyce. His most recent open-access publication was on Woolf, Experimental Narrative, and the Problem of the Bisexual Subject. 

For a full list of research activity please see www.sheffield.ac.uk/english/postgraduate/phd/christopher-wells


Past Editors 

Rosa Nowak (they/them)

Essays and Creative Non-Fiction 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