'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)

Co-founder and Editor-in-chief

Scott is a queer autistic 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 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, they are 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 them on Twitter @scottaarontait

Past Editors

Rosa Nowak (they/them)

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

Chris Wells (he/him)

Chris is 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

Twitter @Christo96063642