From a queer Indigenous woman reclaiming her connection to the land in search of justice to an asexual witch who finds love in the community around her to a Blerd in search of belonging, Decoded Pride Issue #2 contains stories and comics that explore the broadest reaches of queerness and transness, envisioning possible futures, worlds, and existences where we thrive and hold power.
Decoded Pride Issue #2, edited by Sara Century, Monika Estrella Negra, and S.E. Fleenor, includes 30 original science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories–and comics!–by LGBTQ+ writers. We know you’ll love this year’s issue. There will be stories that delight, terrify, entertain, and surprise you. You will laugh, you will cry, and you just may come away from Decoded Pride with a better sense of yourself.
All thirty of these short stories and comics, which include science fiction, fantasy, and horror, have been collected in this special version for eBooks, which features powerful cover art from Dani Kinney with variant covers from Sara Century and Tana Thornock, and Jeffrey Brown, as well as original illustrations by Sara Century and Maurice Moore. Authors include AJ Hartson, Maurice Moore, Emmalia Harrington, dave ring, Dora Dee Rogers, Akil Wingate, Kayleigh Hearn, Nireleet, Jennifer Tran, and many more.
The point of Decoded is to create a space for queer folks to build community as fiction writers, comic creators, and readers. Together, we can make space for the kinds of queer stories the world so desperately needs.
Our creators write and draw stories with queer themes for queer audiences and our allies. From the cover art to the editorial team, every single creator who contributed to this project is queer, so support independent queer and trans art and storytelling!
Don’t miss out on this amazing anthology--get your copy today!
Special Editor's Note: This volume also includes a promo code for a free version of the professionally formatted PDF, so that you can enjoy these stories in all their full-color glory.
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About the Author
Decoded is a story-a-day anthology of queer science fiction, fantasy, and horror by queer authors. We release a short story or comic to subscribers every day of Pride month (June 1 – 30) and these stories are available year round. The point of Decoded is to create a space for queer folks to build community as fiction writers and comic creators. Our creators write and draw stories with queer themes for queer audiences and our allies.
Decoded is a new anthology edited by Sara Century and S.E. Fleenor, creative partners and co-hosts of Bitches on Comics, a comics and pop culture advice podcast– we’re also critics and creators. We both write fiction and we both love reading fiction. This collection has come about because we believe that it is important to honor the rebellious, anti-fascist history of Pride by focusing on queer artists and writers of today.
Sara Century (she/her) is an artist, writer, and filmmaker who is obsessed with most things. She is good at speaking in public, working for most hours of her waking life, and saying quotable things in casual conversation. You can find Sara’s webcomic with Tana Thornock at http://www.thevolatileanesthetic.com
S.E. Fleenor (they/them) writes novels, creative non-fiction, and articles centering on feminism, queer identities, pop culture, and literature. Their writing has appeared in Vice, Electric Literature, them.us, Upworthy, The Muse, and Class Lives: Stories from Across the Economic Divide. They regularly write for SYFY WIRE’s feminist vertical, FANGRRLS, and Daily Xtra. Feisty, sometimes angry, sometimes funny, but always bringing realness, S.E. is ecstatic to share their love of genre with audiences that have historically been excluded, particularly LGBTQ folks.