Queer Weird West Tales
Queer Weird West Tales
Frontiers have always attracted the Other - where they find that the Other is always already there. These 22 stories explore what happens when queer characters encounter weirdness on the edge of the worlds they know.
Authors include: Julie Bozza, J.A. Bryson, Dannye Chase, S.E. Denton, Miguel Flores, Adele Gardner, Roy Gray, KC Grifant, Peter Hackney, Bryn Hammond, Narrelle M Harris, Justin Warren Jackson, Toshiya Kamei, Catherine Lundoff, Bunny McFadden, Angus McIntyre, Atlin Merrick, Eleanor Musgrove, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Lauren Scharhag, Sara L. Uckelman, and Dawn Vogel.
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About the Author
Ordinary people are extraordinary. We can all aspire to decency, generosity, respect, honesty – and the power of love (all kinds of love!) can help us grow into our best selves.
I write stories about ‘ordinary’ people finding their answers in themselves and each other. I write about friends and lovers, and the families we create for ourselves. I explore the depth and the meaning, the fun and the possibilities, in ‘everyday’ experiences and relationships. I believe that embodying these things is how we can live our lives more fully.
Creative works help us each find our own clarity and our own joy. Readers bring their hearts and souls to reading, just as authors bring their hearts and souls to writing – and together we make a whole.
I read books, lots of books, and watch films. I admire art, and love theatre and music. I try to be an awesome partner, sister, daughter, friend. I live an engaged and examined life. And I strive to write as honestly as I can.
I have lived in two countries – England and Australia – which has helped widen my perspective, and I have travelled as well. I love learning, and have completed courses in all kinds of things. My careers have been in Human Resources, and in eLearning and training, so there has always been a focus on my fellow human beings and on understanding, conveying, sharing information.
Knitting gives me some down time and the chance to craft something with my hands. Coffee gives me stimulation and a certain street cred. My favourite colour has segued from pure blue to dark purple, and seems to be segueing again to marine blues.
I think John Keats is the best person who has ever lived.
And that’s me! Julie Bozza. Quirky. Queer. Sincere.
Dannye Chase is a queer, married mom of three who lives in the US Pacific Northwest. She writes queer romance, fantasy, and horror. Dannye’s short fiction has appeared in the anthology “Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging” from Improbable Press, and will be included in other forthcoming anthologies from other presses, including "Queer Weird West Tales" from LIBRAtiger Press.
Find Dannye on Ao3 as @HolyCatsAndRabbits
I am both an author and publisher on this page. My short story 'Neutrino C.A.T' was freely available on the TTA Press Smashwords page but is now on my own publisher page but still free. I had a couple of stories in Interzone around 2000 and more recently had stories in the 'Cern Zoo', 'Escape Velocity' and 'Null Immortalis' anthologies.
Pendragon Press published the novelette 'The Joy of Technology' in print, as a chapbook, in 2011. The E book version here is that and much more. My blog at has more about this see links above or https://roy444.wordpress.com/about/.
There are also a few of my poems scattered around the web and in publications such as “The 1999 Rhysling Anthology” and the British Fantasy Association's Dark Horizons 57 (2010) (There is another Roy Gray who writes erotic poetry, I am not that person)
In 2003 I won a UK Public Awareness of Science grant for a drama treatment. That drama remains untreated.
Writer, Australia, ex-UK.
I've been quietly at work on my historical fiction about 12th and 13th-century Mongols since 2003. It's my main occupation/obsession.
Before that, I spent years on a creative translation of Beowulf (unfinished) and wrote science fiction.
Keen on: walks by the sea, where I live. Baroque opera, Shostakovich, David Bowie. Books, old and a few new. Doctor Who and Star Trek: Discovery.
Lauren Scharhag (she/her) is an associate editor for GLEAM: Journal of the Cadralor, and the author of thirteen books, including Requiem for a Robot Dog (Cajun Mutt Press) and Languages, First and Last (Cyberwit Press). She has had over 200 publications in literary venues around the world. She is the recipient of the Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Contest Award (finalist) and the Seamus Burns Creative Writing Prize. She has also been nominated for multiple Best of the Net, Pushcart Prize, and Rhysling Award nominations. She lives in Kansas City, MO.
Dawn Vogel has been published as a short fiction author and an editor of both fiction and non-fiction. Her academic background is in history, so it’s not surprising that much of her fiction is set in earlier times. By day, she edits reports for historians and archaeologists. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, helps edit Mad Scientist Journal, and tries to find time for writing. She lives in Seattle with her awesome husband (and fellow author), Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats.