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The inaugural edition of Geek Out!: Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas contains all-LGBTQ+ genre fiction science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, thriller, horror, romance, western), non-memoir nonfiction (essay, article, review, humor), experimental poetry and visual art.
Geek Out!: Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas presents previously unpublished work by the following 25 writers and artists:
- GENRE FICTION (science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, thriller, horror, romance, western) by Elly Bangs, Will Bernardara Jr., Brandon Cracraft, Sara K. Ellis, Jessica Goodman, Emmalia Harrington, Nicolas Johnson, Jack Miller, Sandra Odell, Annie Percik, Lisa Timpf and Joseph Tomaras.
- CREATIVE NONFICTION (essay, article, review, humor) by Andres Caravantes, Ari Koontz, Jason K. Smith, PhD. and Juanita Tovar Mutis.
- EXPERIMENTAL POETRY by Robert Beveridge, Catherine Krause and M. Shaw.
- VISUAL ART by Nicholas Jordan, Stephen Mead, Fred Simon, Sravani singampalli, M.C. Stylos and Marie Vibbert.
Geek Out!: Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas is edited and introduced by Sage Kalmus, MFA faculty and cofounder of Qommunity Media LLC, parent of Qommunicate Publishing.
Geek Out!: Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas is the premiere edition in an annual series of work discovered through an open call for submissions.
Sage Kalmus is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer and Co-founder/CEO of Qommunity Media LLC, parent company of Qommunicate Publishing, for which he serves as Senior Editor. He is an adjunct member of the MFA faculty at Lesley University. His fiction has appeared in Whisperings Magazine, Carnival Online Literary Journal, Rose Red Review and, most recently, the Darkhouse Books anthology, Sanctuary. His essays and articles have appeared in The Writer, The Hampshire Gazette, and Livestrong.com. He wrote and directed three plays in San Francisco, was an Editorial Intern for Dzanc Books and is a three-time Contest Reader for the Salamander Magazine summer fiction contents. He holds a B.S. in Broadcasting & Film from Boston University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He lives in western Massachusetts with his loving husband and their resident zoo.