The second volume of Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology contains more fiction, more nonfiction, more poetry and more scripts by and about LGBTQ+. This volume welcomes back five writers from volume 1 and two writers from Queer Families: An LGBTQ+ True Stories Anthology. This volume also welcomes 20 new writers to the Qommunicate Publishing family.
Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol. 2 includes all previously unpublished work by the following writers:
- FICTION (short stories, flash fiction) by Bill Gaythwaite, Thomas Kearnes, Ryan Skaryd, Melanie Bell, Andrew L. Huerta and Ephiny Gale.
- CREATIVE NONFICTION (essays, memoirs) by Carla Sameth, Cat Cotsell, William Henderson, Lalo Lopez and Nicolas Johnson.
- POETRY by Claudya Suhendra Nicky, Melissa Sky, Isaac Andrew Arthur, mud howard, Kenneth Pobo, Krystal Norton, Marissa Johnson, Trea Lavery, Mary E. Cronin, Allison Blevins, Fabiyas M V, Amy Reichbach and Jessica Dickinson Goodman.
- SCRIPTS (plays, screenplays, monologues) by Richard Ballon and Deborah Chava Singer.
Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol. 2 was edited and is introduced by Sage Kalmus, MFA writing teacher and cofounder of Qommunity LLC, parent of Qommunity: The Queer Social Network & its publishing & production imprint Qommunicate Media.
Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol. 2 is the second edition in an annual series of work found through an open call for submissions.
Sage Kalmus is Co-founder and Co-CEO of Qommunity LLC. He teaches writing in Lesley University’s Creative Writing MFA program. His fiction has appeared in Whisperings Magazine, Carnival Online Literary Journal, and Rose Red Review. His essays and articles have appeared in The Writer, The Hampshire Gazette, and Livestrong.com. He wrote and directed three plays in San Francisco. He worked as an editorial intern for Dzanc Books and is a three-time contest reader for Salamander Magazine’s summer fiction contents. Since 2004 he’s been a part-time freelance writer, editor, and ghostwriter. He holds a BS in Film & Broadcasting from Boston University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He lives in western Massachusetts with his loving husband and their four-legged family.