Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol. 1 is a collection of short work in all literary genres (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scripts) written by and/or about LGBTQ+ people and lives. It includes short stories, flash fiction, poems, essays, memoirs, plays, screenplays, and monologues by writers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, genderqueer, gender fluid, agender, non-binary, and straight. Many of the pieces are about different aspects of queerness and being queer, while others are about different aspects of life experienced through a queer lens.
Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol. 1 includes previously unpublished and reprinted work by the following writers:
- FICTION (short stories, flash fiction) by Joe Baumann, DC Diamondopolous, Bill Gaythwaite, Calvin Gimpelevich, Sam Heyman, Thomas Kearnes, Adam McOmber, Emma Munro, Richard Natale, and Paige Zubel
- CREATIVE NONFICTION (essays, memoirs) by Carolyn Agee, Laura Gullveig, Miah Jeffra, Darlene O?Dell, Carla Sameth, and Eva M. Schlesinger
- POETRY by Judith Barrington, Gabriella M. Belfiglio, L.C., Zac Cahill, Laury A. Egan, oakley flanagan, Mud Howard, Maddie Godfrey, Colin James, Kristin Laurel, Sacha Mankins, Jean Mikhail, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Lylanne Musselman, Kenneth Pobo, Kimberly Ann Priest, T. Stores, Serene Vannoy, and Emenual Wolff
- SCRIPTS (plays, screenplays, monologues) by Richard Ballon, Alex Clarke, Thomas Klocke, Philip Middleton Williams, and Evan Tsitsias
Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol. 1 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. 1 is the premiere edition of an annual publication 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.