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speculative fiction and queer chapbooks



Rahne Alexander

Rahne Alexander is a multimedia artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her video art has been screened in galleries and festivals across the country. Rahne performs frequently with her several bands, including Santa Librada, Guided By Wire, 50’♀, Flaming Creatures, and the Degenerettes. Her publication credits range from the Baltimore City Paper to the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, and the Resilience Anthology.

Check out her chapbook: Heretic to Housewife.

Photo by Naya Marie Velazco

Photo by Naya Marie Velazco

Carlito Espudo

Carlito Espudo is a queer, genderfunky Chicanx writer, born and raised in Palm Springs, California (Organic Certified) (not really). He works in hybrid forms with a focus in fragmentation, as well as the interplay of text with image. Their most recent work investigates themes of family, gender, and memory through a multicultural lens. Although school and existential dread keep Espudo busy, they still find time to be the Poetry Editor of Name and None magazine. You can find him earning his MFA at UC San Diego as the San Diego Fellow, and on Twitter / Instagram as @ALittleManly.

Check out their chapbook: boy if.


Brendan Williams-Childs

Brendan Williams-Childs is a speculative fiction writer from Wyoming. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, from NPR to the Lambda-nominated Meanwhile Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers. Find him online at or on Twitter as @bwilliamschilds

Check out his chapbook: The West & Everything Above.