Queer Spec is pleased to announce the 2021 contributors to Decoded Pride Issue #2! The story-a-day anthology of speculative queer fiction and comics by queer creators is back for another year and we couldn’t be more excited to share our roster of authors!
“We were absolutely astounded by this year’s submissions and we are so proud of the stories and comics we’ll be pubishing,” says editor S.E. Fleenor. “Getting to publish 30 queer comics and stories by an entirely queer roster of creators for the second time is an absolute honor. And knowing that we’re publishing even more voices that are further marginalized within LGBTQ+ communities, including at least 15 gender variant creators, is just icing on the cake.”
Fleenor and editor Sara Century are joined by a new editor this year: Monika Estrella Negra. Negra was involved behind the scenes on Issue #1 last year, but stepped into an editor role for Issue #2. “It’s important to uplift the brilliance of marginalized voices within speculative fiction and literature because they’ve always been present—just ignored,” says Negra.
The anthology includes 6 comics and 24 stories with accompanying illustrations, all written by queer creators telling queer stories their own way.
You can support these creators and this independent queer project by buying a subscription to Decoded Issue #2 today. Just click that link to start your purchase! And while you’re at it, make sure to pick up Issue #1 from 2020!
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All thirty authors and their stories are listed below, alphabetical by author’s first name.
AJ Hartson │ The Hunting Ground
Akil Wingate│ A Murder of Crows
AriadneTzn │ The Illiad Improved
Arwen Meereboer │ Homebodies
Christopher Luis-Jorge │ The Door Knocker
Ciko Sidzumo │ Determined
dave ring │ An Offering to the Sun
Dora Dee Rogers │ Delan at the Shrine
Elijah Marrone │ Molt
Emmalia Harrington │ Deepest Chinatown
Gio E. │ Soil and Starlight
Hay Mulholland │ Neck and Neck
J.D. Harlock │ Love, Satan
Jeffrey Brown + Ink │ Agents of CLAW
Jennifer Tran │ Re: The Abomination That Sprung From My Mind
Kai Hudson │ Volcanic Glass
Kayleigh Hearn │ Sisters of the Whispering Infeno
Leon Locke │ The Other Boy and the Lake
Maurice Moore │ Suga and CC
Monika Estrella Negra │ The Beacon of Influencership
Nireleet │ Not Alone
Peter Vulfranc │ Two Strong Arms to Defend Myself
Robin Quinn │ In a Place Like This
S.B. Edwards│ More Efficient Than A Guillotine
S.E. Fleenor │ Anomalous
Sara Century │ Slipping, but Not Falling
Shaya French │ Vivicus
Silena Nikolopoulou │ Emma, Vick, and Mary
V. Astor Solomon │ Doctors, Mothers, Soldiers, Ghosts
Yuna Briggs│ Necessary Evils of Survival