Free LGBTQReads

Short Stories

“Birds Surrendered and Rehomed” by Kristen Arnett (Oprah Mag)

“Honey and Cold Stars” by Amy Rose Capetta (Everyday Chimeras)

“My Next Move” by Alexander Chee (The Good Men Project)

“13 Crimes Against Love, Or, The Crow’s Confession” by Alexander Chee (Lodestar Quarterly)

“The Shape of My Name” by Nino Cipri (

“The Cage” by A.M. Dellamonica (

“Pineapple” by Sara Farizan (Foreshadow)

“Epistolary” by Sacha Lamb (Foreshadow)

“Paradise” by Nina LaCour (Foreshadow)

“They Called Us” by Natalie Parker (The Hanging Gardens)

“Shiver” by Brandon Taylor (Noble Gas Quarterly)

Even if All Fall Away, I Will Not” by Brandon Taylor (them.)

“The Tiger is a Metaphor” by Alison Evans (Slink Chunk Press)



“Queering Barbie” by Kristen Arnett (Buzzfeed)

“The Queer Erotics of Handholding in Literature” by Kristen Arnett (Electric Lit)

“Your Dog Doesn’t Care if You’re a Lesbian” by Kristen Arnett (Medium)

“What Makes a Story Queer?” by Sarah Gailey (B&N SFF Blog)

“After I Divorced My Wife, ‘The Real Housewives’ Saved Me” by Molly Priddy (Vice)

“Being Gay vs Being Southern: a false choice” by Brandon Taylor (Lit Hub)

“The Light My Queer Heart Sees in Wounded, Broken Men” by Brandon Taylor (them.)

On Being Queer and Happily Single — Except When I’m Not by Brandon Taylor (them.)

Novellas and Novelettes

“Avi Cantor Has Six Months to Live” by Sacha Lamb  (The Book Smugglers)

“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K.L. Szpara (Uncanny)

My Heart is Ready by Chace Verity

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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