Recognizing and Supporting Our LGBTQIA+ Speculative Fiction Community

At the close of Pride Month, we want to take a moment to call forth just a few names from our community of openly LGBTQIA+ science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors, as a way of recognizing their contributions and encouraging readers to seek out their work.

There’s a strong lineage of LGBTQIA+ authors within speculative fiction, breaking down boundaries and expanding inclusivity, despite numerous historical and present-day barriers and prejudices. We hope to see a continued flourishing of diverse voices within and beyond these communities moving forward from today.

Recommended Authors

Clarion West Alumni:

  • Joel (Cup) Donato Ching Jacob (CW ’21)
  • Lue Palmer (CW ’21)
  • Phoebe Barton (CW ’19)
  • Minal Hajratwala (CW ’19)
  • Natalia Theodoridou (CW ’18)
  • Elly Bangs (CW ’17)
  • Mitchell Shanklin (CW ’16)
  • Margaret Killjoy (CW ’15)
  • Laurie Penny (CW ’15)
  • Evan J. Peterson (CW ’15)
  • Nibedita Sen (CW ’15)
  • Neon Yang (CW ’13)
  • Henry Lien (CW ’12)
  • Jei D. Marcade (CW ’11)
  • Christopher Caldwell (CW ’07)
  • Nisi Shawl (CW ’92)

Clarion West Six Week Workshop Instructors:

  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • Charlie Jane Anders
  • Annalee Newitz

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