Five short stories set in a town named Gulpepper, which has a habit of swallowing people. There’s a reason the locals call it “The Gulp”. CW: Horror and all that comes with it. Lots of people get their throats ripped out and skin peeled off, it's quite disgusting really.
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Remnants of Blood
When Tannin’s grandfather dies she is left to deal with his not-inconsiderable debt. Forcibly thrown into a cut-throat world of thievery and intrigue, the last things Tannin expects to have to deal with are wayward princesses and half-forgotten fairy stories. But as she goes looking for answers in her grandfather's old journal, Tannin finds that there is a lot more to her, and to the mysteries surrounding her, than she ever thought possible. CW lots of murder, hanging
Tiny Pieces of Skull
Having been persuaded by the beautiful Natasha to leave her dreary London life behind in favour of the glitz, glamour and drama of Chicago, Annabelle deals with much more than the expected drama, and makes a few friends, enemies and frenemies along the way.
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars
On the day a clan of dead mermaids washes up on the shore of her hometown, the unnamed protagonist leaves her home of the City of Smoke and Lights and is taken to the Street of Miracles where she becomes friends with other trans women sex workers. After one of their number is murdered, the protagonist and a number of her new found family form the gang The Lipstick Lacerators and wreak their vengeance on the male visitors to the street. CW: transphobia, transphobic violence (including mentions of murder and rape), self-harm and suicidal ideation
What does it mean to be queer? What does it mean to be human? In this powerful #LoveOzYA collection, twelve of Australia’s finest writers from the LGBTQ+ community explore the stories of family, friends, lovers and strangers – the connections that form us.
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls
After checking herself into a mental hospital, Emilie Autumn beings to find strange notes from another Emily. Are these pages travelling through time to warn her of strange doing at the hospital, or are they all in her mind? cw: abuse, mental health, suicide, surgery, female genital mutilation, rape, forced prostitution, graphic violence
Two women vie for the favour of the powerful yet capricious Queen Anne
Panel Wrap-up – Queerness in Japanese Pop Culture: Authentic or a Fantasy Image?
On Sunday Sept 30th I participated in my first ever panel at Oz Comic Con. During the panel, a fee friends and I discussed the question "Queerness in Japanese Pop Culture: Authentic or a Fantasy Image?" Up until this point, queerness is never something I've discussed in front of a crowd of people and I …
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We Sold Our Souls
After Kris' ex-bandmate Terry sold out to become The Blind King she's been working in a dead-end job in a dead-end town. But then The Blind King comes back for one last tour, and this time Kris might just be able to bring him down, but first she has to get the band back together. In another dead-end town, Melanie clings onto the hope that The Blind King has given her, and his new show has given her the kick she needs to finally get out of the place. Part road-trip, part zombie movie, all metal.
tw: sexual assault, suicide, forced drug-taking, medical horror, dismemberment
Girl Mans Up
Pen is sick of trying to live up to everyone's expectations. No she doesn't want to be a boy, but she's not entirely sure she wants to be a girl if that means wearing skirts and just being what everyone wants her to be.