The electric prose of The Goth House Experiment belies the profundity of loneliness in this short story collection by SJ Sindu. Addie Tsai has created a queer, gender-swapped retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein in their novel Unwieldy Creatures. The natural and human landscape in Henry Hoke’s novel Open Throat is seen through the amber eyes of a queer and hungry Los Angeles cougar. Together, these three authors explore the tradition of queer literary fiction, and how writers are expanding the genre in imaginative and evocative ways.

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