Over the last two months, I've been guest editing the summer issue of OCHO: A Journal of Queer Arts. It is with great pleasure that I announce its release. You can purchase either a digital copy (with sound) or a print copy by going here.
When I agreed to edit the issue, I quickly realized I'd never edited a specifically queer publication before. I've worked on many magazines and currently serve as the poetry editor for Animal, but an all queer publication was new and exciting for me. I was really pleased with the quality of the submissions I received from both known writers and unknown.
I worked to strike a balance in the issue between more established writers and emerging writers. What I love about using the word "queer" is that it encompasses so much. I looked for work that queered the world or experience. For some writers that was in the form or presentation of the pieces. For others, it was in the subject matter.
In the end, I'm extremely pleased with the issue and appreciate the opportunity to edit such a unique and powerful magazine.
Please buy a copy and read it. You won't regret it.