Sydney Sentinel article on the latest Bent Street

Bent Street contributing artist and writer Guy James Whitworth has proven himself to be a canny lad yet again with this article in the Sydney Sentinel.

Bent Street: a crucial avenue for queer arts, literature and ideas

‘Sydney artist and author Guy James Whitworth’s career experienced a major upswing after his work featured in Bent Street. Here, he profiles the journal, which has become a literary and artistic force since its 2017 debut.’

So – read all about us!

The Sydney Sentinel is ‘a progressive new voice in Sydney’s media landscape, the Sydney Sentinel offers a different take on Sydney. Arts, features, news and opinion sections are joined by dedicated queer and vegan sections, in an online publication for the 2020s. The Sentinel was founded in September 2020 by Sydney journalist Peter Hackney, who is its editor-in-chief.

Bent Street – launch and availability

Bent Street 4.2 is now available from Hares and Hyenas in Fitzroy and The Bookshop in Darlinghurst – follow these links to order online; or else visit the bookshops in person. Think Globally, Buy Locally.

News of online availability and ebook version soon …

LAUNCH.  Bent Street 4.2 will be launched at Adelaide Feast on 25 November (7pm Adelaide time; 7.30pm AEDT) with a Zoom event:

Free and open event.

Proceeds from the sale of this edition will be donated to Many Coloured Sky (support for LGBT asylum seekers and refugees) – read about their work in Bent Street.

Bent Street 4.2 – 2020 … off to press

The end-of-year edition of Bent Street – 4.2 – 2020 – has just gone to press (thankyou Andrew at eBook Alchemy).

With a times-appropriate cover image from Mel Simpson of Kittenpants studios, and contributions of art, poetry, essay, first-person memoir, interviews, and fiction from:

Peter Waples-Crowe, Tiffany Jones, Sam Elkin, Indiah Money, Jude Munro, Firdhan Aria Wijaya, Steph Amir, Mel Simpson, Jean Taylor, Andrew McNamara, Jodie Hare, Frank Bonnici, Guy James Whitworth, Alison Thorne, Rodney Croome, Ian Seal, Edwina Shaw, Erin Riley, Derek Ho, Gina Ward, James May, Ayman Barbaresco, Blair Archbold, Yannick Thoraval, Baburam Poudel, Yulius Hendri Wijaya, Marcus O’Donnell, Hannah Gillard, Max Hayward, Rob Wallis, Henry von Doussa, Leila Lois, John Bartlett, Mark Anthony Cayanan, Bron Bateman, Cat Cotsell, Jennifer Power, Adele Aria, Michele Saint-Yves, Gemma Rose, Zachary DB Smith, Shivani Preston, Heath John Ramsay, Penn O’Brien, Stephanie Russell, Jan Prior, Andy Murdoch, Suz Mawer, Zachary Pryor, Peter Mitchell, Sharryn Ryan, Charlotte Allingham, Neika Lehman, Isabella Whāwhai Waru, Caleb Thaiday.


Bent Street 4.2 will be Zoom launched at Adelaide Feast – details very soon.

All proceeds from the sale of this edition of Bent Street will be donated to Many Coloured Sky, a group that works with LGBTIQA+ asylum seekers and refugees in Australia and overseas.



Call for Contributions

Spring is here, and we are calling for contributions to Bent Street 4.2 (November/December 2020).

The end-of-year edition is open themed. We are looking for creative expressions from 2020 in all genres.

Because we are launching at Feast on 25 November, we are moving into production a few weeks earlier.

Adelaide’s LGBTIQ+ Queer Arts and Cultural Festival.

Submissions open from 1 September, closing date, 15 October.

Bent Street publishes essays, short fiction, poetry, artwork, interviews, opinion pieces, tweets, blog posts, extracts from work-in-progress, that reflect the LGBTIQA+ community.

Bent Street is ‘a twisted tapestry of our time’, ‘the road less travelled’, and ‘a page for rainbow essayists, yarn spinners and queer theorists, a canvas for diverse doodlers and alternative artists, an ear for wrathful rants and interesting interviews, an eye for raw reflections and a mouth for personal opinions’.

Further information on the Submissions page.

Please send all submissions and enquiries to