Melbourne Launch

Great launch event this weekend gone by at Hares & Hyenas (Melbourne’s queer and intersectional bookshop, cafe and performance venue). Jean Taylor, Mel Simpson, Steph Amir and Trent Mann presented aspects of their work in Bent Street 3. Henry von Doussa MC’d. Notable quote: Believe in fate, but lean forward where fate can see you. (Quentin Crisp).

Jean Taylor at Hares & Hyenas.

Thanks to Crusader, Rowland and the lovely crew at Hares & Hyenas,.

Bent Street 3 – Out Now

Bent Street 3 is now in print, and available through print-on-demand platforms.

MELBOURNE LAUNCH

Sunday 8 December, 4pm at Hares & Hyenas bookshop, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065. FREE event.

Bent Street 3 sees the publication covering exciting developments within the broader Australian queer community, including the strengthening of public displays of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ pride and visibility, views on ‘gay conversion’, historical perspectives on Stonewall, queer cabaret, religious discrimination, and much more.

CONTRIBUTORS

Peter Waples-Crowe, Stephanie Amir, Mel Simpson, Andrew Farrell, Ashley Sievwright, Bee Cruse, Jamie James, Jodie Hare, Jean Taylor, Hannah Buttsworth, Maude Davey, Ayman Kaake, Stevie Lane, Guy James Whitworth, Ashleigh Hardcastle, Samuel Luke Beatty, Mandy Henningham, Clare Monagle, Timothy W Jones, Jennifer Power, Tiffany M Jones, Alison Thorne, Ryan Storr, Frank Bonnici, Lisa Farrell, Trent Mann, Jason Li, Jake Cruz, Geoff Allshorn, Terry Jaensch, Ashley Williams, Michelle Bishop, Xavier, Anna Leah D. Luna-Raven, Jocelyn Deane, Reese Downing, Stuart Barnes, Adele Tan, Cat Cotsell, Henry von Doussa, Gavriil Aleksandrs, Lionel Wright, Kim Leutwyler, John Bartlett.

Bent Street 3 – Open for Submissions

Bent Street 3 is open for submissions.

Bent Street is an annual publication of Australian LGBTIQA+ art, writing and ideas. It gathers essays, fiction, poetry, artwork, reflections, letters, blog posts, interviews, performance writing and rants to bring you ‘The Year in Queer’.

Bent Street provides a scholarly and creative space for the LGBTIQ+ community and our allies. This includes many different individuals, with intersecting and conflicting interests. It is a space where we can communicate about these interests and how we feel about them, amongst ourselves.’ – Tiffany Jones, Editor of Bent Street.

“Bent Street provides a platform to get new LGBTIQ+ writing out there, and that can be a massive encouragement, especially for writers who haven’t yet been published. We think our voices are out there, we think we are heard, but without supporting dedicated places to collect our art and writing, our opinions, places like Bent Street, perhaps our voices aren’t heard.’ – Ash Sievwright, contributor to Bent Street.

For more details, click on the About page. We’re open for submissions for this year’s print edition till 15 October. Production is October/November with release in December.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Bent Street Production Team.

Contact and all enquiries and submissions: cloudsofmagellanpress@gmail.com

The banner on the website is At Her Most Approachable (detail) by Guy James Whitworth, used with kind permission.

At her most approachable