A Thousand Threads Press

The last edition of Bent Street was ‘Hard Borders, Soft Edges’, a special edition focusing on trans and gender diverse communities, edited by Sam Elkin, Yves Rees and Tiffany Jones. Clouds of Magellan Press has lately been mentoring A Thousand Threads Press, an emerging publisher. They are launching two new collections of trans* and gender-diverse writing, We Twinkle Like Gold, and In Flux.

Launch and market: Saturday 3 December, Bluestone Church Arts Space – 8a Hyde St, Footscray VIC – details at Eventbrite

World AIDS Day – New Book

Bent Street contributor Geoff Allshorn (with contributions from other Bent Street ‘Alumni’) has released a new book today: Always Remember – 40 years, 40 objects and images from the AIDS epidemic, 1981 ~ 2021.

Always Remember is a brief history of AIDS in Australia, expressed through forty objects and images – newspaper clippings, books, films, TV, music, memorials, activism and art. Not to mention badges and milk cartons.

For more information, visit Clouds of Magellan Press.

Bent Street Closure

Sadly we have to announce that Bent Street is closing. Thank-you to all friends, ambassadors, and contributors who have helped to grow the journal over six editions since 2017.

The existing editions of Bent Street (1 through to 5.1) will remain in-print and available as book, ebook, and also via this website through the web editions (which contain the majority of, but not all articles and images).

The publisher, Clouds of Magellan Press will continue to make the existing Bent Street editions available to libraries and bookshops.

Thank you to all of our creatives and thinkers for your exciting Bent Street contributions! Prof. Tiffany Jones will be continuing other projects and LGBTIQA+ advocacy work on important education and rights themes. Clouds of Magellan will also be featuring forthcoming books from former Bent Street contributors. 

Adam Bandt at the launch of Bent Street 1, 2017, Hares & Hyenas.
Jean Taylor reads at the launch of Bent Street 1, 2017, Hares & Hyenas

Helping Trans Women Indonesia

Indonesian trans women have been hit hard during COVID pandemic – read the ABC News article here.

There is a GoFundMe page for support – here

Bent Street has made a donation.

Read more about the issues faced by the trans and gender diverse community globally in the midyear edition of Bent Street ‘Soft Borders, Hard Edges’.

images from Bent Street 5.1 ‘Soft Borders, Hard Edges’ by Jamie James

Bent Street 5.1 is available now as an eBook. Find it on

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Amazon Australia

The eBooks is also available from 20+ other platforms including Barnes & Noble, Ebooks.com and Scribd, and from libraries via Bolinda, Overdrive, Blio, EBSCO, ProQuest and others.