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

Google Play




Amazon Australia

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

Soiree seems to be the hardest word

We held a very bijou soiree style mini-launch of ‘Soft Borders, Hard Edges’ on Tuesday 13 July at Hares & Hyenas Bookshop. Thankyou to Rowland, Crusader and the team. Sam Elkin (Bent Street 5.1 editor) spoke, describing Bent Street 5.1 as the gift that keeps on giving. A happy time. We now enter lockdown and look forward to future soirees, matinees and so forth.

Order ‘Soft Borders, Hard Edges’ or any other previous editions of Bent Street online from your favorite bookshop, or else through Booktopia, Book Depository, Amazon.

WA residents can visit Rabble Books and Games and ask for a copy; in Port Fairy? Visit Blarney Books.

Support Bent Street by asking your local library to get in copies, or ask your local bookshop to get in a copy.