Bent Street contributor, poet Rob Wallis, was recently interviewed by Anna Millers on 3WBC radio – here is the interview. Rob talks about writing during the pandemic.
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.
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 email@example.com
The ebook version of Bent Street 4.1 – Love from a Distance is now available. Find it on Google Play, Apple, Kobo.com, Kindle …
Below: Google Play – search on ‘Bent Street Tiffany Jones’ – use these search terms because apparently it likes our editor-in-chief Tiffany Jones. If you type ‘Bent Street LGBTIQA’ it has kittens.
Kobo, however, has a woke search engine – search on ‘bent street lgbtiqa’ and you’ll find all FOUR Bent Street ebooks.
You can read the free web edition here.
To start you off …
This Public Feeling – by Marcus O’Donnell
Intimacy and technologies: a pre-history
Out in the Outer Worlds – by Nessie Smith
A new online game featuring perhaps the very first openly asexual characters.
Bent Street 4.1 – Love from a Distance has just landed at The Bookshop Darlinghurst.
Race on down and grab a copy. Or you can order online through The Bookshop.
Sex bots, first porn, D/s, Spock and Kirk, phone sex or not, The Sims, lockdown – interviews, essays, first-person memoir, fiction and poetry.
Bent Street 4.1—Love from a Distance shines a light on the role of technologies in shaping human intimacy within the broader frame of COVID-19 and lockdown. Writers, academics, artists and poets reflect on the role that technologies, old and new, play in mediating human intimacy and shaping queer culture.
Bent Street 4.1 – Love from a Distance: intimacy and technology in time of COVID-19 will be released in the next few weeks. Here is the cover with a fantastic image by Jake Cruz, who also writes in the edition about maintaining creativity during lockdown.