Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

“Resist when the world tries to convince you otherwise.” Shortly after Quan enters a not guilty plea for the death of a police officer, he is placed in a holding cell to await trial. While incarcerated Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American prison system. From his troubled childhood and bad…

Out Now: Queer We Go Again! by Saundra Mitchell

“Museums tell stories so much better than textbooks do. And that’s what history is, isn’t it? It’s just a really big story. That’s what makes it important. And museums get that. Textbooks don’t. Featuring seventeen new queer stories ranging from aliens and selkies, vampires crashing proms, teapots and barbershops, there are so many different things…

The Silence of Bones by June Hur

“This is the consequences of the clash of old and new. We must prepare our hearts, all of us. No matter which side wins, we will all be heartbroken.” 1800, Joseon (Korea). Sixteen-year-old orphan Seol is indentured to the police bureau. She’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with an investigation into the…

Lobizona by Romina Garber

“When someone deviates from an accepted norm, they signal a gap in the system. A hole that hasn’t been plugged. The danger with exposing a foundation’s failings is it opens the door to the possibility that it’s a faulty structure altogether and should be torn down and built anew.” Manuela Azul has been crammed into…

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

“Maybe part of fighting the unhappiness in this world is to seize happiness when we can.” When Ever Wong’s parents send her to Taiwan to study Mandarin for the summer, she finds herself living in a small colony of the over-achieving kids her parents always wanted her to be like. Rick Woo, a child prodigy…

The City Inside by Samit Basu

“They’d known the end times were coming but hadn’t known they’d be multiple choice.” In a near future Delhi, Joey is a Reality Controller in charge of monitoring the livestreams of Indi, one of the fastest growing online celebrities. Her job gives her considerable cultural power, but Joey is too entrenched in the everyday drag…

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

“One of the biggest issues with mainstream feminist writing has been the way the idea of what constitutes a feminist issue is framed. We rarely talk about basic needs as a feminist issue. Food insecurity and access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. Instead of a…

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

“If you truly love me in return, accept me as I am. If you can’t accept me as I am, maybe you need to rethink your definition of love.” Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, Gods of the Gates, secretly posts…

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

“From now on, she would never again allow anyone to make her feel like her worth came from the man she was attached to.” Jasmine Lin Rodriguez, a soap opera darling, finds herself splashed across the tabloids after a very messy public breakup. When she returns home to New York City to film the starring…

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

“When there’s people around that we don’t trust, we let them think we’re the kinds of people who are allowed to exist. And the only kind of Librarian that’s allowed to exist is one who answers to she.” Esther is a stowaway. She’s hidden herself away in the Librarian’s book wagon in an attempt to…