Owen Lach’s Jack’s Ever After: Another Modern Queer Fairy Tale shines with nuanced characters, poignant storytelling, and a heartfelt exploration of the challenges that threaten a happily ever after.
Elliot Page’s Pageboy is a courageous and illuminating memoir that shares Page’s personal story and contributes to the broader discourse on gender and identity.
Rita Chang-Eppig’s Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea examines the intricate dynamics of gender roles and womanhood in the context of a historical Chinese pirate story.
Robbie Couch’s If I See You Again Tomorrow is a heartfelt and relatable story reflecting themes of social isolation and loneliness.
Elvin James Mensah’s Small Joys is a poignant chronicle of friendship, mental illness, and the power of human connection.
Jonny Garza Villa’s Ander & Santi Were Here is a powerful love story that will leave you swooning and thinking about the meaning of home.
Lamya H’s Hijab Butch Blues is a powerful and life-affirming story of coming-of-age and self-discovery.
Owen Lach’s Broken Valley is a captivating queer science fiction tale that blends clever world-building, breathless action, and thoughtful, compelling relationships.
Everina Maxwell’s Ocean’s Echo is an entertaining, high-stakes space opera and heartfelt romance.
Cale Dietrich’s The Pledge is a fun, gay-themed diversion from the typical slasher story.
The Sunbearer Trials is a rollicking, Mexican-inspired fantasy adventure filled with delightful characters and compelling questions of identity and privilege.
Jack’s on Fire is a charming, triumphant tale of a queer boy’s journey to find acceptance, community, and love.