Queer Sultry Summer Zine
For Queer Sultry Summer, we gathered stories from queers who’ve made their own Pride celebrations and their own holiday, worn the damn shorts, battled the bear, sported the body hair, survived the church camp, found gratitude in the fact that it’s not the 1800s, found themselves in the country, beneath the stars… and didn’t give up. We went all out for this mini-book, jam-packing each page with every hope and dream we ever hoped or dreamed.
- Poetry by Eileen Myles
- An exclusively commissioned, original Lumberjanes comic
- Brand new work and beloved essays by authors including Mal Blum, Maddie Taterka, Mey Rude, Elicia Sanchez, Amy Dobrowolsky, Malaika Aleba and Lila Cherneff.
- “Get Sweaty” playlist by Brittani Nichols
- Riese’s Sultry Summer Crossword Puzzle that took three days to put together
- “How to Make Iced Coffee,” a comic by Rory Midhani with words and recipe by Rachel Kincaid
- Hilarious Top Tens you’ve never read before from Riese Bernard, Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid
- Laneia‘s Queerish Summer Scavenger Hunt
- The story of when Kristin Russo almost got eaten by a bear, with footnotes by Jenny Owen Youngs
- Advice from Everyone is Gay
- Cut-out bookplates by Rory
- Yearbook-style autograph pages for your new/old summer friends
The first print run of this issue includes a bonus insert: four pages of adorable summer paper dolls created by Rory Midhani.