Q-zine Issue 6, online December 2012, will be a special issue devoted entirely to African LGBTI creative writing. For this special issue, we are particularly interested in short stories, excerpts from novels in progress, poetry, and memoirs, but book and theatre reviews, personal essays, and profiles of/interviews with young African LGBTI authors are also welcome. We would also like to include some visual pieces such as photo-essays and graphic narratives.
Too often LGBTI and queer Africans are written about as if we are our own people, completely apart from our straight mothers, cousins, brothers and friends. As if these people are incapable of completely loving and growing with us. So, to mark our first year of publication, Q-zine’s editorial team decided to collect and share the stories of straight Africans on their trans/bisexual/intersex/lesbian/gay/queer loved ones. >>>
The fifth issue of Q-zine is proud to showcase LGBTI and queer African innovators and creators who are making their visions a reality. We are looking for young LGBTI and queer people in Africa and the Diaspora who are moving, shaking, setting trends and making a difference in their lives and in their communities. >>>