Book Riot: 10 Queer Books from Indie Presses You Definitely Don't Want to Miss This Year

These ten upcoming indie press books are just ten of the many I can’t wait to get my hands on. This list reflects my personal interests, so it’s heavily weighted toward contemporary fiction and hybrid nonfiction. But no matter what kind of queer book you’re craving, I guarantee you’ll find something here to fall in love with. These ten books are a great representation of just how varied queer lit from indie presses is.

How the “bad feelings” of trans experience inform trans survival and flourishing

In this academic work, Hil Malatino acknowledges and makes space for the negative feelings that can come with being trans and living in a transphobic world — exhaustion, alienation, burnout. He posits that these bad feelings are rarely talked about because talking about them can be seen to reinforce transphobia, but that talking about them is not only necessary, it can provide new possibiltles for thriving trans futures. I love a book that challenges me, and this one sounds like a worthy challenge.

See the full list at Book Riot.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast


Art and Posthumanism: Cary Wolfe in conversation with Art after Nature series editors Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard.


Life in Plastic: Petrochemical fantasies and synthetic sensibilities, with Caren Irr, Lisa Swanstrom, Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, and Daniel Worden.


Live: A book launch for We Are Meant to Rise at Next Chapter Booksellers features Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Douglas Kearney, Melissa Olson, Said Shaiye, and Kao Kalia Yang.