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Trans Stories, Spaces, and Cultural Production: Books & More

General & Reference Works

Arts & Culture

Selected Reading

In addition to the examples below, see the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) tools page for bibliographies on resources on trans topics, including fiction.

THEM literary magazine: THEM literary magazine, freely available online, features poems and short prose by emerging and established trans writers who explore the complexities of trans bodies and identities in their work.

Vetch: a magazine of trans poetry and poetics: Vetch is dedicated to publishing poems solely by trans writers whose work addresses trans themes. Issues can be downloaded with a donation of any amount (including $0).

Examples of poetry from Pratt and the NYPL:

Zines & Comics

Queer Zine Archive Project: The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) preserves and provides access to queer zines from the 1970s to the present. Users can browse or search by title, creator, or date, and can view or download digital copies of the zines.

Queer Cartoonist Database: Along with the Cartoonists of Color Database and Women Who Draw, this database highlights marginalized creators of comics and links to their work online. Searchable fields of information about each cartoonist, including pronouns, gender, ethnicity, location, and their work's genre, are supplied by the cartoonists themselves.

Examples of zines and comics from Pratt and the NYPL: