Ginger by Katherine Back

Ginger always yowled. He yowled when he was hungry, he yowled when he was tired, he yowled at nothing at all. Jem used to joke that he was yowling because he could see things that we couldn’t; that he was trying to warn us about the things lurking in the shadows. Jem was an asshole […]

Fabric by Hannah Aroni

Vittoria’s office is small and warm. The wallpaper peels from the walls and the window frame rattles in even the mildest wind; if you look too long at the details of the room, they seem brittle, dry, like the wings of an old moth under glass at the edge of an entomologist’s vast proud display. […]

Frank Candiloro

originally published in CQ3: horror Frank Candiloro | xe/xem/xyr Franklin is a comic artist and rad hip-hop DJ currently residing in Melbourne. Xe is also on the hunt for the perfect HSP, and invites others to join xem on xyr journey. frankcandiloro.com

Trans trucks by Alison Evans

originally published in CQ1 Alison Evans  |  they, she & he Alison is co-editor of Concrete Queers and loves it with the fiery passion of a thousand million burning suns. They also wrote a book called Ida which is a queer YA spec fic genre mash up. You can find him on twitter @_budgie

Calling out, calling in by Lisa-Skye

Calling out, Calling in: Making a safe space for queer audiences in comedy  Stand up comic Lisa-Skye explores the Melbourne comedy room scene. She IDs as a queer, polyamorous, non-cis Femme Daddy & safe/sane/consensual BDSM advocate.  ‘Yesterday, my wife asked me what I’d do if I were a woman for a day. What I’d do […]

Alice by Alice Chalmers

Alice Chalmers they/them A 24yo queer being living in Melbourne from one coffee to the next, in the best way. Exhibiting regularly with The Fort Collective. alicechalmers.tumblr.com First published in CQ2: Comedy

CQ8 launch

  Exciting news, issue #8: music is ready to go! We are having a small launch in Melbourne this weekend and you’re all cordially invited. Where: Whole Lotta Love, 524 Lygon St, East Brunswick When: from 5pm How much: entry: free, zines: $5 Any questions, send us an email at concretequeers at gmail dot com. […]