Cipher Shorts #1
From skin, sex, and supervillains to bodies, beds, and lunch, thirteen writers explore human interaction and what it means to be queer and living through the COVID-19 lockdown.
This collection is intended as an antidote to the social distancing imposed during the pandemic. The stories, essays, and poems included pay tribute to the spaces, interactions, and art we miss when our worlds are suddenly put on hold.
Featuring words from: Isabel Waidner, Mads Hartley, Peter Scapello, Elizabeth Lovatt, Saurabh Sharma, Sam J Grudgings, Cleo Henry, Erica Gillingham, Gabrielle Johnson, Helen Savage, Adam Zmith, Georgie Henley, and Annie Dobson.
Cipher Shorts is a series of chapbooks intended to showcase contemporary queer writing from the UK and beyond. Cipher Shorts #1 was a direct response to the coronavirus lockdown measures put in place across the globe. Any profits made from the sale of this book will be donated to The Outside Project, the UK’s first LGBTQI+ homeless shelter and crisis centre.