‘Out there’ a new anthology of Scottish LGBT literature

Besi Besemar August 17, 2014

The first anthology of Scottish LGBT writing published in twelve years, and only the third in Scottish literary history.

Zoe Strachan
Zoe Strachan

Freight Books is publishing a new and definitive anthology of prose writing and poetry from Scotland’s leading and emerging LGBT writers, edited by Zoe Strachan, in September.

Out thereIt will include a stellar list of contributors including Ali Smith, Louise Welsh, Kerry Hudson, Jackie Kay, Ronald Frame, Toni Davidson, Val McDermid, Damian Barr and UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy to name but a few.

Following on from Glasgow’s ‘Gay Games’ and the now famous Glasgow Kiss, this is the first anthology of its kind in over twelve years.

Out There is the perfect barometer of just how far Scottish LGBT writing has come in that time.

The writing is diverse, sometimes hilarious, sometimes polemical, often surprising and deeply moving, but always suffused with energy, wit and empathy.