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OMG Queer: Short Stories by Queer Youth

3.18  ·  Rating Details ·  50 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Hope. Fear. Desire. Despair. Promises. Betrayals.

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Questioning. Intersex.

This anthology of short stories gives voice to the rising generation as they define what it means to grow up queer in the twenty-first century. What is it like to grow up in a society that embraces you in certain ways but discriminates against you in others? How do y
ebook, 240 pages
Published August 13th 2012 by Bold Strokes Books (first published August 1st 2012)
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On one hand: yay lesbians!!!!! On the other I felt like nearly all these stories were badly written, could have done with some serious editing and came across as bad fanfiction at times.
I shall start with my short reviews for every short story first and then my thought on the book as a whole.

Jelson-Brenna Harvey
Awie! Funny, cute, full of snarky monologue that had me giggling. I would have loved it to be a little bit longer. This is my favorite story out of them all and rightly so because the humor factor plays a big role when it comes to my reviewing and it might also have something to do with this story being the first among the lot that mostly carried the same vibes from her
Antony Simpson
Dec 23, 2015 Antony Simpson rated it it was amazing

Once I started reading I found it difficult to put down. OMG Queer is an anthology of short fiction stories written by queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, questioning and intersex) young people. Stories are the oldest form of communication to share hopes, fears, dreams, fantasies and these stories share all of these and so much more.

I’d like to tell you a little about each story as the cover of the book doesn’t do justice to the stories contained within.

Jelson by Brenna
Mar 26, 2017 Sonder rated it liked it
Shelves: year-of-queer
Not bad, but also not fantastic. Some were far better than others.
Aug 20, 2012 Megz rated it it was ok
The full review, with quotes and an attempt at fan art, can be found here.

I had big hopes for this book. The blurb promises a tangible look into the lives of modern young LGBTQI individuals.

But at times, I’ll admit, it felt like I was reading a teenage-written Mills & Boon novel.

Take a step back, though: is that necessarily a bad thing? OMG Queer does not promise a fluent work of literature. It promises a first-hand account of a young generation. Considering that most of the stories are writ
Katie Kenig
Feb 09, 2016 Katie Kenig rated it liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
This book was chosen for my 2016 Reading Challenge to fill the LGBT slot. Not the first book I've read with LGBT content this year, and not the best, but... that's how it goes sometimes.

Generally speaking, I really like short fiction. Especially by my favourite writers. My trouble with this, like most short fiction anthologies by multiple writers, is that I'll really enjoy some of the stories/authors, and really dislike some of the others. That's why this anthology, which contains some great stu
Dec 17, 2012 Andrew rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbtq, nonfiction

I would have though having "Queer" in the title would have meant that this book would have a lot more variance than just gays and lesbians (though of course I enjoy gay and lesbian stories), but there was not one transgender story in this book aside from an unrealistic intersex story at the beginning. I feel like I need to put this out there for anyone looking for short stories about gender identity. This book felt like a slight waste of time for me just because that's what I was looking for in

Diane Adams
Oct 12, 2014 Diane Adams rated it liked it
I had really mixed feelings about this book. My daughter is a part of her school GSA, so I had hoped this was a book we could both read and talk about. However, despite several stories I would have been quite comfortable reading with her, others passed the PG-13 rating and moved right on to R or M. The book was in the YA section, and perhaps actual YA readers would be quite comfortable with it. As an adult, reading about that much graphic teen sex (regardless of whether it was gay or straight) j ...more
Aug 16, 2013 Lindy rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen, non-fiction, lgbtq
I love that this topic exists among the teen population despite that the stories were cheesy and somewhat hard to relate to. I wish I had a book like this when I was younger.
Elisa Rolle
Aug 13, 2015 Elisa Rolle rated it it was amazing
2012 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
Pat Bane
Feb 16, 2013 Pat Bane rated it really liked it
Great collection of stories.
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Radclyffe has written over forty-five romance and romantic intrigue novels, dozens of short stories, and, writing as L.L. Raand, has authored a paranormal romance series, The Midnight Hunters. She has also edited Best Lesbian Romance 2009 through 2015 as well as multiple other anthologies. She is an eight-time Lambda Literary Award finalist in romance, mystery, and erotica—winning in both romance ...more
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