Fruit is a bi-annual journal publishing queer authors, with an emphasis on unheard voices. ‘Queer authors’ are LGBTQI+. ‘Unheard voices’ means writing for which there are few platforms. This includes work by minority-identifying authors within the LGBTQI+ community, such as people of colour, trans* and working class writers. It also means emerging authors and experimental writing. We are interested in innovative writing which queers form as well as content. Fruit welcomes work in English from anywhere. Since Fruit is based in Manchester (UK), we are especially keen to promote writing from the North of England.
Fruit is coordinated by Tom White. Tom is working on a practice-based PhD on queer reparative poetics. He’s also completing a collection of stories about people who aren’t at home, called Resorts.
Tawseef Khan completed a doctoral thesis on sexual identity and the British asylum system in 2016. His book on Islamophobia and Muslim identity is forthcoming from Atlantic Books in 2021.
Hannah Levene is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at Roehampton University. Her poetry collection Boneless Ribs is available through Lost Alphabet.
This project is supported by a grant from Superbia at Manchester Pride. Superbia Grants provide financial support for LGBT events as part of Manchester Pride’s commitment to the quality and diversity of cultural events taking place throughout the year in Greater Manchester.