Speculatively Queer is a Washington-based small press publishing speculative stories about queer hope, joy, love, affirmation, and community. We aim to uplift our readers as well as uplift our creative communities by providing fulfilling opportunities to contribute to our projects at professional rates. We strive to be as inclusive and accessible as possible, and we appreciate any suggestions for improvement. You can connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Co-owner Isabela Oliveira has been a professional editor for years, from technical documents to pop culture content. While attending college, she kept busy as the poetry editor and later the editor-in-chief of her university’s literary journal, the Salmon Creek Journal. Isabela started speaking on panels at fan conventions in 2016 and has been at it ever since. These days, she’s working as an editor by day, and an occasional podcast co-host, a crafter and maker, and an aspiring voice actress in her free time.
Co-owner Jed Sabin is a jack-of-all-trades with professional experience as an editor, writer, scientist, project coordinator, and logistics manager. At age 17 (before Kickstarter existed!) they successfully crowdfunded and produced a geeky pin-up calendar that was featured on Neil Gaiman’s blog. They were editor-in-chief of their college student newspaper, and they worked as an editor on the popular Kickstarter-funded Maze of Games puzzle novel. Their writing has been published by Daily Science Fiction and Wired Magazine.