About Cutlines Press

Cutlines Press is a new micro-publishing imprint for queer and trans authors. Our desire to publish came out of our writing and our need to create a new kind of queer publishing house that can accommodate our interests, which include science fiction and experimental styles. We are still creating ourselves through analysis of our recent feedback survey and our own process.

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Cutlines Press

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Our group of collaborators is all-volunteer and works together remotely. To join us, please email

Dylan Ce / Curius Creature
Editor | Art & Book Design | Author
Dylan is a writer, visual artist, web designer and zinester. He identifies as gender-variant, loves science fiction, art, and good food, and is disabled with a chronic illness. Dylan ran a zine distro for seven years, promoting the zines of queers, trans folk, and feminists and has self-published for over a decade.

Gregory William
Editor | Author | Musician
Gregory William (1986 -) is from rural south Louisiana and currently resides in New Orleans. He is a low-wage professional cook and a long-time practitioner of the occult (largely in a post-ceremonial magic vein), and a past organizer of both queer and neo-Maoist political collectives in the southern U.S. Gregory co-founded Cutlines Press.

GG Irkalla
Author | Artist
GG is founder and editor of Up the Witchpunx, a bi-annual zine about radical witchcraft. She is a 29 year old queer trans woman and an initiated spirit worker with 9 years of experience in the Occult, magick, ordeal, and DIY spiritual healing. Gretchen is developing several sibling projects to Cutlines Press.

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Submissions Info

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As a new press that is focused mainly on building a base, learning the ropes, and finding niches for existing work that we have produced, we currently have no formal submissions process. Periodically, however, submissions may open for specific projects, or we may receive a manuscript that is particularly exciting to us. Once submissions are officially open, we will spread the word loud and clear.

We’ve been shying away from a hierarchical model in which we tell people what to do and what is acceptable. Instead, we are working on drawing people in and working together toward common aesthetic goals. And we’d rather have the freedom to look at each work individually rather than measuring up against some predetermined set of requirements. That may come later, if there’s a need, but for now I think it would be premature. Think of this more as a group that you join in order to get a platform for producing your own work, within a like-minded artistic community.In fact, our recent queer fiction and art anthology, Collapsed Cartographies, was produced by a group of artists, writers and musicians working together non-heirarchially through a private blog. We find such collaborative methods intriguing, as they allow our ideas to mature in concert with each other, resulting in a stronger and more cohesive work as well as invaluable artistic connections.

We come from backgrounds in reading science fiction (Ursula K. LeGuin, Frank Herbert, Samuel Delany), cut-up (William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Genesis P-Orridge), magical and spiritually resonant YA (A Wrinkle in Time, The Golden Compass) and horror (Lovecraft, Ligotti). In writing, we’re looking for adventurous styles, experimental forms, and the artfully managed infusion of truly radical, transformative ideas into quality writing. Overall, it’s talent and innovation that probably take the day.

We don’t have a clear line drawn around who is allowed to participate and who is not. We will accept work from people of any sexuality and gender but tend to look for work that is informed by queerness at a very deep level even if it doesn’t explicitly deal with it (“The literature that would exist in an all-queer world.”) Many of us are highly motivated artists and authors who produce work relentlessly– but also recognizing that many people struggle with that, we hope that the press itself provides some of the structure and community that’s conducive to finishing work. We are interested in building a true avant-garde artistic community that works in concert and draws inspiration from others.

Submissions may be made by emailing or by sending a submission to our Tumblr.

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How to Buy

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Cutlines Press sells two different types of items: downloadable and physical, or print, books and zines.

Downloadable Books and Zines

Downloadable zines are offered through Gumroad, which is embedded in our website. When you click “Download this book/zine!” a Gumroad window will pop up. You can choose what you want to pay, starting with the base price— usually the base price is $1, or $0 for short stories.

You’ll then be taken to checkout where you can use credit, debit or paypal. Normally, you will need to buy any downloads separately, entering in payment information each time. (This is a Gumroad limitation that we hope will be changed in the future!)

However, if you know you would like to buy multiple items during your visit to Cutlines Press, you can buy multiple items at a time if they’re displayed on the same page. Head to All Downloadable Books & Zines to see all of our downloadable items at once! Then you can add them to an editable shopping cart that appears at the right hand side.

Need a simpler solution? Just go directly to our shop on the Gumroad website and use the shopping cart there.

Print Books and Zines

Print books and zines use a Paypal shopping cart. You can pay with Paypal, debit or credit, and the price of the items includes domestic shipping. International shipping costs will be added at checkout.

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