Book Review: Out Now: Queer We Go Again! ed. Saundra Mitchell
Updated: May 28
Like me, did you revel in the queer short stories of All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages? Even if you didn't, Out Now is a fantastic sequel.
Out Now: Queer We Go Again! is a YA short story anthology that covers different tones and topics within the world of queerness. From girls falling in love in shop class, to kitchen witches baking magic cupcakes, to gods fighting on earth, to a selkie looking for his home, this book has something for everyone.
I enjoyed the diversity of this anthology in terms of identity and culture but also in terms of storytelling. There are stories about people exploring their identity but also stories about people who are comfortable with their identity. There are both happy endings and ambiguous endings, and you can jump from story to story with ease.
A few of these stories made me wish for more, and that is the sign of a good short story to me. You can bet I'm going to track down other works by some of these authors to satisfy my cravings.
This anthology showcases different queer voices and perspectives, and I think we need more of that in books.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Release Date: May 26, 2020
Thank you NetGalley and Inkyard Press for the ARC!