Pride Must Reads 2023

Enjoy this comprehensive list for Pride Month. Including a mix of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult fiction, and drama, it’ll be hard not to find something to love. 


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Claimings and Other Wild Things by Noelle Schmidt (Latitude 46 Publishing)Dream Roomsby River Halen (Book*hug Press)Emanations by Prathna Lor (Wolsak & Wynn Publishers)Emily & Elspeth by Catherine McNeil (Caitlin Press)Lent by Kate Cayley (Book*hug Press) ROMANS/SNOWMARE by Scott Scott (ARP Books)


This Unlikely Soil by Andrea Routley (Caitlin Press) Wonder World by K. R. Byggdin (Great Plains Publications)LOTE by Shola von Reinhold (Metonymy Press) A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Children’s and Young Adult Fiction 

The Stars of Mount Quixxby S.M. Beiko (ECW Press)Take Off! by Lea Beddia (Rebel Mountain Press)The Loudest Bark by Gail Marlene Schwartz & Lucie Gagon (Rebel Mountain Press)Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom (Metonymy Press) 


Northern Light by Kazim Ali (Goose Lane Editions)Arctic/Amazon by Gerald McMaster (Goose Lane Editions)Rebent Sinner by Ivan Coyote (Arsenal Pulp Press)Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer edited by Stephanie Chambers, Jane Farrow, & Maureen FitzGerald (Coach House Books) 


For Both Resting and Breeding by Adam Meisner (J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing)Body So Fluorescent by Amanda Cordner & David Di Giovanni (Playwrights Canada Press)