Page, Shelley and Brown, Alex - Night of the Living Queers

Page, Shelley and Brown, Alex - Night of the Living Queers

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Plunge into the terrifying world of “Night of the Living Queers,” a chilling YA horror anthology edited by Kalynn Bayron, where a diverse group of BIPOC teen authors put fresh spins on classic horror tropes and tales. Prepare for a night of thrills, chills, and unexpected twists as you explore the depths of human fear and the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community.


On a seemingly ordinary Halloween night, a group of BIPOC queer teens across the country find themselves facing an unexpected horror: the dead are rising, not as the decaying, flesh-eating monsters of traditional lore, but as vibrant, grotesque reflections of their own repressed fears and insecurities.

A Thrilling Collection of Horror Stories from Diverse Voices

“Night of the Living Queers” brings together a diverse range of YA horror stories, each told through the unique perspective of a BIPOC queer teen. From body horror and psychological suspense to supernatural encounters and haunted houses, this anthology explores the intersection of horror and identity, showcasing the multifaceted experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

Exploring Themes of Identity, Fear, and Resilience

As the characters confront the reanimated manifestations of their deepest fears, they must navigate the complexities of their identities, grapple with societal expectations, and discover the strength to overcome the monsters within and without. The anthology delves into themes of self-acceptance, the power of community, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable terror.

A Must-Read for Fans of YA Horror and LGBTQ+ Stories

With its diverse cast of characters, suspenseful storytelling, and exploration of universal themes, “Night of the Living Queers” is a must-read for fans of YA horror, LGBTQ+ stories, and tales that challenge the boundaries of traditional horror tropes. This anthology is a chilling reminder of the power of storytelling to confront our fears, challenge societal norms, and celebrate the diversity of the human experience.

Additional Description Points:

  • “Night of the Living Queers” is a groundbreaking anthology that redefines the horror genre by centering the voices and experiences of BIPOC queer teens.

  • The collection features a diverse range of horror stories, each with its own unique blend of thrills, chills, and unexpected twists.

  • The anthology explores themes of identity, fear, and resilience, showcasing the strength and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community in the face of adversity.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Featured in The Guardian's “Best New LGBTQ+ Books of 2023”

  • Nominee for the Locus Awards for Best Anthology

Title: Night of the Living Queers 

Editor: Kalynn Bayron

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: August 2023

Genre: Horror, Young Adult

Number of Pages: 304

Dimensions: 136 x 210 x 24 mm

Weight: 258 g

Relevant Tags: Horror, Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Anthology

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