Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships by Dominica Malcolm Kelly Burke Jeremiah Murphy D.J. Tyrer Cindy Stauffer Tara Calaby Men Pechet Dana L. Stringer Online

Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships
Title : Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships
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ISBN : 9780980508451
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 280

Love. Regret. Humility. Shame. Pride.Living on the fringes of society, shunning expectations and obligations in favour of submitting to personal truth has its effects on a person. Sometimes it saves a life, and other times, it forces a life into a harsher reality.Marked by Scorn is a collection of stories and poems that explore the experiences of these people. Lesbians botLove. Regret. Humility. Shame. Pride.Living on the fringes of society, shunning expectations and obligations in favour of submitting to personal truth has its effects on a person. Sometimes it saves a life, and other times, it forces a life into a harsher reality.Marked by Scorn is a collection of stories and poems that explore the experiences of these people. Lesbians both open and hidden. Gay couples in South East Asia. Transgender and intersex people in the West. Interracial relationships throughout the world. Non-monogamy as seen through the eyes of choice and culture.With a sampling of genres to discover including contemporary fiction, romance, speculative fiction, and memoir, delve into the narratives of people who have been part of non-traditional relationships. Edited by Aurealis Award shortlisted anthology editor Dominica Malcolm. Featuring poetry by Dana L Stringer, Cathy Bryant, Taylor Lyn Carmen, Rochelle Potkar, Karen Sylvia Rockwell, Eve Kenneally, and Kiki Nicole; stories by Kelly Burke, Jeremiah Murphy, Cindy Stauffer, Tara Calaby, Men Pechet, Viny, Sara Dobie Bauer, Vanessa Ng, Tom Trumpinski, Adan Ramie, Rumaizah Abu Bakar, Rebecca Freeman, Baylea Jones, Mo Reynolds, Khadija Anderson, Dominica Malcolm, Tom Nolan, Kawika Guillermo, Shruti Sareen, Donnelle Belanger-Taylor, GK Hansen, Terry Sanville, Jude Ortega, and Jo Wu; and both a poem and a story by DJ Tyrer.


Marked by Scorn: An Anthology Featuring Non-Traditional Relationships Reviews

  • G.K. Hansen

    I'm in this, so I am clearly biased, but the rest of the stories were also a delight--my personal favorite is what I have been fondly referring to in my head as the Gay Werewolf story (I am a huge sucker for queer monsters), but I enjoyed them all. A+

  • Jaymee Goh

    Content warning for biphobia, misgendering, tragic queers. I was excited to read this anthology but could barely finish the first three. I pressed on because I really wanted to support it, but the stories are really not all that strong: they read like confessions, or they read like generic slice-of-life arguments with no verve, no reason for me to feel emotional investment in the characters or their problems. Even competently-written stories are lackluster or bogged down with cliche. Queer chara [...]

  • Danni Green

    A friend of mine wrote one of the stories in this book, which is how I happened to hear about it. I was so excited to discover an anthology of this nature existed, and it did not disappoint. Usually I read books all the way through at once -- even anthologies -- but this one was delightful to read one story at a time, in between reading other things, slowly savoring my way through to make the book last as long as possible. What a treat to see such a wide range of genders, relationships, and cult [...]

  • Jeffrey

    A fantastic anthology of stories of relationships of the heart. Most outside religious or societal 'straight norms'. A breath of fresh air; excellent choices in international writing styles, with high quality in narrative.

  • M R

    I enjoyed this collection of short stories that spoke to the many multifaceted relationships and people in those relationships. I liked the variety of works that included some science fiction, suspense/mystery, poetry and the list goes on. It was good to see another imagination of poly relationships and to see how people live in that world or envision the possibilities of such a world. Was every story my favorite? No, but there was truly nothing that I read that I didn't enjoy or learn something [...]

  • Dominica

    I'm the editor of this book so I'm not writing a review. But if you're interested in getting a copy of this book prior to the release date (at least a month early), I'm currently crowdfunding it until early June. Check it out at indiegogo/projects/ma

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