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Here comes… Queermas!

The seasonal holidays can be both a joyous and a very difficult time for people.

Books make great presents, holidays at home, conversation starters and peace offerings. 🙂 Especially when queer books reach the right hands!

We want to brighten your and your loved ones’ winter with our books, so we decided to offer a 15% discount off  of all online shop orders:

The discount code is QUEERMAS and is valid from today until December 21, just so that we can have the orders arrive to you on time.

Queering the Map of Glasgow is back in stock and available to order. F, M or Other (Volume 1) is still out of physical stock but is available as an ebook and to pre-order.


Queering the Map of Glasgow

We are back.


After the success of our first crowdfunded anthology F, M or Other: Quarrels with the Gender Binary – Knight Errant is back, putting queer experiences firmly on the map of Glasgow.

Mark the date: 24 November 2018

Time:13.30 to 16.30 (sharp)

Place: The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

Tickets can be booked here. Prices are £5 for a regular ticket. There are 20 FREE tickets available for those who need one (see below).

The price of the ticket includes a hot drink, treats (vegan friendly) and £2 off 1 book OR art print of your choice from Knight Errant.

Ely Percy will read from their debut novel Vicky Romeo plus Joolz, a butch meets femme romantic comedy set in Glasgow and set to be published in February 2019; followed by readings from Ryan Vance, Michael Lee Richardson and Eleanor Capaldi of their pieces from the Queering the Map of Glasgow collection.

The readings will be followed by a panel discussion with Ely, Nathaniel (Knight Errant) and Monstrous Regiment (of “The Bi-ble” and Monstrous Regiment Magazine fame – Crimson, Emerald et al.) about our recent recon mission to map and record the local queer spaces and histories of Glasgow, and the significance of publishing queer voices as a way of placing and retracing queer experience in the past, present and future.

This event will also mark the launch of the Wicked Wee Bks imprint (more about this imprint soon) – the first publication of the series conveniently shares its name with this event. Our queer map of Glasgow, by no means exhaustive, will be beautifully executed by Kirsty Hunter and available to purchase at the event.

Accessibility: The event will be mostly sitting room, is wheelchair accessible and has accessible facilities.

Due to the high demand we’ve had to increase the number of tickets available. We will be relocating to a bigger, equally accessible venue with Category is books as a smaller mobile bookshop.

1/3 of the total number of tickets are FREE (i.e. we have 60 tickets available, of those 20 are free)

The code is 34QU.

For students, people on a low income, un(under)employed folks and any other beans who find themselves in a tough spot. Come and join us.

Contributors, Interviews, Projects

Meet the Humans: Jonathan Bay

UPDATE: This week we have climbed over the £2000 threshold! Let’s keep it going folks. 

As part of our campaign we will be introducing you to our contributors – the fabulous, creative and talented people we’ve recruited for this project.

Jonathan Bay is a trans poet from California currently living in Scotland as he finishes up a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. He is a House of Three poet and has been published in many journals and anthologies in UK. He likes intriguingly flavourful beer, traveling to wild places and empty quiet rooms.IMG_0133

[Knight Errant Press]: Is gender identity a theme that comes up a lot in your writing? If not, what pushed you to explore it this time around?

[Jonathan]: Gender identity is not necessarily something that I try to focus on exploring through my poetry – I find that it crops in though. I am most interested in exploring my own trans experience and how it relates to the world. I am highly conscious of my own upbringing as a then female bodied white middle class person and how that has affected the way in which I interact within the world. I don’t want to erase that past.

[KEP]: Has exploring gender affected your worldview and your writing and reading habits?

[J]: I’ve been lucky to get to explore queer writing in my postgraduate studies.

[KEP]: Was there a particular book, short story, poem or event in your life that inspired you to write your own?

[J]: At twelve I was encouraged to write poetry to process my parents’ divorce. I have been writing ever since.

[KEP]: What author or book do you think is most underrated? And why? 

[J]: I don’t think it’s underrated, but I love Li-Young Lee’s The City in Which I Love You.

[KEP]: Tea or coffee?

[J]: Depends on my mood.

[KEP]: Early morning or late into the night?

[J]: I enjoy sleeping, but there is something about the quiet of early morning and the way that it makes you feel like you have so much more time that I love.

[KEP]: Digital or analogue?

[J]: I prefer analogue but I am not a luddite.


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