Powders Press is a biannual online magazine of themed queer writing from LGBTQIA+ writers. Joining a number of other magazines Powders was born out of the desire for greater representation of queer experience in literature. Powders Press takes its name from the kitsch laundrette in the classic 1985 queer film 'My Beautiful Laundrette' (screenplay by Hanif Kureishi starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Gordon Warnecke) from which this platform draws its inspiration. The film explores sexuality amidst the backdrop of racial prejudice, Thatcherism, and socio-political inequalities. We're looking to publish short fiction and poetry that similarly interrogates the intersections of sexuality, gender, religion, working-class experiences, and identity.
Scott Aaron Tait (he/they)
Founder and Editor-in-chief