We still have issues 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11 available.
Digital editions of issues 3, 4, and 8 are available to order.
ISSUE 1: TORMENTED
Issue 1 is full of moving, funny, and surprising stories and poems. All of them lyrical, all of them tormented! Stories about guilt, love, mad boyfriends, sisters from hell, and the young man who finger-fucked David Beckham.
Contributors: Leopoldo Alas, Bunny Bauer, John Joseph Bibby, Cathy Bolton, Sue Brown, Charlotte Cooper, Robert Farrar, Robert Hamberger, Alison Henry, Christopher James, Reuben Lane, Keith Munro, P. O’Loughlin, Nina Rapi, Dylan Rosser, Lawrence Schimel, Cherry Smyth Cover by Wolfgang Tillmans
ISSUE 2: BEAUTY
The beauty of a good birching, the beauty of bellybuttons, and the beauty of growing up in Bromley. Sexy fat women, skinny shoplifters and much, much more…
Contributors: Christopher Barnes, Chris Beckett, Peter Burton, Mauro Cocilio, Steve Cook, Beverley Duguid, Simon Edge, Robert Hamberger, C.A.R. Hills, Christopher James, Mary Lowe, Bertie Marshall, Michele Martinoli, Lisa Matthews, Gerson Nason, Christopher Nield, Dan Noquet, Eduardo Pitta, Ernesto Sarazale, Eamon Somers, Saradha Soobrayen, Andrew Warburton, Robin Whitmore, River Wolton, Tamar Yosseloff Cover by Ajamu X
ISSUE 3: FOREIGNERS
Voices from Syria, Hungary, Leyton, Jamaica, Manchester and America, amongst others. Buy downloadable/digital edition
Contributors: Akkas Al-Ali, Jake Arnott, Adam Bala, Cabello/Carceller, Bec Chalkley, Wei Kiat Chen, Phyllis Christopher, Ailbhe Darcy, S Dass, Minke Douwesz, Paul Gardiner, Richard Goodson, Rosemary Harris, Kobi Israel, Ashley Jones, Paul Kane, Let Me Feel Your Finger First, Peter McGraith, Emily Moreton, Ruth O’Callaghan, JP Owen, Heena Patel, Selina Rodrigues, Helen Sandler, Parminder Sekhon, Joshua Sofaer, fabian thomas, Laura Vroomen, Andrew Warburton, Gregory Woods Cover by Phyllis Christopher
ISSUE 4: CINEMA
Stories and poems about Dracula, Lukas Ridgeston, Pride and Prejudice, Marlene Dietrich, growing up in 1970s Liverpool, things to do with Afro Barbie, sex in a porn cinema, and the inevitable shower scene. Essays about Black and Asian filmmakers in Britain, the brief career of an Israeli filmmaker, and the confessions of a badass femme. You can see some of the work on the Poetry Magazines website. Buy downloadable/digital edition
Contributors: Inge Blackman, Diana Cockrill, Nir Cohen, John Dixon, Gaz, Radcliff Gregory, Paul Hartnett, Marc Holland, Michael Hyde, VG Lee, John McCullough, Aoife Mannix, Char March, Jay Merill, Maria Mojo, Sharon Morris, Uriel Orlow, Drew Payne, Sarah Pucill, Tim Robertson, David Rothwell, Sarah Salway, Robert Seatter, Sina Shamsavari, Suraya Sidhu Singh, Mima Simic, Andra Simons, Cherry Smyth, Del LaGrace Volcano, Shaun de Waal, Robin Whitmore, River Wolton Cover by Del LaGrace Volcano
ISSUE 5: COMPETITION
Featuring new work from established and emerging queer writers and artists. Includes the winning stories and poems from Chroma’s first International Queer Writing Competition judged by Mark Doty, Ali Smith, and Michael Arditti. Buy a copy
Contributors: Ben Barton, Chris Beckett, Brynn Binnell, Ailbhe Darcy, John Dixon, Andras Gerevich, Robert Hamberger, Nicki Hastie, Joey Hateley, Louise Hercules, Crusader Hillis, Kully Inges, Alexandra Lazar, Helena Lukowska, Maitreyabandhu, Char march, Stephen Mead, P O’Loughlin, Stuart Sandford, Sinisa Savic, Gilles Sebhan, David Shenton, Reginald Shepherd, George Szirtes, Michael Wilce, Ronaldo Wilson, Frank Wynne Cover by Michael Wilce
ISSUE 6: ISLAND
Stories, poems and artwork that explore the island theme, whether it’s no person’s an island, or thoughts about island life. Writers from Tasmania, Hawaii, Bermuda, New Zealand, and the UK, amongst other islands, real or imagined, add to the eclectic and internatoinal mix that is Chroma’s trademark. And there’s a beautiful four-paged piece of commissioned artwork by Peter Ibruegger. Buy a copy
Contributors: George Aristidopoulos, Lisa Asagi, Nadia Attura, Jay Bernard , Lucy Burnett, Susana Chavez-Silverman, Angel Cortez, Brian Cronwall, Lou Dellaguzzo, Lynn Foote, Wendy French, Irras Han, Theresa Heath, CAR Hills, Samuel Hodge, Peter Ibruegger, Kobi Israel, Lynne Jamneck, Maria Jastrzebska, Simon Leah, Sadie Lee, Alex Mankowitz, Lepa Mladjenovic, Carlos Molina, Jim Nawrocki, Christopher Nield, Ryan Riddington, Beldan Sezen, Micky Silver, Alan C. Smith, Michael Sutherland, Jenny Thompson, Mark Wagstaff, An Xiao Cover by Kobi Israel
ISSUE 7: TRANSLATION
Features the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered writers and artists from Jordan, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Japan, and many places in between. Some of the writers are translated into English for the first time. In Menis Koumantareas’ short story two older Greek men befriend two Albanian construction workers; a Danish teenager admires her Greenlander schoolmates in Lotte Inuk’s story; and in Rachid O.s story, a young Moroccan boy’s day trip to the seaside ends in a strange threesome. The renowned French intellectual Monique Wittig encourages us, in a newly-translated short-short story, to be more hysterical. Buy a copy
Contributors: Nikolay Atanasov, Brian Bergstrom, Frances Bingham, Nicole Brossard, Kathleen Bryson, Chris Campe, Jacek Dehnel, Jesus Encinar, Zizi Fareesheh, Linda France, Olivia Heal, John Hobbs, Tomoyuki Hoshino, Lotte Inuk, Åsa Johannesson, Frans Kellendonk, Thomas E. Kennedy, Menis Koumantareas, Sophie Lewis, Timothy Liu, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, W. Martin, Andrew May, Randa Mirza, Brane Mozetic, Rachid O., Simon Phillips, Nina Rapi, Lawrence Schimel, Erinç Seymen, Edith Södergran, Arnold de Vos, Michal Witkowski, Monique Wittig, Juan Carlos Zaldívar Cover by Åsa Johannesson
ISSUE 8: POSE
Includes winning stories and poems from our 2nd International Queer Writing Contest (Judges: Sarah Waters, Robert Gluck, and Betsy Warland). Also: an extract from Jonathan Kemp‘s award-winning London Triptych, poetry by Maitreyabandhu, and images from lesbian life in South Africa by Zanele Muholi. Order downloadable/digital version.
Contributors: Sandra Alland, Lucy Burnett, Philip Byrne, emily m. danforth, Andrew Darlington, Amber Dawn, James Dufficy, Katherine Evans, Rhian Gallagher, Isabel Galleymore, Irras Han, Jonathan Kemp, Ricardo Leite, GA Li, Maitreyabandhu, Vivienne Maricevic, Sophie Mayer, John McCullough, Zanele Muholi, David Porter, Sophie Robinson, Gregory Scott, The Girls (Andrea Blood and Zoë Sinclair), Betsy Warland, River Wolton Cover by Zanele Muholi
ISSUE 9: AMERICAS
Featuring translated stories by Surinamese writer, Astrid H. Roemer, and Argentinian writer Eduardo Muslip. Other stories by Peter Dube and Donna Collier, as well as an essay on Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral. Poems by Achy Obejas, Gregory Woods, and Ching-In Chen, amongst others. And artwork by Carl Gopalkrishnan and Jay Bernard. Order a copy
Contributors: Judith Barrington, Anna Bendix, Jay Bernard, Jade Brooks, Jennifer Camper, Ching-In Chen, Donna Collier, Simon Croft, Peter Dubé, Ben Fergusson, Merry Gangemi, Carl Gopal (aka Carl Gopalkrishnan), Marita Gootee, Elizabeth Horan, Josh McNey, Catherine McNeil, Susan Massotty, Eduardo Muslip, Achy Obejas, Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin, William Reichard, Astrid H. Roemer, Matthew Stradling, Phillip Tang, Robyn Vinten, Andrew Warburton, Gregory Woods Cover by Matthew Stradling
ISSUE 10: BODY
Includes winning poems and stories from the 3rd Chroma International Queer Writing Contest (Judges: Thomas Glave and Cherry Smyth), alongside stories by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Chad Goller-Sojourner and Djurdja Knezevic. Poetry by Robert Hamberger and Swithun Cooper, amongst others, and artwork by J. Aiden Simon and Samuel Hodge. Order a copy