What? Our Queerest Shelves is evolving!

Hello fellow book nerds!

I have some exciting news about Our Queerest Shelves. We’re introducing a subscription level, where you’ll get even more queer book content!

The subscription is $6 a month, and bonus content will be once a week. I’ll be experimenting with new formats. That could include more queer book lists on a theme, but also possibly podcasts, videos, essays, opportunities for community engagement, queer BookTok round ups — I’ll keep you on your toes! And I’ll also be looking for feedback from subscribers on what you’d like to see more of. I’m really excited for the chance to do something different, and your subscriptions make it possible for this to be my Real Life Job: yelling about queer books on the internet! (Okay, yes, I do other things too, but this is the best part.)

Don’t worry! You don’t have to subscribe to get the same content you’ve been getting all along from Our Queerest Shelves. You’ll still get two emails every week with new releases, recommendations, and links from the rest of the queer bookternet.

We’re always looking for new ways to improve our book coverage, and subscription newsletters open up so many possibilities that don’t rely on a constantly-changing algorithm. Instead, we can reach our audience directly, and you can support us directly, if you like what we do. After trying out a few options, we’re now going to be sending these newsletters through Substack, which enables us to have a subscription option.

You don’t have to do anything on your end to keep getting OQS in your inbox; it will just be coming from a different source, and it hopefully will look a little snazzier.

I hope you enjoy the next evolution of Our Queerest Shelves!

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