An Unexpected Party

Seth Malacari

Co- published by Get YA Words Out and edited by Seth Malacari, An Unexpected Party is a collection of stories from emerging LGBTQIA+ authors. With themes ranging from fantastical realms to real-world struggles, the anthology is honest and heartfelt – brimming with magic, love and adventure. These stories are a must-read for anyone seeking a fresh take on queer characters in young adult fiction.

‘… this anthology is truly unique [and] unapologetically for queers, by queers, with an earnestness and relatability that will capture the hearts of queer teens and adults dreaming of a different world.’

- Books+Publishing

A deeply touching, heartwarming anthology exploring queer stories in science fiction, fantasy and horror.

- Readings

A warm, tight hug, long overdue for the generations of queer young adults longing for a place in the world.

- Children’s Book Council of Australia

Paperback & ebook
Own voices, YA anthology

Seth Malacari

Seth Malacari (he/they) is an award-winning writer and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. He is the founder of Get YA Words Out, has a Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) from Deakin University specialising in Queer YA and was the former chair of LoveOzYA.

Fremantle Press

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