Concrete Queers is compiled and edited on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.


Concrete Queers is a zine made by queer people for queer people. Each issue of CQ has a theme. So far we have some content from these issues online:

CQ2: Comedy
CQ3: Horror
CQ4: Romance
CQ5: Poetry
CQ6: Smut
CQ7: Speculative Fiction

And will be uploading content from later issues soon:

CQ8: Music
CQ9: Horror
CQ10: Milestones
CQ11: Home
CQ13: Fairy Tales (online as a PDF)

CQ12: Digital is a completely digital edition, which you can view for free on visme.

About the team

editors Kat and Alison spending their sweet zine cash

Katherine Back
Alison Evans

Poetry editor:
Gemma Mahadeo

Ele Jenkins

Katherine Back is a freelance editor, producer and writer. Her work focuses on queers and spooky things, and has been published in various zines and journals around Australia.

Alison Evans is the author of the YA books Euphoria Kids, Highway Bodies and Ida. They are a contributor in Kindred: 12 Queer #loveozya Stories and edits the fiction at #enbylife magazine. More of their work can be found on their website.

headshot by Wani Le Frere 2020
Gemma Mahadeo by Wāni le Frère

Gemma Mahadeo is a Melbourne-based writer and musician who came to Australia in 1987, and has lived in England and the Philippines. Their work appears in The Victorian Writer, Hecate Journal, The Big Issue, Rabbit Journal, Djed Press, Peril, and has appeared at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Freeplay Independent Games Festival, and the inaugural Future Echoes Festival. They are currently reviews editor for the Melbourne Spoken Word website, and is chuffed to be poetry editor for Concrete Queers. You can find them online at eatdrinkstagger.com, on Twitter & Instagram.

The truck logos are by Claire Gunst and our website header is the cover art from CQ6 by Kitty Chrystal.

CQs1-8 were designed by Park Street, CQ9 was designed by Laura Knott, CQs10-12 were designed by Katherine Back. The poetry for CQs2-9 was edited by Tilly Houghton.