Building Fires in the Snow -  an Alaskan LGBTQ anthology of short stories and poems that shatters stereotypes.  gay, queer, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, LGBTQ, gay literature, gay lit, queer literature, queer lit, gay anthologies, anthologies, short story collections, poetry collections, short stories, short fiction, poems, spoken word, storytelling, Queer Ecology, ecoqueer, wilderness, environmentalism, Alaska, The Great Land, Anchorage, gay identity, coming-out, queer identity, feminist, discrimination 


2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist

This pathbreaking anthology opens a window onto the diverse lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning Alaskans. Featuring a wide spectrum of LGBTQ and straight ally writers, these stories and poems reflect rural and small town life, as well as that of its urban hubs.

A complex and moving portrait of Alaskans.

—Eowyn Ivey, author of Pulitzer finalist The Snow Child and To the Bright Edge of the World

...artful reflections that will place you, for a moment, in Alaska and deeper wildernesses as well.

—David Vann, winner of 2010 Prix Medicis Etranger and author of Legend of a SuicideGoat Mountain, and Caribou Island

Let us see the state of literature made new by this state’s brilliant writers.

Jericho Brown, winner of the 2009 Whiting Award and author of Please and The New Testament