Mel King

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Mel King is a trans and queer writer from Albany, NY. He has an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers-Newark. His work has appeared in Blueline, Cortland Review, North American Review, and Gravel, among others. He was a 2014-2016 Truman Capote Fellow in fiction, a 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow in nonfiction, and a 2018 Tent Creative Writing Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. He is currently working on a memoir and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and dog.


Cover Photo: Screenshot of Clea DuVall and Natasha Lyonne in "But I'm A Cheerleader"
How Clea DuVall Helped Me Find Queer Joy

But I’m a Cheerleader gave me something to hold onto: for the first time, I had seen queer love and community.

Apr 14, 2021