Best Queer Fiction Journal - 2004
Sometimes it feels like more ink has been spilled on the subject of homosexuality (and all of its confusing subcategories) than on the daily foibles of Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, and Tom Cruise combined. So we're not surprised that it's difficult to wend your way through the rustling forest of scribbling plumes to find first-rate writing on the popular theme of bent sexuality. San Francisco's Lodestar Quarterly, which bills itself as an "online journal of the finest gay, lesbian, and queer literature," showcases acclaimed international and local writers, from postmodern fictionalist Robert Glück to Lambda Literary Award winner K.M. Soehnlein to activist/author Jewelle Gomez. Loads of respected scribes have contributed to this chronicle, based on its pristine roster of distinguished writers -- and, best of all, the results are available on the Internet free of charge.