Delivered: Dates! An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction (Volume 3)
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Dates! is an anthology of Queer historical fiction. All of the stories are set before 1965 and none of them have tragic endings. All of the main characters are Queer. This third volume anthology focuses on the characters going on adventures. Readers will follow characters across the globe on thrilling train chases, down dark alleys, and across rough terrain.
There are 21 different comics in Dates!, 17 illustrations, and 3 short prose stories that are "full of excitement, anticipation, and, yes, romance to form one incredible 300+ page volume.” The interior of the book features both black-and-white and full color illustrations. Like previous volumes, none of the stories have mature content and are completely suitable for preteen readers.
Dates! has been a good resource for teens who need characters to relate to that are queer. It creates a safe place and an outlet where they can find characters that they are like and stories that they cane relate to. All of the stories are positive and have good endings that will leave the readers feeling uplifted.
“Dates is an anthology of queer historical fiction, full of happy queer stories from all over the world and and throughout the course of human history. We’ve already brought our first and second (award-winning!) volumes to life through the support of the Kickstarter community... and now they are back with a third!"
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: February 27, 2019
Ship Date: August 2019
Website: Margins Publishing