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BGSQD presents Peer Review: A Queer Publishing Roundtable Presented by WUSSY MAG and the Bureau (in person & live-streaming)

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Since 2014, WUSSY Mag, a DIY queer arts & culture organization and biannual print publication based in Atlanta, GA, has been a platform for emerging artists, subversive humor, community action, and unhinged digital discourse. In collaboration with the Bureau and their current exhibition Wussies Networking: Some Queer Sensibilities, curated by Tannon RecklingWUSSY presents a live panel of writers, artists, editors, and organizers working through and beyond the precarious landscape of contemporary independent queer publishing, together in conversation about gay zine culture, collective resilience, industry gossip, the power of smut, and the future of print media.


Fran Tirado, Writer & Podcaster

Kamikaze Jones, Art Editor, WUSSY Mag

Sarah Burke, Editor-in-Chief, Them

Tyler Akers, Art Editor, Gayletter

Whitney Mallett, Editor-in-Chief, The Whitney Review of New Writing

Moderated by Rachel Garbus (Editor-in-Chief, WUSSY Mag)


This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The Center.

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

Suggested donation $10 to benefit the Bureau’s work.

All are welcome to attend, with or without donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register or on Venmo @bgsqd

Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel:




Fran Tirado, Writer & Podcaster

Fran Tirado is a writer, creative director, and Hollywood consultant.


SARAH BURKE, Editor-in-Chief, Them

Sarah Burke joined Them in 2021 from VICE where she served as an editor since 2017. There, as special projects editor, Burke helped develop multimedia collaboration across departments and lead multi-format projects including: The Gender Spectrum Collection, an award-winning stock photo library featuring trans and nonbinary models; Queerly Beloved, an Ellie-nominated podcast telling remarkable stories of chosen family; and Transnational, a Peabody and GLAAD award-winning docuseries about transgender rights around the world. She is a queer, mixed Pilipinx and was born and raised on O’ahu. She currently lives in Bed-Stuy with her partner and her cat, Miso.


KAMIKAZE JONES, Art Editor, WUSSY Magazine

Kamikaze Jones is a writer, curator, erotic chanteuse, and regional filth correspondent. His work across mediums, often concerned with underground queer performance legacies and the ghosts of public sex, has been featured by Art Omi, Anthology Film Archives, BBC Radio 4, Black Mountain College Museum, Center For Performance Research, Montez Press Radio, Wave Farm, The Poetry Project, and Onassis USA. His arts & culture writing has been published by X-TRA, Screen Slate, The Brooklyn Rail, and LAMBDA Literary. He was a founding member of the poetry and performance collective The Anchoress Syndicate, and the host of the podcast “Pure Garbage: An Oral Examination of John Waters.” He is the current art editor of WUSSY Magazine.


WHITNEY MALLETT, Editor-in-Chief, The Whitney Review of New Writing

Whitney Mallett is the founding editor of The Whitney Review of New Writing and the co-editor of Barbie Dreamhouse: An Architectural Survey. She contributes to The New York Times, Paris Review, and Interview, and also writes short fiction.


TYLER AKERS, Art Editor, Gayletter

Tyler Akers has served as Art Editor at Gayletter Magazine since 2017. Originally from West Virginia, he received a BFA in Art History from the Savannah of College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, and he graduated with an MFA in Art Writing and Criticism from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2014. He writes about art regularly, and his interviews, essays, and criticism can be read in Hyperallergic, The Classic, and The Brooklyn Rail.


Registration Required:
Youth Only:
Arts and Culture
February 10
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD)
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Arts and Culture
Registration Required
Youth Only