Trevor reads a lot. Like A LOT, y'all. But they never get tired of a good story or an intricate formal conceit. As a nonbinary person they especially enjoy reading about how people live in the middle of certain identities and the ways in which we can more rigorously fight for the right to live in spaces that affirm us. They hold an MFA in creative writing with a concentration in poetry from the University of Minnesota. Their years in publishing have included working for Graywolf Press, Catapult, SLICE Magazine, Ayesha Pande Literary, and Junior Library Guild. Originally from Albuquerque, Trevor currently lives in Manhattan with their husband.
What they're looking for?
Adult: memoirs (especially from poets, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ folks; i.e. Boy Erased by Garrard Conley and How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones); General Interest Nonfiction; Literary Fiction (including novels, novellas, fiction experimenting with form; i.e. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong); Historical Fiction in the vein of Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys; Creative Nonfiction (lyric, essays, personal nonfiction all welcome; i.e. Bluets by Maggie Nelson and Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Throughby T Fleischmann); Graphic Novels and Memoirs*.
What they don't want: Self-Help, Thrillers/Mysteries, or Fantasy
YA: Historical Fiction (especially about marginalized communities and/or about little-known but important historical events; i.e. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys, The War Outside by Monica Hesse, and Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian); LGBTQIA YA titles in both fiction and nonfiction (i.e. Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson but also especially #OwnVoices narratives about trans and non-binary experience like Birthday by Meredith Russo); thoughtful, original Sports Fiction with nuanced characters and lively on-the-field action (Russo's Birthday is also a great example of this); Graphic Novels and Memoir
Submit to Trevor: queryme.online/trevorketner
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