Essays and Resources about Writing Trans and/or Non-Binary Literature

At the end of my list of links to reviews of trans and/or non-binary literature by trans and/or non-binary reviewers, there is a resource list. I pulled out most of it as a separate resource post for writers, and then added to it. All of these essays and resources were written/created by trans and/or non-binary writers.

General Essays On Writing Trans &/or Non-Binary Fiction

Dear Cisgender People Who Write, Publish, and Read Trans Books by Constance Augusta Zaber, a trans woman writer and critic

Writing Better Trans Characters by Cheryl Morgan, a trans woman writer

Should I or Shouldn’t I? On Writing Trans Narratives Respectfully by John Jacobson, a non-binary genderqeer writer

How to Write Trans Characters by Everett Maroon, a trans man writer

Being Trans is a Lot Like Being a Book by Austin Chant, a trans man writer

10 Helpful Tips from a Trans Woman for Making a Trans Woman Super Hero by Mey Rude, a trans woman writer and editor

Ways to Intro that a Char is Trans (& Pitfalls to Avoid) by Xan West, a trans stone butch/genderqueer writer (a twitter workshop focused on romance, but useful for other genres)

Writing Non-Binary Characters – A Primer by Cecil Wilde, a non-binary trans writer.

Trans Tropes That Have Got to Go (as Told by Trans Readers) by Avery, a neutrois/agender writer and reviewer

Deadnames in Fiction by Ana Mardoll, a non-binary trans writer.

On Trans and/or Non-Binary Children’s Literature

Evaluating Transgender Picture Books; Calling for Better Ones by Kyle Lukoff, a trans librarian and author

Second Trans on the Moon by Kyle Lukoff, a trans librarian and author

On Trans and/or Non-Binary YA

The Acceptance Narrative in Trans YA by Vee, a non-binary trans blogger

The Hero’s Journey in Trans YA by Vee, a non-binary trans blogger

Trans Representation in YA Is Only the Beginning by Everett Maroon, a trans man writer

On Trans and/or Non-Binary SFF

Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in SF: A Conversation between Polenth Blake, a non-binary writer, and Bogi Takács, an agender trans writer and reviewer

Changing Images of Trans People in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature by Cheryl Morgan, a trans woman writer

Beyond 101: a conversation about trans and/or non-binary SFF with Katherine Cross, Margaret Killjoy, Ana Mardoll, K.M. Szpara, and Vanessa Rose Phin.

On Trans and/or Non-Binary Erotica and Romance

Talking Trans Erotica with Tobi Hill-Meyer by Jetta Rae. Tobi Hill-Meyer is a genderqueer trans woman writer, editor, actor and filmmaker. Jetta Rae is a trans woman writer and editor.

You and Me Could Write a Trans Romance, a Hopeless Romantic podcast episode with Austin Chant, Sam Schooler and Amanda Jean.

On Comparisons: Writing Trans Characters in Same-Gender Romance by Austin Chant, a trans man writer.

On obligatory scenes in trans romance by Austin Chant, a trans man writer.

On Internalizing the Cis Gaze When Thinking About Sex and Relationships (discusses this issue both in communities and in trans romance and erotica), by Xan West, a trans stone butch/genderqueer writer

Writing Erotica for Trans Readers (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) by Xan West, a trans stone butch/genderqueer writer

Writing Sex Scenes with Less Cissexism (Part 1, Part 2) by Xan West, a trans stone butch/genderqueer writer

On Trans &/or Non-Binary Poetry

Waves Breaking, a podcast showcasing the talents of transgender, genderqueer and other gender variant poets, hosted by Avren Keating, a non-binary poet and artist.

 

 

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