Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology

Ryann Fletcher, Lindsay King-Miller, S.T. Gibson, Celine Frohn, Eliza Temple, Jude Reid

fiction lgbtqia+ short stories
adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced

277 pages | first published 2020

Unspeakable contains eighteen Gothic tales with uncanny twists and characters that creep under your skin. Its stories feature sapphic ghosts, terrifying creatures of the sea, and haunted houses concealing their own secrets. Whether you're looking for your non-binary knight in shining armour or a poly family to murder with, Unspeakable showcases the best contemporary Gothic queer short fiction. Even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.

What the community thinks

summary of 19 ratings (see reviews)


mysterious 100%
hopeful 80%
adventurous 40%
dark 40%
lighthearted 40%
reflective 40%
emotional 20%
funny 20%
inspiring 20%
relaxing 20%
sad 20%


medium 80%
fast 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

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