meet the writer.

M. Kerlan (he/they) is a queer writer and artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They recently earned their BA in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh, with additional credentials in children’s literature and gender, sexuality, & women’s studies.

M. is a lover of books, language, and forms that jostle the boundaries of genre and craft.

His varied projects center impressions of social justice, love, gender, sexuality, mental health, and the everyday.

recent publications.

“Being Trans is Good, Actually” | Medium’s Gender from the Trenches

“Standing on the Precipice of Myself” | Medium’s Gender from the Trenches

“On Being Full of Spiders” | Medium’s Gender from the Trenches

“On Seeking Joy in a Vacuum” | Pendemic (Ireland) | Pandemic (Netherlands) | Santa Fe Writer’s Project Quarterly

“Thought Pollution: on Sanity in Crisis” | Another Chicago Magazine