Adecade ago, when I was asked to represent the voice of the young on an intergenerational panel of lgbt authors, novelist R. M. Vaughan spoke of a lavender ceiling. He claimed that gay literary authors who write honestly about contemporary gay life are rarely published to wide acclaim by mainstream publishers in Canada, and are often relegated to the sidelines and the small presses. I was both sobered by his comment and buoyed to be a part of what might be the generation for which that has shifted.

Queerer Than Fiction

Ann-Marie MacDonald confronts publishing’s lavender ceiling