Iris 3: Change is here!

We are excited to announce that the third issue of Iris: New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults is now available for download! Inside our third issue, themed "change," you'll find characters to inspire you and writing that celebrates who you are. The magazine is completely free to download and share, thanks to the generosity of our wonderful contributors. Click the cover to the left to download!

It's absolutely impossible for us to call out favorites from this issue, so instead, we'll focus on the issue's "firsts." This issue contains the inaugural essay in our "first person" series, which features creative nonfiction from a young writer. You'll find Jack O'Brien's piece "I Should I Would I Could" at the start of this issue. This is also the first issue to feature a comic - be on the lookout for Sofia Carbonara's "A Brief History of the American Queer."

Thanks as always to our exceptional team, who so generously give of their time and talent: Marylou Mao, our illustrator and cover artist; Elis Lui, poetry editor; Jay Dresden, fiction editor; and Maria Civitello and Julie Ann Pope, staff readers.

We hope you enjoy the issue! We can't wait to hear what you think.


Amanda, Bex, and team Iris