Who is Their Open Page?

Hi, I’m J. 👋🏻

I started this project to give away 21 queer books in 2021.

Queer stories have played a huge part in understanding and finding comfort in claiming my queer, trans identity. This project is an opportunity for me to read and share more queer stories, support queer authors, and patronize local independent bookstores.

In return for a book I ask recipients to share a story with me. At the end of the year I assemble these stories into a zine—zine participation is totally optional!

What kind of story can I share?

The story can be nearly anything you want to share!

It can be:

What kind of story can’t I share?

Hateful stories will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to:

This is not the place to share explict or pornographic stories, or imagery.

Tell me more about the Zine!

Volume 2 will be what you make of it!

If you chose, you can grant permission for your story to be included in the TheirOpen.Page zine. All contributors will recieve a printed copy by mail.

Volume 1 of the zine is now available in open editions; both in print and for download. In exchange for a hard copy of the zine by mail, I ask that you share a queer book recommendation with me.

Recommended print settings DIY edition

Quality: Best
Paper size: 8.5" x 11" US Letter
Scale: 100%

If Two-sided printing is available

Two-Sided: Short-Edge binding
Page Order: Reverse
The way my printer does two-sided printing, for me the “Reverse” setting causes the pages to curl inward, rather than out.

Creative Commons License
TheirOpen.Page Volume 1 by TheirOpen.Page is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

In short, this means:

Tell me more about the books!

The 2022 books are some of my favourite reads over the past year.

Each book is queer in some way.

I am leaving it to you to look up additional information about each book, including relevant content notes.

Where do you ship?

I am only shipping within Canada and to the United States.

I can’t accept returns or exchanges, and I can’t guarantee shipping times.

I love this idea, how can I support it?

This project is limited to what I can personally commit to doing myself. I am not looking to expand the project this year and I am not seeking financial support.

Check this list of other places you can give.

If you can afford to buy a book, don’t let that stop you from participating! I encourage you to shop additional books at your local independent book store.