I moderate the Young Adult LGBT Books Group on Goodreads (which you can find here : https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/49526-ya-lgbt-books) and while doing so, I’ve written quite a few YA short stories with characters across a range of LGBTQIAP identities. When I was encouraged to publish some, I picked a different pen name, so teen readers wouldn’t wander into my adult books unwarned, although I don’t have a presence online as Kira Harp. Two of those stories- Intervention and The Benefits of Ductwork – were released by Featherweight Press in a charity book line, where royalties went to LGBTQ charities. Sadly, Featherweight is no more, but I don’t have rights back to those stories. I have released two other collections of my YA stories from the group, picking my favorites to be edited, polished and added to.
Both collections are free everywhere except on Amazon (where they are .99) in ebook. Paper copies are also available. (And if you run a verifiable YA LGBTQ group or library and would like a donated copy, contact me about that possibility.)
The second volume – Rainbow Briefs 2 – won the Rainbow Awards “Best Collection or Anthology” in 2019. I hope that some of these stories make young LGBTQ people feel seen, or introduce other readers to the wondeful variety of the LGBTQ community. Big thanks to author/editor Sara Winters who encouraged me and edited my work to make both of these collections happen.
You can find the ebooks in all formats for free at Smashwords.
Book 1 – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/373653
Book 2 – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/892437