Nic Alea is a queer & non-binary trans writer with a BA in Creative Writing. They hold fellowship from the Lambda Literary Foundation and have work published or forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, the Paris American, Write Bloody, Lambda Literary, Souvenir Magazine, Reservoir, decomP and others. Nic was rated one SF Weekly's "Best Writers without a Book" and has performed at the National Queer Arts Festival, the Santa Cruz Music Festival, and Lit Quake. They are currently working on their debut YA novel as well as a full length poetry manuscript about the 12th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen. 

Selected Publications

Father - BOAAT Press

Proclaim & Write So, See - The Spectacle

Honey, 5th, Essay on Twisted Sweat, Yellow - We the Tender Hearted

Angelina & the Greyhound Bus to Wyoming - F(r)iction / Tethered By Letters (print)

Too Many Lights in the Corner of My Eyes - Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight

Bluebeard: A Poetic Retelling - Grimoire Magazine (Fiction in Verse)

Axis, Spinning - Reservoir Journal

Harbor – decomP Magazine

Salt #4 and Eggs – Souvenir Journal

Phase: 1 – the Paris American

River – Rattle Magazine

Thunder – We Will Be Shelter Anthology, Write Bloody Publishing

Tops and Spell book – Muzzle Magazine

The Dogs Come in Three’s, Sharp ThingsWoodland – The Legendary

Salt #3Soon to BeLost – Germ Magazine


On Poetry & Tarot - We the Tender Hearted

The Write Stuff: Nic Alea on Redefinition and Living a Magical Life - SF Weekly