Editor’s Notes: On Horror Is So Gay

Horror Is So Gay // Header by Viv Le

Before I tell you about all the things that were done right with Horror Is So Gay, let me tell you about the things I did wrong. Well, just one thing, really. Sure, there are always a bunch of different challenges that go into planning, helming, and rolling out a month-long content package, especially when it includes a mixture of pieces from lists to longread essays. It's never seamless, always a little jagged at the edges, even if the final products glisten and gleam. But there's one thing that fell completely through the cracks with this one. I was supposed to write an essay I never even started.

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

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