Jed Sabin

I am an editor, writer, small press owner, scientist, logistics specialist, connoisseur of queer film, longtime member of transformative fandom communities, puzzle aficionado, beer league hockey player, amateur chandler, systematically adventurous home cook, and architect of weird experimental cocktails. I made It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility in 2021 and Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth in 2022, am a finalist for the upcoming 2023 Lambda Literary Awards, and am on the lookout for a full-time position as an editor (or maybe a project manager if the project is nifty).

I solemnly swear that I will never, ever, as long as we both shall live, inflict upon you a newsletter.

Some Things I’ve Done

  • Edited and published (with Isabela Oliveira) the speculative fiction anthologies It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility and Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth through our small press, Speculatively Queer
  • Made the Lambda Literary Awards shortlist and the Tor.com “Best Books of 2022” list with Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth, the 2022 Pride StoryBundle lineup with It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility, and the Nebula Recommended Reading List with stories from both anthologies
  • Wrote a story about supersuits that was published by Daily Science Fiction
  • Copyedited the Maze of Games puzzle book
  • Served in a leadership role on the construction teams that created and ran the weekend-long MIT Mystery Hunt puzzle event in 2008 and 2010 (and in the process convinced Garry Trudeau to write a secret message into his Doonesbury comic strip)
  • Crowdfunded and produced Calendar Geeks, a 2009 pin-up calendar that was featured on Neil Gaiman’s blog
  • Adapted a standard dementia intervention program to meet the specific needs of LGBTQ+ older adults for the University of Washington
  • Co-designed and managed an NIH-funded MRI research study on cannabis use during pregnancy
  • Managed logistics and staff for Penny Arcade Expo booths including Microsoft/Atari, Disney/Harmonix, Gamespot, and Cards Against Humanity
  • Worked as a production assistant on Jonathan Coulton’s concert DVD, Best. Concert. Ever.
  • Co-organized the 2018 Pacific Writers’ Convention, affectionately known as Bitchin’ Party
  • Received an award for excellence in journalism as editor-in-chief of my college newspaper
  • Contributed to the Delicious-Pinboard fandom migration by identifying common feature requests and creating a large-scale survey to articulate the community’s priorities
  • Created and maintained a spreadsheet of over 600 queer movies I’ve watched or plan to watch
  • Named and drafted the logo concept for my beer league hockey team, Collateral Damage
  • Wrote and catered a fratboy-themed murder mystery dinner party featuring gourmet hangover food
  • Taught one of the best jugglers in the world how to do a trick he didn’t know
  • Posted the tweet that led to Gina Rodriguez appearing as a love interest for Stephanie Beatriz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine