Heartwood: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy (2019)


Across time and cultures, humanity has spun tale sabout the forest: tales of caution, adventure, rites of passage, and discovery. These stories of modern-day sylvan fantasy showcase some of the best non-binary cartoonists of our day, guiding characters like us into the woods and back again.

From: The back cover

Notes on This Title

Heartwood is a collection of 22 stories by 29 nonbinary creators. The back of the book includes detailed, specific content warnings for each story, such as “side character mistakenly uses the feminine honorific when addressing the central character” and “character expresses feelings of worthlessness.”

Edited by Joamette Gil. Cover illustration by Eli Baum and Viviane Tanner.


2020 Prism Award Winner for Anthology




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