Lilac Peril is a small D.C. publisher and literary journal founded by Andrea Morgan and Luke Sutherland. The project is inspired by the trans literary communities surrounding presses like Topside or Little Puss. We aim to center writing by trans authors and poets in a way that allows everyone involved to grow from the experience.

Please contact us at info@lilacperil.com or @lilacperil on Instagram if you would like to help out! We are looking for people with expertise (or are interested in learning about) editing, typesetting, bookmaking, and local distribution.

Lilac Peril is based on the stolen ancestral lands of the Nacotchtank (Anacostan), Patuxent, and Piscataway peoples — now known as Washington, D.C. — who continue to experience encroachment and forced removal, as well as traditional and cultural erasure. We stand in solidarity with the Cedarville Band of the Piscataway Indians as they fight eviction from their land by the Charles County Government.


Luke Sutherland#

Luke Sutherland is a trans writer and librarian living in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in smoke and mold, ANMLY, Bright Wall/Dark Room, MQR Mixtape, and more. He was a finalist for the SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction. In his free time, Luke helps organize a trans writing group that aims to build queer literary community in DC. You can find him on Twitter or Instagram @lukejsuth.

A more extensive list of his works can be found here.

Andrea Morgan#

Andrea Morgan is a scientist and writer based in Washington, DC. She enjoys interacting with a vibrant community of trans writers and poets in the area, is probably drinking coffee at this very moment, and can be found on Instagram @submorstua.

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