If you're a gender minority, making your way onto a best-of list can help bring attention to your work that you might not otherwise get. As much as things might be changing in publishing and comics, they are still fields dominated by cisgender men, particularly heterosexual white men, so making that best-of list can help you find your audience and solidify your career.
When you’re nonbinary, though, you have to ask: At what cost?
Why? Because so many of the best of lists that try to bring attention to gender minorities focus exclusively on women or femmes, both of which are problematic for nonbinary folks who identify as neither. (Some nonbinary people identify as one or both, which is totally cool.)
Despite the intentions of list creators, being put on a list for women as a nonbinary person can be jarring and hurtful and erases the reality of nonbinary identities. So, we created this list to highlight the nonbinary writers and comic creators who are changing science fiction and fantasy from the inside out.