Saundra Mitchell with Leah Johnson and Emma K. Ohland

June 7 @ 7 PM

Anderson's Bookshop
123 W Jefferson, Naperville, IL 


Join Anderson’s bookshop for an in-person event to celebrate the release of Out There: Into the Queer New Yonder! Editor Saundra Mitchell will be in conversation with contributors to Out There, bestselling authors Leah Johnson and Emma Lord! 


This event will be held in our Naperville store, and pre-registration is required as space is limited.




About the Book:

Into the queer new yonder

To conclude the trio of anthologies that started with critically acclaimed All Out and Out NowOut There features seventeen original short stories set in the future from fantastic queer YA authors.

Explore new and familiar worlds where the human consciousness can be uploaded into a body on alien helps a girl decide if she should tell her best friend how she feels...two teens get stuck in a time loop at a space station...people are forced to travel to the past or the future to escape the dying planet...only a nonbinary person can translate the binary code of a machine that predicts the future...everyone in the world vanishes except for two teen girls who are in love.

This essential and beautifully written collection immerses and surprises with each turn of the page.



Saundra Mitchell (editor) has been a phone psychic, a car salesperson, a denture deliverer and a layout waxer. She's dodged trains, endured basic training and hitchhiked from Montana to California. She teaches herself languages, raises children and makes paper for fun. She is the author of Shadowed Summer and The Vespertine series, the upcoming novelization of The Prom musical, and the editor of Defy the Dark. She always picks truth; dare is too easy. 


Leah Johnson is an eternal midwesterner and author of award-winning books for children and young adults. Her bestselling debut YA novel, You Should See Me in a Crown, was a Stonewall Honor Book, the inaugural Reese's Book Club YA pick, and named a best book of the year by Amazon, KirkusMarie ClairePublishers Weekly, and New York Public Library. In 2021, TIME named You Should See Me in a Crown one of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time. Leah's essays and cultural criticism can be found in Teen VogueHarper's Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan among others. Her debut middle grade, Ellie Engle Saves Herself is forthcoming from Disney-Hyperion in 2023.


Emma K. Ohland (she/they) is a YA author from Indiana. Her first short story will appear in the YA anthology Out There spring 2022, and her debut novel Funeral Girl is coming fall 2022. She graduated with a B.A. in English literature and currently lives with her partner, their energetic cat, and their dog who thinks she’s a cat. Find her online at or on social media as @ohkemma.