Published Work


The Boy with a Bird in His Chest is a queer coming-of-age novel about Owen, a boy who has a literal bird living inside of his chest. Ultimately, the book is about the secrets we carry, the ways we try to stay safe, and growing up having to hide what makes you lovable to the world and to yourself. The Boy with a Bird in His Chest was released on February 15, 2022 by Atria Books. It is available in the United States and Canada, wherever books are sold. You can order it here.

The Sacred Text of Rosa who is Great was published by Quiet Lightning Books (Spring 2016). It is a collaborative art book that was originally posted across social platforms. Written by Emme Lund. Illustrated by Stella Peach.

Prose & Poetry

“When They Come for Our Joy,” an essay on moving towards queer joy despite all the recent anti-trans legislation appeared in Romper

The essay “Caterpillar Soup: A Trans Girl Finds Her Style” appeared in Autostraddle

The essay “Talking to Myself: On the Occult” appeared in Femme Art Review

Emme Lund interviewed Portland author Stacy Brewster for the Portland Mercury

“A Sinfonia Do Circo” appeared in Vol. 5 No. 3 of Brink Magazine (defunct)

“An Evening with a Noctiphile” appeared in Issue 1.0 of Bad Futurist (defunct)

“Losing It” appeared in the Summer of 2011 issue of Xenith Magazine (defunct)

Non-Fiction Articles