So... I contributed to this Anthology, and Im biased about my own work and possibly biased about the anthology in general. So take what I say with a grain of salt and please note the rating is intended to reflect on the many works in the Anthology that are not my own.banQuet 2011 is one of the first anthologies of its kind--collected writings from queer Australian authors.
It is one of the first three books published by banQuet Press, which aims to be the queer publishing house for Australia (at least in the first instance) and provide publication opportunities to a segment of the population that is largely (or completely) overlooked by the mainstream publishing industry here.If supporting queer writing is something you value I would recommend purchasing a copy of banQuet 2011 (or any banQuet anthology) to help keep this publisher afloat, but on a more practical note, I highly recommend the collection of short stories Carson and Dettori have put together, which runs the gamut from steamy to dramatic to downright funny.
My personal favourite (other than my own story, of course) is Nicholas G. Franks Wet Pants and Intermittent Relief from Monkey Mind--maybe Im just a sucker for a funny story, but you should hear it read aloud.