Jay Anderson completed a Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University, majoring in professional writing and publishing, literary and cultural studies. He then completed a Master of Fine Arts by research at Curtin University. His research examined queer representation in rural and regional Australian literature. Jay has worked in the publishing industry and the arts sector in various roles and his writing has been published in a number of online journals, including Westerly and LA Review of Books, and in two print anthologies, In This Desert There Were Seeds and To Hold the Clouds. Jay managed Bright Lights, No City – a storytelling project for LGBTQIA+ youth from rural and regional areas of WA – and now manages the Centre’s social media.