Why subscribe?

utopian drivel is a weekly essay or audio essay sent by me, Huw Lemmey, every week to paid subscribers, and once a month or so to free subscribers.

I’m a British writer and novelist, living in Barcelona, putting pen to paper to talk about sex, politics, history, landscapes and loves. I’m the author of three novels: Unknown Language (upcoming), Chubz: The Demonization of My Working Arse and Red Tory: My Corbyn Chemsex Hell. I’m also the co-host of the history podcast Bad Gays.

I really enjoy writing short essays and fiction, but they’re often too personal, or too gay, for the taste of magazine editors. Yet when I send them to friends, they say “you should publish this”. That’s what this is for.

What’s the deal with subscribing?

I have set up a subscription model because it seemed like a better idea than a patreon - simpler, more accessible, fairer, without tiers and rewards all that shit. So if you subscribe for free, you’ll get an essay a month to your inbox, at least.

If you pay $5 a month or $50 a year you’ll get an email about every week, and you’ll be helping to support my writing, new books from me, new podcasts etc. It’s about the price of a posh coffee in London, which I thought was about right. Look, I could go into the economics of writing here but we could both be doing something more productive. If you really want the full english option but can’t afford it, just drop me an email, I’ll sort you out.

If you want to follow me on social media, my twitter is @huwlemmey and my instagram is @spitzenprodukte