Dale Corvino found his confessional voice at the queer underground literary salon “Dean Johnson’s Reading for Filth,” recounting his youth as an object of longing. Under a pseudonym, he blogged advice for rentboy.com (now shuttered by the Feds), appeared on Dan Savage’s podcast, contributed to several issues of Prose & Lore–the literary journal of the Red Umbrella Project–and the anthology Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chickenhawks.
Under his government name, he’s written an account of his family’s relationship to Marilyn Monroe for Salon, an appreciation of Blondie for ImageOutWrite, and an essay on kink for the Rumpus. His short stories have appeared in the journals Callisto and Chelsea Station, and the anthology Off the Rocks (#21). He occasionally writes posts for Tits & Sass. He’s participated in live storytelling for RISK! (podcast), is the 2015 recipient of the Christopher Hewitt Award for Fiction, and a finalist in the 2017 Saints & Sinners Short Fiction contest.
Recent publications include an essay on LGBTQ+ representation in Daily Xtra (Toronto) and a reflection on one of New York City’s earliest AIDS diagnoses in A&U Magazine. Upcoming publications include a chapter in Volume 2 of Sex Work and Society from Harrington Park Press, and the chapbook Worker Names from Gertrude Press.