Sunday, February 23, 2014

Call for Submissions -- Chelsea Station Magazine on the Web


Beginning mid-March, 2014 Chelsea Station, a magazine devoted to gay writing, will become an online only magazine located at www.chelseastationmagazine.com. The magazine will continue to publish original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, memoir, humor, narrative travelogue, interviews, and reviews (books, theater, television, and film) relating to gay literature and gay men. Submissions should be sent to info@chelseastationeditions.com. Manuscripts should be emailed as Word attachments. Please include your name, address, and e-mail contact information on the first page of your document. Please query about reprints or promotional excerpts. Please also include a brief bio of 100 words at the end of your submission. Please do not send more than one prose work or more than four poems for consideration. The online magazine will also feature art and photos and contributors can query by sending samples or links to their portfolio.  Editors are also welcome to query about Guest Editing. For more information on the online magazine visit www.chelsestationmagazine.com and http://www.chelseastationeditions.com/ChelseaStation-ALiteraryJournal.html.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Calls for Submissions from Chelsea Station Editions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
NEW POETRY ANTHOLOGY
BETWEEN
NEW GAY POETRY
EDITED BY JAMESON CURRIER

Chelsea Station Editions is seeking poetry by gay men about gay men and their relationships with men: with lovers, partners, ex-boyfriends, dates, tricks, friends, roommates, fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, teachers, coaches, students, neighbors, groups, clubs, teams, etc.

Unpublished poems only of no longer than 36 lines.

Poets may submit up to 5 poems for consideration. Please send all submissions as a Word document and include your email contact information and a 100-word bio to ChelseaStationEd@aol.com.

Contributors will receive one print copy of the anthology.

Deadline is August 1, 2013.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
NEW FICTION ANTHOLOGY
WITH
NEW GAY FICTION
EDITED BY JAMESON CURRIER

Chelsea Station Editions is seeking fiction by gay men about gay men and their relationships with men: with lovers, partners, ex-boyfriends, dates, tricks, friends, roommates, fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, teachers, coaches, students, neighbors, groups, clubs, teams, etc.

Unpublished short stories only of no longer than 8,000 words.

Please send all submissions as a Word document and include your email contact information and a 100-word bio to ChelseaStationEd@aol.com.

Payment to contributors will be determined by the number of stories accepted for the anthology.

Deadline is August 1, 2013.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
CHELSEA STATION: ISSUE 5
EDITED BY JAMESON CURRIER
DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

Deadline for Issue 5 of Chelsea Station, a new magazine of gay writing, is September 1, 2013. The magazine includes original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, memoir, humor, narrative travelogue, interviews, and reviews (books, theater, television, and film) relating to gay literature and gay men. Submissions should be sent to info@chelseastationeditions.com. Manuscripts should be emailed as Word attachments. Please include your name, address, and e-mail contact information on the first page of your document. Please also include a brief bio at the end of your submission. Please do not send more than one prose work or more than four poems for consideration. Please query if you would like to submit work for consideration in more than one genre for an issue. For more information visit http://www.chelseastationeditions.com/ChelseaStation-ALiteraryJournal.html.

Contributors will receive a complimentary pdf edition of the final issue. All sales for Chelsea Station help support future issues of the magazine.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Chelsea Station Issue 4 - Deadline for Submission October 14, 2012

Deadline for Issue 4 of Chelsea Station, a new magazine of gay writing, is October 14, 2012. The magazine includes original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, memoir, humor, narrative travelogue, interviews, and reviews (books, theater, television, and film) relating to gay literature and gay men. Submissions should be sent to info@chelseastationeditions.com. Manuscripts should be emailed as Word attachments. Please include your name, address, and e-mail contact information on the first page of your document. Please also include a brief bio at the end of your submission. Please do not send more than one prose work or more than four poems for consideration. Please query if you would like to submit work for consideration in more than one genre for an issue. For more information visit http://www.chelseastationeditions.com/ChelseaStation-ALiteraryJournal.html.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Chelsea Station Issue 3 now available

The third issue of Chelsea Station, the popular new literary magazine of gay writing, edited by Jameson Currier, features twelve short stories, ten poems, and essays, reviews and other writing relating to gay literature. Contributors hail from New York, Canada, Scotland, France, Brazil, China, California, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Provincetown, San Francisco, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Istanbul, and Paris.

Contributors include George Bixby, Mu Cao, Alan Chin, Steven Cordova, Aaron Crippen, Mike Dressel, Michael Graves, Aaron Hamburger, Richard Johns, Amos Lassen, David Lewis, Jeff Lindemann, Jeff Mann, Kelly McQuain, David Derbin Nolta, Roberto Carlos Ortiz, J.M. Parker, Rogério Meireles Pinto, Dennis Rhodes, Raymond Soltysek, Jonathan Vatner, Vicente R. Viray, Ian Young and Stephen Zerance.

Print and digital issues are available from a variety of retailers. A single copy print issue is $15. A single digital issue is $7.99 and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and lit formats.

Print and digital subscriptions are also available through the Chelsea Station Editions bookstore, located at http://chelseastationeditions.bigcartel.com/.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

March Publishing Notes

The buzz: Charles Silverstein has posted several videos of readings from his memoir For the Ferryman and now has his own You Tube Channel. The videos include many historical and personal photos of LGBT history and of Charles with his friends and his longtime partner William Bory.

This month Chelsea Station Editions releases My Movie, a new collection of short stories by David Pratt. Also out this month is Issue 2 of Chelsea Station, the new literary magazine of gay writing. Contributors include Eric Andrews-Katz, Nicholas Boggs, Perry Brass, Tom Cardamone, Anthony R. Cardno, Lewis DeSimone, Michael Graves, Charles Green, Jonathan Harper, Matthew Hittinger, Wayne Hoffman, Lee Houck, Daniel M. Jaffe, Richard Johns, Michael T. Luongo, Raymond Luczak, Jeffrey Luscombe, Jeff Mann, Jon Marans, Stephen Mead, Jarrett Neal, Eric Nguyen, David Pratt, Trumbull Rogers, Robert Siek, Charles Silverstein, and Scott Wiggerman.

Handtype Press has reissued 10th anniversary editions of two books by Raymond Luczak, Silence Is a Four-Letter Word: On Art & Deafness and This Way to the Acorns: Poems.

Computer Face, a solo show by Kirl Read, plays March 23-24 and 30-31 at the The Garage, 975 Howard btwn 5th/6th, in San Francisco.

Jim Provenzo has released a new novel, a coming of age story titled Every Time I Think of You.

Ken Coleman, author of the new novel The Ripple Effect, can be found online at http://www.kencoleman.me.

Peter Cameron will be reading from his new novel, Coral Glynn, March 19 at the Boston Public Library and April 5 at 192 Books in Manhattan.

Souvenir Spoon Books has released Gregg Shapiro: 77, a collection of poetry from the author.

In 2013 Ecco will release Andrew Sean Greer's new novel Many Worlds in which a young woman living in 1985 receives electroconvulsive therapy for her depression and, as a result, travels through time to parallel worlds.

Minotaur will publish two additional novels in the Roma Sub Rosa series of historical mysteries by Steven Saylor.

Lethe Press will reissue Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett’s Point of Hopes and Scott’s novella Point of Knives. This spring Lethe will also publish Lewis DeSimone’s new novel, The Heart’s History. This month the press also releases Strawberries and Other Erotic Fruit, a new collection from Jerry Wheeler.

The Brooklyn Rail has published an excerpt from Notes of a Crocodile, a coming-of-age novel and cult classic of Taiwanese lesbian literature by the late Qiu Miaojin, who tragically committed suicide at the age of 26. The novel was written in 1994, and the excerpt was translated by Bonnie Hue. The excerpt can be found here.

Larry Closs will read from his new novel Beatitude, Monday, March 12 at Barnes and Noble at 82nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan.

Canadian artist Steve Walker, whose work focused on scenes of men together and were used on many book covers, died in February at the age 50.

British author Adam Mars-Jones was honored with the Hatchet Job of the Year Award for the most scathing book review of 2011. His subject was By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham.

Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto is being bought by a group of more than 20 people who are "faithful to the history of the iconic store." The group includes teachers, government workers, playwrights, musicians, community activists and several former Glad Day employees.

The Rainbow Book Fair will be March 24, 2012 from 11 am to 5:30 pm in New York. Check the Web site (http://rainbowbookfair.org/) for more details on exhibitors, speakers, and events, which next year will take over two floors at the LGBT Center in Manhattan.

Sibling Rivalry Press and the poetry journal Assaracus will sponsor a celebratory reading of more than 25 poets Friday, March 23, 2012 at CLAGS in New York City.

The Outwrite book fair in Washington D.C. has been scheduled for August 3-4, 2012. For more information visit http://www.thedccenter.org/blog/2012/01/volunteers-needed-help-plan-the-outwrite-lgbt-book-fair.html.

In order to have an extra spectacular tenth anniversary celebration in 2013, the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans will be holding a SAS 9.5 from May 18-20, 2012, a fund raising event for the tenth anniversary festival in 2013. The SAS 9.5 agenda includes a book launch cocktail party celebrating its 3rd annual short fiction contest, a series of custom manuscript review sessions, and other special events. The workshop moderates will include Radclyffe, Jeff Mann, Fay Jacobs, and Jameson Currier.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

February Publishing Notes

The buzz: Little, Brown will publish Elton John's Love is the Cure: Ending the Global AIDS Epidemic, telling "the very personal story of [his] life during the AIDS epidemic, including his agony at seeing friend after friend perish needlessly" as through "his stories of close encounters with people like Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, and many others, he will convey the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life--and his infinite determination to stop its spread." Proceeds will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. John will also narrate the audiobook.

Collin Kelley’s new novel, Remain In Light, is one of the 10 finalists for the 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction. The award will be given at a ceremony in April at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

This month Signal 8 Press is releasing Marshall Moore’s new short story collection, The Infernal Republic. The press has also just released a Kindle-only e-chapbook titled Il look del diavolo containing three short stories that were translated and published in Italian.

This month Twelve Press releases Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America by Chris Bram, a narrative history of gay men's literature from World War II to the present.

Outwrite Books & Coffeehouse, the LGBT bookstore in Atlanta, has closed. Shelf Awareness, a publishing industry email publication, reported the bookstore had more than $500,000 in debt.

Next month Sibling Rivalry Press will release He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices, a collection of poetry by Stephen S. Mills.

Perry Brass will be writing a monthly column at the Blog "Ask A New Yorker," called The Wisdom of Desire, dealing with some issues the author has dealt with for his book The Manly Art of Seduction. http://askanewyorker.com/blog/perrybrass/the-wisdom-of-desire-time-for-all-you-cavaliers-to-come-out-of-the-closet

Toronto's Glad Day Bookshop, "believed to be the oldest gay and lesbian book store in the world and the first of its kind in Canada" according to the Toronto Star, is up for sale after a drop in sales in 2010.

The January 2012 issue of The Queer Foundation Scholar, is now online.

Contributors from Best Gay Erotica 2012 & Best Lesbian Erotica 2012, including Sinclair Sexsmith, Gregory Norris, Sam Miller, and Kathleen Warnock, will be reading Thursday, February 9th at 7 pm at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. in the East Village, NYC. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. Books will be on sale, and coffee/tea are available at a small snack bar. http://bluestockings.com/,

The book tour for Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots, edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, is about to begin. Stops include Tuesday, February 14, 6 pm at the San Francisco Main Library; February 20 at 7:30 pm at Pegasus Books Downtown in Berkeley, CA; March 5 at 7:30 pm at Powell's on Hawthorne in Portland, OR, and March 14 at 7 pm at Little Sisters in Vancouver, BC.

Ancestors: A Queer Writers of Color Reading has been organized by Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán as an off-site event for the 2012 AWP creative writers conference in Chicago. Sponsored by the Lambda Literary Foundation, the event is free and open to the public. Thursday, March 1, 2012, from 7 pm to 10pm, Center on Halsted, Chicago. Readers include OluSeyi OluToyin Adebanjo, Nancy Agabian, Ryka Aoki, Tamiko Beyer, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Ching-In Chen, Matthew R. K. Haynes-Kekahuna, Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano, David Keali'i, Emil Keliane, Janet McAdams, Deborah A. Miranda, Claudia Narváez-Meza, vaimoana litia makakaufaki niumeitolu, Emma Pérez, Jai Arun Ravine, Charles Rice-González, Trish Salah, James Thomas Stevens, D. Antwan Stewart, Max Wolf Valerio, & Jennifer Lisa Vest.

The Rainbow Book Fair will be March 24, 2012 from 11 am to 5:30 pm in New York. Check the Web site (http://rainbowbookfair.org/) for more details on exhibitors, speakers, and events, which next year will take over two floors at the LGBT Center in Manhattan.

Sibling Rivalry Press and the poetry journal Assaracus will sponsor a celebratory reading of more than 25 poets Friday, March 23, 2012 at CLAGS in New York City.

The Outwrite book fair in Washington D.C. has been scheduled for August 3-4, 2012. For more information visit http://www.thedccenter.org/blog/2012/01/volunteers-needed-help-plan-the-outwrite-lgbt-book-fair.html.

In order to have an extra spectacular tenth anniversary celebration in 2013, the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans will be holding a SAS 9.5 from May 18-20, 2012, a fund raising event for the tenth anniversary festival in 2013. The SAS 9.5 agenda includes a book launch cocktail party celebrating its 3rd annual short fiction contest, a series of custom manuscript review sessions, and other special events.

Open Calls: Squares & Rebels, a -new LGBT imprint of Handtype Press, plans to bring out two poetry anthologies in the fall of 2012 devoted to LGBT poets living in the Upper Midwest (MI, MN, ND, SD, or WI). Send 5 to 7 unpublished original poems as a Word file.No simultaneous submissions or reprints, please. Lesbians should submit their work to the editor Kate Lynn Hibbard: hibbarka@gmail.com. Gay men should submit their work to the editor Raymond Luczak: squaresandrebels@gmail.com. Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2012.

Sibling Rivalry Press is seeking submissions for an anthology scheduled for publication in August 2013. This assignment is so gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching, edited by Megan Volpert, will be the first-ever anthology to feature an international roster of LGBTIQ poets writing about and from the teacher's perspective. Whether elementary or collegiate, public or private, the school is an institutional battleground for representations of queer culture. This book will examine the joyous burden that is the experience of LGBTIQ teachers, an inherently valuable and until now relatively invisible piece of the educational puzzle. Submit up to five previously unpublished poems. Poems must engage some aspect of teaching, but need not be explicitly queer-themed. Author must identify as LGBTIQ. Submission period is open January 1 through June 1, 2012. Authors can expect reply by July 1, 2012.for more details visit: http://www.thisassignmentissogay.com/.

Inspired by Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement, editor Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is seeking submissions of We Are Not Just the 99%: Queering the Occupy Movement, Reimagining Resistance. Send rants, manifestoes, journal entries, and essays up to 5000 words, as Word or text file attachments only, to nobodypasses@gmail.com. Include a brief bio. In addition to written nonfiction work, query first before submitting art, photography, posters, flyers, and other forms of visual documentation queering the Occupy movement. The deadline is March 20, 2012.

Monday, January 02, 2012

January Publishing Notes

The buzz: In March of 2012, Chelsea Station Editions will publish My Movie, a collection of short fiction by Lammy winner David Pratt.

This month, Bloomsbury releases Edmund White’s new novel, Jack Holmes and His Friend.

Circumspect Press has published a debut novel by Kergan Edwards-Stout, Songs for the New Depression.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish John Waters' untitled "undercover travel adventure."

Angelo Nikolopoulos' first book of poems, Obscenely Yours, is one of the winners of the Kinereth Gensler Awards and will be published by Alice James Books in May 2013.

Charles Silverman, co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex and a pioneer who helped convince the American Psychological Association being gay was not an illness, will talk about his new memoir For the Ferryman with Perry Bass, an activist and prolific gay writer, Thursday January 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Barnes and Noble at 82nd Street and Broadway in New York City.

The Rainbow Book Fair will be March 24, 2012 from 11 am to 5:30 pm in New York. Check the Web site (http://rainbowbookfair.org/) for more details on exhibitors, speakers, and events, which next year will take over two floors at the LGBT Center in Manhattan.

Sibling Rivalry Press and the poetry journal Assaracus will sponsor a celebratory reading of more than 25 poets Friday, March 23, 2012 at CLAGS in New York City.

In order to have an extra spectacular tenth anniversary celebration in 2013, the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans will be holding a SAS 9.5 from May 18-20, 2012, a fund raising event for the tenth anniversary festival in 2013. The SAS 9.5 agenda includes a book launch cocktail party celebrating its 3rd annual short fiction contest, a series of custom manuscript review sessions, and other special events.

Open Calls: Sibling Rivalry Press is seeking submissions for an anthology scheduled for publication in August 2013. This assignment is so gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching, edited by Megan Volpert, will be the first-ever anthology to feature an international roster of LGBTIQ poets writing about and from the teacher's perspective. Whether elementary or collegiate, public or private, the school is an institutional battleground for representations of queer culture. This book will examine the joyous burden that is the experience of LGBTIQ teachers, an inherently valuable and until now relatively invisible piece of the educational puzzle. Submit up to five previously unpublished poems. Poems must engage some aspect of teaching, but need not be explicitly queer-themed. Author must identify as LGBTIQ. Submission period is open January 1 through June 1, 2012. Authors can expect reply by July 1, 2012.for more details visit: http://www.thisassignmentissogay.com/.

Inspired by Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement, editor Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is seeking submissions of We Are Not Just the 99%: Queering the Occupy Movement, Reimagining Resistance. Send rants, manifestoes, journal entries, and essays up to 5000 words, as Word or text file attachments only, to nobodypasses@gmail.com. Include a brief bio. In addition to written nonfiction work, query first before submitting art, photography, posters, flyers, and other forms of visual documentation queering the Occupy movement. The deadline is March 20, 2012.

Friday, December 02, 2011

December Publishing Notes

The buzz: The Rainbow Book Fair will be March 24, 2012 from 11 am to 5:30 pm in New York. Check the Web site (http://rainbowbookfair.org/) for more details on exhibitors, speakers, and events, which next year will take over two floors at the LGBT Center in Manhattan.

Sibling Rivalry Press and the poetry journal Assaracus will sponsor a celebratory reading of more than 25 poets Friday, March 23, 2012 at CLAGS in New York City.

Band of Thebes, Stephen Bottum’s popular literary blog, has posted its annual list of favorite LGBT reads. View the list here: http://www.bestamericannonrequiredreading.blogspot.com/

Michael Graves, Rob Byrnes and Laurie Weeks will read from their new books on Tuesday December 6 at 7 pm at Barnes and Noble at 82nd & Broadway in Manhattan.

The Publishing Triangle’s annual holiday party is scheduled for Thursday, December 8. http://www.publishingtriangle.org/.

Poets Walter Holland, Timothy Liu, Hanna Bergwall, Michael Montlack, and Jason Schneiderman will be reading at the LGBT Center in Manhattan at 7pm on Thursday, December 8th.

Lethe Press has recently released Jewish Gentle and Other Stories of Gay-Jewish Living, Daniel M. Jaffe’s exploration of various aspects of gay-Jewish life: coming out to self and family; redefining one’s relationship to tradition and faith; surviving child abuse and teenage sexual identity angst; experiencing the adult joys and heartbreaks of dating, of forming relationships, and of losing them; coping with HIV/AIDS.

Playwright Tony Kushner is the recipient of a $100,000 Puffin/National Prize for Creative Citizenship, honoring artists and others for “socially responsible work” and challenges to authority.

Kathe Koja’s novel Under the Poppy is the winner of the 2011 Best Novel from the Gaylactic Spectrum Foundation. Winners and short list can be found here: http://www.spectrumawards.org/2011.htm.

On December 3, 2011, the Mischief + Mayhem publishing collective, in conjunction with the New School’s Graduate Writing Program, will mount TRANSMISSIONS, a one-day symposium dedicated to the literature of the first thirty years of the AIDS epidemic. More details can be found here: http://www.newschool.edu/eventdetail.aspx?id=72184

In September 2012 Little Brown will publish Emma Donoghue's Astray, a set of stories spanning centuries and continents, returning to her roots in historical fiction.

Modernist Press will publish Wonder City of the West, a new novel by Felice Picano. The setting for the story is Los Angeles in 1935.

Graywolf will publish Paul Lisiky’s The Narrow Door in 2014.

Charles Silverman, co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex and a pioneer who helped convince the American Psychological Association being gay was not an illness, will talk about his new memoir For the Ferryman with Perry Bass, an activist and prolific gay writer, Thursday January 05, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Barnes and Noble at 82nd Street and Broadway in New York City.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is planning a West Coast book tour in early 2012 for his forthcoming anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform from AK Press.

In order to have an extra spectacular tenth anniversary celebration in 2013, the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans will be holding a SAS 9.5 from May 18-20, 2012, a fund raising event for the tenth anniversary festival in 2013. The SAS 9.5 agenda includes a book launch cocktail party celebrating its 3rd annual short fiction contest, a series of custom manuscript review sessions, and other special events.

Scholastic will publish Paul Rudnick's untitled debut young adult novel, a modern fairytale with a twist, in which a cynical teenager meets a fashion Svengali who promises to make her three dresses to transform her into the most beautiful woman in the world, after which she is launched on a romantic international adventure and must decide -- is beauty everything, or can she be just as happy without it?

In 2012, Harrington Park Press will publish Male Sex Work & Society, edited by Victor Minichiello, PhD and John Scott, Phd, the first scholarly, comprehensive volume devoted to male sex work. Leading contributors from developed and developing countries (including North and South America, Europe, East Asia and the Subcontinent, Oceania, and Africa) will examine research on male sex workers and their clients.

Passages: Writer, publisher and co-founder of Naid press, Barbara Grier, died November 10, 2011 at the age of 78. Lou Maletta, founder of the Gay Cable Network, died November 2, 2011 at the age of 74.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

November Publishing Notes

The buzz: Lou Dellaguzzo is the winner of the 3-in-1 Story competition from UK publisher Treehouse Press. Entries are being accepted for the 2012 competition. For more details visit: http://treehousepress.co.uk/chapbook-contest/the-rules/.

Tom Mendicino, Frank Polito, Michael Salvatore will read excerpts from their humorous and wistful holiday stories collected in an anthology entitled Remembering Christmas. Thursday November 17, 2011 7:00 PM at Barnes and Noble at 82nd & Broadway in Manhattan.

The National Book Foundation made a donation to the Matthew Shepard Foundation when Lauren Myracle's accidental inclusion among this year's nominees for the National Book Award in the Young People's Literature category ended when the author withdrew her novel Shine from consideration. The novel deals with the issues of hate crimes and the bullying of gay teens.

New editor William Johnson has giving the Lambda Literary Web site a facelift this month with a magazine format home page.

This month Sibling Rivalry Press releases Sonics in Warholia, Megan Volpert’s collection of poetry.

Rob Byrnes fifth novel, Holy Rollers, will be released by Bold Strokes this month. Byrnes and pals will be celebrating November 16, 2011 with a book launch at The Ritz Bar & Lounge in Manhattan.

Out this month from the University of Texas Press is Sam J. Miller’s book, Horror After 9/11, an anthology of essays about how the horror film has changed since September 11, 2001. Miller co-edited the book with Aviva Briefel. Miller and friends will celebrate with a book launch November 12th at 2PM at Bluestockings Books.

On Saturday, November 12, at noon at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, some of the city’s notable members of the LGBTQ community will participate in “A Conversation on Race & Gender in Queer Culture.” The event is free and open to the public. More details at www.afpls.org.

Icarus, the Magazine of Gay Speculative Fiction, now has a spot in the Science Fiction Encyclopedia

The first issue of Chelsea Station, the new magazine of gay writing published by Chelsea Station Editions, is out this month. The issue features writing by Eric Andrews-Katz, Billie Aul, Tom Cardamone, Anthony R. Cardno, Jameson Currier, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, David Eye, Michael Graves, William Henderson, Wayne Hoffman, Lisa Huffaker, Alex Jeffers, Richard Johns, Shaun Levin, Vince Liaguno, Jeff Mann, Thomas March, Kevin McLellan, Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, Stephen S. Mills, Eric Norris, Felice Picano, David Pratt, Robert A. Schanke, Charles Silverstein, Jerry L. Wheeler, Emanuel Xavier, and Cal Yeomans. Deadline for Issue 2 is December 1, 2011.

David Rakoff has won the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his collection of essays, Half Empty.

On October 9, 2011 an historical marker was placed outside Giovanni’s Room by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission honoring the LGBT bookstore. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was among those in attendance at the ceremonies, which coincided with the annual OutFest in Center City.

LGBT book award submissions are now open for the Publishing Triangle (http://www.publishingtriangle.org/) and Lambda Literary Foundation (http://www.lambdaliterary.org/.

The Rainbow Book Fair will be March 24, 2012 from 11 am to 5:30 pm in New York. Check the Web site (http://rainbowbookfair.org/) for more details on exhibitors, speakers, and events, which next year will take over two floors at the LGBT Center in Manhattan.

Open Calls: Submissions are now being accepted for the Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festival’s Third Annual Short Fiction Contest. SAS Fest is seeking original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with GLBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” For more details, visit www.sasfest.org.

Deadline for Issue 2 of Chelsea Station, a new magazine of gay writing, is December 1, 2011. The magazine includes original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, memoir, humor, narrative travelogue, interviews, and reviews (books, theater, television, and film) relating to gay literature and gay men. Submissions should be sent to info@chelseastationeditions.com. Manuscripts should be emailed as Word attachments. Please include your name, address, and e-mail contact information on the first page of your document. Please also include a brief bio. Please do not send more than one prose work or more than four poems for consideration. Please query if you would like to submit work for consideration in more than one genre for an issue. For more information visit http://www.chelseastationeditions.com/ChelseaStation-ALiteraryJournal.html.

The Queer Foundation's annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest is now underway. Deadline is February 18, 2012. The top essayists are awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend the U.S. college or university of their choice. For more information visit http://www.queerfoundation.org/.

Monday, October 03, 2011

October Publishing Notes

The buzz: In May 2012 Beacon Press will publish gender theorist and performance artist Kate Bornstein's A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy who Joins the Church of Scientology, and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today, recalling her childhood as a Jewish American Prince on the Jersey Shore, entering Brown pre-med and graduating with Brown's first ever degree in theater; later, abandoning the theater for a life on the road and hippiedom, finding solace in the Church of Scientology and becoming one of their most successful salesmen and highest ranking officers; after three marriages, fatherhood and gender reassignment surgery the author comes of age in the lesbian community during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s; the final chapter is a letter to her daughter, a high level official in the Church of Scientology who is forbidden to speak to her father.

Also in May 2012, Scribner will publish a posthumous memoir from Reynolds Price, who was working on his "fourth and final memoir," Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir, when he died this past January at age 77. Anne Tyler, who studied under Price at Duke, will write a foreword.

Scribner will publish activist POZ publisher's Sean Strub’s memoir of the AIDS pandemic, encompassing his work with ACT-UP and other organizations, as well as personal loss and survival.

In September 2012, Duke University Press will publish Sarah Schulman's Salt on Green Almonds: Israel/Palestine and The Queer International, about the emerging Palestinian LGBT movement and its impact on both the Global LGBT and the broad politics of the Middle East.

Transworld will publish John Irving's In One Person, the author's thirteenth novel and his most political since The Cider House Rules, featuring a bisexual man, marking Irving's return to the territory of "sexual suspects" he explored in The World According to Garp.

This month Lethe is releasing A Night at the Inn, A Day at the Palace, a short and fantastical fiction collection by two-time Golden Crown Literary Award winner Catherine Lundoff featuring stories about swashbuckling female pirates, opera singers and mercenaries. Also releasing this month from Lethe Press is Night Chant, a collection of poems by Andrew Demcak. Next month the press will release Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War by Jeff Mann.

This month Vanilla Heart Publishing will release the eBook version of Collin Kelley's second novel, Remain In Light, the second installment in his Venus Trilogy. The trade paperback will be released in January.

Also releasing this month from Chelsea Station Editions is For the Ferryman, a new memoir from Charles Silverstein, and Personal Saviors, a new novel by Wesley Gibson.

This month Brooklyn Arts Press is publishing Christopher Hennessy's debut collection of poetry, Love-In-Idleness.

Rob Rosen’s fourth novel, Southern Fried, has been published by MLR Press and is available as both a paperback and an ebook: Rosen’s first novel, Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love, has just been rereleased as a 10th Anniversary Edition.

The new issue of Icarus is out featuring stories by Alex Jeffers, James Bennett, Richard Bowes, an interview with Ginn Hale, and a new column by Tom Cardamone.

Rob Stephenson will read with Debra Di Blasi and Lance Olsen Sunday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave (between Dean St & St Marks Ave) in Brooklyn.

Eleanor Levine and Joanna Hoffman will read from Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry will read Monday, October 10th, at 7:00 p.m. at Bluestockings, 172 Allen in Manhattan. New York, NY. Sandra Tarlin, Hilary Lustick, Rose Fox, and Sima Rabinowitz will read their work from the anthology Tuesday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m. at The City College of New York, sponsored by The Simon H. Rifkind Center, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY.

On October 12 at 6:00 p.m., SAGE will host a reading with authors Felice Picano and Jameson Currier at the LGBT Center in Manhattan at 208 West 13th Street. Picano will read from True Stories, a series of memoirs in which he recounts meeting Tennessee Williams, W.H. Auden, Bette Midler, Diana Vreeland & others.ᅠCurrier will read from his latest novel, The Third Buddha.

The Stonewall Inn will be the site of a book launch on October 13 for Well With My Soul, a debut novel by Gregory G. Allen.

Contributors to the Collective Brightness poetry anthology from Sibling Rivalry Press will read Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at 446 West 36th Street in Manhattan.

Authors Felice Picano and David Pratt will be reading from their new books at Calamus bookstore in Boston on Friday October 14, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Chad Helder is doing a Halloween book tour for The Vampire Bridegroom: which includes an October 15, 2011 reading at the Q Center in Portland, Oregon and an October 29th event at the Village Books in Fairhaven, Washington.

Atlanta Queer Literary Festival will partner with the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) for a special Drink In Design even on Thursday, Oct. 20, 6-9 p.m. LGBT poets from Atlanta will be reading poems crafted in response to posters in the Graphic Intervention exhibition.

Authors Michael Graves and Michael Schiavone will read from their new works October 25, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts.

LGBT book award submissions are now open for the Publishing Triangle (http://www.publishingtriangle.org/) and Lambda Literary Foundation (http://www.lambdaliterary.org/)

Audible audio books has lined up Annette Benning to narrate Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Wolfe, Jennifer Connelly to narrate The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, and Anne Hathaway to narrate The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The books will be released in 2012.

Open Calls: Submissions are now being accepted for the Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festival’s Third Annual Short Fiction Contest. SAS Fest is seeking original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with GLBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” For more details, visit www.sasfest.org.

Deadline for Issue 2 of Chelsea Station, a new magazine of gay writing, is December 1, 2011. The magazine includes original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, memoir, humor, narrative travelogue, interviews, and reviews (books, theater, television, and film) relating to gay literature and gay men. Submissions should be sent to info@chelseastationeditions.com. Manuscripts should be emailed as Word attachments. Please include your name, address, and e-mail contact information on the first page of your document. Please also include a brief bio. Please do not send more than one prose work or more than four poems for consideration. Please query if you would like to submit work for consideration in more than one genre for an issue. For more information visit http://www.chelseastationeditions.com/ChelseaStation-ALiteraryJournal.html.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

September Publishing Notes

The buzz: In Fall 2012, Jonathan Cape will publish Breakfast with Lucian by Geordie Greig’s based on the author’s regular Sunday breakfasts with Lucian Freud, and on many hours of recorded conversations, including discussions between the two of them on subjects as diverse as art, debt, enemies, death threats, poetry, escaping from Nazi Germany, falling out with Jerry Hall, why he hated his brother Clement, painting David Hockney, his first love, sleeping with horses, escaping the Krays, hanging with the Queen, his role as a father, why Velazquez was the greatest painter, and dancing with Garbo, illustrated with some of Greig's own photograph.

This month Sibling Rivalry Press will publish Nocturnal Omissions by Gavin Geoffrey Dillard and Eric Norris, a dialogue on love, sex, and art and inspired by correspondence between the two authors. In October, the press will publish Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality, edited by Kevin Simmonds and including work by Franklin Abbott, Ellen Bass, Jeffery Beam, Regie Cabico May Chowdhry, Danielle Feris, Reginald Harris, Jee Leong Koh, Jeff Mann, Kamilah Aisha Moon, D. A. Powell, Ruben Quesada, Maureen Seaton, and Megan Volpert, among others.

Next month Chelsea Station Editions will publish For the Ferryman, a memoir by psychologist Charles Silverstein and co-author of The Joy of Sex, and Personal Saviors, a new novel by Wesley Gibson, author of the memoir You Are Here. The press has also released an e-book edition of Chelsea Boy, a collection of debut poems by Craig Moreau.

This fall Lethe Press will release Night Chant, a new poetry collection by Andrew Demcak. The press has also issued a + e 4EVER, a graphic novel by Ilike Merey. Lethe has also released an e-book edition of Tom Cardamone’s The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered which includes 28 essays about gay books which are out of print.

Next Summer, 2012, Henry Holt will publish a memoir by Bravo channel’s Andy Cohen, about his growing up with a love of pop culture and landing a job in the television business, which enabled him to meet many of the stars he admired. The as-yet untitled book will also detail how Mr. Cohen, who is gay, suppressed his sexuality as a boy.

This month, Cheyenne publishing will bring back into print The Pride Pack, a series of four mysteries for LGBTQ kids penned by Ruth Sims under the pseudonym R. J. Hamilton. Alyson originally published the first two books in the series but the series was dropped when the publisher was sold. The new editions from Cheyenne will include an afterword by Wayne Gunn.

Uninvited Books has reissued a paperback version of Martyrs & Monsters by Robert Dunbar.

This month Magnus Books releases The Two Krishnas, a novel by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla and At Home With Myself, a collection of essays and stories by David Mixner.

Kensington will publish Where You Are by Janet Trumble, about a gay teacher who crosses the line of propriety with a male teen who is four months away from graduating high school.

Wayne Hoffman will be reading from his new novel, Sweet Like Sugar, on Monday September 12th, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble at 82nd and Broadway. This event is sponsored by Tablet Magazine, and will include a Q&A with Tablet editor Alana Newhouse after the reading. Hoffman is also reading at a number of other venues. Check http://waynehoffmanwriter.com/index.php?/events/ for a full listing.

Several gay and lesbian authors and editors are participating in the West Hollywood Book Fair, October 2, 2011 in Los Angeles. Among them are: Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, Charles Flowers, Felice Picano, Jeanne Cordova, David Francis, Claire McNab, Terrance Dean, Terry Wolverton, and Christopher Rice.

Authors Felice Picano and David Pratt will be reading from their new books at Calamus bookstore in Boston on Friday October 14, 2011 at 7 pm. Picano will also read at a SAGE sponsored event on October 12, 2011 at the Lesbian and Gay Center in Manhattan. Picano’s newest book, Contemporary Gay Romances, a collection of short stories, releases in October from Bold Strokes Books.

Chad Helder is doing a Halloween book tour for The Vampire Bridegroom: which includes an October 15, 2011 reading at the Q Center in Portland, Oregon and an October 29th event at the Village Books in Fairhaven, Washington.

The Stonewall Inn will be the site of a book launch on October 13 for Well With My Soul, a debut novel by Gregory G. Allen.

David Rakoff is among the finalists for the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor for Half Empty.

Vertigo Theatre Productions in Manchester, England is planning a stage version of Matthew Rettenmund’s novel Boy Culture in 2012.

Previews begin October 5, 2011 at CAP21 Theater Company in Manhattan for Southern Comfort, a new musical based on the award-winning documentary about transgender friends in rural Georgia.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission awarded Lambda Literary Foundation an $11,400 grant.

The Queer Foundation's annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest is now underway. Deadline is February 18, 2012. The top essayists are awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend the U.S. college or university of their choice. For more information visit http://www.queerfoundation.org/.

Open Calls: Submissions are now being accepted for the Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festival’s Third Annual Short Fiction Contest. SAS Fest is seeking original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with GLBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” For more details, visit www.sasfest.org.

In November 2011 Chelsea Station Editions will launch Chelsea Station, a magazine of gay writing. The magazine will be published four to six times a year and will include original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, memoir, humor, narrative travelogue, interviews, and reviews (books, theater, television, and film) relating to gay literature and gay men. Deadline for Issue 1 is October 1, 2011. Deadline for Issue 2 is December 1, 2011. Submissions should be sent to info@chelseastationeditions.com. Manuscripts should be emailed as Word attachments. Please include your name, address, and e-mail contact information on the first page of your document. Please also include a brief bio. Please do not send more than one prose work or more than four poems for consideration. Please query if you would like to submit work for consideration in more than one genre for an issue. For more information visit http://www.chelseastationeditions.com/ChelseaStation-ALiteraryJournal.html.


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

August Publishing Notes

The buzz: Bear Bones Books, an imprint of Lethe Press, has released Fog, a new novel by Jeff Man. Lethe has also released From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction, edited by Charles Rice Gonzalez and Charlie Vasquez, and The Abode of Bliss: Ten Stories for Adam by Alex Jeffers. Lethe has also published Amar A Alguien Gay, a Spanish translation by Ralph Seligman of Don Clark's Loving Someone Gay.

Peter Cameron’s Wallflower Press is about to embark on its third series of five books and is also introducing Wallflower Reprints. The five books in the third series are: Cora Glynn, an excerpt from a novel by Peter Cameron; The Strange Case of Catherine Hayes by Charles J. Finger, the true story of an 18th-century murder in London; Last Night in the Moon: Excerpts from the Journals of Denton Welch by Denton Welch; I Know You: A Book of Portraits by Peter Cameron; and Sincerely Yours: The Correspondence of Beatrice J. Fitzhugh, Assistant to Mr. Kindelbinder (Senior), letters by Beatrice J. Fitzhugh.

Next month, Chelsea Station Editions will publish The Gay Man’s Guide to Timeless Manners and Proper Etiquette by Corey Rosenberg and Dirty One, a collection of debut stories by Michael Graves, set in Leominster, Massachusetts.

This fall Delizon will publish Albert Mije's Homo Child, in which a baby adopted by gay parents, now an adult, searches for his origins along the remote winding mountain tracks of a meandering calendar,

Oxford University Press has published Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation by Simon LeVay.

William Morrow will publish Gregory Maguire's Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years, where The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is held under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law; and Dorothy Gale of Kansas makes something more than a cameo appearance; amidst the chaos, Elphaba's granddaughter, Rain, comes of age to take up her broom in an Oz wracked by war.

Tom Atwood is at work on a second book and exhibition of photographs: Kings & Queens in Their Castles, portraits of GLBT individuals at home, including photos of John Waters, Tommy Tune, Greg Louganis, Barney Frank, Chely Wright, George Takei, Todd Oldham, Ross Bleckner, Edward Albee, Joel Schumacher, Alison Bechdel, Simon Doonan, Carson Kressley, Michael Cunningham, Don Bachardy, Michael Musto, Ned Rorem, Junior Vasquez, John Ashbery, Charles Busch, Edmund White, Dan Savage, Felice Picano, and others.

Wayne Hoffman will be reading from his new novel, Sweet Like Sugar, on Monday September 12th, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble at 82nd and Broadway. This event is sponsored by Tablet Magazine, and will include a Q&A with Tablet editor Alana Newhouse after the reading.

The OutWrite Book Fair will be August 6, 2011 at the DC Center, 1318 U Street NW in Washington DC, from 10 AM to 8 PM. Book readings, book vendors, book discussions, poetry readings and more are scheduled. For more information visit: http://thedccenter.org/outwritedc/.

Several gay and lesbian authors and editors are participating in the West Hollywood Book Fair, October 2, 2011 in Los Angeles. Among them are: Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, Charles Flowers, Felice Picano, Jeanne Cordova, David Francis, Claire McNab, Terrance Dean, Terry Wolverton, and Christopher Rice.

Colm Toibin is among the finalists for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award and Alan Hollinghust is on the long list for this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Stranger’s Child.

Open Calls: Richard Labonté is seeking short fiction and erotica submissions for Uniforms Unzipped: Gay Erotic Stories. Deadline is Sept. 15, word limit 6,000. Please email submissions with 50-word bio and addresses to: uniformsunzipped@gmail.com.

Labonté is also seeking stories for Wild Boys: Gay Erotic Stories to be published by Cleis Press. Deadline is October 1, 2011, word limit 6,000. Email submissions to cleiswildboys@gmail.com.

Labonté is also editing for Cleis Showing Off, Getting Off: Erotic Tales of Exhibitionism and Voyeurism. Deadline is October 15, 2011, word limit 6,000. Email submissions with 50-word bio and address to: showingoffgettingoff@gmail.com.

The deadline for the 2011 Chapbook Contest sponsored by Bloom literary journal is September 15, 2011. Guidelines and entry form can be found at http://artsinbloom.com/chapbook.html.

Submissions are now being accepted for the Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festival’s Third Annual Short Fiction Contest. SAS Fest is seeking original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with GLBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” For more details, visit www.sasfest.org.

Passages: Poet David Blair died July 23, 2011 at the age of 43. Blair was a 2010 Callaloo Fellow, a 2009 Seattle Haiku Slam Champion, and the recipient of Seattle's 2007 BENT Mentor Award for LGBT Writers. He was named Best Urban Folk Poet by Detroit's Metro Times and Best Folk Artist by Real Detroit Weekly. His first book of poetry, Moonwalking, about the life of Michael Jackson, was published in 2010.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

July Publishing Notes

The buzz: Simon & Schuster will publish Better Nate Than Ever, Billy Elliot kid coach and Broadway dancer Tim Federle's debut novel and a gentle coming-out story about a small-town middle-grader, who sneaks onto a Greyhound bus and spends two glorious days in New York City, where he tries out for ET: The Broadway Musical, and learns a lot about casting calls, stage mothers, unforgiving wardrobe choices, his heroic aunt... and himself.

Marshall Moore’s BookCyclone imprint has released e-book versions of Neal Drinnan’s Glove Puppet, Pussy's Bow, Quill, and Izzy and Eve; Juliet Sarkessian’s Trio Sonata; Trebor Healey’s Through It Came Bright Colors; Andy Quan’s Six Positions; Jerome Kugan and Pang Khee Teik’s Body 2 Body: A Malaysian Queer Anthology, and Moore’s The Concrete Sky and Black Shapes in a Darkened Room.

Bastille Day Films has optioned David Groff's Nobody’s Child, in which a single New York mother and a doggedly unattached gay man find their friendship rocked by her diagnosis of cancer and the needs of her young son.

Nathan Manske’s I'm From Driftwood is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aimed at helping LBGT youth.

Yale University recently announced the establishment the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, funded by the estate of the late writer.

The winner of the 2011 Atlanta Queer Literary Festival Broadside Contest chosen by poet Mark Doty is Brent Calderwood.

Author Norman Prentiss was one of the recent winners of the Bram Stoker Awards given out by the Horror Writers Association. Prentiss was honored for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for Invisible Fences.

Editor Vince Liaguno of Dark Scribe Press co-chaired the recent Stoker Awards weekend in Long Island which included a panel discussion on queer horror. Dark Scribe Press has also recently released Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights, & Fun, edited by Liaguno, and Chad Helder's The Vampire Bridegroom: Poems and Tales.

Forthcoming from Lethe Press is a short story collection by Hal Duncan, a new novel by Lewis DeSimone, and the newest edition of Best Gay Stories, edited by Peter Dubé.

Next month Chelsea Station Editions will publish Jameson Currier’s new novel, The Third Buddha, set in Afghanistan post 9/11. The press will also release Michael Grave’s debut collection of short fiction, Dirty One, set in Leominster, Massachusetts.

Blue Rider Press will publish Simon Doonan's Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, a stylishly slimming discourse that proves gay men really are French women: prone to disdain, favoring cheeky underwear, convinced of their own artistic brilliance, and (of course) calorie-obsessed.

Perry Brass’s new novel, King of Angels, set in Savannah of 1963, will be published by Belhue Press in the Spring of 2012.

William Johnson is the new managing editor of the Lambda Literary Foundation Web site.

The OutWrite Book Fair will be August 6, 2011 at the DC Center, 1318 U Street NW in Washington DC, from 10 AM to 8 PM. Book readings, book vendors, book discussions, poetry readings and more are scheduled. For more information visit: http://thedccenter.org/outwritedc/.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

The buzz: Simon and Schuster will publish John Irving's thirteenth novel, In One Person, written from the point of view of a bisexual man.

Magnus Books will publish in 2013 Cassandra Langer's All or Nothing: The Life, Loves & Art of Romaine Brooks, repositioning Romaine Brooks, the lesbian artist, fashion icon and confidante to a cast of characters, including Jean Cocteau, Collette, Gertrude Stein, Carl Can Vechten and Radclyffe Hall as modernism rises at the beginning of the 20th century.

In July 2011 Modernist Press will release Art From Art, edited by Stephen Soucy .A special full color limited edition will also be available for purchase through the press Web site. Soucy has also written and directed a short film set in Palm Springs. The trailer can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVF_xfM55mo.

Next Spring Magnus books will publish activist Marsha Aizumi's Two Spirits, One Heart, a courageous story of unconditional love, acceptance and support during Aizumi’s daughter's struggles with her gender identity and transformation into a beloved son.

The first four chapters of Collin Kelley's forthcoming novel, Remain in Light are online at Scribd. A free sampler of Kelley's first novel, Conquering Venus, and Remain in Light at available at OmniLit. The novel, a mix of mystery, suspense and a love story between two young gay poets, will be released by Vanilla Heart Publishing in ebook format in October and in print in January 2012.

Lethe Press has released Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic, edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff. Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories, edited by Catherine Lundoff, received a Gaylactic Spectrum Award nod for "Best Other Work" as well as having three short stories picked for the finalist list. Lethe Press is issuing a new edition of the book featuring a new cover and redesign.

Jewell Gomez’s The Gilda Stories is celebrating its twentieth year in print. Gomez’s new play, Waiting for Giovanni, exploring the inner life of James Baldwin, will have its world premiere at the New Conservatory Theatre Center this fall.

Sibling Rivalry Press will publish Bryan Borland and Stephen Mills’ The Hanky Code in late 2011.

Amy Briant’s second novel Romeo Falls is forthcoming from Bella Books in February 2012.

Among the new releases coming from Bold Strokes Books: Detours, a novel by Jeffrey Ricker in November 2011; Rob Byrne’s new novel Holy Rollers in late 2011; Murder in the Irish Channel by Greg Herren December 2011; William Holden’s new book, Words to Die By, in 2012; Steve Berman’s young adult anthology, Boys of Summer in 2012.

This month Chelsea Station Editions releases Chelsea Boy, a debut collection of poetry by Craig Moreau. Moreau also begins his summer book tour, with stops in DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Iowa City, and Minneapolis. For a full list of reading dates, visit the Web site. http://www.chelseastationeditions.com/chelsea-tour.html.

Rob Rosen has launched Fierce Publishing with Good & Hot, a collection of twenty erotic shorts by the author that have appeared in Men, Freshmen, and [2] magazines.

Novelist Farzana Doctor was named this year's recipient of The Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Grant for Emerging Gay Writer. Dani Couture and Matthew J Trafford received Honours of Distinction.

Kelly Smith, Achy Objeas, Jameson Currier, Otis Fennell, and Michele Karlsberg were inducted into the Saints and Sinners Hall of Fame at the recent literary festival in New Orleans.

Edward Albee and Val McDermid were feted with Pioneer Awards at the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Winners of the twenty-four book categories can be found on the Web site www.lambdaliterary.org.

Felice Picano has filmed interview segments for forthcoming documentaries on Vito Russo and Wakefield Poole.

Publisher Cecilia Tan did a live blog while on a panel titled “Publicizing Your Book” at the Saints and Sinners Literary festival which can be read at http://blog.ceciliatan.com/?p=733.

Passport magazine became the first gay magazine to be made available to Barnes and Noble’s customers on The Nook.

Philip Rafshoon, owner of Outwrite bookstore in Atlanta, emailed that the store is “in jeopardy,” and urged customers to buy e-books from the store online; visit the coffeehouse; use the coffeehouse lounge for free for meetings of companies, businesses or organizations; volunteer to help the store in web design, bookkeeping, finance, banking, retail management, retail sales, collections and legal services; and tell others about the store.

This month the Lambda Literary Foundation is launching an online book club. The Web site also has a new managing editor: William Johnson: wjohnson@lambdaliterary.org.

After almost a decade on line, the Velvet Mafia Web site has shuttered. Edited and designed by Sean Meriwether, the Web site created a vibrant community of writers and expanded the boundaries of gay fiction and erotica.

Lambda Literary Foundation received renewal of a grant of $25,000 from Amazon.com, a continuation of Amazon's support for the Writers' Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. This year's retreat will be held August 6th through August 13th, 2011, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

There will be two readings from Persistent Voices in Washington D.C. during Gay Pride Month. Wednesday, June 8th, at 8 p.m. at Bloombars (3222 11th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001) and Sunday, June 19th at 5 p.m. at Busboys & Poets (2021 14th St. NW, Washington D.C., 20009).

David Pratt will reading from his Lambda Award winning Bob the Book, comic strip artist Howard Cruse celebrates the publication of The Complete Wendel, and Steven Haas reveals George Platt Lynes: The Male Nudes, Wednesday June 15 at 7 pm at Housing Works bookstore and café, 126 Crosby Street in Manhattan.

David Pratt and Felice Picano will read from their new books June 23 at 7:30 pm at Books Inc in the Castro at 2275 Market Street in San Francisco.

The 2011 Atlanta Queer Literary Festival will take place June 23-25 at venues in both Atlanta and Decatur. Keynote speakers will be Sibling Rivalry Press founder and poet Bryan Borland and Women of the World Poetry Slam champion Theresa Davis.

Author Kirk Read will be doing a one man show, Computer Face, June 7 at 8 pm at The Garage.
Open Calls: Editors Eric Andrews-Katz and Vincent Kovar are seeking submissions for Gay City: Volume 4-At Second Glance~Familiar stories from different views. Either historical or fictional characters are acceptable. Deadline July 31, 2011. Send submissions to: GC Anthologies, 511 East Pike, Seattle WA 98122-3617. For questions: anthology@gaycity.org.

Passages: Joanna Russ, best known for her 1975 novel The Female Man, died April 29, 2011. Writer and direct Arthur Laurents, known for West Side Story, Gypsy and The Way We Were, died May 5, 2011. He was 93. Playwright Doric Wilson died May 7, 2011. Among his most notable plays were Street Theater and A Perfect Relationship
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Monday, May 02, 2011

The buzz: The Publishing Triangle presented Alan Hollinghurst with the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide received the Leadership Award. For info on the other literary winners, please visit the Triangle’s Web site: www.publishingtriangle.org.

Michael Alenyikov’s Ivan and Misha won the 2011 Northern California Book Award for Fiction.

Among the 2010 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees was Subtle Bodies by Peter Dubé in the novella category.

Author Michael Holloway Perrone is donating 10% of the profits of his new novel, A Time Before Us, to PFLAG New Orleans, one of the oldest organizations in New Orleans serving the LGBT Community.

In Winter 2013 Viking will publish Caroline de Margerie's American Lady, a biography of Susan Mary Alsop, descendant of John Jay and grande dame of Georgetown society, wife to both an American diplomat in Paris and to gay Washington columnist Joe Alsop.

Knopf will publish Bishop Gene Robinson's God Believes in Love: Straight Talk on Gay Marriage, in which the world's leading religious spokesperson for gay rights makes the case for gay marriage using the Bible, religious tradition, and his own life experience first in a heterosexual marriage and now a gay marriage.

Pegasus will publish Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabakov, a shocking and revelatory examination of how the great author hid secrets involving his brother, who died in a Nazi concentration camp, and references to the infamous Soviet gulag outpost, Nova Zembla, in his work.

Knopf will publish Alan Hollinghurst’s next novel, The Stranger’s Child, due out later this year.

Next spring Hachette Book Group will publish Christopher Bram’s Eminent Outlaws, a literary history of gay writing which begins with Truman Capote and Gore Vidal and ends with Tony Kushner and Michael Cunningham.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux has released The Great Night, a new novel by Chris Adrian, an updated retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Lethe Press has just released A Body on Pine, a new A Marco Fontana mystery by Joseph R. G. DeMarco.

Magnus Books has released their debut list. http://www.magnusbooks.com/ Among the upcoming books are Edmund White’s Sacred Monsters, portraits of iconic literary and artistic figures, including John Cheever, David Hockney, John Singer Sargent, and Allen Ginsburg.

Gaylaxicon 2011 is scheduled for May 12-15, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. For details on events visit http://www.outlantacon.org/.

Rebel Satori Press has released Saints and Sinners 2011: New Fiction from the Festival, a collection of short fiction comprised of the winners and finalists of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival short story competition and other contributors.

This year’s Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans is May 12 through 15. Visit the Web site www.sasfest.org for a look at the scheduled workshops, presentations, readings, and panels.

The Golden Crown Literary Society will hold their annual convention June 8-12 in Orlando, Florida. For a look at their nominated books, visit http://goldencrown.org/literary-awards/finalists-for-the-2011-goldie-awards/.

A Different Light bookstore in San Francisco is going out of business. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that sales will determine the store's final day.

Dark Scribe Press is seeking submissions for Unspeakable Horror 2: Abominations of Desire, its follow up to their Stoker winning queer horror theater. For detailed guidelines visit: http://darkscribepress.com/pages.php?page_id=17.

Submissions are being accepted for the Second Annual LGBT Short Play Festival presented by Theatre Out, Orange County's Gay and Lesbian Theatre, located in Santa Ana, CA. Deadline is May 30, 2011. For more details visit http://www.theatreout.com.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

April Publishing Notes

The buzz: Elton John has given the Greenwich Theatre in London an undisclosed sum to the theatre to help fund a production of Jon Maran’s play The Temperamentals, about the relationship of activist Harry Hay and designer Rudi Gernreich and the founding of the Mattachine Society in the 1950s.

Some books which were expected to be released by Alyson have found new publishers - Magnus Books will publish Charles Rice Gonzalez’s novel Chulito in October, 2011, Cleis Press will publish Paul Russell’s novel The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov in October, 2011, and the University of Wisconsin Press will publish Bob Smith’s novel Remembrance of Things Forgotten in June 2011.

Rebel Satori Press will publish Martin Hyatt's new novel Beautiful Gravity, in which a loner, a former Nashville star, a young, anorexic Pentecostal woman, and an aging jock fall in and out of love with one another in a working class southern town.

This fall Chelsea Station Editions will publish Dirty One, a debut collection of stories by Michael Graves, Personal Saviors, a new novel by Wesley Gibson, and For the Ferryman, a memoir by Charles Silverstein. The press recently celebrated its first year.

Lethe Press is now ten years old. New and forthcoming titles include Dirty Poole, a memoir by Wakefield Poole, The German, a thriller by Lee Thomas, Mere Mortals, a new romance by Erastes, and future editions of Wilde Stories and Best Gay Stories.

HotNote Books new owner Lloyd Meeker has also seen his first novel, Traveling Light, released by MLR Press.

StarBooks Press has released The Sweeter the Juice, edited by Marcus Anthony.

Ian Titus’ short story “Stardust and Sunlight” is one of the offerings of the Spring 2011 issue of Icarus: The Magazine of Gay Speculative Fiction.

Craig Moreau has released a video trailer for Chelsea Boy, his debut collection of poems forthcoming in June. The video can be seen here. The poet also recently met with Logo TV to audition for the second season of the hit reality show The A List.

Kirk Read is going out on the road with Sister Spit on the Next Generation 2011 Spring Tour. Sister Spit is a touring vanload of multimedia, queer-centric novelists, painters, performance artists, poets and fancy scribblers, including Michelle Tea, Kirk Read Mari Naomi, Ali Liebegott Blake Nelson, Amos Mac, and Myriam Gurba. For more details visit http://radarproductions.org/.

Wednesday, April 6 at 9 pm at the Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan, there will be a benefit for Lambda Literary Foundation featuring Kate Clinton, Eddie Sarfaty, and hosted by Frank DeCaro.

Michael Alenyikov will read from Ivan and Misha on April 4 at 6:15 pm at the LGBT Community Center in Greenwich Village.

SAGE is sponsoring a reading and conversation with authors David Pratt (Bob the Book), Jameson Currier (The Wolf at the Door), and Christopher Bram (Mapping the Territory) at the LGBT Center in Greenwich Village on Tuesday April 19 at 6 pm.

The Unspeakable: A Gay Future Project, a mixed media performance featuring writings of Chicago older gay men, will be presented April 30, 2011 at the on Halsted in Chicago, 1-2 pm; and May 6th at DePaul University, 14 W. Jackson from 5-6:30 pm.

Amos Lassen has posted more than 1500 reviews of GLBT books and movies at his new website: http://reviewsbyamoslassen.com/.

Michael Signorelli has been promoted to editor at HaperCollins.

Michael Cunningham has been voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Honorary members chosen included dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones.

Michael Luongo received Honorable Mention in the ASJA American Society of Journalists and Authors Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism for his 2010 article "A Return to Baghdad" in Gay City News detailing the killings of gay men in Iraq.

Mark Doty is one of the recipients of this year’s awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The nominees for this year’s Publishing Triangle literary awards can be found at http://www.publishingtriangle.org/. Alan Hollinghurst is the 2011 recipient of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, named in honor of the legendary editor. The awards will be presented April 28 at the New School in Manhattan.

The nominees for this year Lambda Literary awards can be found here: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/2011-finalists/. The awards will be presented May 26, 2011 in Manhattan.

The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans has announced the recipients of their annual short fiction contest. The winners can be found here: http://www.sasfest.org/. This year’s festival is May 12-15.

Philip Rafshoon, owner of Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Atlanta has been named the winner of the 2011 Alumni Legacy Award by Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Rafshoon is the first openly gay person to receive the award.

Charis Books & More, the feminist bookstore in Atlanta, will move to a larger location within a year. The new location will be called the Charis Feminist Center and may be in Decatur.

Bay Windows reported that the owners of Pride & Joy LGBT bookstore in Northampton, Mass., have put the store up for sale.

The Rainbow Book Fair on March 26 drew more than fifty LGBT publishers as exhibitors and more than a hundred authors and poets as readers and presents at the Center in Manhattan. Photos and details of the event can be found here: http://rainbowbookfair.org/. Plans are underway for next year’s festival, which will also be scheduled at the LGBT Center sometime in early Spring 2012.

>Passages: The Rev. Peter J. Gomes, a Harvard minister, theologian, and author "who announced that he was gay a generation ago and became one of America’s most prominent spiritual voices against intolerance," died February 28, 2011. He was 68. Actress and activist Elizabeth Taylor died March 23, 2011. Taylor, an outspoken advocate for AIDS awareness and research, was 79. Playwright Lanford Wilson (Balm in Gilead, The Hot L Baltimore, Burn This), died March 24, 2011. He was 73.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

March Publishing Notes

The buzz: In September. 2011, Hyperion’s Voice will publish Glee star Jane Lynch's memoir Happy Accidents, covering her comedy career, from the Second City theater to movies Best in Show and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and dealing with "how she learned to her embrace her homosexuality and overcame alcoholism."

Also in September 2011, Magnus Books will publish Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla's The Two Krishnas, looking at infidelity and the nature of desire and faith.

Drollerie Press launches its new GLBTQ imprint, Flyleaf, with the publication of Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic, edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff. The collection features twelve fantastic tales by Connie Wilkins, Steve Berman, Jean Marie Ward and others. More details can be found here: http://drolleriepress.com/news-and-commentary/hellebore-rue-15-off/.

Raymond Luczak has uploaded a new video for his new book of poems Road Work Ahead. View it here: http://youtu.be/j2RH926KEa4.

Jee Leong Koh has just published his third book of poems, Seven Studies for a Self Portrait. You can read a poem about Frida Kahlo, from the book, on the Web site of Bench Press (http://www.benchpresspoetry.com).

Chelsea Station Editions (www.chelseastationeditions.com) has a brand new Web design up and running thanks to novelist and Web designer Andrew Beierle. Beierle, who recently moved from the east coast to the California mountains, has launched Design Serrano, a graphic and Web design initiative.

This month Chelsea Station Editions will reissue The March, Walter Holland’s 1996 novel about a group of friends impacted by AIDS, and later this year will publish For the Ferryman, a new memoir from Charles Silverstein, co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex, and Jameson Currier’s new novel The Third Buddha, set in Afghanistan post 9/11.

Speaking of new Web sites, author Felice Picano has launched www.felicepicano.net. Felice has a new memoir out this month (True Stories: Portraits from My Past) from Chelsea Station Editions.

Brent Hartinger’s new novel, Shadow Walkers, about astral projection, has just been published by Flux.

Steve Berman is now an Editorial Consultant for Bold Strokes Books, handling YA submissions.

Among the workshops scheduled for this year’s Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans, May 12-15, are "A Return to Joy-Remembering Why You Love to Write," led by Jen Voli, "Buidling Credible Worlds/Making Setting Work for your Story," with Jess Wells, and "Memoir Becomes History/History Becomes Memoir," with Felice Picano. Other authors scheduled to attend the festival are Achy Obejas, Aaron Hamburger, Aaron Anson, Farzana Doctor, Michael Thomas Ford, Tom Mendicino, and Jewelle Gomez. More details on the festival can be found at www.sasfest.org.

More than thirty independent presses have signed up as exhibitors for the Rainbow Book Fair, March 26, 2011 at the Lesbian and Gay Center in New York. The fair will also feature readings and panels. Visit http://rainbowbookfair.org/ for more details.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust have jointly acquired a collection of the prints, negatives, and letters of Robert Mapplethorpe.

Passages: Perry Moore, an executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia film series and the author of Hero, an award-winning novel about a gay teenager with superpowers, died February 17, 2011. He was thirty-nine years old.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February Publishing Notes

The buzz: Knopf will publish Alan Hollinghurst’s new novel, The Stranger’s Child, an epic story of two families across the twentieth century.

Christopher Hennessy’s debut poetry collection, Love in Idleness, will be published later this year by Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP).

In Winter 2012, St. Martins will publish Robert Leleux's new memoir The Living End, about how his grandmother's unexpectedly humorous decline into Alzheimer's became an occasion to reconcile with her daughter -- Leleux's mother.

Later this year Modernist Press will publish two editions of Art from Art, an anthology of short stories inspired by art and edited by Stephen Soucy: a four-color paperback version and special numbered hardbound limited edition of 100.

In April Cleis Press will publish Saachi Green's Lesbian Cops: Erotic Investigations. In June, the Press will publish Neil Plakcy's The Handsome Prince: Gay Erotic Romance, a mix of traditional and contemporary stories, each with its own unique fairy-tale atmosphere, and in July the Press will publish Richard Labonté's Hot Jocks: Gay Erotic Stories. In Fall 2011 Cleis Press will publish Delilah Devlin's Girls Who Bite, lesbian vampire stories in a romantic erotica anthology.

Pseudonymous founder of Outserve.org, a closed, online social network for active duty LGBT military personnel, Air Force officer JD Smith's compendium of first-person stories from gays in the military and their experiences under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," will be published by Penguin Press.

Starbooks Press has released The Last Prince from Gaul by Anton Perrick, an erotic romp through ancient Rome, Blood Dreams by Jack Stevens, a dark, erotic story, set in England, and Homo Thugs, edited by Shane Allison.

Lemon Gulch Books has released The Importance of Having Spunk: A Lesbian Couple's Comic Search for the Perfect Donor in the Scandinavian Wilderness by Donovan O'Malley

Univited Books has released Willy, a new dark psychological thriller by Robert Dunbar.

Melissa Scott has begun work on new books in the Astrient series (earlier novels are Point of Hopes and Point of Dreams, both co-written with her late partner Lisa A. Barnett). Point of Knives is a novella detailing the adventures and romance between the two male leads of Hopes and Dreams. Fairs' Point will continue the series. The books will release from Lethe Press.

Simon & Schuster Children’s will publish Cheryl Kilodavis and illustrator Suzanne DeSimone's My Princess Boy, a mom's story about a young boy who loves to dress up, the challenges he faces, and the family that supports him no matter who he becomes or what he chooses to wear.
Magnus Books will publish in January 2012 Bob Bergeron's Connecting to the Right Side of Forty: A Guide for Gay Men at Midlife, an interactive program to help readers understand how their relationships with other men throughout their lives have an impact on successfully navigating the challenges of aging.

Joel Tan and Michael Samuel have joined the Board of Trustees of the Lambda Literary Foundation. Judith Markowitz and David McConnell have assumed the role of Co-Chairs.

In March, Sibling Rivalry Press will publish Raymond Luczak's fourth poetry collection Road Work Ahead. Luczak has just posted a brand-new trailer [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptnlhsujuOw] in which he talks about the book. Even though Luczak "speaks" in American Sign Language (ASL), the clip is subtitled in English.

Edward Field has posted a video at youtube.com/fieldinski of 93-year-old writer and editor Diana Athill reading a poem about her mother’s dying. After Alfred Chester’s death (Athill was his editor) she became friends with Field and her letters over 30 years to Field will be published next year by Granta as Letters to a Friend.

Emma Watson and Logan Lerman are in talks to co-star in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, based on Stephen Chbosky's novel. Chbosky will direct his own script.

Carol Rosenfeld is one of the readers at Drunken! Careening! Writers! "Four Fabulous Writers!" Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m. at KGB, 85 East 4th Street, in New York.

David Pratt (Bob the Book) and Felice Picano (True Stories) will be reading from their new books on Tuesday, March 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Giovanni's Room in Philadelphia.

Shaun Levin, Eric Karl Anderson, and Anthony McDonald will read from Best Gay Erotica 2011, Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 pm at Gay's the Word Bookshop in London.

The Queer Foundation's annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest is now underway. Deadline is February 28, 2011. The top essayists are awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend the U.S. college or university of their choice. For more information visit http://www.queerfoundation.org/.

Open Calls: Eric Andrews Katz is seeking submissions from writers, artists/comics/photographers for the new anthology, Gay City. Vol. 4 - At Second Glance. Deadline July 31, 2011. For more details email anthology@gaycity.org or visit here: http://libraryofthelivingdead.lefora.com/2010/10/26/submission-call-gay-city-vol-4-at-second-glance

Richard Labonté is seeking submissions for Erotica Exotica: Tales of Sex, Magic, and the Supernatural to be published by Bold Strokes Books. Deadline is April 15, 2011. Submissions to: boldexotica@gmail.com, with a 50-word bio and a mailing address in the body of the email.

Labonté is also seeking submissions for Best Gay Erotica 2012 to be published by Cleis Press. Deadline: April 30, 2011. Submissions to: mailto:bge2010@gmail.com. Include real name/address/ 50-word bio.

Labonté is also seeking submissions for Best Gay Romance 2012 to be published by Cleis Press. Deadline: May 31, 2011.Submissions to mailto:bgr2011@gmail.com.

Passages: Reynolds Price, author of many novels, memoirs, poetry, essays and plays and a member of Duke University's English department faculty for more than 50 years, died January 20, 2011 in Durham, N.C. He was 77.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

January Publishing Notes

The buzz: OutLoud, the gay and lesbian bookstore in Nashville is closing at the end of January 2011. Founders Ted Jensen and Kevin Medley have announced they will start liquidating inventory and close their store after 15 years in business.

Over the last four months, Philip Clark has been publishing an online series at The New Gay called "Fifteen from 1984" that discusses fifteen gay and lesbian writers who appeared at the New York City outlet of A Different Light bookstore in 1984, among them Sarah Schulman, David Leavitt, Quentin Crisp and Jane Chambers.

Andrew Sullivan has taken reader content on his ten-year-old Daily Dish blog on the Atlantic Web site and created The Cannabis Closet, a book published by Blurb and sold through its online bookstore. The book is a compilation of first-person pot use testimonials, from top executives to responsible parents, from entrepreneurs to A-students, from unwinding suburbanites to the very sick.

Chelsea Station Editions continues to grow. Among the new releases for early 2011 will be a new memoir from Felice Picano (True Stories: Portrait from My Past) and the publication of The Temperamentals, Jon Maran’s hit off-Broadway play about Harry Hay and the founding of the Mattachine society, which will soon have productions in Los Angeles, Dallas, and other cities.

In May, Beacon will publish Michael Bronski's A Queer History of the United States.

In July Cleis Press will publish Shane Allison's Brief Encounters: 60 Hot Gay Shorts and Afternoon Pleasures: Erotica for Gay Couples, bedtime reading for gay couples.

St. Martin’s will publish Emily DePrang's Both: A Transgender Love Story, about her three-year love affair with a female-to-male transsexual intellectual. The author also details the complex strains on their relationship and what led them on a series of increasingly risky sexual experiments including dalliances with prostitution.

Mattilda, aka Matthew Bernstein Sycamore has signed a contract with AK Press to publish his new anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification and the Desire to Conform. The book is scheduled for a spring 2012 release.

Alex Jeffers has launched BrazenHead, an experimental imprint of Lethe Press which will publish, on an occasional basis, exceptional novellas of speculative fiction with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender (GLBT) themes.

This Fall, HCI will publish Frank DeCaro's The Dead Celebrity Cookbook, with 100 classic recipes from legendary (and dead) stars of stage and screen--including Dinah Shore's Brisket, Johnny Cash's Chili, and Liberace's Sticky Buns.

Laura Albert, aka JT LeRoy, is suing Bloomsbury Publishing in Manhattan Federal Court. Albert is asking for $131,573.60 in damages, claiming the publisher used royalties she was due to settle a lawsuit.

The third annual New York Rainbow Book Fair will be Saturday March 26 at the Lesbian and Gay Center in Greenwich Village. For more details on sponsors, exhibitors, panels and readers, visit http://rainbowbookfair.org/.

The ninth annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival will be May 12-15 in New Orleans. For more details visit http://www.sasfest.org/.

Gaylaxicon 2011, the annual international Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Convention for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people and their friends, will be May 13-15 in Atlanta.

QueerType has been named as one of the Top LGBT Blogs on the Guide to Online Schools' list found here: http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/library/best-lgbt-blogs.

Open Calls: Magnus Books, a new publisher of LGBT literature, seeks essays for an anthology by and about LGBT Buddhists. 6,000 word limit, April 15, 2011 deadline. No multiple submissions. Work can be mailed to Magnus Books: Cathedral Station, PO Box 1849, New York, NY 10025 or sent to don@magnusbooks.com.

Editor CB Potts is seeking gay male erotica for Melt in Your Mouth: Chocolate, Boys, and Bed to be published this summer by Lethe Press, Summer 2011. 9,000 word limit. Deadline is March 30, 2011. Submissions can be sent to cbanthology@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

December Publishing Notes

The buzz: In January 2011, Square One Press will release Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland & Interior Decorating by Elliot Tiber, a prequel to the author’s Taking Woodstock.

In the Summer of 2011, Penguin will publish Sapphire's second novel, The Kid, the story of Abdul Jones, the son of Precious, the heroine of the author’s first novel, Push, as Abdul approaches manhood, alone, brutalized and with the soul of an artist.

Skyhorse Press will publish James Hormel’s Another American Dream, a memoir of the United States' first gay Ambassador, civil rights activist, and philanthropist.

Norton will publish Alysia Abbott's Fairyland, a memoir of being brought up motherless by her father, the poet Steve Abbott, in the gay, male world of 1970s San Francisco and in turn taking care of him as he dies from AIDS in the 90s.

This month Bear Bones Books will release Binding the Gods: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South by Jeff Mann.

Paul J. Bens’ debut novel Kelland is now available in multiple e-book formats through Smashwords.

Author Robert Dunbar has started Uninvited Press, which has just released Shadows: Supernatural Tales by Masters of Modern Literature.

Don Weise has announced that he is launching a new press dedicated to LGBT literature called Magnus Books. Weise was formerly of Alyson Books, Carroll & Graf, and Cleis Press. His new press plans to release 15 to 20 titles a year, fiction and nonfication.

Lambda-winning author Rakesh Satyal has been promoted to senior editor at Harper.

Philip Clark, Charles Jensen, Kim Roberts, and Dan Vera will read from the anthology Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS on December 5 at 2 pm The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Publishing Triangle’s Holiday Party is Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 pm at the offices of In the Life Media in Manhattan.

Jay Blotcher and Nathan Manske will read essays from the new anthology I’m from Driftwood, December 10 at 7:30 pm at the Lesbian and Gay Center in Manhattan.

The American Library Association has added the Stonewall Children and Young Adult Literature Awards, a prize for gay and lesbian literature, to its prestigious annual awards for children’s literature, which include the renowned Caldecott and Newbery medals.

James Duggins Mid-Career Novelist Award will now be presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation.

The Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Literary Arts Festival will be April 9-11, 2011.

Issues 1 through 8 of Diseased Pariah News, the humorous magazine about HIV/AIDS published in San Francisco from 1990-1999, have been digitized and are available at the New York Public Library.

Hot Note Books, owned by Bob Cassidy and Lloyd Meeker of Miami Beach, will be taking over ASP Wholesale, a distributor of many gay and lesbian presses, when owner Bert Hermann retires at year end.

Harvey Fierstein returns to Broadway to star as Albin in the revival of La Cage aux Folles, for which he also wrote the libretto, for twelve weeks beginning Feb. 15, 2011.

A stage production based on the short stories of John Rowell, Music of Your Life, recently premiered at the Jermyn Street Theater in London.

In a recent online roundtable discussion on queer horror literature at Dark Scribe Magazine, several writers revealed their new projects. Chad Helder recently completed a book of queer horror poetry The Vampire Bridgegroom, which will be published by Dark Scribe. Vince Liaguno is finishing up edits on a non-fiction collection of essays on the slasher film genre called Butcher Knives & Body Counts and assembling, with co-editor Chad Helder, a follow up anthology to Unspeakable Horror, and completing his second novel, Final Girl, in which a criminal psychologist, a gay film historian, and a cub reporter try to stop a serial killer who’s murdering former scream queens in grisly recreations of murder set-pieces from 80’s slasher films. Robert Dunbar is putting the finishing touches on two projects. Wood, a novella, about an HIV-positive hero who helps a runaway teen battle monsters (metaphorical and otherwise) in the slums, and Willy, a novel that takes place in a boarding school for boys with emotional problems. Lee Thomas’s novella, The Black Sun Set, was just published by Burning Effigy Press out of Canada, and a small press will be releasing a second novella, Focus (co-written with Nate Southard) in time for World Horror 2011. Lethe Press will also release his next queer-themed horror novel called The German, in March of 2011. Michael Rowe will have a vampire novel coming out next fall from ChiZine Publications called Enter, Night, and is continuing to write pieces for the Huffington Post, some of which will end up in his third essay collection, forthcoming from Cormorant Books next spring.

Stephen Bottum’s Band of Thebes blog has posted its annual survey of the year’s favorite LGBT books.

Open calls: Chelsea Station Editions is seeking short stories for an upcoming anthology of gay male fiction. Stories should be about the transition from boyhood to becoming a young adult gay man, with special emphasis on the friends and events that help guide that process. Do not send erotica, personal anecdotes, or character sketches. Stories should have fully realized plots with realistic characters. Sex scenes, if included, should be integral to the story. Original and reprints will be considered. Maximum length: 8,000. Deadline is January 15, 2011. Stories can be sent as Word documents to chelseastation@yahoo.com.