Friday, October 01, 2010

October Publishing Notes

The buzz: In Spring 2012, Farrar, Straus and Giroux will bring out Larry Kramer’s The American People, a 4,000 page manuscript to be published in two volumes and described as “a national history of homosexuality and AIDS."

In February 2011, White Crane Books (Lethe Press) will release Dancing in the Moonlight, a Radical Faerie reader with over fifty contributors from around the world.

Rebel Satori Press will publish Larry Closs's Beatitude, the story of two young men who meet in 1995 and find themselves irresistibly drawn together by a mutual fascination with the freethinking sensibility and freewheeling lives of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation.

In 2011 Bold Strokes Soliloquy Books will publish Speaking Out, edited by Steve Berman, a GLBTQ young adult anthology of short stories of teens overcoming adversity and experiencing life after coming out.

Next Spring, Bench Press will release Jee Leong Koh’s Seven Studies for a Self Portrait.

A revised edition of The Villagers by Edward Field and Neil Derrick is now available from Bleecker Street Press. The authors have reissued the book under the pen name Bruce Ellliot, the pseudonym which was used for the first Avon edition in 1982, when the novel was titled Village.

Michael Lassell’s Metropolitan Home's Desgin 100: The Last Word on Modern Interiors is now on sale in bookstores and online.

Triton Books has reissued A Day and A Night at the Baths by Michael Rumaker. The author’s experiences at the Everard Baths in New York City was first published in 1979.

Lethe Press has released If the Spirit Moves You, Ghostly Gay Erotica by Dale Chase.

Chelsea Station Editions has released David Pratt’s debut novel, Bob the Book, a romance of gay books and bookbuyers.

STARbooks Press has released Mangames by Denis-Martin Chabot, about a sexual predator at large in Montreal during the 1980s, and Rock & Roll Over, an erotica anthology edited by Eric Summers.

Publishers Weekly reported that Alyson Books is restructuring. Editor Don Weise is leaving the company and the publisher will concentrate only on e-books, which it is expected to begin producing within 9 months to a year.

Critic Amos Lassen and poet Bryan Borland are organizing the first annual EuREADka Pride, which will take place in conjunction with Eureka Springs’ Fall Diversity Weekend. The event, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 1:30 PM, will take place at Eureka’s Carnegie Library Annex (194 Spring Street). Scheduled to participate are Paul Harris, author of Diary from the Dome, Davina Kotulski, author of Love Warriors, and Bryan Borland, author of the poetry collection My Life as Adam. Amos Lassen will read from Brock Thompson’s new book, The Un-Natural State: Arkansas and the Queer South, which releases this month from the University of Arksansas Press. There will also be an Open Mic.

Among the readers and speakers participating at the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, October 13 through 16, are: Franklin Abbott, David-Matthew Barnes, Jonathan Lerner, Megan Volpert, Elliott Mackle, Collin Kelley, David Pratt, Ken Harvey, and Steven Reigns. A full schedule can be found at

The Center Voices Working Authors will present, in recognition of National Latino Heritage Month, Guillermo Castro, Jenna Risano and Francisco Aragón, Tuesday October 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lesbian and Gay Center in Manhattan.

Rob Stephenson will be reading from his recent novel, Passes Through, at An Unnameable Reading: Fiction Collective Two in Brooklyn, Wednesday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.

Mary, the queer literary quarterly, will celebrate the release of its fall issue October 15 at the Pearl New York Lounge in Manhattan.

Huriyah, the oldest magazine for LGBT Muslims, is shutting down. Oracle Releasing, a multimedia company, will continue to publish the magazine and blog content in book forms.

The fall issue of Icarus is now available, featuring stories by Thomas Fuchs, Jeff Mann, Viet Dinh, Troy Carlyle, and Kelly McQuain, and with an interview with Robert Dunbar.

This fall, choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones will revive Them at P.S. 122 in New York, which premiered in 1986, and features text by Dennis Cooper, and music by Chris Cochrane. Parts of the production’s rehearsal process are open to the public through seminars and discussions at the New Museum.

Clint Eastwood is directing Hoover, a bio pic of the FBI director which is set to star Leonardo DiCaprio with a script by Dustin Lance Black. Joaquin Phoenix is being considered to play J. Edgar Hoover's lover Clyde Tolson.

Kudos: The Green Carnation Prize, a new award established in Britain to be given to works of fiction or memoir by gay men, has announced their Longlist for 2010. Works include: Generation A by Douglas Coupland, Bryant and May Off the Rails by Christopher Fowler, Paperboy by Christopher Fowler, In A Strange Room by Damon Galgut, God Says No by James Hannaham, London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp, Mary Ann in Autumn by Armistead Maupin, and Children of the Sun by Max Schaefer. The shortlist will be announced on November 1st and the winner on December 1st.

Open Calls: Assaracus, a new gay-themed poetry print journal, published by Sibling Rivalry Press is reading submissions. Submissions can be emailed to The submission deadline for the first issue is October 31, 2010.

Seven Kitchens Press is seeking submissions for its third annual ReBound Series. The press will publish a new edition of an out-of-print chapbook. Submissions are currently being accepted through October 15; complete guidelines are available at

A Midsummer Night's Press is reading for two poetry anthologies: Flamboyant: A Celebration of Jewish Gay Poetry, edited by Lawrence Schimel, and Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry, edited by Julie R. Enszer, to be published in Spring 2011. Submissions can be sent to Deadline: November 30, 2010.

Chelsea Station Editions is seeking original or previously published short stories for an anthology to be titled Tangled. Stories should focus on the complexities, freedoms, and foibles of gay dating, sex, friendships, lovers and other relationships. Preference will be give to delightfully plotted literary narratives with strong characters and locale. Maximum word count: 8,000. Submissions should be emailed as Word documents to If story has been previously published, please also include publication details and confirmation that rights belong to author. Deadline is November 1, 2010.

The Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festivals Second Annual Short Fiction Contest is soliciting original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with GLBT content on the broad theme of Saints and Sinners. The contest is open to authors at all stages of their careers and to stories in all genres. The entry fee is $15 per story. There is no limit on the number of stories each author may enter. One grand prize of $250 and two second place prizes of $50 will be awarded. In addition, the top stories will be published in an anthology from QueerMojo, an imprint of Rebel Satori Press. There will also be a book release party held during the 9th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans May 12-15, 2011. The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is November 1, 2010. For more details visit:

Submissions are now open for the Lambda Literary Awards. Visit the Web site for more details and guidelines.

Submissions are now open for the Publishing Triangle Awards. Visit the Web site for more details and guidelines.

Passages: Jill Johnston, author of Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution and a contributor to the Village Voice, died September 18. She was 81.