Monday, November 01, 2010

November Publishing Notes

In March 2011 Dutton will publish Dan Savage and Terry Miller's It Gets Better, a collection of essays where celebrities and ordinary people in the LGBT community share their personal and inspirational stories, inspired by a series of popular YouTube videos they created that have gone viral.

David Pratt, author of Bob the Book, will read from his recent novel and discuss “What is a Gay Book?” with author Christopher Bram, Wednesday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 82nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan.

Members of the Violet Quill -- Felice Picano, Edmund White, and Andrew Holleran -- are reuniting for an appearance and 192 Books in Manhattan on Tuesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. Picano has brought together new work by the surviving members of the gay writing group in the final volume of Van Gogh’s Ear.

Paul Lisicky’s collection of short prose pieces, Unbuilt Projects, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2012.

This month Handtype Press will release an ebook edition of Raymond Luczak’s Notes of a Deaf Gay Writer: 20 Years Later.

This month TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press will publish Michael Alenyikov’s first book Ivan and Misha.

This month Chelsea Station Editions is releasing Walter Holland’s collection of poems, Circuit.

This month Lethe Press will release Best Gay Stories 2010 featuring writing by Christopher Bram, Lee Thomas, D. Travers Scott, and Wayne Hoffman.

Queer Mojo and Rebel Satori Press will release The Pop-Up Book of Death, a collection poems from Chad Helder. The press will also release Playing By the Rules by Justin Crockett Elzie, the first Marine discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Bantam Dell will publish Rita Mae Brown's next four books in the Sneaky Pie Brown bestselling series, including a Twentieth Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery.

Dale Peck is among one of the founders of a new press Mischief + Mayhem, and they'll operate as an imprint of OR Books.

Seventh Window Publications is actively seeking novellas and shorts. For more information visit the Web site at

The Queer Foundation's sixth annual High School Seniors English Essay Contest is now underway. The top essayists are awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend the U.S. college or university of their choice. For more information visit

Eight emerging LGBT filmmakers will be selected to take part in a unique two-tier event in 2011: the annual film festival cruise “Pride of the Ocean” in May and a LGBT film shorts festival in the mountains of Vermont in June, known as “CineSlam.” For more details visit and

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.