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.