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/.