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 ( 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 Submit up to five previously unpublished poems.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:

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 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.