Sunday, March 04, 2012

March Publishing Notes

The buzz: Charles Silverstein has posted several videos of readings from his memoir For the Ferryman and now has his own You Tube Channel. The videos include many historical and personal photos of LGBT history and of Charles with his friends and his longtime partner William Bory.

This month Chelsea Station Editions releases My Movie, a new collection of short stories by David Pratt. Also out this month is Issue 2 of Chelsea Station, the new literary magazine of gay writing. Contributors include Eric Andrews-Katz, Nicholas Boggs, Perry Brass, Tom Cardamone, Anthony R. Cardno, Lewis DeSimone, Michael Graves, Charles Green, Jonathan Harper, Matthew Hittinger, Wayne Hoffman, Lee Houck, Daniel M. Jaffe, Richard Johns, Michael T. Luongo, Raymond Luczak, Jeffrey Luscombe, Jeff Mann, Jon Marans, Stephen Mead, Jarrett Neal, Eric Nguyen, David Pratt, Trumbull Rogers, Robert Siek, Charles Silverstein, and Scott Wiggerman.

Handtype Press has reissued 10th anniversary editions of two books by Raymond Luczak, Silence Is a Four-Letter Word: On Art & Deafness and This Way to the Acorns: Poems.

Computer Face, a solo show by Kirl Read, plays March 23-24 and 30-31 at the The Garage, 975 Howard btwn 5th/6th, in San Francisco.

Jim Provenzo has released a new novel, a coming of age story titled Every Time I Think of You.

Ken Coleman, author of the new novel The Ripple Effect, can be found online at

Peter Cameron will be reading from his new novel, Coral Glynn, March 19 at the Boston Public Library and April 5 at 192 Books in Manhattan.

Souvenir Spoon Books has released Gregg Shapiro: 77, a collection of poetry from the author.

In 2013 Ecco will release Andrew Sean Greer's new novel Many Worlds in which a young woman living in 1985 receives electroconvulsive therapy for her depression and, as a result, travels through time to parallel worlds.

Minotaur will publish two additional novels in the Roma Sub Rosa series of historical mysteries by Steven Saylor.

Lethe Press will reissue Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett’s Point of Hopes and Scott’s novella Point of Knives. This spring Lethe will also publish Lewis DeSimone’s new novel, The Heart’s History. This month the press also releases Strawberries and Other Erotic Fruit, a new collection from Jerry Wheeler.

The Brooklyn Rail has published an excerpt from Notes of a Crocodile, a coming-of-age novel and cult classic of Taiwanese lesbian literature by the late Qiu Miaojin, who tragically committed suicide at the age of 26. The novel was written in 1994, and the excerpt was translated by Bonnie Hue. The excerpt can be found here.

Larry Closs will read from his new novel Beatitude, Monday, March 12 at Barnes and Noble at 82nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan.

Canadian artist Steve Walker, whose work focused on scenes of men together and were used on many book covers, died in February at the age 50.

British author Adam Mars-Jones was honored with the Hatchet Job of the Year Award for the most scathing book review of 2011. His subject was By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham.

Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto is being bought by a group of more than 20 people who are "faithful to the history of the iconic store." The group includes teachers, government workers, playwrights, musicians, community activists and several former Glad Day employees.

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.

The Outwrite book fair in Washington D.C. has been scheduled for August 3-4, 2012. For more information visit

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. The workshop moderates will include Radclyffe, Jeff Mann, Fay Jacobs, and Jameson Currier.