Threesome: Him, Him and Me ( Lethe Press )

The latest book in which I have a story is Threesome: Him, Him and Me edited by Matthew Bright. Publishers Weekly just named it one of the most notable books in their Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016 issue! They say it has “astonishing breadth and delightful verve.” My story, titled “Call for Submission,” opens the collection.

The volume will be released March 3rd, 2016. Pre-order it here:

http://www.lethepressbooks.com/store/p296/Threesome%3A_Him%2C_Him%2C_and_Me.html

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“Call for Submission” by N.S. Beranek

“Time to Dance” by Matthew Bright

“Share and Share Alike” by Evey Brett

“The Big Match” by Lawrence Jackson

“Dr. Dave” by Dale Chase

“Fancy Dress” Chris Colby

“The Guards of Governor’s Square” by Shane Allison

“Spring on Scrabble Creek” by Jeff Mann

“Vanilla” by ‘Nathan Burgoine

“Invasion” by Rob Rosen

“Sea Glass” by Robert Russin

“Strawberries” by Jerry L. Wheeler

“Greedy, Deviant and Perverse: Living and Writing a Triad Relationship” by Redfern Jon Barrett

 

 

The Role by Richard Taylor Pearson

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Mason Burroughs is an actor on the verge of giving up after being turned away at audition after audition. But his life changes when he bumps into Kevin Caldwell, an old crush from acting school. Kevin helps Mason land a role that could make him the next Broadway star. However, as rehearsals begin, Mason learns that there’s a lot more drama than just what’s on stage. With a personal trainer claiming he can mold his body to resemble a Greek statue, an underhanded understudy waiting in the wings to replace him, a megalomaniacal director, and Kevin hellbent on breaking up Mason and his boyfriend, Mason must choose how much he is willing to sacrifice to make his Broadway dream a reality.

Releasing Late Spring of 2016

Pre-order here:

http://www.lethepressbooks.com 

Saints and Sinners 2016 Finalists and Runners-up

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The latest book in which a story I wrote will appear is Saints and Sinners: New Fiction from the Festival 2016, edited by Amie M. Evans and Paul J. Willis (Bold Strokes Books). It will be released during the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans in April. This judge for this year’s contest was Ellen Hart, award-winning mystery author of the Jane Lawless and Sophie Greenaway series.

In alphabetical order by author’s last name, the 2016 Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest finalists and runners-up are:

Chris Arp for “A Man A Man”

Rich Barnett for “The Most Unusual Sweet Potato Competition

Sally Bellerose for “Discretion, 1957”

N.S. Beranek for “Do Unto Others”

‘Nathan Burgoine for  “Sweet William” (Runner-up)

Bryan Collins for “The Weirding Path”

Darrow Farr for “Last Dance”

John Florio for “King of the World”

Aaron Hamburger for “Loo Rolls”

Jerry Rabushka for  “Trumpet in D”

Carol Rosenfeld for  “Fallen Angel”

Vince Sgambati for  “Emmas” (Runner-up)

Thomas Westerfield for “Mr. Sissy in Sin City”

Andrew Willett for “The History Professor”

The winner will be announced soon.

From the website, http://sasfest.org:

The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, particularly disseminating prevention messages via the writers, thinkers and spokes-people of the LGBT community. It was also formed to bring the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts.

The Festival has grown into an internationally-recognized event that brings together a who’s who of LGBT publishers, writers and readers from throughout the United States and beyond. The Festival, held over 4 days each Spring, features panel discussions and master classes around literary topics that provide a forum for authors, editors and publishers to talk about their work for the benefit of emerging writers and the enjoyment of fans of LGBT literature.

2015 Year in Review

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I’ve been putting off writing this blog post, and I think I know why. 2015 has been one of the best years of my life, possibly the very best, and I don’t want it to be over. Other years have seen incredible highs, but none can match this year’s sheer volume of thrilling moments. It’s also true that the great moments in other years have been tempered by losses, while 2015 has been good all the way through.

It is certainly the best year as far as my writing is concerned. In March I attended the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in support of my story “Days of Awe,” which was a finalist in the festival’s contest and therefore was included in the anthology, published by Bold Strokes Books. Once again, I was honored to be asked to read a selection from my story, which is always a double-edged sword of excitement and terror. Also as usual, I learned a great deal during the festival’s panel discussions by day, and, by night, lurked in dark courtyards, drinking and chatting with authors and publishers whose work I admire. (In many cases, they are the artists responsible for the stories I reviewed on this blog as part of last year’s 365 Short Story Review project.) I am incredibly lucky to have found, and been welcomed by, such an accomplished and inspiring bunch.

I want to say it was as a result of that experience that I found the courage to send my novel, Bardo, to publishers and agents, but that was actually a cumulative process. It included having stories in two of the previous Saints and Sinners anthologies and attending the corresponding festivals. Too, it was having a story in Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press), and one in Diverse Voices Quarterly vol. 6, issue 21.

In any case, shortly after this year’s festival I received a request for a partial, which gave me the courage to ask Steve Berman of Lethe Press if I might submit the manuscript of Bardo to that house. He said yes, and not too long afterward sent back a book contract. It was the day I’d looked forward to at least since sixth grade, and a part of me still cannot believe it occurred.

Steve not only took a chance on my novel, he then took a chance on me, by naming me the editor of The Role, written by Richard Taylor Pearson. A funny, thought-provoking, and highly entertaining tale, the book gives the reader insight into the life of an actor in New York City, right as he gets his big break. The author, Richard, turned out to be every bit as engaging as his work, and I have loved every moment of the process of bringing the book to completion. I am forever indebted to Steve for giving me this opportunity.

In June the Supreme Court made marriage a possibility for all of our nation’s citizens.

In the fall I received word that my story “Call for Submission” was accepted for publication in the anthology Threesome: Him, Him and Me, edited by Matthew Bright. That book will be released in March. It and The Role are currently available for pre-sale at http://www.lethepressbooks.com.

Lastly, just within the past two weeks, I learned that my story “Do Unto Others” is a finalist in this year’s Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest, and will be included in the festival’s 2016 anthology. The story deals with events which unfolded in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision.

It turns out I have a number of things to promote in New Orleans next year. I couldn’t be any happier or more grateful. That’s why I don’t want this year to end, despite the fact that 2016 promises to be great as well.

I’d like to thank everyone who helped make this dream of mine a reality.  I wish each of you a 2016 filled with moments that bring you joy.

Happy New Year!

Short Stories 365 – Table of Contents

Reviewed Anthologies and Magazines

(Scroll down for a detailed list.)

1-13 Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival (Queer Mojo).

14-28 Best Gay Romance 2013 (Cleis Press).

29-41 Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman (Lethe Press 2001).

42-56 Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press).

57-72 Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction (Cleis Press, 2014).

73-85 Red Caps: New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers by Steve Berman (Lethe Press, 2014).

86-101 Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction (Cleis Press, 2009).

102-113 Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up (Bold Strokes Books, 2011).

114-125 Saints & Sinners 2013: New Fiction from the Festival (Bold Strokes Books).

126-135 Saints & Sinners 2014: New Fiction from the Festival (Bold Strokes Books).

136-151* Best Gay Stories 2009 (Lethe Press).

152 “The Specialty of the House” by Stanley Ellin (Simon and Schuster 1956).

153-169 Best Lesbian Romance 2012 (Cleis Press).

170-183 Men of the Mean Streets (Bold Strokes Books, 2011).

184-189** Like They Always Been Free by Georgina Li (Queer Young Cowboys, 2014).

190-203 Wilde Stories 2012 (Lethe Press).

204-220 Queer Fish: An Eclectic Anthology of Gay Fiction: Volume One (Pink Narcissus Press, 2011).

221-241 So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (Lethe Press, 2009). Originally published by Haworth Press.

242-256 Night Shadows: Queer Horror (Bold Strokes Books, 2012).

257-265 The Touch of the Sea (Lethe Press, 2012).

266-273 Best Gay Romance 2012 (Cleis Press).

274-278 Glitterwolf Magazine, Issue Four (2013)

279-281 Icarus Magazine, Issue One (2009)

282-283 Educe Magazine, Issue Four (Spring 2013)

284-289 Wilde Magazine, Winter 2012

290-296 Chelsea Station Magazine, Issue Four

297-298 Diverse Voices Quarterly, Volume 6 Issue 21

299-310 The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy (Bold Strokes Books 2013)

311-325 Myth and Magic: Queer Fairy Tales (Bold Strokes Books 2014)

326 – Iris Brown Lit Mag, Issue One

327-329 Stand alone stories by Jeffrey Ricker, UnTreed Reads

330 The Wagers of Gold Mountain by Steve Berman (Lethe Press 2011)

331-337 Glitterwolf: Halloween, October 2014

338-348 The Haunted Heart and Other Tales by Jameson Currier (Chelsea Station Editions, 2014)

349-358 Second Thoughts: More Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman (Lethe Press, 2008)

359-366 Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper (Lethe Press, March 2015)

367 A story by Charles Beaumont in Playboy Magazine, 1955

*149 “Tattooed Love Boys” by Alex Jeffers from You Will Meet a Stranger Far From Home (Lethe Press 2012) replaces a skipped non-fiction essay.

**Two stories in this collection were reviewed previously. See numbers 15 and 50.

Detailed List of Reviewed Stories

Short stories 365_1 Demon Seed by Jeff Mann from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short stories 365_2 The End of Jesus by Lucy Jane Bledsoe from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short stories 365_3 Latins on the Loose by James Nolan from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short Stories 365_4 Finders Keepers by Aaron Hamburger from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short stories 365_5 Jesus is my BFF by James Driggers from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short Stories 365_6 Saint Daniel and His Demons by Rob Byrnes from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short Stories 365_7 Dancing Pink Roses by Danny Bracco from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short Stories 365_8 Pearl by Kelly Rand.

Short stories 365_9 Ondine by Wayne Lee Gay from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short stories 365_10 The Last Excursion by Jess Wells from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short stories 365_11 Blazon by Peter Dube from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short stories 365_12 The Kid by Steve Scott from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short stories 365_13 Mr. Lonely by Greg Herren from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival by Queer Mojo.

Short stories 365_14 The Baker by Neil Plakcy from Best Gay Romance 2013 Cleis Press

Short stories 365_15 Closer to the Sky by Georgina Li from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short Stories 365_16 You’re a Dog by Edward Moreno from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_17 Viva Las Vegas by Max Pierce from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_18 Cody Barton by Martin Delacroix from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_19 One by T Hitman from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_20 The Falls by Natty Soltesz from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_21 The Prisoner by CC Williams from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_22 July 2002 by Jameson Currier from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_23 What We Leave Behind by Shanna Germain from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_24 Total Package by Michael Bracken from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_25 Lonely Boy by Doug Harrison from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_26 Charming Princes by Jamie Freeman from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_27 Sandwich Artist by Shane Allison from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_28 Henry and Jim by J M Snyder from Best Gay Romance 2013

Short stories 365_29 Beach 2 from Trysts by Steve Berman from Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_30 Stormed and Taken in Prague by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_31 His Paper Doll by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_32 The Resurrectionist by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_33 Path of Corruption by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_34 Vespers by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_35 Left Alone by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_36 Cries Beneath the Plaster by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_37 Finn’s Night by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_38 Resemblances by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_39 Tea Time with Corn Dolly by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_40 The Anthvoke by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_41 Hair Like Fire Blood Like Silk by Steve Berman in Trysts by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_42 Strange Propositions by Eric Gober from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_43 My Adventure with Tom Sawyer by Jameson Currier from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_44 True In My Fashion by Paul Brownsey from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_45 Sight by Jordan Taylor from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_46 Falling by James Booth from Best Gay Romance 2014 by Cleis Press

Short Stories 365_47 Thanksgiving by Shawn Anniston from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_48 The Invincible Theatre by Felice Picano from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_49 Carver Comes Home by Rob Byrnes from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_50 Spill Your Troubles On Me, Love by Georgina Li from Best Gay Romance (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_51 Quality Time by Lewis DeSimone from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_52 Brooding Intervals by Kevin Langson from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_53 Dandelions by Tony Calvert from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_54 Shep A Dog by Alex Jeffers from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short Stories 365_55 Save the Last Dance for Me by David Puterbaugh from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)

Short stories 365_56 Hello Aloha by Tony Calvert from Foolish Hearts by Cleis Press 2014

Short stories 365_57 How To Be Single at a Wedding by David Puterbaugh from Foolish Hearts by Cleis Press 2014

Short stories 365_58 Three Things I Pray by Trebor Healey from Foolish Hearts by Cleis Press 2014

Short stories 365_59 On These Sheets by Steven Reigns from Foolish Hearts by Cleis Press 2014

Short stories 365_60 Victoria by Erik Orrantia from Foolish Hearts by Cleis Press 2014

Short stories 365_61 Nude Beach by Paul Lisicky from Foolish Hearts by Cleis Press 2014

Short stories 365_62 Tea by Jeffrey Ricker from Foolish Hearts by Cleis Press 2014

Short stories 365_63 A Royal Mess by Taylor McGrath from Foolish Hearts by Cleis Press 2014

Short stories 365_64 Struck by ‘Nathan Burgoine from Foolish Hearts by Cleis Press 2014

Short Stories 365_65 Touch Me In The Morning by Greg Herren from Foolish Hearts from Cleis Press 2014

Short Stories 365_66 Foundations by Timothy Forry from Foolish Hearts from Cleis Press 2014

Short Stories 365_67 New Kid In Town 1977 by Felice Picano from Foolish Hearts from Cleis Press 2014

Short Stories 365_68 The Green Sweater by Mark G. Harris from Foolish Hearts from Cleis Press 2014

Short Stories 365_69 Rochester Summers by Craig Cotter from Foolish Hearts from Cleis Press 2014

Short Stories 365_70 Bothered, Bewildered by Rob Williams from Foolish Hearts from Cleis Press 2014

Short Stories 365_71 Meditation by Timothy J Lambert from Foolish Hearts from Cleis Press 2014

Short Stories 365_72 Symposium by Andrew Holleran from Foolish Hearts from Cleis Press 2014

Short Stories 365_73 The Harvestbuck by Steve Berman fron Red Caps from Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_74 Most Likely by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_75 Cruel Movember by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short Stories 365_76 Thimbleriggery and Fledglings by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short stories 365_77 Bittersweet by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short Stories 365_78 All Smiles by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short Stories 365_79 Persimmon Teeth and Boys by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short Stories 365_80 Gomorrahs of the Deep by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short Stories 365_81 A Calenture of the Jungle by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short Stories 365_82 Three on a Match by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short Stories 365_83 Steeped in Debt to the Chimney Pots by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short Stories 365_84 Worse Than Alligators by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short Stories 365_85 Only Lost Boys are Found by Steve Berman from Red Caps by Lethe Press 2014

Short stories 365_86 Thai Angel by David Puterbaugh from Fool for Love by Cleis Press 2009.

Short Stories 365_87 Love Taps by Mark Harris from Fool for by Love Cleis Press 2009

Short stories 365_88 Matchmaker by Shawn Anniston from Fool for Love by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_89 A View by Brandon M Long from Fool for Love by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_90 Gratitude by Felice Picano from Fool for Love by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_91 Happy Hour at Cafe Jones by Rob Byrnes from Fool for Love by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_92 Trunk by Trebor Healey from Fool for Love by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_93 De Anima by Joel Derfner from Fool for Love by Cleis Press 2009

Short stories 365_94 Like No One’s Watching by Josh Helmin from Fool for Love by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_95 At the End of the Leash by Jeffrey Ricker from Fool for Love by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_96 Two Tales by Paul Lisicky from Fool for Love by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_97 Heart by ‘Nathan Burgoine from Fool for Love by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_98 Party Planning by Rob Williams from Fool for Love by Cleis Press 2009

Short Stories 365_99 Two Kinds of Rapture by Andrew Holleran from Fool for Love by Cleis Press 2009

Short stories 365_100 Everyone Says I’ll Forget in Time by Greg Herren from Fool for Love by Cleis Press 2009

Short stories 365_101 Angels What You Must Hear on High by John H Roush from Fool for Love by Cleis Press 2009

Short Stories 365_102 Lucky P by Rigoberto Gonzalez from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_103 Day Student by Sam Cameron from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_104 Gutterball by Danielle Pignataro from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_105 Captain of the World by Alex Jeffers from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_106 The Proximity of Seniors by LA Fields from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_107 Subtle Poison by JW Johnson from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_108 Forever is Composed of Nows by Will Ludwigsen from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_109 The Spark of Change by Dia Pannes from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_110 The Trouble with Billy by Jeffrey Ricker from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_111 Waiting to Show Her by Ann Tonsor Zeddies from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_112 Duet A Story in Haibun by Charles Jensen from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_113 All Gender U by Sandra McDonald from Speaking Out from Bold Strokes Books 2011

Short Stories 365_114 What Took You So Long by Vince Sgambati from S&S2013 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_115 It Only Occurred to Me Later by Anne Laughlin from S&S2013 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_116 Bruno’s Last Supper by Jeff Lindemann from S&S2013 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_117 The Favor of a Reply by Joe Landrum from S&S2013 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_118 In a Chamber of my Heart by Sara Gail Lambert from S&S2013 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_119 Mountainview by James Russell from S&S2013 by Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_120 Looking for Philip by George E Jordan from S&S 2013 from Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_121 Bucky and the Woods Cup by Jim Stewart from S&S2013 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_122 Silver Pumps and A Loose Nut by JR Greenwell from Saints and Sinners 2013 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_123 Stained Glass by Karis Walsh from Saints and Sinners 2013 from Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_124 Sky Blue by ‘Nathan Burgoine from Saints and Sinners 2013

Short Stories 365_125 Voodoo John by James Russell from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_126 Mum’s the Word by Jeff Lindemann from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_127 Eleusis by Robert Hyers from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_128 Sample Day by Jerry Rabushka from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_129 Stinkbug by Rich Barnett from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_130 If On a Dark Night by William Hawkins from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_131 Corset by Sally Bellerose from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_132 The Dark Symphony by Eric Andrews-Katz from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_133 Beanstalk by Clifford Henderson from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_134 Rhinestone Magic by J. R. Greenwell from S&S2014 by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_135 The Red Coat by Geroge E. Jordan from S&S2014 Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_136 Best Friend by Jeff Solomon from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_137 Beautiful by Jeff Leavell from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_138 Starbucks Boy by David Levithan from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_139 Haunting your House by Sam J Miller from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_140 Strange Alphabets by Craig Laurance Gidney from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_141 A Dry Past by Richard Zimler from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_142 The Chelsea Rose by Jameson Currier from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_143 Daphne and Fifi by John Stahle from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_144 Saint Andy by Trebor Healey from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_145 At Home with James Herriot by Raphael Kadushin from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_146 I Can Hear You Now by John Morgan Wilson from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_147 King of Shadows by Aaron Shurin from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_148 If Angels Fight by Richard Bowes from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_149 Tattooed Love Boys by Alex Jeffers from You Will Meet a Stranger Far From Home from Lethe Press 2012

Short stories 365_150 Kinder by Steve Berman from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_151 Mr. Gum the Creative Writing Tutor by Rhys Hughes from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_152 The Specialty of the House by Stanley Ellin by Simon and Schuster 1956

Short stories 365_153 Vanilla Sugar Butter Salt by Anna Meadows from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Clies Press

Short stories 365_154 Training Ops by Radcylffe from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_155 French Fried by Rachel Kramer Bussel from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_156 Note to Self by Geneva King from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_157 Rule 4 by Cheyenne Blue from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_158 A Time and Materials Job by Anna Watson from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_159 What No One Else Has by Theda Hudson from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_160 A Prom Story in Three Part by Sheree L Greer from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_161 Misty and Me by Catherine Paulson from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_162 Blazing June by JL Merrow from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_163 Leaving by Angela Vitale from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_164 Flash Freeze by Giselle Renarde from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_165 Dumb Bunny by Lee Lynch from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_166 Clean Slate by Lisabet Sarai from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_167 The Quickening by Siobhan Colman from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_168 House of Memories by D Jackson Leigh from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_169 A Love Story by Evan Mora from Best Lesbian Romance 2012 by Cleis Press

Short stories 365_170 Keeping the Faith by ‘Nathan Burgoine from Men of the Mean Streets from Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_171 Patience Colorado by Rob Byrnes from Men of the Mean Streets from Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_172 Mouse by Jeffrey Round from Men of the Mean Streets from Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_173 Faithful by Michael Thomas Ford from Men of the Mean Streets from Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_174 Spin Cycle by Greg Herren from Men of the Mean Streets from Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_175 Murder on the Midway by Jeffrey Ricker from Men of the Mean Streets by Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_176 The Thin Blue Line by Max Reynolds from Men of the Mean Streets by Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_177 An Appetite for Warmth by Neil Plakcy from Men of the Mean Streets by Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_178 Miss Trial by Adam McCabe from Men of the Mean Streets by Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_179 Last Call by Mel Bossa from Men of the Mean Streets by Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_180 The Case of the Missing Bulldog by Josh Aterovis from Men of the Mean Streets by Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_181 Imago Blue by Felice Picano from Men of the Mean Streets by Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_182 The Cocktail Hour by John Morgan Wilson from Men of the Mean Streets by Bold Strokes Books

Short stories 365_183 Private Chick by Julie Smith from Men of the Mean Streets by Bold Strokes Books

Short Stories 365_184 Blood Sugar Sex Magic by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free

Short Stories 365_185 A Sort of Faerie Tale by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free

Short Stories 365_186 Shark Bait by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free

Short Stories 365_187 Goddamn Right by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free

Short Stories 365_188 Like They Always Been Free by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free

Short Stories 365_189 Notes of the Founders by Georgina Li from Like They Always Been Free

Short Stories 365_190 The Arab’s Prayer by Alex Jeffers from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_192 Thou Earth Thou by K. M. Ferebee from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_193 Hoffman, Godzilla and Me by Richard Bowes from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_194 Color Zap by Sam Sommer from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_195 The Peacock by Ted Infinity and Nabil Hijazi from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_196 Ashes in the Water by Joel Lane and Matt Joiner from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_197 A Razor In An Apple by Kristopher Reisz from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_198 The Cloud Dragon Ate Red Balloons by Tom Cardamone from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_199 Filling up the Void by Richard E Gropp from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_200 The House by the Park by Lee Thomas from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_201 Pinion by Stellan Thorne from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_202 We Do Not Come in Peace by Christopher Barzak from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_203 The Duke of Riverside by Ellen Kushner from Wilde Stories 2012 by Lethe Press

Short stories 365_204 Incubus Ex by Ashley-Renee Cribbins from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_205 Mike Dies at the End by W2 from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_206 Monsters So Fair by Lyle Blake Smythers from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_207 The Song by Rob Rosen from Queer Fish Volume one by Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_208 Dark Entries by Michael C. Thompson from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissuc Press, 2011

Short stories 365_209 Welcome to Anteaterland by Nathaniel Fuller from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_210 Baker Boy by Thomas Fuchs from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_211 The Zombissager by Colleen Chin from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissuc Press, 2011

Short stories 365_212 Shudder by Alice Fox from Queer Fish Volume One frm Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_213 Mondeval’s Heart by Rose Mambert from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_214 Zombie Hunt by Danielle Renn from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissis Press, 2011

Short stories 365_215 The Hollow Hills of New Hampshire by Frank Muse from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_216 This Won’t Hurt a Bit by Thomas Kearnes from Queer Fish Volume One by Pink Narcissuc Press, 2011

Short stories 365_217 The Golem of Rabbi Lowe by Johnny Townsend from Queer Fish Volume One frm Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_218 Fools in Love by Chelsea Crowley from Queer Fish Volume One frm Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_219 Super Love by Chris Helton from Queer Fish Volume One frm Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_220 Starpoint Rendevous by E. Craig McKay from Queer Fish Volume One frm Pink Narcissus Press, 2011

Short stories 365_221 A Faun’s Tale by Tom Cardamone from So Fey Queer Fairy Fiction by Lethe Press 2009

Short stories 365_222 A Scent of Roses by Catherine Lundoff from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction by Lethe Press 2009

Short stories 365_223 A Wand’s Boy by Richard Bowes from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction by Lethe Press 2009

Short stories 365_224 A Bird of Ice by Craig Laurance Gidney from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction by Lethe Press 2009

Short stories 365_225 Charming, a Tale of True Love by deBrazier & Clare from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction by Lethe Press 2009

Short stories 365_226 The Kings of Oak and Holly by Kenneth D. Woods from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction by Lethe Press 2009

Short stories 365_227 Detox by Elspeth Potter from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction by Lethe Press 2009

Short stories 365_228 From Asphalt to Emeralds and Moonlight by Aynjel Kaye from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction by Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_229 The Price of Glamor by Steve Berman from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_230 The Coat of Stars by Holly Black from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_231 How the Oceans Loved Margie by Laurie Marks from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_232 Isis in Darkness by Christopher Barzak from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_233 Touch by M Kate Havas from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_234 Attracting Opposites by Carl Vaughn Frick from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_235 The Faerie Cony-Catcher by Delia Sheman from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_236 Exiles by Sean Meriwether from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_237 Laura Left a Rotten Apple by Lynn Jamneck from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_238 Mr. Seeley by Melissa Scott from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_239 The Year of the Fox by Eugie Foster from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short Stories 365_240 Ever So Much More Than Twenty by Joshua Lewis from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short stories 365_241 Mr Grimm’s Fairy Tale by Eric Andrews-Katz from So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction from Lethe Press 2009

Short stories 365_242 The Hollow is Filled with Beautiful Monsters by Lee Thomas from Night Shadows from Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_243 A Zealous Advocate by Carsen Taite from Night Shadows from Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_244 Room Nine by Felice Picano from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_245 The Price by JM Redmann from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_246 Matinee by Vince A Liaguno from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_247 Capturing Jove Lunge by Steve Berman from Night Shadows 2012

Short stories 365_248 A Letter to My Brother by Carol Rosenfeld from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_249 All The Pretty Boys by Mike Rowe from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_250 The Roommate by Lisa Girolami from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_251 Filth by Nathan Burgoine from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_252 Storyville 1910 by Jewlle Gomez from Saints & Sinners, Queer Mojo 2010

Short stories 365_253 Saint Louis 1990 by Jewlle Gomez from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_254 Blackout by Jeffrey Ricker from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_255 Crazy in the Night by Greg Herren from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short stories 365_256 Ordinary Mayhem by Victoria A Brownsworth from Night Shadows by Bold Strokes Books 2012

Short Stories 365_257 Time and Tide by Nathan Burgoine from Touch of the Sea by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_258 The Calm Tonight by Matthew A. Merendo from Touch of the Sea by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_259 The Bloated Woman by Jonathan Harper from Touch of the Sea by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_260 The Stone of Sacrifice by Jeff Mann from Touch of the Sea by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_261 Air Tears by Damon Shaw from Touch of the Sea by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_262 The Grief of Seagulls by Joel Lane from Touch of the Sea by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_263 Ban’s Dream of the Sea by Alex Jeffers from Touch of the Sea by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_264 Night of the Sea Beast by Brandon Cracraft from Touch of the Sea by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_265 Wave Boys by Vince Kovar from Touch of the Sea by Lethe Press

Short Stories 365_266 The Curtain Store by Anthony McDonald from Best Gay Romance 2012 Cleis Press

Short Stories 365_267 To Brandon with Love by Ron Radle from Best Gay Romance 2012 Cleis Press

Short Stories 365_268 Splatterdays by Steve Isaak from Best Gay Romance 2012 Cleis Press

Short Stories 365_269 From a Journey by Hakan Lindquist from Best Gay Romance 2012 Cleis Press

Short Stories 365_270 Prom King by Rob Rosen from Best Gay Romance 2012 Cleis Press

Short Stories 365_271 Hello, Young Lovers by Simon Sheppard from Best Gay Romance 2012 Cleis Press

Short Stories 365_272 The Bachelors by Gregory L Norris from Best Gay Romance 2012 Cleis Press

Short Stories 365_273 Cinema Love by Aaron Chan from Best Gay Romance 2012 Cleis Press

Short Stories 365_274 A World Without End 1976 by Ed Kurz from Glitterwolf Magazine issue Four 2013

Short Stories 365_275 Her Secondhand Smoke by Holly Combs from Glitterwolf issue Four 2013

Short Stories 365_276 Terence by Eric Norris from Glitterwolf issue Four 2013

Short Stories 365_277 Rise by Reed Hearne from Glitterwolf Issue Four 2013

Short Stories 365_278 Somewhere by Blake Faraday from Glitterwolf Issue Four 2013

Short stories 365_279 The Willow Pattern by Joel D Lane from Icarus Issue One Summer 2009

Short stories 365_280 The Man in the Mirror by Jameson Currier from Icarus Issue One Summer 2009

Short Stories 365_281 Lightning Capital by Tom Cardamone from Icarus Issue One Summer 2009

Short Stories 365_282 Be Mine Tonight by Roberto Carlos Ortiz from Educe Literary Journal Issue Four Spring 2013

Short Stories 365_283 The Green Expanse by Mike Kaspar from Educe Literary Journal Issue Four Spring 2013

Short stories 365_284 Five Years by Amy Gall from Wilde Magazine Winter 2012

Short Stories 365_285 Driving Into Sunsets by Alison Stine from Wilde Magazine Winter 2012

Short Stories 365_286 He Doesn’t Touch the Blood by Molly Anderson from Wilde Magazine Winter 2012

Short Stories 365_287 What Waits Behind the Red Curtain by Charlie Riccardelli from Wilde Magazine Winter 2012

Short Stories 365_288 Powers Make You Free by Caroline Haughton from Wilde Magazine Winter 2012

Short Stories 365_289 The End of Our Broadcast Day by Thomas Kearnes from Wilde Magazine Winter 2012

Short Stories 365_290 8 Ways You Used Me by Eric Karl Anderson from Chelsea Station Issue 4

Short Stories 365_291 The Mormon Victorian Society by Johnny Townsend from Chelsea Station Issue 4

Short Stories 365_292 Sweet Jermone by Dennis Jordan from Chelsea Station Issue 4

Short Stories 365_293 Fin de Siecle by Wliiam Sterling Walker from Chelsea Station Issue 4

Short Stories 365_294 Single Rider by Raydon L. Reyes from Chelsea Station Issue 4

Short Stories 365_295 The Reality by Stephen Greco from Chelsea Station Issue 4

Short Stories 365_296 What You Pay by Jameson Currier from Chelsea Station Issue 4

Short Stories 365_297 Emily Theory by Safwan Khatib from Diverse Voices Quarterly Vol 6 Issue 21

Short Stories 365_298 A First Class Passenger by George August Meier from Diverse Voices Quarterly Vol 6 Issue 21

Short Stories 365_299 Light and Dark by Damon Shaw from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_300 The Web by Steven Bereznai from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_301 The Meek Shall Inherit by Jamie Freeman from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_302 After Balenciaga by Marshall Moore from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_303 The Third Estate by Lee Thomas from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_304 The Ice King by Tom Cardamone from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_305 Lesser Evil by ‘Nathan Burgoine from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_306 The Plan by Charles Zan Christensen from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_307 The Knights Nefarious by Rod M. Santos from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_308 Snow and Stone by Stellan Thorne from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_309 Scorned by Jeffrey Ricker from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_310 Your Changing Body by Matt Fagan from The Lavender Menace Tales of Queer Villainy Northwest Press 2013

Short Stories 365_311 The Vain Prince by Andrew J Peters from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_312 SWF seeks FGM by Allison Wonderland from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_313 A Hero in Hot Pink Boots by J Leigh Bailey from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_314 Red by Andi Marquette from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short stories 365_315 The Beanstalk Revisited by Rob Rosen from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_316 Heartless by Veronica Wilde from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_317 The Ivy and the Rose by Juliann Rich from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_318 Goldie and the Three Bears by Sasha Payne from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_319 Final Escape by Stacia Seaman from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_320 Sneewittchen (Snow White) by E J Gahagan from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short stories 365_321 The Red Shoes by Alex Stitt from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_322 The Princess and the Frog by Barbara Davies from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_323 The Snow King by Rhidian Brenig Jones from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_324 Riding Red by Victoria Oldham from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_325 Bad Girls by Jane Fletcher and Joey Bass from Myth and Magic by Bold Strokes Books 2014

Short Stories 365_326 Little Red and the Elf Princess by Sarah Lyn Roger from Iris Brown Lit Mag Issue One 2013

Short stories 365_327 Maternal Instincts by Jeffrey Ricker from Untreed Reads

Short stories 365_328 New Normal by Jeffrey Ricker from Untreed Reads

Short stories 365_329 Straightening Up by Jeffrey Ricker from Untreed Reads

Short Stories 365_330 The Wagers of Gold Mountain by Steve Berman from Lethe Press 2011

Short Stories 365_331 Halloween Parade by Tom Cardamone from Glitterwolf Halloween

Short Stories 365_332 Syndrome by Eric Mathieu from Glitterwolf Halloween

Short Stories 365_333 Another Night at the Reiko by Carlton D Fischer from Glitterwolf Halloweeen

Short Stories 365_334 They Sing the Horizon by Matt Cresswell from Glitterwolf Halloween

Short Stories 365_335 Haunted by Amy Shepherd from Glitterwolf Halloween

Short Stories 365_336 Beef Elvis by Dorian Bridges from Glitterwolf Halloween2

Short Stories 365_337 Passion Like a Voice That Buds by Steve Berman from Glitterwolf Halloween

Short Stories 365_338 The Woman in the Window by Jameson Currier from Chelsea Station Editions 2009

Short Stories 365_339 The Incident at the Highlands Inn from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short Stories 365_340 The Country House from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short stories 365_341 The After Party from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short stories 365_342 The Haunted Heart from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short Stories 365_343 The Theater Bug from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short Stories 365_344 Wait from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short Stories 365_345 Death in Amsterdam from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short Stories 365_346 The Vision from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short Stories 365_347 The Touch of Darkness from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short Stories 365_348 The Bloomsbury Nudes from The Haunted Heart by Jameson Currier 2009

Short Stories 365_349 Secrets of the Gwangi from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short Stories 365_350 Kiss from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short Stories 365_351 Always Listen To a Good Pair of Underwear from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short Stories 365_352 The High Cost for Tamarind from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short Stories 365_353 Tearjerker from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short Stories 365_354 Well Wishing from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short Stories 365_355 Caught by Skin from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short Stories 365_356 A Rotten Obligation from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short Stories 365_357 Hidden in Central Asia from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short stories 365_358 Troll on a Mountain with a Girl from Second Thoughts by Steve Berman by Lethe Press 2008

Short Stories 365_359 Repossession from Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper from by Lethe Press 2015

Short Stories 365_360 Nature from Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper from by Lethe Press 2015

Short Stories 365_361 The Cake is a Lie from Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper from by Lethe Press 2015

Short Stories 365_362 Wallflowers from Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper from by Lethe Press 2015

Short Stories 365_363 We Only Flinch When It Isn’t Necessary from Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper from by Lethe Press 2015

Short Stories 365_364 No More Heroes from Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper from by Lethe Press 2015

Short Stories 365_365 Costume Dramas from Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper from by Lethe Press 2015

Short Stories 365_366 Montgomery Boys from Daydreamers by Jonathan Harper from by Lethe Press 2015

Short stories 365_367 The Crooked Man by Charles Beaumont from Playboy 1955

Review of Next to Nothing: Stories by Keith Banner

Next to Nothing: Stories by Keith Banner (Lethe Press, 2015). A Lambda Literary Award finalist.

This is the real Heartland, full of the everyday Americans you will find all around you, should you choose to look and see. These are not the trite buffoons of sitcoms, not the artificial, overwrought white trash inhabitants of “reality television.” These are people with whom you interact in a thousand little ways every day. The manager at Ponderosa. The sketchy family who run the video store beside the McDonald’s. That reminds me: These stories primarily feel set in the nineteen seventies and eighties, but aren’t. This dichotomy comes about because there are no smart phones in these stories. There barely are any cell phones. No computers. No cable television. Then again, there are still pockets of this nation that cell phones barely reach, where unattended land lines often don’t go to answering services or even have answering machines attached, and where people, when asked if they have an email address, are apt to say, “Nah. I don’t fool around with them computers.” Trust me, I ask that question and get that response often, for work. This is that America, rendered with unflinching realism and care.

The Winner’s Circle – 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards and HAHAT giveaway

The 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards were held last night in New York City. The level of craft is always astonishing, and waiting to see who will win always nerve-wracking, but this year it was even more so. Several of my friends and two of three of my publishers were up for awards, often competing against one another, and in one case, against themselves.

 

 

Here are the nominees and winners:

 

BISEXUAL FICTION

Best Bi Short Stories: Bisexual Fiction, Sheela Lambert, editor, Gressive Press, an imprint of Circlet Press

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, Ron J. Suresha, Lethe Press

Finder of Lost Objects, Susie Hara, Ithuriel’s Spear

Give It to Me, Ana Castillo, The Feminist Press

She of the Mountains, Vivek Shraya, Arsenal Pulp Press

 

BISEXUAL NONFICTION

Fire Shut Up In My Bones, Charles M. Blow, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Not My Father’s Son, Alan Cumming, HarperCollins Publishers/Dey Street Books

Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men, Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams, editors, Bisexual Resource Center

 

GAY EROTICA

Bears of Winter, Jerry Wheeler,Bear Bones Books an imprint of Lethe Press

Incubus Tales, Hushicho, Circlet Press

The King, Tiffany Reisz, MIRA Books

Leather Spirit Stallion, Raven Kaldera, Circlet Press

The Thief Taker, William Holden, Bold Strokes Books

 

GAY GENERAL FICTION

All I Love and Know, Judith Frank, HarperCollins/William Morrow

Barracuda, Christos Tsiolkas, Hogarth

Bitter Eden: A Novel, Tatamkhulu Afrika, Macmillan/Picador USA

The City of Palaces, Michael Nava, University of Wisconsin Press

I Loved You More, Tom Spanbauer, Hawthorne Books

Little Reef and Other Stories, Michael Carroll, Terrace Books, an imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press

Next to Nothing: Stories, Keith Banner, Lethe Press

Souljah, John R Gordon, Angelica Entertainments Ltd/Team Angelica Publishing

 

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival, Sean Strub, Scribner

Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance, Brent Phillips, University Press of Kentucky

Closets, Combat and Coming Out:  Coming Of Age As A Gay Man In The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Army, Rob Smith, Blue Beacon Books by Regal Crest

Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris, Edmund White, Bloomsbury

Letter to Jimmy, Alain Mabanckou, translated by Sara Meli Ansari, Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press

The Prince of Los Cocuyos, Richard Blanco, HarperCollins/Ecco – TIE

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, John Lahr, W. W. Norton & Company – TIE

Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, Philip Gefter, W. W. Norton & Company/Liveright

 

GAY MYSTERY

Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery, Katie Gilmartin, Cleis Press

Boystown 6: From the Ashes, Marshall Thornton, MLR

Calvin’s Head, David Swatling, Bold Strokes Books

DeadFall, David Lennon, BlueSpike Publishing

Fair Game, Josh Lanyon, Carina Press

A Gathering Storm, Jameson Currier, Chelsea Station Editions

Moon Over Tangier, Janice Law, Open Road Media

The Next, Rafe Haze, Wilde City Press

 

GAY POETRY

[insert] boy, Danez Smith, YesYes Books

Clean, David J. Daniels, Four Way Books

Don’t Go Back To Sleep, Timothy Liu, Saturnalia Books

ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness, CAConrad, Wave Books

The New Testament, Jericho Brown, Copper Canyon Press

Prelude to Bruise, Saeed Jones, Coffee House Press

This Life Now, Michael Broder, A Midsummer Night’s Press

This Way to the Sugar, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Write Bloody Publishing

 

GAY ROMANCE

The Companion, Lloyd A. Meeker, Dreamspinner Press

Everything’s Coming Up Roses: Four Tales of M/M Romance, Barry Lowe, Lydian Press

Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction, Timothy Lambert and R.D. Cochrane,Cleis Press*

Like They Always Been Free, Georgina Li, Queer Young Cowboys*

Message of Love, Jim Provenzano, Myrmidude Press/CreateSpace

The Passion of Sergius & Bacchus, A Novel of Truth, David Reddish, DoorQ Publishing

Pulling Leather, L.C. Chase, Riptide Publishing (1)

Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War, Jeff Mann, Bear Bones Books, an imprint of Lethe Press

 

LESBIAN EROTICA

All You Can Eat. A Buffet of Lesbian Erotica and Romance, Andi Marquette and R.G. Emanuelle, Ylva Publishing

Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire, Cheyenne Blue, Ladylit Publishing

Lesbian Sex Bible, Diana Cage, Quiver Books

 

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION

Adult Onset, Ann-Marie Macdonald, Tin House Books

Last Words of Montmartre, Qiu Miaojin, Translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich, New York Review Books

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, Francine Prose, Harper Collins/Harper

Miracle Girls, MB Caschetta, Engine Books

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, Shelly Oria, FSG Originals / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Palace Blues, Brandy T. Wilson, Spinsters Ink

The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters, Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House

Yabo, Alexis De Veaux, RedBone Press

 

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith, Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks, with Barbara Smith, SUNY Press

Cease – a memoir of love, loss and desire, Lynette Loeppky, Oolichan Books

Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger, Kelly Cogswell, The University of Minnesota Press

The End of Eve, Ariel Gore, Hawthorne Books

Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America, Terry Mutchler, Seal Press

 

LESBIAN MYSTERY

The Acquittal, Anne Laughlin, Bold Strokes Books

Done to Death, Charles Atkins, Severn House Publishers

The Old Deep and Dark-A Jane Lawless Mystery, Ellen Hart, Minotaur Books

Slash and Burn, Valerie Bronwen, Bold Strokes Books

UnCatholic Conduct, Stevie Mikayne, Bold Strokes Books

 

LESBIAN POETRY

Haiti Glass, Lenelle Moïse, City Lights/Sister Spit

Janey’s Arcadia, Rachel Zolf, Coach House Books

Last Psalm at Sea Level, Meg Day, Barrow Street Press

Like a Begger, Ellen Bass, Copper Canyon Press

MxT, Sina Queyras, Coach House Books

Mysterious Acts by My People, Valerie Wetlaufer, Sibling Rivalry Press

Only Ride, Megan Volpert, Sibling Rivalry Press

Termination Dust, Susanna Mishler, Red Hen Press/Boreal

 

LESBIAN ROMANCE

Christmas Crush, Kate McLachlan, Regal Crest

The Farmer’s Daughter, Robbi McCoy, Bella Books

The Heat of Angels, Lisa Girolami, Bold Strokes Books

Jolt, Kris Bryant, Bold Strokes Books

Nightingale, Andrea Bramhall, Bold Strokes Books

Seneca Falls, Jesse J. Thoma, Bold Strokes Books

Tangled Roots, Marianne K. Martin, Bywater Books

That Certain Something, Clare Ashton, Breezy Tree Press

 

LGBT ANTHOLOGY

Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call, Charles Stephens and Steven G. Fullwood, Vintage Entity Press

A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships, Bruce Gillespie, TouchWood Editions

Outer Voices Inner Lives, Mark McNease and Stephen Dolainski, editors, MadeMark Publishing

The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South, Douglas Ray, editor, Sibling Rivalry Press

Understanding and Teaching US Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, Leila J. Rupp & Susan K. Freeman, University of Wisconsin Press

 

LGBT CHILDREN’S/Young adult

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, Susan Kuklin, Candlewick Press

Double Exposure, Bridget Birdsall, Sky Pony Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, Tim Federle, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before, Karelia Stetz-Waters, Ooligan Press

Lies We Tell Ourselves, Robin Talley, Harlequin Teen

Pukawiss the Outcast, Jay Jordan Hawke, Dreamspinner Press/Harmony Ink Press

This is Not a Love Story, Suki Fleet, Dreamspinner Press/Harmony Ink Press

When Everything Feels like the Movies, Raziel Reid, Arsenal Pulp Press

 

LGBT DEBUT

Death in Venice, California, Vinton Rafe McCabe, The Permanent Press

Kill Marguerite and Other Stories, Megan Milks, Emergency Press

A Map of Everything, Elizabeth Earley, Jaded Ibis Press

The Music Teacher, Bob Sennett, Lethe Press

Nochita, Dia Felix, City Lights/Sister Spit

Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea, Dan Lopez, Chelsea Station Editions

Unaccompanied Minors, Alden Jones, New American Press

The Walk-In Closet, Abdi Nazemian, Curtis Brown Unlimited

 

LGBT DRAMA

The Beast of Times, Adelina Anthony, Kórima Press

Bootycandy, Robert O’Hara, Samuel French

A Kid Like Jake, Daniel Pearle, Dramatists Play Service

The Whale, Samuel D. Hunter, Samuel French

Wolves, Steve Yockey, Samuel French

 

LGBT GRAPHIC NOVELS

100 Crushes, Elisha Lim, Koyama Press

Band Vs. Band Comix Volume 1, Kathleen Jacques, Paper Heart Comix

Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag, A.K. Summers, Soft Skull, an imprint of Counterpoint

Second Avenue Caper, Joyce Brabner; Art by Mark Zingarelli, Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Snackies, Nick Sumida, Youth in Decline

 

LGBT NONFICTION

An American Queer: The Amazon Trail, Lee Lynch, Bold Strokes Books

Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS, Martin Duberman, The New Press

The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality, Julie Sondra Decker, Skyhorse Publishing/Carrel Books

Nevirapine and the Quest to End Pediatric AIDS, Rebecca J. Anderson, McFarland

Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, Hilton Als, Ann Temkin, Claudia Carson, Robert Gober, Paulina Pobocha, Christian Scheidemann, The Museum of Modern Art

Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange, How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos, Robert Hofler, It Books/HarperCollins

The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future, Aaron H Devor, University of Victoria Libraries

The Up Stairs Lounge Arson: Thirty-Two Deaths in a New Orleans Gay Bar, June 24, 1973, Clayton Delery-Edwards, McFarland

 

LGBT SF/F/HORROR

Afterparty, Daryl Gregory, Tor Books

Bitter Waters, Chaz Brenchley, Lethe Press

Butcher’s Road, Lee Thomas, Lethe Press

Child of a Hidden Sea, A. M. Dellamonica, Tor Books

Full Fathom Five, Max Gladstone, Tor Books

FutureDyke, Lea Daley, Bella Books

Skin Deep Magic, Craig Laurance Gidney, Rebel Satori Press

 

LGBT STUDIES

After Love: Queer Intimacy and Erotic Economies in Post-Soviet Cuba, Noelle M. Stout, Duke University Press

Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America, Rachel Hope Cleves, Oxford University Press

Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture, Vincent Woodard, Ed. Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride, New York University Press

Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela, Marcia Ochoa, Duke University Press

The Queerness of Native American Literature, Lisa Tatonetti, The University of Minnesota Press

Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings, Juana Maria Rodriguez, New York University Press

The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, Susan S. Lanser, University of Chicago Press

Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene, Bobby Benedicto, University of Minnesota Press

 

TRANSGENDER FICTION

Everything Must Go, La JohnJoseph, ITNA PRESS

For Today I Am a Boy, Kim Fu, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Moving Forward Sideways like a Crab, Shani Mootoo, Doubleday Canada

Revolutionary: A Novel, Alex Myers, Simon and Schuster

A Safe Girl To Love, Casey Plett, Topside Press

 

Transgender Non-Fiction

Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man, Thomas Page McBee, City Lights/Sister Spit

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More, Janet Mock, Atria Books

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, Laura Erickson-Schroth, Oxford University Press

 

– See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/04/the-27th-annual-lambda-literary-award-finalists/#sthash.R18Mi1wt.dpuf

 

HAHAT Giveaway

 

The winner of the Hop Against Homophobia giveaway is….

 

Kimberly Lynn Workman

 

Congratulations! You’ve won a copy of Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up*, edited by Steve Berman (Bold Strokes Books, 2011). I have sent an email with further details.

 

*Reviewed on this blog as part of last year’s Short Stories 365 Review a Day project.