Since 2008, Lethe Press has been publishing Best Gay Stories, an anthology that showcases the finer short fiction and creative nonfiction/essays printed the prior calendar year. Editor Steve Berman is now reading submissions for the 2016 edition. Stories can be of any length up to 12,000 words. All stories or essays must have been previously published (in 2015–please no stories that were first published earlier and reprinted again in 2015), though publication can be in an anthology, a collection, a magazine (online or print), a website, even an author’s personal page. All stories must feature a gay male protagonist.

We will consider erotica or genre fiction but you are well advised to look at past volumes to see what we consider the finer stories.

lethe logoLethe is seeking one-time reprint rights for print (library binding and paperback) and electronic (aka Kindle, ePUB, etc). Payment is up to $100 depending on the length of the story. Payment is upon publication. All contributors receive one complimentary copy of the book.

All submissions must be sent to sberman8@yahoo.com before March 1st. Publication is in Summer of 2016.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email.


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