Since 2008, Lethe Press has been publishing a Year’s Best anthology devoted to male gay speculative fiction (the fantastical, the strange, the weird and the horrific) entitled Wilde Stories and edited by Steve Berman. Published in the summer in a library binding, paperback, and digital editions, the annual anthology has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

Berman is now reading stories for the 2015 volume. All stories must have been first published during the 2014 calendar year (either in print or online). Stories must be under 10,000 words. Payment is upon publication and ranges from $25 to $100 dollars plus a hardbound volume of the anthology. Lethe Press is seeking one-time reprint rights. The deadline for all submissions is April 1st, 2015.

Stories must be speculative fiction–horror, fantasy, science-fiction, steampunk, etc. When in doubt, please email the editor at sberman8@yahoo.com. It is also recommended that the authors be familiar with past volumes to see the quality of the reprinted work chosen.

Submissions should be emailed to sberman8@yahoo.com as RTF files with the subject line “Wilde Stories 2015 submission.”



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