Last Chance Today to Submit Best Gay Stories – Lethe Press - (Expired)

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Today is your last chance to submit to these two best-of anthologies from Lethe Press. Best Gay Stories leans toward literary realism — the type of stuff enjoyed by readers of lit mags and The New Yorker. Wilde Stories is for speculative fiction of all types, but with a preference for high-brow over pulp.  All submissions must have been previously published in 2016. Details from Lethe’s website:

Best Gay Stories 2017
edited by Joe Okonkwo

Like past volumes of our Best Gay Stories series, Lethe Press is seeking quality works of fiction, creative non-fiction, and essays for the 2017 volume. All stories must have been previously published during 2016 (and we are only seeking stories that were first published that year). Submissions should be sent to the attention of Joe via email at lethepress@aol.com with the header BGS2017 Submission. Please inform us in the body of the email where the story was published in 2016. BGS has included some erotic and speculative fiction stories in the past, but the primary focus is on stories that can be appreciated by readers seeking the breadth and depth of gay male experience. We encourage authors who have a diverse background to submit. Payment is upon publication and will range from $25 to $75 depending on the length of the work. Stories must be submitted by the deadline of March 15th, 2017.

Wilde Stories 2017
edited by Steve Berman

Like past volumes of our acclaimed Wilde Stories series, Lethe Press is seeking quality works of the fantastic, the weird, the wondrous involving men and transmen who identify as gay for the 2017 volume. Everything from space opera to horror is fair game. It is recommended that authors read past volumes to get a feel for the editor’s tastes. All stories must have been previously published during 2016 (and we are only seeking stories that were first published that year). Submissions should be sent to the attention of Steve via email at lethepress@aol.com with the header Wilde17 Submission. Please inform us in the body of the email where the story was published in 2016. We encourage authors who have a diverse background to submit. Payment is upon publication and will range from $25 to $100 depending on the length of the work. Stories must be submitted by the deadline of March 15th, 2017.

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