March 25th, 2009

andrew potter

List of Publishers

One of the things I love of my LiveJournal is my personalized side menu. I don't know if my friends realized that it's interactive, means that I update it everytime I find something new or interesting. And it's quite useful to me also, since for example, I use it for my daily research of books to add to my reading list. Last night during a chat I understood that what for me is quite ordinary, as the list of publishers who accept LGBT title, is not so obvious for all my friends, and so I thought to post my "hunting" grounds ;-)

Ai Press ebook only, both het than gay fiction, particularly Erotic Romance, Literary Fiction and Spirituality.

Alyson Books print book only, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

Amber Allure print and ebook, LGBT dedicated (M/M), new titles every sunday, all genres of Romance.

Amira Press ebook only, both het than gay romance, particularly M/M, F/F, Menage erotic romance, Interracial romance (sensual or erotic, any genre), Paranormal erotic romance, Shape-shifter erotic romance

Arsenal Pulp Press print book only, both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Aspen Mountain Press ebook only, some titles printed by MLR Press (M/M), both het than gay fiction, more or less a title per week, all genres of Romance.

Beau To Beau Publishing ebook only, LGBT dedicated (M/M), all genres of Romance, particularly Inspirational Romance.

Bella Books print book only, LGBT dedicated (F/F), all genres.

Blind Eye Books print book only, some titles in ebooks by Weightless Press, LGBT dedicated, Sci-Fic and Fantasy only.

Bold Strokes Books print and ebook, LGBT dedicated (F/F), all genres.

Breathless Press ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance, particularly Erotic Romance.

Bristlecone Pine Press ebook only, some titles printed by Cheyenne Publishing (M/M), both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Captiva Press ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance, particularly Erotic Romance.

Carina Press ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Carnal Passions print and ebook, both her than gay fiction, all genres of Romance, particularly Erotic Romance.

Casperian Books print book only, both het than gay fiction, all genres.
 
Cassiopeia Publishing print and ebook, both her than gay fiction, romantic, supernatural & homoerotic books.

Changeling Press ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, 4 titles every Thursday, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Paranormal Romance only.

Chelsea Station Editions print book only, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

Cheyenne Publishing print book only, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

Circlet Press print and ebook, both her than gay fiction, particularly Erotic Sci-Fic.

Cleis Press print book only, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

Club Lighthouse Publishing ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Cobblestone Press ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, 3 titles every week, all genres of Romance.

Dancing Fools Press print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Dark Roast Press ebook only, LGBT dedicated, all genres but with a "dark side".

Demanding Romance ebook only, LGBT dedicated, all genres of Romance.

Devine Destinies ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Dreamspinner Press print and ebook, LGBT dedicated (M/M), 2 titles every week, all genres of Romance.

Ellora's Cave ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, 4 titles every Wednesday and Friday, all genres of Romance.

Eternal Press print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Etopia Press ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres, including erotic romance , gay romance, horror, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, and literary fiction.

eXcessica print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

eXtasy Books ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, 6 titles every Sunday, all genres of Romance.

Fanny Press print and ebook, both het than gay erotic romance, all genres of Erotic Romance particularly Polyamory, Bondage and Supernatural.

Featherweight Publishing print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, Young Adult. This is the Young Adult line of MLR Press.

Freya's Bower ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Gay Romance Writers Press print book only, LGBT dedicated, all genres of Romance.

Gay Sunshine Press & Leyland Publications print book only, LGBT dedicated,  fiction and non fiction books.

GLB Publishers print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

Guiltless Pleasure Publishing print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, all genres, particularly erotica and erotic romance, by women for women.

Haiduk Press print book only, LGBT non-fiction works that gently challenge the cultural status quo and conventional wisdom

Insomniac Press print book only, in particular black studies books, gay and lesbian books, personal finance books, celebrity writer-as-musician books, and gay mysteries. 

JMS Books print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, all genres of Romance.

Kensington Books print book only, this is the LGBT line, all genres.

Lethe Press print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

Linden Bay Romance print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, 2 titles every 15 days, all genres of Romance. Recently merged with Samhain Publishing.

Liquid Silver Books ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, 2 titles every Monday, all genres of Romance.

Literary Road print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Loose Id ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, 4 titles every Tuesday, all genres of Romance.

Loveyoudivine ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Lyrical Press ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Manifold Press ebook only, LGBT dedicated (M/M), all genres of Romance.

MLR Press print and ebook, LGBT dedicated (M/M), all genres of Romance.

Mojocastle Press ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Noble Romance Publishing ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

P.D. Publishing print book only, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

Palari Publishing print book only, both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Phaze Books ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Pink Petal Books ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Prizm Books print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, Young Adult. This is the Young Adult line of Torquere Press.

Purple Sword Publications ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance, particulalry romantic speculative fiction and mainstream romantic fiction.

QueerEdFiction print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

Ravenous Romance ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Rebel Satori Press print book, LGBT dedicated, new/experimental fiction and creative/inspirational non-fiction.

Red Rose Publishing ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Red Sage Publishing print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance, particularly Erotic Romance.

Regal Crest Books print book only, some titles in ebook from MLR Press, both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Reluctant Press print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, illustrated transgender, transsexual, transvestite and cross-dress fiction.

Renaissance eBooks ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Replendence Publishing print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Republica Press ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance, particularly Erotica.

Rogue Phoenix Press print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Romance Divine ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

Romance Unbound Publishing print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance, particularly BDSM stories.

Running Press print book only, both het than gay fiction, all genres. Recently introduced the Historical Gay Novel line, it's part of Perseus Book Group.

Samhain Publishing print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, 4 titles every Tuesday, all genres of Romance.

Seal Press print book only, LGBT dedicated (F/F), all genres.

Seventh Window Publications print book only, LGBT dedicated (M/M), all genres.

Shadowfire Press ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Silver Publishing ebook only, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

Siren Publishing ebook moslty and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, all genres of Romance.

SL Publishing Group print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, all genres of Romance, particularly Yaoi Romance.

Small Beer Press print book only, some titles in ebooks by Weightless Press, both het than gay fiction, particularly Literary Fiction, Innovative Fantastic Fiction and Classic Authors.

St. Martin's Press print book only, this is the LGBT line, all genres.

STARbooks Press print book only, LGBT dedicated (M/M), all genres, particularly Erotica.

Storm Moon Press print and ebook, LGBT dedicated, all genres of Romance.

Suspect Thoughts Press print book only, LGBT dedicated, all genres.

The Nazca Plains Corporation print book only, this is the LGBT line (Boner Books), all genres.

The Sofawolf Press print book only, both het than gay fiction, Anthropomorphic novels.

Torquere Press ebook mostly and sometime print book, LGBT dedicated, new titles every Wednesday and Saturday, all genres of Romance.

Total-E-Bound ebook mostly and sometime print book, both het than gay fiction, 4 titles every Monday, all genres of Romance.

Untreed Reads Publishing ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Varsity Prints Publishing print and ebook, both het than gay fiction, all genres particularly Young Adult and Romance.

Verb Noire ebook only, both het than gay fiction, all genres, particularly Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

Wayward Books print book only, LGBT dedicated (M/M), all genres. From 2006 it hasn't new titles, but it sells backlist.

Weightless Books ebook only, some titles printed by Blind Eye Books (LGBT) and Small Beer Press, both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Zumaya Publications print book only, both het than gay fiction, all genres.

Feel free to add or correct the list, tip and advice are welcome.
andrew potter

In the Spotlight: Alan Hollinghurst

The Book: Set in the United Kingdom in the early to mid-1980s, the story surrounds the post-Oxford life of the young protagonist, Nick Guest.

As the novel begins, Nick moves into the household of the Fedden family, comprising his friend, crush, and fellow Oxford graduate Toby; Toby's eccentric sister Catherine; their wealthy and aristocratic mother, Rachel; and their Thatcher-obsessed father, Gerald, a newly-elected MP for the Conservative Party. Nick remains a guest in the Fedden home until he is expelled at the end of the novel. Nick has his first romance with a black council worker, Leo, but a later relationship with Wani, the son of a rich Lebanese businessman, illuminates the ruthlessness of 1980s Thatcherite Britain.

The book explores the tension between Nick's intimate relationship with the Feddens, in whose parties and holidays he participates, and the realities of his sexuality and gay life, which the Feddens accept only to the extent of never mentioning it. It explores themes of hypocrisy, homosexuality, madness and wealth, with the emerging AIDS crisis forming a backdrop to the book's conclusion. 

Amazon: The Line of Beauty: A Novel

The Author: Alan Hollinghurst is an English novelist, and winner of the 2004 Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty.

He was born on 26 May 1954 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, the only child of James Kenneth Holinghurst (a bank manager) and his wife Lilian. He went to Canford School in Dorset.

He read English at Magdalen College, Oxford graduating in 1975; and subsequently took the further degree of Master of Literature (1979). While at Oxford he shared a house with Andrew Motion, and was awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry in 1974, the year before Motion.

In the late 1970s he became a lecturer at Magdalen, and then at Somerville College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. In 1981 he moved on to lecture at University College London. In 1997, he went on an Asia book tour in Singapore.

In 1981 he joined The Times Literary Supplement and was the paper's deputy editor from 1982 to 1995.

Hollinghurst is openly gay and lives in London. (From Wikipedia)

Top 100 Gay Novels List (*)

External Link to the Top 100 Gay Novels List (simple - without photos)

External Link to the Top 100 Gay Novels List (wanted - with photos)

*only one title per author, only print books released after January 1, 2000.

Other titles not in the top 100 list:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/top50MM