Editor Joseph R.G. DeMarco will be reading for a forthcoming Lethe
Press gay men’s anthology tentatively entitled A Study in Lavender:
All stories must be both gay-themed and mysteries set in the Holmes
mythos, however the character of Sherlock Holmes need not be the focus
or even present.
Writers must do their homework to ensure that the stories are
historically accurate if taking place in the Holmes era (though tales
can be set later than the Victorian era, such as in the Golden Age of
Hollywood during the filming of a Holmes movie or other appropriately
Before you submit, please query the editor with a synopsis of your
story and the content, specifically, which characters are being queered.
Word Count: Submissions should be between 1,000 words and 8,000 words.
Longer works may be considered but require advance permission from the
Payment: 2 cents a word, of course, plus 2 copies of the book.
Submissions will be read from January 1, 2009 through March 30, 2009.
Queries/Submissions to: email@example.com
No electronic submissions will be accepted EXCEPT in the case of
writers living outside of the United States.
A street address for submissions will be provided once you send an
email query with the required synopsis, etc. If you would like to have
your submission returned, please send a self-addressed envelope with
sufficient return postage.
Electronic copies will be required for submissions accepted for
Email queries and other communication may be made to