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Lethe Press

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Publication types  Books
Official website  lethepressbooks.com
Founded  2001
Fiction genres  LGBT literature
Founder  Steve Berman
Country of origin  United States of America
Imprints  Bear Bones Books, Tincture
Headquarters location  Maple Shade, New Jersey, United States

Lethe Press is an American book publishing company based in Maple Shade, New Jersey. Launched in 2001 by Steve Berman, a writer and a former employee of Giovanni's Room Bookstore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company was originally launched to publish speculative fiction, primarily LGBT-themed, as well as rereleasing out of print titles from other LGBT publishers. In recent years, with numerous LGBT-oriented publishing companies folding, the company has also expanded its line to include new LGBT-themed non-fiction, poetry and anthology titles.

The company also runs Bear Bones Books, a separate imprint edited by Ron Suresha which publishes bear-themed titles, and Tincture, a separate imprint for LGBT people of color.

In 2012, The Advocate published a piece by Berman criticizing the structure and organization of the Lambda Literary Awards. His criticism included the fact that while many categories have separate awards for gay men and lesbians, the award offers no transparency in its judging and maintains only a single gender-neutral category for both speculative fiction and anthologies.


Lethe Press Wikipedia