Lethe Press seeks fictional non-fiction about historical gay figures and their ephemera:
The Library of Prentice Dillo Toffglower
Prentice Dillo Toffglower was one of the foremost collectors of rare–probably unique!–homosexual diaries and ephemera from noted and infamous men. Toffglower was born aboard the cursed ocean liner The Oleander and saw himself as a citizen of the world. He traveled near and far to add to his collection…and some scholars have suggested he acquired many items in his library through illegal means. This volume details his library, from one of the few surviving letters from Prince Albert Vincent to a lewd sketch on a bar napkin by James Dean.
What we are seeking: Rather than traditional stories, think of this anthology as a collection of inventive (and invented!) items, a secret “gay history.” Please query first before submitting – send queries to email@example.com. Your item in Toffglower’s library should be based on actual history and include a description of the item, the contents (such as the letter, the diary pages, etc), any notes Toffglower might have made in his index and so forth. This is a book of creative, fictional non-fiction, if that makes sense.
Payment: Minimum of $100 per library item. Maximum of $250. The book will be a hardcover with illustrations and every contributor receives a copy.
Deadline: August 31st, 2016
See original call at http://www.lethepressbooks.com/call-for-submissions.html
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