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TOCs

Though the 2009 editions have just released, I am hard at work compiling for next year's volumes.

The TOC-in progress for Best Gay Stories 2010:

"In History's Vicinity" by Richard Bowes, appearing in the blog Mumpsimus (June 28, 2009)
"Theater Bug" by Jameson Currier, appearing in Haunted Heart and Other Tales (Lethe Press)
"Auntie Mame" by Lewis DeSimone, appearing My Diva (ed. by Michael Montlack).
"So Long Anita Bryant And Thanks for Everything!" © by Sean Meriwether, appearing The Silent Hustler (Lethe Press).
"Metropolitan" by Marshall Moore, appearing in Ignavia 3:1
"Two Sides of the Boy" by Phillip Tang, appearing in Chroma 9
"Crack Smokin' Grandpa" by Lee Thomas, appearing in Under the Bed, Out of the Closet (Dark Scribe Press)


The TOC-in progress for Wilde Stories 2010:

"Lots" by Marc Andreottola, appearing in Ganymede 5
"Strappado" by Laird Barron, appearing in Poe (ed. by Ellen Datlow)
"I Needs Must Part the Policeman Said" by Richard Bowes, appearing in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Dec 2009
"Death in Amsterdam" by Jameson Currier, appearing in Haunted Heart and Other Tales (Lethe Press)
"Tio Gilbert and the Twenty-Seven Ghosts" by Ben Francisco, appearing in Realms of Fantasy, Oct 2009
"The Far Shore" by Elizabeth Hand, appearing in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 2009
"Ne Que Von Desir" by Tanith Lee writing as Judas Garbah, appearing in Icarus 3.
"Barbaric Splendor" by Simon Sheppard, appearing in Time Well Bent (Lethe Press

I listed the stories alphabetically by author. Deciding on their order is the last step.

I'm seeing a pattern of names (Bowes, Currier, Thomas), but then these are writers who habitually write quality gay-themed stories. That said, I'm really excited to share the work of authors like Francisco and Tang, who I had not read before.

Of course, I'm still on the hunt for more stories for both books - if you have read something exceptional and want to recommend it, please drop me an email.
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