Open main menu

Lethe Press is an American book publishing company based in Maple Shade, New Jersey.[1] Launched in 2001 by Steve Berman, a writer and a former employee of Giovanni's Room Bookstore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[1] the company was originally launched to publish speculative fiction, primarily LGBT-themed,[1] as well as rereleasing out of print titles from other LGBT publishers.[2] 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.[3]

Lethe Press
FounderSteve Berman
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationMaple Shade, New Jersey
Publication typesBooks
Fiction genresLGBT literature
ImprintsBear Bones Books, Tincture

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.[4]

In 2012, The Advocate published a piece by Berman criticizing the structure and organization of the Lambda Literary Awards.[5] 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.[5]


External linksEdit