Lethe Press is an independent publishing house specializing in the strange, the eerie, and the uncanny. Many of our books do have queer interest but we've grown into speculative fiction for all readers.. Named after the Greek river of memory and forgetfulness, Lethe Press is devoted to ideas that are often neglected or forgotten by mainstream publishers. Founded in 2001 by author Steve Berman, Lethe Press has grown steadily to become one of the larger gay presses.
Industry magazines such as Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly have given our titles starred reviews. Our books have been numerous finalists for--and won several times--such awards as the Andre Norton, Golden Crown Literary, Lambda Literary Awards and the Shirley Jackson Awards. Our anthologies have featured the works of many acclaimed and New York Times best-selling authors.
Lethe Books are distributed by Brodart, Follett, and Ingram. Our books are easily ordered by libraries and all booksellers, both online and brick-and-mortar. We encourage our readers to patronize their local bookstores, in particular their local bookstores. You can purchase our books directly from us or use the links featured under every title to support local booksellers or Amazon (we understand that not every reader has the luxury of a short drive or walk to a nice bookstore).