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Looking back at “The Drag Queen of Elfland” by Lawrence Schimel

To celebrate Circlet Press’s 25th anniversary, we’ve invited some of our authors to look back at the early days. Lawrence Schimel remembers the year 1997, when we published his short story collection THE DRAG QUEEN OF ELFLAND, and launched our [non-erotic] gay and lesbian science fiction/fantasy line The Ultra Violet Library with it. He writes:

At the time, there was a healthy independent queer press scene with local LGBT community-focused newspapers and magazines across the US and abroad–which provided attention for new books about our lives that were often passed over for review in mainstream media outlets.
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Erotic Fantastic: The Best of Circlet Press 1992-2002 edited by Cecilia Tan

ebook $9.99
ISBN 9781613900284
paperback $19.95
ISBN 978-1885865441
126,000 words; 344 pp

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Also available in paperback!

In the first ten years of its existence, Circlet Press published over thirty anthologies and several single-author works, all the time pushing at the boundaries of sf/f and Erotica and fusing the two together. This is a collection of the very best and brightest of this unique publisher and unique genre, with twenty-five stories picked from the hundreds Circlet has put into print.

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Things Invisible To See edited by Lawrence Schimel

ebook $6.99
ISBN 9781613900833
60,980 words

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This Circlet title from 1998, part of the Ultra Violet Library imprint for queer fantasy and science fiction, is now available in digital format for the first time. Top contemporary authors bring us these stories of the realms of spirit that underlie the mundane world. Comic situations, such as a lesbian who wakes up one morning to find that she has a penis or a gay man who finds an angel tangled in his laundry line, alternate with poignant tales of loss and love. These stories are about looking for–or inadvertently finding–something more than life as we know it.

This book contains stories by Lawrence Schimel, Laura Antoniou, Michelle Sagara West, Leslea Newman, Nancy Springer, Martha Soukup, Sarah Schulman, Rand B. Lee, Kerry Bashford, and Brian Thomsen.

Excerpt under the cut…

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Stocking Stuffers edited by David Laurent

ebook $5.99
ISBN 9781613900673
40,420 words

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About the Book:

Who can resist a smorgasbord of delicious holiday treats? Stocking Stuffers is the first ever anthology of gay erotic Christmas stories, filled with hot stories sure to heat up the coldest of winter nights.  Stocking Stuffers contains stories by Tom Caffrey, M. Christian, Jameson Currier, Lars Eighner, Christopher Marconni, Felice Picano, Matthew Rettenmund, Leigh Rutledge, Lawrence Schimel, and Simon Sheppard.

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The Drag Queen of Elfland, And Other Stories by Lawrence Schimel

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ISBN: 9781613900512
47,580 words

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The Drag Queen of Elfland is a collection of fantastical stories imbued with a refreshingly queer sensibility. These seventeen stories feature a lesbian werewolf taking back the night, a gay vampire discovering the perils of going to the gym (too many mirrors, for starters), a young lord’s son undertaking a quest to obtain a magical sword and win the heart of the boy he loves, and much more. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, sometimes sexy, and always imaginative, these stories show readers the secret worlds that lurk beneath the surface of our own.

The Drag Queen of Elfland, And Other Stories
by Lawrence Schimel

The Drag Queen of Elfland is a collection of fantasy stories imbued with a refreshingly queer sensibility. In these seventeen tales, Schimel shows readers the secret worlds that lurk beneath the surface of our own.