Please check out these anthologies featuring my work--both fiction and non-.

other man

The Other Man

Edited by Paul Alan Faheyl, this anthology looks at relationships from three different perspectives:  the cheater, the cheatee, and the … well, other man.  My contribution recounts a life-changing relationship that accompanied my own coming-out. 

My Diva:  65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them

Edited by Michael Montlack, this collection of essays has received rave reviews and a Lambda Award nomination.  My own contribution, an essay on Auntie Mame, was hailed by Camille Paglia, on, as her favorite in the book.


Charmed Lives:  Gay Spirit in Storytelling

Edited by Toby Johnson and Steve Berman, this lively collection of stories and essays explores the unique take that gay men have on spiritual issues.  My piece, “Left with Love,” is a memoir about my experiences as a volunteer at an AIDS hospice in San Francisco, where I had the most profound experience of my life.


Best Gay Love Stories:  Summer Flings

Edited by Brad Nichols, this collection offers an eclectic assortment of gay love in all its guises.  My contribution, entitled “Fratelli,” shows love Italian style.


Second Person Queer:  Who You Are (So Far)

Edited by Richard Labonté and Lawrence Schimel, this anthology offers advice to the young and tributes to the old.  My contribution is an essay entitled “How to Date a Married Man.”  Don’t ask.


Tricks of the Trade

Edited by Jerry L. Wheeler, this magical collection of stories includes my somewhat surreal piece about a magician in crisis, "And Now, for My Next Trick …"


Dirty Diner 

Edited by Jerry L. Wheeler, this anthology serves up some sexy tales of passion, both carnal and culinary. My contribution, "Wish You Were Here," takes place in Venice, a city known more for love than fine cuisine.

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I Like It Like That: True Stories of Gay Male Desire

Edited by Richard Labonté and Lawrence Schimel, this collection features my essay "The Truth of His Nakedness," a rather impressionistic journey through the byways of memory.                                                                                                        ©Lewis DeSimone 2017