• Chemistry.  Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2006.  Reprint.  Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2008.  

  • The Heart’s History.  Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2012.

  • Channeling Morgan.  Nevada City, CA: Beautiful Dreamer Press, 2017.


Short Fiction

  • “The Rock.”  Christopher Street 188 (September 1992): 34–39.
  • “The Shelf Life of Twinkies.”  James White Review 12, no. 2 (Spring/Summer 1995): 14–16.
  • “The Imperfect.”  Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly 6, no. 1 (2004): 47–59.
  • “Fratelli.”  In Best Gay Love Stories:  Summer Flings, ed. Brad Nichols, 12–22.  New York:  Alyson Books, 2007.
  • The Gift.”  In The Mammoth Book of Threesomes and Moresomes, ed. Linda Alvarez, 448–460.  Philadelphia:  Running Press, 2010.

  • “Natural Selection.”  Chelsea Station, no. 2 (March 2012): 78–85.

  •  “Wish You Were Here.”  In The Dirty Diner: Gay Erotica on the Menu, ed. Jerry L. Wheeler, 102–114.  Valley Falls, N.Y.: Bold Strokes Books, 2012.

  •  “And Now, for My Next Trick.”  In Tricks of the Trade:  Magical Gay Erotica, ed. Jerry L. Wheeler, 27–45.  Valley Falls, N.Y.: Bold Strokes Books, 2012.

  • "Pride."  In With: New Gay Fiction, ed. Jameson Currier, 229–243.  New York: Chelsea Station Editions, 2013.
  • “Quality Time.”  In Best Gay Romance 2014, ed. Timothy J. Lambert and R.D. Cochrane, 128–150.  Berkeley: Cleis Press, 2014.
  • “Two at the  Most.” Jonathan, no. 5 (May 2014): 42-47.
  • “The Bear in Winter.”  In The Bears of Winter, ed. Jerry L. Wheeler, 187-200.  Maple Shade, N.J.:  Bear Bones Books, 2014.
  • “Visitation.”  Glitterwolf  8, Identity (April 2015): 30-36.
  • “Front Line.” Jonathan, no. 9 (September 2015): 72-77.
  • “Your Pretty Little Head.” In Not Just Another Pretty Face, ed. Louis Flint Ceci, 5-20. Nevada City, CA: Beautiful Dreamer Press, 2016.
  • “Figures of Speech.” In Saints & Sinners 2019: New Fiction from the Festival, ed. Tracy Cunningham and Paul J. Willis, 35-52. Valley Falls, CA: Bold Strokes Books, 2019.



  • “When Straight Men Touch.”  In Beyond Definition:  New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco, ed. Marci Blackman and Trebor Healey, 129. San Francisco:  Manic D Press, 1994.
  • “Yosemite.”  In Hibernation and Other Poems by Bear Bards, ed. Ron J. Suresha, 27-29.  Maple Shade, N.J.:  Bear Bones Books, 2014.



  • “Left with Love.”  In Charmed Lives: Gay Spirit in Storytelling, ed. Toby Johnson and Steve Berman, 212–226. Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press, 2006. 
  • “Forster’s Maurice: A Revolution out of Time.”  Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide 14, no. 3 (May-June 2007): 20.
  • “I Don’t … Or Do I?” ON Magazine, August 2008.
  • Auntie Mame:  I’m Going to Open Doors for You, Doors You Never Even Dreamed Existed.”  In My Diva:  65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them, ed. Michael Montlack, 234–238. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009. Reprinted in Best Gay Stories 2010, ed. Steve Berman, 99–102.  Maple Shade, N.J.: Lethe Press.  2010. Reprinted in Ganymede 6 (Winter 2010): 174-77.
  • “How to Date a Married Man.”  In Second Person Queer, ed. Richard Labonté  and Lawrence Schimel, 55–59. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009. 
  • “The Truth of His Nakedness.”  In I Like It Like That, ed. Richard Labonté and Lawrence Schimel, 182–88. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009. 
  • “Gay Fiction Is Everybody’s Fiction.”  Op-Ed,, 16 May 2013.
  • "Last Tango in Cambridge."  In The Other Man, ed. Paul Alan Fahey, 169-80.  Glen Allen, VA:  JMS Books, 2013.
  • “Ironing with Mom: Thoughts on Grief and Wrinkles.” Medium. 4 June 2019.


  • “Saints and Sinners, 10th Anniversary Edition.”  Lambda Literary, 6 May 2013.

Book Reviews

  • “Imagination on the Loose.”  Review of Guess Again, by Bernard Cooper.  San Francisco Chronicle, 31 December 2000, p. 4.
  • “Social Satire after 9/11.”  Review of Alternatives to Sex, by Stephen McCauley.  Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide 13, no. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 2006): 42.

  • Review of At the Bottom of the Sky, by Peter Dubé.  Lambda Book Report 15, no. 4 (Winter 2008): 36.

  • Review of Shirts and Skins, by Jeffrey Luscombe.  Lambda Literary, 25 September 2012.

  • Review of Who’s Yer Daddy? Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners, ed. Jim Elledge and David Groff.  Lambda Literary, 16 December 2012.
  • Review of Now and Yesterday, by Stephen Greco.  Chelsea Station Magazine, 28 June 2014.





  • Realism and Romance: Oh My!  Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.  13 May 2007.
  • AIDS Is Still with Us:  Telling an Essential Story.  Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.  25 May 2013.
  • A Fine Romance: Room for Love Today?  Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.  28 March 2015.
  • Leave 'Em Laughing: Writing and Performing Humor.  Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.  24 March 2018.


Interviews and Speaking Engagements

  • Wild(e) Words: Raising Our Voices in Sacred Defiance.  Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco.  17 February 2008.  
  • The Write Stuff. Interview by Evan Karp. San Francisco Weekly. 10 September 2015.



  • Maurice Prize in Fiction.  University of California, Davis.  2005.  Honorable Mention:  The Heart’s History.

  • California Writers Exchange Contest.  Poets & Writers.  2007.  Finalist:  “Natural Selection.”

  • Bloom Chapbook Contest.  2012.  Honorable Mention:  “Quality Time.”

  • 2012 Rainbow Awards, 3rd place in Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction:  The Heart’s History.
  • Out in Print, Best of 2012: The Heart’s History.
  • Band of Thebes, Best LGBT Books of 2012: The Heart’s History.
  • Saints & Sinners Fiction Contest. 2019. Finalist: “Figures of Speech.”                                                                                                        ©Lewis DeSimone 2017