A lot of us read fanfictions because we don’t find published books with plots and characters that meet our expectations. And by that I mean stories with characters that are not white cishet persons, with a plot that does not revolve around the identity of the main character. Or only sex.
These stories almost don’t exist outsides the Internet. You almost don’t find them in stores, in libraries and the medias don’t talk about them. And the Internet is BIG. I mean, really big, it’s really fucking hard to find something here, and if you don’t know the thing exists.
So here you go, that’s what I know.
Less Than Three Press is big publisher of LGBT stories. They have Alex Powell, Sasha L. Miller, Isabella Carter, Megan Derr, Julia Alaric, and that’s only some of my favorite authors. They have long books, short books, stand alones, series, black characters, asian heroes, awesome women, loving poly relationships, and more!
Dreamspinner press has tonnes of new, young authors who wrote amazing stuff. I don’t know what you like, but they have a book for that, that’s almost certain. I mean, look at that:
And let’s not forget DSP Publications, a new imprint of Dreamspinner focus on LGBTQ genre fiction, more than romance.
They also have Harmony Ink! Mostly romance, this time.
We have also Ninestar Press, look at this logo please, it’s so pretty. You can find romance stories within all the lgbt+ spectrum here.
You also have Lovelight Press!
And probably many other I don’t heard yet about. And some LGBT books are edited by major mainstream publishers, with, of course, Penguin Random House, who edited Captive Prince (but who didn’t edited these books at this point).
Oh, and I am French, you are French speaking too? Great, let me introduce you to Reines-Beaux. Because they published LGBT books, too!
That’s a lot, no? No, you are right, we need more, and you can find more, here with a non exclusive list of LGBT and LGBT-friendly editors.
And if it’s too much of a mess for you to find your way and dream book into it, remember that Goodreads and its tags are your best friend.
And I am, too, if you want to talk about books.