Steve Berman's young adult novel Vintage: A Ghost Story (Haworth Positronic, 2007) was a Nebula (Andre Norton and Gaylactic Spectrum finalist, and made the GLBT-Round Table of the American Library Association's Rainbow List of recommended queer-positive books for children and teens. His nearly 100 published essays and stories include stories in Teeth: Vampire Tales (Datlow and Windling, eds.), Brave New Love (Guran, ed.), Paper Cities (Sedia, ed.), Phantom (Tremblay and Wallace, eds.), Time Well Bent (Wilkins, ed.), Japanese Dreams (Wallace, ed.), and the forthcoming Wilful Impropriety (Sedia, ed.) and Fungi (Grey and Moreno-Garcia, eds.). His collection Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories (Lethe, 2001) was a Gaylactic Spectrum Other Works finalist and included the short fiction finalist "The Anthvoke"; his second collection, Second Thoughts: More Queer and Weird Stories (Lethe, 2008) includes "Kiss," "Caught by Skin," and "Bittersweet," Gaylactic Spectrum short fiction finalists for 2003, 2006, and 2007, respectively.
He's edited the genre anthologies So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (Lethe, 2007; Gaylactic Spectrum finalist), Magic in the Mirrorstone (Mirrorstone, 2008), The Touch of the Sea (Lethe, 2012), the annuals Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction (Lethe 2008-2011; Lambda finalist in 2008 and 2010), and Heiresses of Russ: The Year's Best Speculative Fiction (Lethe, 2011). Outside the genre, he's co-edited (with Toby Johnson) Charmed Lives (White Crane, 2006; Lambda finalist), edited the Best Gay Stories annual (Lethe, 2008-), and edited two anthologies aimed at gay teens for Bold Strokes Books: Speaking Out (2011), featuring inspirational short fiction; and Boys of Summer (2012), romantic tales.
Berman is the founder of the award-winning Lethe Press, which has released quality books of queer and weird fiction for over a decade from such writers as Tanith Lee, Livia Llewellyn, Will Ludwigsen, and a host of other authors whose last names do not begin with ‘L.’ 2012 releases Berman is particularly proud of include Alex Jeffers's new collection, You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home, Melissa Scott's Point of Knives novella, and Beyond Binary, edited by Brit Mandelo. Lethe Press also publishes a quarterly magazine devoted to gay speculative fiction, Icarus. Berman resides in southern New Jersey.