Matthew A. Merendo

Anthologized Work

Short Stories

“The Calm Tonight”

In The Touch of the Sea, edited by Steve Berman and published by Lethe Press.

The sea-folk are an underwater race of men that come to shore once every several centuries to find a female mate and carry on their line; what happens when Alex comes to shore for the first time and falls in love with a man?


In With: New Gay Fiction, edited by Jameson Currier.

Logan can’t swim, and he can’t deal with the fact that he may be gay. When his mother forces him to take swimming lessons, he may find the answer to both his problems.


“Geography IV”

In Between: New Gay Poetry, edited by Jameson Currier.

An homage to Elizabeth Bishop, “Geography IV” ponders the distance between “I love you” and “I love you too”.

Matthew A. Merendo