Erotica Readers & Writers Association Blog

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Call for Submissions: update for Leatherman

Leatherman
Editor: Simon Sheppard
Publisher: Cleis Press
* Deadline Extended: November 5, 2007
Payment: $60 and copies upon publication

For an anthology to be published by Cleis Press in 2008, Simon Sheppard, editor of Homosex: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica, and coeditor of Rough Stuff and Roughed Up, is in search of hot queer erotica exploring the eternal lure of the leatherman.

Stories can be about leathermen having vanilla sex, or leathermen having leathersex (SM, BD, etc.). But either way, cowhide - or some variant thereof - must be present.

For more details, writers are STRONGLY encouraged to go to http://www.simonsheppard.com/leatherman.html

Preferred length: 3,000-5,000 words. Meritorious shorter or longer work will be considered. Original stories are very strongly preferred. Let me know if a story has been previously published, and where and when. And - if I don't know you - please enclose a short bio.

Submissions should be Word document attachments, and include, at the top, all your contact information. If you need to send hard copy, please get in touch.

* DEADLINE EXTENDED: November 5, 2007...the sooner the better, as I'll be reading on an ongoing basis.

Payment: $60 and copies upon publication

Queries (which are encouraged) and submissions to leatherman@simonsheppard.com. Include: "Leatherman Submission" in the subject line of all antho-related e-mail.

Monday, August 27, 2007

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Industry News

Sad and interesting news - Susie Bright has edited her last edition of Best American Erotica (2008, out in February). Details at:
http://susiebright.blogs.com

News provided by author and editor, Rachel Kramer Bussel