Best Gay Erotica 2012 (Cleis)

BEST GAY EROTICA 2012 (Cleis Press, November 2011) Series editor, Richard Labonte; 2012 judge, Larry Duplechan Deadline: April 30, 2011 Guidelines: Short stories, novel excerpts, memoirs, narrative artwork, erotic essays – original or reprint – are now being accepted for Best Gay Erotica 2012 (the 17th edition). Maximum length: 7,000 words. Reprints must have appeared… read more

Best Gay Romance 2012 (Cleis)

Title: BEST GAY ROMANCE 2012 Publisher: Cleis Press Published: December 2011 Deadline: May 31, 2011 For the sensual anthology series BEST GAY ROMANCE, I’m looking for short stories, novel excerpts or memoirs (maximum 6,500 words) that are as sweet as they are steamy, both emotive and erotic: stories about two men (or, who knows, more)… read more

Erotica Exotica: Tales of Sex, Magic, and the Supernatural (Bold Strokes Books)

Erotica Exotica: Tales of Sex, Magic, and the Supernatural Editor: Richard Labonte Publisher: Bold Stroke Books Payment: $50-$75, contributor copies Deadline: April 15, 2011 For an anthology of gay erotic fiction, maximum length 7,500 words, I’m looking for stories in which the sex is magical and the magical enables sex, in which something supernatural is… read more

Record-Breaking Submissions: 2010 Lambda Literary Awards

More Trans & Bi Books. Fewer Gay Romance & Lesbian Erotica. For the Lambda Literary Awards, 2010 will be the year of a couple of records: more books nominated than ever before—509 as of Dec. 31, with a few still trickling in—and, for the first time, enough titles submitted in Transgender and Bisexual that both… read more

Finalists announced for the 22nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards

The news you’ve been waiting for: after four months of reading, deliberating, and consulting, 87 dedicated (and eye-weary) judges, assessing 462 LGBT-interest titles nominated by almost 200 publishers and authors, have selected 112 finalists in 23 categories. “This has been a record year for queer books,” said the 2009 Lambda Awards Administrator, Richard Labonté, who… read more