Editor: Will Bronson
Publisher: Push Press
Deadline for Submissions: March 20, 2011

How was your first time? Thrilling, euphoric, beyond your wildest dreams — or did you fumble your way through and make the best of it? Was it with your first love, a long-time crush, a best friend, a hot stranger, a few hot strangers? Will Bronson is looking for true stories by gay men describing their first same-sex experience for an anthology to be released by Push Press.


  • Work can be previously published or unpublished short stories up to 4,000 words. If your work has been previously published, please include its publication history and make sure you own the reprint rights.
  • All stories must be true and written in first person. Include dialogue and fully fleshed-out characters, descriptions, and settings. Remember: The best nonfiction reads like fiction.
  • Include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, story title, and word count in your e-mail.
  • Include your name and story title in a header on the right-hand side of each page.
  • Include a short author bio with publication credits.
  • Stories should be double-spaced, preferably in 12-point Times.
  • Save your electronic file as (LAST NAME: STORY TITLE) and e-mail it as a Microsoft Word attachment to: submissions@pushpressbooks.com We are new so check your spam folder for responses!
  • Contributors will be paid $50 upon publication and receive two copies of the anthology. All contributors will be contacted via e-mail.

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