Deadline is April 1st, 2010. Lurid covers, sensational titles, scandalous storylines: the books of gay pulp were denounced and sometimes even banned but they also informed and delighted readers.

Gay City Anthologies is currently seeking fiction, poetry, art, comics and photography that revisits, renews, reacts, reshapes and reinterprets the gay pulp genre of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Don’t just imitate the genre; raise the bar as far as you can and make it relevant to modern issues. Happy endings are not always required but the work must reclaim positive representations of gay people and culture. Despite pulp’s sometimes pornographic roots, we are not looking for erotica at this time unless it has something unique and very literary to say.

Each anthology supports the Gay City Health Project mission of reducing HIV infection by building community, communication and self-esteem among gay men.  As always, you DO NOT have to be either male or gay to contribute.

To learn more about the age of gay pulps, review the following websites and books:

To submit, send a cover letter and:

  1. Two (2) hard copies of all work (no electronic submissions).
  2. Your name and contact information should not appear on the work itself, only on your coversheet, along with the title of your work. The title should appear on each page of the work.
  3. You may submit up to 3,500 (max) words of fiction, up to four poems, up to six pieces of digital art (including photographs), or up to eight pages of comic art (formatted for a 6×9 book).
  4. All submissions should be in black and white. Plain laser prints of art are fine for consideration.
  5. Include an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) for reply.
  6. Please do not call to request the status of your submission.

511 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122

To learn more about Gay City, please visit, www.GayCity.Org.

We pay at $15/page up to a maximum payment of $75. Contributors receive a complimentary copy. One piece from each discipline will also receive the “Editor’s Choice Award” of an additional $50.

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