Queer Young Cowboys is currently open for submissions.

Queer Young Cowboys is looking for cerebral and raunchy novellas and novels that explore the sex lives of gay men in an intimate, honest way.

Things that turn us on: Beards. Tattoos. Road trips and float trips. Hipsters. Armpits. Bicycles. Activists. Punks. Graffiti artists. Hippies. Body hair. Micro-brews. Dirty fingernails. Beach bums. Ass cracks. Feet. Basketball shorts. Penises.

You don’t have to include any of these things, but you’ll make us happy if you do. (Actually, you probably have to included penises.)

We’re open to all genres, but stories must feature gay sexual relationships as a central, core theme of the story. Romance is welcome but not required. Sex isn’t always about love. But sometimes it is.

Diversity is encouraged.

We’re looking primarily for original, unpublished works. We will consider reprinting classic gay erotica on a case by case basis. We’re very interested in preserving the history of gay erotica.

We believe in being fair to writers. We are writers.

How to submit:

Submissions are by email only. Email your work to us as an attachment to: queeryoungcowboys@gmail.com

Include the word “Submission” in the email subject line, followed by the story’s title and your name.

We can accept .doc and .rtf submissions. Please use a legible 12 pt font, double spacing, and one inch margins. Include your real name, your pen name, a contact e-mail, phone number, and mailing address in your submission document. A short introductory note would be nice.

We will acknowledge receipt of submissions, and let you know if we’re interested as soon as possible. We are a small outfit, but we’re really interested in seeing what you’re capable of.



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3 Responses to “Queer Young Cowboys Is Open for Submissions!”

  1. benjamin adam 28 May 2012 at 12:01 PM #

    that’s cute how you require that the stories include penises. so by “queer” what you really meant was “cisgender gay men.”

    just checking.


    • William 29 May 2012 at 5:24 PM #

      And judging from their website, “white, butch cisgender gay men”…and I love how that “turn-on” list is completely predicable but you can tell they think it’s hip and cutting edge hehe.


  2. mike 29 May 2012 at 5:33 PM #

    Oh give it a fucking rest with the gender theory stuff. The journal is obviously asking for submissions about gay sex. Queer and trans are not mutually exclusive terms. And gay men are gay men, by the way – don’t label my gender with “cis” if you don’t want us labeling yours. Next you’ll be complaining that a journal asking for “lesbian erotica” wants – gasp – submissions about women… with vaginas!



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