'All Together' by Dirk Vanden

I wrote ‘The Problem with Gay Porno’ because if I’m going to be aroused by erotica, I need the good story to know what’s going on in a man’s head not just his orifices. As erotica editor of this webpage I celebrated authors who kept my attention by showing me men who revel in the… read more

Literotic: 'Teleny and Camille' by Jon Macy

In the introduction to Teleny and Camille (Northwest Press)— the 2011 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Best Gay Erotica—the author states his desire is to make something from “the lush language and the erotic scenes” of an erotic novel written by Oscar Wilde and his circle of friends in Victorian England…. read more

2011 Emerging Writers Retreat Fellows

2011 Emerging Writers Retreat Fellows On behalf of the Staff and Board of Trustees of The Lambda Literary Foundation, we introduce to you the 2011 Class of the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. This summer from August 6-13, the forty-two talented emerging writers listed below, representing every region of the United States and traveling… read more

Modern Faerie Tales

2011 Lambda Literary Award Finalist When I picked up the short story collection A Twist of Grimm: Erotic Fairy Tales for Gay Men (Lethe Press), by William Holden, and read, “Once upon a time…” I thought what followed would be some tired porno story for men who fantasize about blond Disney characters. What followed was… read more

'Hard and Fast' by Sean Wolfe

Hard and Fast (Kensington) was a good read. It met my criteria: My dick responded. I was relieved to pick up a book or porno and after reading the first two pages know I wanted to read the rest of the story. Sean Wolfe is a compassionate, erotic master. His characters come alive as human… read more

Chuck Forester reads 'Men Like Myself'

Our very own, Chuck Forester reads from his novel, Men Like Myself, at the Fellows Reading during the Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, August 8-15, 2010…. read more

Introducing The Class of 2010: Emerging LGBT Voices

In less than two weeks, 33 of our most talented emerging writers representing every region in the U.S. (15 states!) and Canada (British Columbia!) will come to Los Angeles for a pivotal experience in their careers — the Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices — to be held August 8-15 at the American Jewish University… read more

'If Jesus Were Gay' by Emanuel Xavier

When I received this book my first question when I opened it was, “why am I getting this?” Isn’t there a poetry editor?  Does someone think poems about the men we love, the men who dump us, and poems about our self doubt and heartbreak are erotic literature?  To me those poems are the stories… read more