'How to Whistle' by Gregg Shapiro

Some know how to whistle. Others merely blow air and spit. This skill cannot be learned from friends or You Tube videos. Either you’ve got it, or you don’t. And Gregg Shapiro…he’s got it…. read more

'Rebels' by Jeff Mann

In time for the sesquicentennial of the ending of the American Civil War, Jeff Mann has given us Rebels, a volume of poetry inspired by those four bloody years, seen through a queer lens… read more

'Daydreamers' by Jonathan Harper

Jonathan Harper’s debut collection Daydreamers is aptly named: each story contains the ruminations of young men drifting through their lives, either making bad choices or failing to choose… read more

'That Door is a Mischief' by Alex Jeffers

Liam Shea is not an ordinary teenage boy, growing up in rural Massachusetts; and not just because he has two fathers. Liam is not even a boy; he’s a fairy—literally. A fairy with glowing golden eyes, antennae, dragonfly wings sprouting between his shoulder blades, super-human strength, the power of suggestion, and a serious aversion to… read more

'Best Gay Stories 2014' Edited by Steve Berman

“The men you will meet in these pages are pained by the realizations that they are no longer young boys who can leap off rocks into a swimming pool or can happen upon a tryst without consequence. Some are at the precipice of adulthood, some are already across the great divide of years […]”… read more

'Wilde Stories 2014: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction' Edited by Steve Berman

Begun in 2008, the annual series Wilde Stories has striven to provide the best in gay speculative fiction (much as its companion series Heiresses of Russ strives to do for lesbian speculative fiction). The latest installment in this series contains fourteen selections published during the calendar year 2013, which first appeared in other anthologies, literary… read more

‘The Padisah’s Son and the Fox’ by Alex Jeffers

Winner of the Lambda Award for Gay Erotica 2014 In the 1978 Oliver Stone film Midnight Express, a young American is sent to a prison in Turkey for attempting to smuggle hashish out of the country. I was thinking again about this dark movie as I was reading The Padisah’s Son and the Fox, a… read more