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According to the Pew Research Center, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, with Asians now making up the largest share of recent immigrants. But gay publishing has failed to address this demographic. Fortunately, Tincture, the imprint of Lethe Press that provides a voice for LGBT people of color, is announcing a new book for gay Asian men and by gay Asian men.
Split Peaches and Other Gay Asian Erotic Tales is intended to showcase the diversity of East Asian and Southeast Asian men (cisgendered or transgendered) who identify as gay. Editor Atom Yang (author of Red Envelope) encourages writers from China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, East and West Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, East Timor, Brunei, Christmas Island, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand–as well as anyone of direct descent of these nations–to contribute an erotic story to this anthology.
Stories should range in length from 1,500 to 9,500 words. All stories must be in English. All stories must present a gay-positive experience and a sex-positive encounter. Stories are due February 1st, 2017. They should be submitted as RTF files to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Line SPLIT PEACHES SUBMISSION followed by the title. Please indicate in the email author name, ethnicity, and any prior publications. We are only seeking original fiction for this book.
Payment will be 1 cent per word, with a minimum pay of $25, plus one contributor copy. Payment is upon publication in the fall of 2017.