Men have always sought the comfort, the embrace, the lips of other men, be it in Stone Age caves or feudal towers, coliseum changing rooms or wooden ship cabins, between the elite to the lowliest slaves, or cross-culturally. We’re seeking the sultriest, sexiest, romantically-charged tales through the annals of time. Bring history to life through the eyes of lovers, be it noblemen or priests or warriors, sailors or stone carvers, the famous or the infamous. Be original and creative and make sure that the setting and time frame play an important role in your story. The erotica can be from mild to wild just so long as the romance shines through. Humor is fine, as is tragedy and everything in between.

Lust in Time: Erotic Romance through the Ages
Editor: Rob Rosen
Publisher: MLR Press
Payment: $25 and 1 copy of the book upon publication
Deadline: December 31st, 2012 (earlier submissions encouraged)

Some ideas for your characters:
– Stone Age cavemen
– Farmers or hunter/gatherers in Mesopotamia, the River Nile, the Indus River Valley
– Egyptian pyramid builders, priests
– Greek or Roman warriors, philosophers, slaves, temple guards
– Medieval knights or Viking sailors, crusaders or feudal lords
– Renaissance painters, architects, explorers, printers
– Industrial Revolution coal miners, canal builders, masons, steam boat captains
– Early 20th Century businessmen, bootleggers, mobsters, right on up to hippies at Woodstock

Original stories only, no reprints. All characters must be over 18; no incest or bestiality (MLR prohibitive guidelines apply). The title of your story must be the date the story occurs. For example: 365 B.C. or 1296 A.D. (using the more familiar B.C and A.D as opposed to B.C.E and C.E.)

How to submit: Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document with pages numbered (.doc or .rtf) of 3,000-7,000 word story. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). U.S. grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. If the story is set in the Middle Ages or the Crusades, UK grammar would be acceptable. Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, word count, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to:

Time stops for no man, but Rob will certainly stop and say thank you for your submission.

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