Thursday, November 30, 2006

[Market] Cleis Press

This call for submissions comes to you straight from the ERWA list. There isn't much of anything said about payment, so if you're interested in submitting something to them for this one, I would email asking for more details first.

City Boys
Editor: Richard Labonte
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: April 30, 2007

Not many gay boys are born in the Castro, West Hollywood, or Chelsea - or in Dallas's Oak Lawn, San Diego's Hillcrest, Atlanta's Midtown, St. Louis's Central West End, Seattle's Capitol Hill, or any of America (and the world's) urban gay centers. These queer and queer-friendly neighborhoods are magnets that attract boys just coming out or men who come out late, oases of fag-friendly faces that seduce country boys into city life, suburban kids into the inner city, cyber kids into the real queer world.

Cleis Press is looking for stories - erotic fiction, or erotic autobiography with a strong narrative tone - for an anthology about discovering sex and a sexual community, about the "click" of understanding that there are others like us, about reading (or misreading) the codes that (for better or worse) define queer life. We want sex-charged stories that chart the geographic, the emotional, even the spiritual transition to a centered erotic self.

Original submissions under 7,000 words are preferred, though work that has appeared online will be considered. Queries and stories as .doc files to: Richard Labonte at Deadline: April 30, 2007, for Fall 2007 publication.

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