Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Queer Erotic Stories, Writer Call

Me and My Boi: Queer Erotic Stories

Editor: Sacchi Green

Publisher: Cleis Press

Preferred Length: 2000-5000 words

Deadline: December 1, 2013

Payment: $50 per story and two copies of the anthology

This book is a celebration of all things boi, butch, masculine-of-center; the people we love who put their own personal spins on the gender spectrum. Bois who like girls, bois who like bois, bois who like both; those who don’t label themselves bois at all but can’t stand to wear a skirt. Tell me stories about more-or-less female-identified, screw-the-binary free spirits of all flavors. Transwoman characters who identify as lesbians are fine, as long as the focus is on the lesbian experience. Cool bois, hot bois, swaggering bois, shy bois, geek boys, drag kings, leather bois, flannel bois. Young is fine, but so are butch daddies, mentors, and role models.

As always, give me fully-developed characters, vivid settings, original voices, intriguing themes, and steamy sex that develops naturally out of all the rest. I’m finding some confusion among writers about exactly which part of the gender spectrum I’m looking for, so I’ll be more precise. At least one character should be on the boi/butch/tomboy/or even “passing” side of identifying as lesbian, but not quite over the edge to being transmen, although they may be contemplating traveling that path. Female-identified but with some degree, sometimes, of masculine gender presentation. Ask if you’re not sure.

E-mail submissions (.doc or .rtf files only) and queries to:

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