Call For Submissions: Cowboy Up: Gay Erotic Fiction

Call For Submissions

Cowboy Up: Gay Erotic Fiction
Editor: Shane Allison
Publisher: Cleis Press
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2014
Payment: $50 a story and 2 copies of the book, on publication

Shane Allison is on the hunt once again for the best gay erotica your dirty little literary minds can conjure up. This time, the theme is COWBOYS. Stories that take place anywhere from the old west before there was a name for men on men sex to modern day stories as well as writing that delves into a world of the futuristic cowboy.

According to Romance Writers of America, a romance must include two key elements: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying, optimistic ending. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship. To get an idea of what I’m looking for, I strongly recommend reading my previous erotic romance anthologies.

BDSM, kink, threesomes, foursomes and moresomes are welcome and encouraged, as well as gay erotic cowboy romance. I’m looking for well-written, realistic tales vs. the same clichéd story. No incest, nonconsensual sex, bestiality or underage characters, please.

Please be sure to follow all of the submission guidelines: One story only so write your best work. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere. The desired story length is 2,500-5,000 words. Double-space and indent the first line of each paragraph. Do not put extra spaces between paragraphs. Include your full contact information (legal name/pseudonym, mailing address and phone number) and a bio of 50 words or less written in the third person on the FIRST PAGE of your story. Please attach it as a Microsoft Word .doc file. Send your submission to with Submission: Story Title in the subject line. Please direct any questions to the same address. The deadline is August 1, 2014, but earlier submissions are very much appreciated.

Payment will be $50 per story and 2 copies of the book upon publication. Contributors retain the rights to their work and Cleis Press has final approval over the stories selected for the book. Authors will be notified upon approval of the manuscript from the publisher. If you have not received a response by December 1, please feel free to query me.