Short fiction submissions sought: Bi Guys, volume 2

Bi Guys, volume 2

Firsthand Fiction for Bisexual Men and Their Admirers

R. Jackson, editor
Lethe Press
Call for short story (fiction) submissions

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Everyone knows that Bi Guys make the best lovers, because of the range and depth of their sexual experiences. But not everyone knows that Bi Guys also make the sexiest fiction anthologies.

In 2006, the first groundbreaking collection of bi men’s erotic writing came out, and was subsequently named a Lambda Literary Awards finalist. Now the same editor of Bi Guys is seeking original submissions for a second volume of bi-rotic fiction for bisexual men and everyone who loves them.

We are once again bringing together a unique collection of outstanding sensual writing about the bi male sexual experience. This is bisexual-themed erotica with a decidedly masculine viewpoint, erotica with undeniable male heat, erotica you won’t soon forget!

We’re looking for memorable stories of bi/poly/pan male sex, love, romance, family, and community from 3,500 to 7,000 words long (firm upper limit — sorry, but if you can’t tell your story in less than 7K words, it’s not for us). Genres are open: settings may be contemporary, historical, mythical, or fantastic, but the central male character(s) must be bisexual.

We especially welcome strong stories that express ethnic/racial/gender diversity in its characters.

BiG Lethe frcoverTo learn the particular type of short fiction we seek, please familiarize yourself with the first volume of Bi Guys: follow this link to see the book on Amazon and use their free Look Inside the Book function to read a few stories. Better yet, buy the book, read all the stories, and then write us a compelling and completely unique story.

Payment per word for original work: 2 cents ($0.02 USD), payable after publication. Previously published stories and book excerpts accepted at half the original rate: please include complete prior publication information. All contributors will receive one gratis copy of the softcover book.

Proposed timeline (subject to change):

  • Story / synopsis / contributor contact info and bio sketch due         September 1, 2015  March 1, 2017
  • Revisions due      April 1, 2017
  • Contributor contracts issued        May 1, 2017
  • Publication release date:        September 23, 2017

Send synopsis or story submissions, along with complete author contact information (including your legal name (and pseudonym, if you choose to use one), complete mailing address, telephone number(s), and email address; and author biography <75 words, to:

bearsoup AT gmail Dotcom, and ron.wolfbear AT gmail.com.

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About the editor: R. Jackson is editor of several groundbreaking collections of men’s erotic fiction, including:

  • Bearotica (published by Bear Bones Books)
  • Bear Lust (published by Bear Bones Books)
  • Bears in the Wild (published by Bear Bones Books)
  • Bi Guys: The Deliciousness of His Sex (published by Lethe Press)
  • Tales from the Den: Wild & Weird Stories for Bears (published by Bear Bones Books)

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.