Call for Submissions: update for Leatherman

by | October 10, 2007 | Call for Submissions

Editor: Simon Sheppard
Publisher: Cleis Press
* Deadline Extended: November 5, 2007
Payment: $60 and copies upon publication

For an anthology to be published by Cleis Press in 2008, Simon Sheppard, editor of Homosex: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica, and coeditor of Rough Stuff and Roughed Up, is in search of hot queer erotica exploring the eternal lure of the leatherman.

Stories can be about leathermen having vanilla sex, or leathermen having leathersex (SM, BD, etc.). But either way, cowhide – or some variant thereof – must be present.

For more details, writers are STRONGLY encouraged to go to

Preferred length: 3,000-5,000 words. Meritorious shorter or longer work will be considered. Original stories are very strongly preferred. Let me know if a story has been previously published, and where and when. And – if I don’t know you – please enclose a short bio.

Submissions should be Word document attachments, and include, at the top, all your contact information. If you need to send hard copy, please get in touch.

* DEADLINE EXTENDED: November 5, 2007…the sooner the better, as I’ll be reading on an ongoing basis.

Payment: $60 and copies upon publication

Queries (which are encouraged) and submissions to [email protected]. Include: “Leatherman Submission” in the subject line of all antho-related e-mail.

Adrienne Benedicks

I'm still a bit surprised to find myself administrator of a community that dwells in the sensual and the erotic. Who would have thought all those dirty books residing under my bed would lead to this? I have to say it is wonderfully liberating to realize the only dirty things under my bed are the dust bunnies; that my passion for things erotic is simply a healthy interest in sexuality. There's nothing quite like a community of like-minded people to light the way. I graduated from University with a degree in anthropology and live with my professor husband. However, the New Yorker in me is still alive and kicking. We have three kids: a professor, a financier, and instructional designer. Things are more comfortable now that they don't have to answer the classic elementary school question, "What does your mommy do?" In 1996, with the help and encouragement of several women, I founded the Erotica Readers & Writers Association. It's a continuing pleasure to mingle with the passionate souls of ERWA.


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