Call for Submissions: Pride Publishing Seeks LGBTQI Fiction | No deadline

Pride Publishing, an imprint of the Totally Entwined publishing group, seeks books about characters who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex. Manuscripts should be 10,000 to 100,000 words and may be standalone stories or part of a series. The standard contract is for four years and includes subsidiary and worldwide rights. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: A Plant to Fall in Love With in “Darling Proktiphallus”

His seed book cover

This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing again from “Darling Proktiphallus,” which appears in the new Lethe Press anthology His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica. In “Darling Proktiphallus” we follow JD, a horticulturalist who works at a public garden in the Midwest, as he develops a more-than-professional interest in a unique garden plant.

This scene occurs toward the beginning of the story. It’s winter, and JD has been working outside. His co-worker and occasional lover, Robert, just buzzed JD on the walkie-talkie and asked him to visit one of the greenhouses.

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Pen to Pen: Liv Rancourt on researching historical romances

Vintage glasses and photos with an open blank notebook

For this week’s Pen to Pen Column, Liv Rancourt has stopped by to talk about the ins and outs of researching historical romances. The process is fresh in her mind, as she’s just released Aqua Follies, a gay romance set in the water ballet scene of 1950s Seattle. You didn’t know there was a Seattle water ballet scene? That’s not all her book covers, and keeping track of the historical trivia was quite the task. She has some great advice for digging up the details that movies and history books might not tell you. … Read more

Sexy Snippet from “Far From Home,” an erotic sci-fi story

far from home book cover

On the 19th of every month, the Erotica Readers and Writers Association hosts Sexy Snippet Day, inviting any author to post 200 words or less of published erotica as a comment to the association’s Sexy Snippets blog post. Today, I’m sharing a snippet from Far From Home, my erotic science-fiction short about husbands on different planets staying emotionally and sexually close through virtual technology—with a bonus 100 words to sate the appetites of the technologically curious. … Read more