Queer Young Cowboys is currently open for submissions.
Queer Young Cowboys is looking for cerebral and raunchy projects that explore the sex lives of gay men in an intimate, honest way.
Things that turn us on: Beards. Tattoos. Road trips and float trips. Hipsters. Armpits. Bicycles. Activists. Punks. Graffiti artists. Hippies. Body hair. Micro-brews. Dirty fingernails. Beach bums. Ass cracks. Feet. Basketball shorts. Penises.
You don’t have to include any of these things, but you’ll make us happy if you do.
We’re open to all genres, but stories must feature gay sexual relationships as a central, core theme of the story. Romance is welcome but not required. Sex isn’t always about love. But sometimes it is.
Diversity is encouraged.
We’re looking primarily for original, unpublished works. We will consider reprinting classic gay erotica on a case by case basis. We’re very interested in preserving the history of gay erotica.
We believe in being fair to writers. We are writers.
Payment is entirely royalty based; Queer Young Cowboys will split any and all profits generated 50/50. (For example: If we sell your book for 3.99 and Amazon.com keeps 30%, we’ll split the remaining 2.79 evenly. On direct sales from our store, you’ll earn 2.00.) We will work on offering advances. We are not interested in making more money from your work than you do.
Publishers that do can go fuck themselves.
How to submit:
Submissions are by email only. Email your work to us as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include the word “Submission” in the email subject line, followed by the story’s title and your name.
We can accept .doc and .rtf submissions. Please use a legible 12 pt font, double spacing, and one inch margins. Include your real name, your pen name, a contact e-mail, phone number, and mailing address in your submission document. A short introductory note would be nice.
We will acknowledge receipt of submissions, and let you know if we’re interested as soon as possible. We are a small outfit, but we’re really interested in seeing what you’re capable of.