Call for submissions: The Biggest Lover

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The Biggest Lover, front cover. Photograph by Rikard Olsson

The Biggest Lover

Big-Boned Men’s Erotica for Chubs and Chasers

Hot & Hairy Fiction Series

R. Jackson, editor

Bear Bones Books / Lethe Press

Ever since Girth & Mirth, the USA urban gay and bisexual social clubs founded in the 1970s for large men and their admirers, chub culture has always been part of bear community. But why do we associate bigness with masculinity? Strength, comfort, softness, abundance, identity?

Why have some of us forever admired, celebrated, and fetishized big men, while modern fashion and other social forces have long stigmatized, even demonized, fatness?

We’re looking for memorable stories of big love, romance, and community, especially ones that express diversity in characters, in any genre from 3,500 to 6,500 words long. Settings may be contemporary, historical, or mythical.

To learn the particular type of short fiction we seek, please familiarize yourself with the BBB’s Hot & Hairy Series: search for “Bear Bones Books” on Amazon and use their free Look Inside the Book function to read a few stories. Better yet, buy a book and read it.

Payment per word for original work: 2 cents ($0.02 USD), payable upon publication; one contributor copy. Reprints/excerpts accepted at half the original rate: please include complete prior publication information.

New deadlines for submissions

  • First story drafts due            June 1, 2014
  • Final story drafts due            July 1, 2015

Send synopsis or story submissions, along with complete author contact information, and author biography <75 words, to bearsoup AT gmail Dotcom.

 

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