Submission Call “Don Juan and Men”

Don Juan and Men
stories of lust and seduction
Edited by Kyle Stone (ManLoveRomance Books)
Deadline: 30th September 2008

The story of Don Juan is a popular one and has appeared in many guises throughout literary and musical history. The Spanish Don with his single minded drive to seduce, conquer and desert those who fall under his spell, fascinates us all. He is a man of power, a man who goes against the rules, a cynic with devastating charm. But the stories in this anthology will explore a side of the Don that has not been examined before. What if Don Juan were gay?

The kind of stories I’m looking for can be set in any place, in any time period, even the future. They can explore any dynamic, make the seductive one older… younger… looking back or far ahead into a future we can barely imagine. The content of the story can be romantic, darkly gothic, or modern and stark; the erotic element can range from subtle to very explicit S&M. Always the focus of the story, as with the Don himself, is on the process and psychology of seduction, in other words, on the hunt. The majority will be original stories, with no more than three reprints allowed. I expect to have from twelve to eighteen stories, running from 3000 to a maximum of 8,000 words. Deadline: September 30.

I hope to have about half the stories by invitation to writers of all sorts of genres, with plenty of room for an open call. I always enjoy discovering new voices (to me) and know the thrill of giving a new writer a first publication.

Needless to say this is a small press publication, the pay an honorarium. What we do for love… 🙂

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One Response

  1. This sounds like a great exploration! The Spaniard Gonzalo Torrente Ballester wrote a book about Don Juan. The premise is not about Don Juan as a homosexual, but rather a sexually impotent, yet immortal being. Most characters in the book, including the male narrator are inexplicably drawn to Don Juan, even without his physical sexual prowess. I don’t know if there’s an English translation, but it’s a great book!
    I did my own post with some unique ideas about the Don Juan myth. Maybe this will spur some of your readers to submit!

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