Monday, July 31, 2006

Ho's, Hustlers, Call-Girls & Rent-Boys: Prostitutes Writing on Life, Love, Work, Sex and Money

Hoes, Hustlers, Call-Girls & Rent Boys is a collection of writing by people who have taken money to have sex. It¹s not academics theorizing about prostitutes, or moviemakers imagining what it might be like, or authors pretending they've been hookers. This book is writing by people who are, or were, actually in the Life. In their own words. Their own voices. Raw, uncensored, unfiltered. Not just about turning tricks. About life, love, work, money and everything and anything else. This is a historical document that entertains as it illuminates an underrepresented
segment of society that has no voice, that's shamed and glamorized, ostracized and glorified, reviled and worshipped.

Ho's, Hustlers, Call-Girls & Rent-Boys began in a basement in San Francisco at a writers workshop for people who exchanged sex for money. For two years, every Tuesday afternoon, we sat in that basement and we wrote about pets, first love, things that seemed to be a good idea at the time. Whatever. Then we went out and asked people from all over the world who worked in the sex business to give us their writing.

Prostitutes walk among us and we don't even know it. Ho's, Hustlers, Call-Girls & Rent-Boys strips away the glitter and stiletto heels, the myths, prejudices and misperceptions, and humanizes the men and women who we pay for sex.

Only qualification for writers: you've turned a trick. Be anonymous or use your real name. I'm looking for writing on any relevant subject. But here are some suggestions if you'd like them:

Your biography
Best friend
To do list
First trick
Worst trick
Best trick
Something I Did that I Knew I Shouldn't
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Email submissions and inquiries to David Henry Sterry:

Editor: David Henry Sterry
Publisher: A publisher has not yet been secured for this call.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2006
Payment: This is a cooperative venture, profits will be shared with writers.

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