True Tales: An Erotic E-zine of Masculinity and Power is a free online gay magazine. More information is available on the history of the e-zine and the honors it has received.
True Tales publishes narrative nonfiction and fiction. Narrative poetry, drama, book excerpts, and blog entries may also be submitted, as well as links to art, photography, and videos.
Both unpublished works and reprints will be considered. Erotic and non-erotic works are both welcome.
All writings must include a narrative (that is, a series of connected events). All submissions must be on a topic related to masculinity and power, such as masculine icons (cops, cowboys, etc.) or power dynamics between men. Authors and artists may be of any gender and sexual orientation.
Submissions may not include erotic depictions of minors. Other than that, any characters/people, plot, setting, theme, genre, length, and lightness or darkness of tone will be considered. Works (including stories) that offer a realistic portrayal of gay life are especially welcome, but fanciful works may be submitted too. Submissions that include societal minorities or that break
past the conventions of gay erotic literature and art are also especially welcome.
2006-7 theme (until October 31, 2007): Military Men.
2008 theme (until October 31, 2008): Businessmen.
Submissions are accepted at all times of the year. Submissions on topics not related to the yearly themes are also welcome.
True Tales is a non-paying market that asks for non-exclusive Web rights in the English language for one year. Visit the e-zine's submission guidelines for more information.