Best of Best Gay Erotica 3

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Cleis Press, Sep 18, 2013 - Fiction - 209 pages
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Since it began in 1996, this groundbreaking series — hailed as “consistently outstanding” by the Lambda Book Report and as “literally orgasmic” by HX Magazine — has delivered the hottest gay male sex writing anywhere. In Best of Best Gay Erotica 3, editor Richard Labonté brings together the most daring, intense, and memorable stories from the series’ past five years. To pull together these intense, insightful stories, Labonté worked together with an impressive panel of judges, making sure this volume was a landmark in gay erotica.

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For the third edition of Best of the Best Gay Erotica, covering 2006 to 2010, series editor Richard Labonté asked his judges to select three of their favorites from the books they judged. Together the five judges bring a wealth of literary variety and achievement to their selection process, having published and edited almost 30 books among them - in addition to the 30 anthologies edited by Labonté.

Richard Labonté has edited the series since Best Gay Erotica 1997, the second installation of this series. Best Gay Erotica has been nominated four times for a Lambda Literary Award, and has won the Gay Erotica award twice.

2006 judge Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is the author of the novels Pulling Taffy (Suspect Thoughts) and So Many Ways to Sleep Badly (City Lights) and editor of the anthologies Dangerous Families, Tricks and Treats, Nobody Passes, and That's Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation. Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? is forthcoming.

2007 judge Timothy J. Lambert is the coeditor of the Cleis anthology Fool For Love (with R.D. Cochrane); coauthor of Three Fortunes in One Cookie and The Deal with Becky Cochrane (Alyson); and is one-fourth of the writing team Timothy James Beck, whose five novels include When You Don't See Me (2007) and Someone Like You (2006).

The 2008 judge is Emanuel Xavier, editor of the novel Christ Like (Rebel Satori) and the poetry collections Pier Queen (Pier Queen Productions) and Americanos (Suspect Thoughts) and editor of the poetry anthologies Mariposas (Floricanto Press) and Bullets & Butterflies (Suspect Thoughts).

The 2009 judge is James Lear, author of the Cleis erotic bestsellers The Low Road, The Palace of Varieties, The Back Passage, Hot Valley, and, in 2010, A Sticky End.

The 2010 judge is Blair Mastbaum, author of the novels Clay's Way and Us Ones in Between (Alyson) and coeditor of Cool Things: Best Gay Fiction from Young American Writers; he's now writing a sequel to Clay's Way.

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