Before you follow this page of story links, I want to make something crystal clear: Stories that are just about sex are ten a penny. The stories that I have found here are stories about love. They involve the growing emotions between young men. They are about the dawning realisation of sexuality, and of people whose outlook on life is different from the established norms.
These are young men who have found things sometimes hard to bear, and who have found love.
Some stories are touching, some deeply erotic. The main theme, though, can be seen on the faces of the two in this picture:
People often ask if they may submit work to me for the site. And the answer is that of course they may, if the stories are "right for the site" and if I happen to like them. The process is explained here.
It is quite hard, though, to handle questions like "how do I write a story?", which I get sometimes. So I've created a guide that works pretty well.
A good story has few typos in it. Dialogue can be idiosyncratic, but the grammar is good, the spelling is good. Words like 'loose' and 'lose' are never confused. Apostrophes happen in the right places. But not every author is a grammar and spelling genius. So we do have some volunteer editors with whom you can work before submitting a story. If someone offers their services, either by email to me or on the forum, then I add their names and email addresses to this short alphabetical list:
Once you are ready, simply submit your story by email. If you don't hear anything within a few days please remind me. I don't accept everything I am sent, but I do read everything, and I always reply, so if I haven't then either I'm away or the email has gone astray.
Our publishing scheme
We publish stories very much like a paper magazine does. We try very hard to run a finite number of serials at any one time, and strive to post all the chapters in one serial before starting on another one, regardless of which author it's by. We intersperse short stories and poetry in the gaps in serials. This is because we have, usually, more serials than we have short stories and poems.
Sometimes there are anomalies. Authors of serials often send us chapters of their serial before the entire work is finished, and that's fine. We work with the author to decide when to start. We start to publish them hoping, but not always expecting, that the remainder of the chapters will arrive before the publishing sequence finishes. And here's where the problem, if it is a problem, starts. When we run out of chapters we start another author's serial, and we try to run it to completion. This means that the author whose chapters have a production gap can feel neglected until we can restart their serial again. This is especially the case with very long continuing sagas. When we see it is about to be a real challenge we treat the unpublished chapters as a special case, but that can't always be immediate.
Our production queue is being managed actively to fluctuate around a base of two to three weeks.
The index of authors
There is no right way of doing this, so I have chosen the following scheme, just like your local lending library:
- Where the author has a 'forename/surname' combination, they are listed in alphabetical order of surname. So Michael Arram is sorted under A for Arram, not M for Michael
- The surnames MacDonald and McDonald are filed strictly alphabetically, unlike the phone book, where they both appear in the same section. So Machelli comes after MacDonald and before McHooter, who comes before Macky.
- Where the author is a single word name they are listed in alphabetical order of that name. So Failte200 is sorted under F
- Where the author is a a hyphenated name or a name with an apostrophe or a name with a prefix (such as de, van, O' etc), they are listed in alphabetical order of the first part of that name. So D'Artagnon is under D and Cy-kun is under C. Obviously this holds true in every segment of the index.
- Where the author's name is a compound name that is obviously not forename/surname, they are sorted under the first part of the name. So Angel Love is under A, as is AZ Story Guy