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Brute Raunch, Scares, and Rough Trade Anthology 2 MATURE CONTENT

A project of Lethe Press (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (August 2022). We provide the following information as an archive.


Brute is an anthology featuring dark and speculative short stories that address gay sexuality, desire, masculinity, and the aesthetics of "rough trade." We do not want every story in the book to be so grim; if your inclination is to have your protagonist chasing a beast of a man who rapes and kills the character, please do not submit. That said, stories don't need to end happily. The attraction to rough trade often involves a desire to embrace danger and risk the self.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2022

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Open to a broad Audience.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Dark Fantasy, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenre: Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues, Men/Male issues, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story2,500 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK No OK Unknown UnknownText format submissions
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Last Updated: 05 Aug 2022
Date Added: 27 Jan 2022

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