Every year Richard Labonte sets the bar impossibly high for the next edition of Best Gay Erotica. Featuring new work by emerging voices as well as top gay erotica authors, Best Gay Erotica 2013 collects the most wildly inventive writing of the year. Rough yet romantic, racy yet nice, this heart-racing anthology is yet another gold star in the crown of Cleis Press gay erotica. Includes a foreword by Paul Russell, the critically acclaimed author of The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov (Cleis, 2011).
"Richard Labonte is, among many other wonderful things, America's great gay erotic anthologist, indefatigably collecting and curating our various dreams, desires, unholy deliriums and blessed depravities. He's a national treasure."
--Paul Russell, author of "The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov"
"The stories are poignant and thought-provoking in many cases, but downright hot in all cases. The variety of stories in this collection is unrivaled."
"Richard Labonte's "Best Gay Erotica" series sets and raises the bar in the 2013 volume. Gathering the hottest, freshest, and most literary fiction for the year, "Best Gay Erotica 2013" captures the tenderness and raw energy of man-on-man desire."
--"Erotica Readers and Writers Association"
Richard Labonte lives on small, friendly Bowen Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. One of the founders of A Different Light Bookstore, he has edited the "Best Gay Erotica" series since 1996. He reviews 100 books a year for Q Syndicate, which distributes "Book Marks," his fortnightly column; writes the "Books to Watch Out For/Gay Men's Edition" newsletter, where he reviews 100 queer books per year; and writes book reviews for "Publishers Weekly." He has coordinated the Lambda Literary Awards for the past two years, and as of 2011 has edited almost 40 books. Husband Asa and canines Percy and Zak are his constant companions.