A Chance For Self Exposure(yeah, if your mind's in the gutter, I'm talking to you)
I am making an offer to you Deviants
for an opportunity to present some of your work on my Blog www.ikerose.com/ on
"Man Candy Mondays". Many authors of gay erotic romances have a similar feature on their professional Blogs, but use photos or art they "borrow" from the Internet. (I've seen pieces I recognized from deviantArt friends on some Blogs.)
As a creator of intellectual properties (mostly fiction) I am reluctant to do that except when an artist or photographer has made their work Public Domain.
This is YOUR chance to present a photo essay on male nudes or male love.
You can include between 200 and 300 words about yourself and your work, as well as another 100 words or so telling a story of the photos or works of art you have selected.
(It's OK to just select 5 or 6 of your favorite photos.)
Since my Blog is labeled as "Adult", I will allow works that are not allowed by deviantArt's TOS
, and if appropriate to the essay, sex.
(For example, if you show a romance between your models that ends with them making love.
Why would you want to do this? (other than to make my blog beautiful and HOT?)
Blogs by writers are mostly read by other writers of the same genre, and since I write male/male erotic romances, guess who comes to visit me?
We have little say with our publishers about book cover art, EXCEPT:
1: when a writer gets well known, s/he might be able to ask for a particular photo or photographer for the cover of a new book. Getting in with an e-publisher could get you in on their print book covers, too.
2: Most of us self-publish e-books. We may not be able to pay you more than a few cents for the cover art for each book sold (we usually don't make much) but again, it will expose you to a larger public. We might even want to use a few of your photos/art in a self published book; that would involve making a deal about percentages of sales.
If you have an idea
for a page, please write to me about it at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a further opportunity. I am one of six authors of male/male romance fiction who have decided to start a blog dedicated exclusively to gay male fiction. "It's Raining Men" rainingmenamen.blogspot.com/&n…
is only one other.) The Blog launches 4/1/ 2011. It will be by and for writers and fans of the genre. (We'll have weekly guests for the seventh day.) We would love to do a "Man Candy" page on the blog, a separate page. So we need photos and art. We have one volunteer photographer from deviantArt already. Again, since this an "adult" blog, we are not limiting you, as long as it's "tasteful".
For the time being, "contributions" for "It's Raining Men" can also be sent to email@example.com , although I will change that when the project is up and running. Put "It's Raining Men" or "Ike's Blog" in the subject.
PS: If anyone wants to design a better "Man Candy Monday" banner for my blog PLEASE!!!!
I am NOT an artist, and really am dedication most of my energies to writing now.
You can put your name and deviantArt address in 12 or 14 PT at the bottom.
Ike Rose, Author