First Time – mSm vol. 1

Submissions for First Time – mSm Vol. 1 ARE NOW OPEN!

Submissions will close 31st March 2022.

This is the first anthology submission call from Erectus.

This anthology is about the experiences of men who have sex with men. That is what msm or MSM or mSm means.

Your First Time – mSm Vol. 1 submission must be:

  • original, so previously unpublished online or in print (so that includes authors’ websites and blogs)
  • 150 word minimum limit for fiction and non-fiction, stories and essays / maximum 1000 words. (That’s for each story / essay: maximum number of prose pieces you can submit is 3.)
  • 80 word minimum limit for poetry / maximum 1000 words. (That’s for each poem: maximum number of poems you can submit is 5.)
  • must include something about the first time you or your character/s did something … fell in love, had sex with a man, experienced something … it does not have to be about losing your virginity … though it might be … or it might be something completely different … but please keep in mind the volume’s mSm context … so a coy mention of “gay” or “man to man” is not going to do it. We want the real deal! We want the strong man-on-man stuff, and the sweet man-on-man stuff, too.

You must be minimum 18 years of age to submit.


We DO NOT accept simultaneous submissions.


If you have any questions, please email

Please submit via email … so click here.

Please include the words FIRST TIME, plus your name and the title of your submission, and the word count. (Please note: word counts do not include titles or your name.)

PLEASE NOTE: if you are submitting more than one poem, story or essay, we really prefer they are all included in one document. So if you have 5 poems or 3 stories to submit, please include them on one document, and thus make one submission, rather than 5 submissions (one for each poem) or 3 submissions (one for each story).

Please include a brief bio or profile of yourself, especially if you are new to any of the Bequem Publishing imprints..