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2013 Outstanding Short Story Competition

Australia's premier LGBTQI creative writing competition

Theme: After the summer

Judges comments: We found stories that were entertaining, insightful, surprising, emotionally raw and real...

Winners include: Cameron Bayley, jenni nixon, Hayley Katzen, Gaby Mason, Isobel Harding, Kay Harrison, and Madeline Shaw

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Released October 2013 36 A5 pages | pdf file <1MB | ePub file < 0.5MB |

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Perfect Gay Marriage

Robert Tait

Join private detective Matt in his Australia-wide search for the true identity of a twink destined to be the younger, cuter groom at Australia's first legal A-list gay wedding. Perfect Gay Marriage exposes not only glittering Sydney's grubby underbelly, but also its sleazy backbottom.

Those who've read Robert Tait's previous novels will be familiar with his style, a unique blend of erotic and social satire within a fast-paced adventure. Previously supplied a chapter-per-month - the first 24 chapters are now available as a novel. Note: Available in pdf and ePub formats.

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Released August 2013 180+ A5 pages | pdf file <3MB | ePub file < 1MB |

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Hold On, I'm Coming!

Editor Gary Dunne

An anthology of new Australian gay writing

What's love got to do with it? A collection that reflects the myriad forms of gay romance - anonymous quickie or impending marriage, mateship or crush, gothic or suburban. Tales of love and lust exploring modern relationships and highlighting the diversity of contemporary gay fiction.

Features new work from Tim Miles, Scott Clark, Robert Tait, John Bartlett, Alistair Sutton, Dallas Angguish, Timothy Collard, Shaun O'Dowd, and Jarred Connors.

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Released Sept 2012 80+ A5 pages | pdf file <2MB | ePub file < 1MB |

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NOTE: Hold On, I'm Coming! is available in pdf and ePub formats. Electronic readers with smaller screens may prefer the ePub version. If you have problems please let us know.


Click to download Ken Always Does As He's Told

Ken Always Does As He's Told

Text and Dollpix by Gary Dunne

When Gary Dunne whinged he couldn’t find male models without attitude issues to pose for a pdf cover, a friend’s daughter said, “Borrow my Kens. They always do as they’re told.” He did. And they did.
One thing led to another, and then to an exhibition at Sydney’s Tap Gallery.


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pdf file <3 MB, text and photos, released March 2012

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Click to download 2012 New Mardi Gras short story competition

2012 New Mardi Gras Short Story Competition

All the winners and highly commended entries.

This competition was part of the 2012 Sydney Mardi Gras festival. Theme: 750 words on 'Heroes'. Winners include James May, Christian Baines, Karla Hansford and Isabel Roper. Highly commended entries from Matthew Huxtable, Debra Findlay, Michael-Kembi Yates and Alex Dunkin.


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pdf file <1 MB, mixed g&l content, released Feb 2012

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Click to download When you're a boy

When you're a boy, other boys check you out

A new anthology of gay writing

You don't need Grindr to find these hot Aussie tales. There are 'boys' of all ages in this revealing collection, from teens to ones who'd rather not say. Authors explore being a son, being a brother, being a friend and being a lover; how we mesh these conflicting roles into a workable life and the real significance of each of these relationships. Featuring new work by: Dallas Angguish, Brendan J Lindsay, Ash Rehn, Daniel G Taylor, Shaun O'Dowd, Ian MacNeill, Scott Clark, Jarred Connors, and Robert Tait (with Chapter01 of Perfect Gay Marriage).

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pdf file <2 MB, 80+ A5 pages, released October 2011

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Click to download And, then, he kissed me

and, then, he kissed me

A new anthology of Australian gay writing

Bush tucker was never this tasty. An Australia-wide collection exploring deep and dark emotions; tales of growing up and wanderlust; stories from the outback, the inner city and the depths of suburbia - a broad mix exploring a diversity of relationships and characters. Featuring new work from: Ward Lee, James May, Tim Miles, Brendan Lindsay, Barry Lowe, Shaun O'Dowd, Ian MacNeill, Alistair Sutton, Peter Mitchell, and Gary Dunne.


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pdf file <2 MB, 80 A5 pages, released March 2011

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gay-ebooks audio recordings Now Available!


From out behind our fading crt screens, a selection of our authors have allowed us to record them reading their stories, as an experiment with new technology...!

Click to download 2011 New Mardi Gras short story competition

2011 New Mardi Gras Short Story Competition

All the winners and highly commended entries.

This competition was part of the 2011 Sydney Mardi Gras festival. Theme: 750 words on 'Home'. Winners include Brent Beadle, Madeline Shaw, Hayley Katzen and Alex Dunkin. Highly commended entries from Jamila Shah, Nat Newman and Matthew Huxtable.


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pdf file <1 MB, mixed g&l content, released Feb 2011

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Click to download 2010 Feast competition

2010 Feast Writing Competition

All this years' winners and highly commended entries

Part of the 2010 Adelaide Feast festival, this collection highlights writing from around Australia. Prose to 1 500 words, poetry to 20 lines. Prize winners were: 1st Jonathon Elsom, 2nd Karen Lethlean, 3rd Jenni Nixon. Highly commendeds: Alex Duncan, Jannali Jones, Alistair Sutton.


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pdf file <1MB, 20 pages, released December 2010

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Click to download Catching On

Catching On

Early encounters with gay identity

Catching On is about that moment of personal awareness when your gay identity becomes very clear. All new writing from eleven authors: Keith Howes, Geoff Ostling, Jeremy Fisher, Robert Tait, Jim Anderson, Campion Decent, Tim Herbert, Michael Hurley, Gavin Harris, Kendall Lovett, and Robert French. Editor Ian MacNeill.
Review:"Poignant or funny and always insightful, Catching On encompasses first love, missed opportunity and awakening sexual awareness..." (Alistair Sutton, Queensland Pride) full text


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pdf file <2MB, 50 pages, released July 2010

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Click to download I need some

I need some

Very popular, our fastest downloader ever

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the showers... this new collection of fiction explores desire - from Oz-drag to the generation gap; in monologue and satire, every story a great read. Featuring Barry Lowe, James May, Ian MacNeill, John Rule, Shaun O'Dowd, Jarred Connors, Peter Mitchell, and Noang Hguyen.


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pdf file >2MB, 60 pages, released Dec 2009

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Click to download 2010 New Mardi Gras short story competition

2010 New Mardi Gras Short Story Competition

All the winners and highly commended entries.

This competition was part of the 2010 Sydney Mardi Gras festival. Theme: 750 words on 'Making History'. Winners include Rebecca Langham, A Ralph, Jonathan Neal and Siobhan Colman. Highly commended entries from Christian Baines, Emma Ashmere and Adrien Abbott.


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pdf file <1 MB, mixed g&l content, released Feb 2010

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Click to download 2009 Feast Writing Competition

2009 Feast Writing Competition

All the winners and highly commended entries

This competition was part of the 2009 Adelaide Feast festival. Winners include Mij Tanith, Anna Solding, and Amelia Penery. Highly commended entries from Tarion Keelan, Peter Mitchell and Megan Hammond.


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pdf file <1 MB, mixed g&l content, released Nov 2009

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Click to download Stinga

Stinga

David della Sabbia

North Queensland - beautiful one day, murderous the next

A body is discovered in a remote North Queensland farmhouse and Detective Steven 'Stinga' Miles is ordered bush to investigate - what appears to be suicide could be murder. As Stinga uncovers a sinister web of crime and corruption, he isn't expecting to be diverted by the possibility of romance.


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pdf file >6MB, [Warning!] 410 pages, released Sept 2009

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Click to download I am a camera

I am a camera

A broad collection

I am a camera, a line from Isherwood's Berlin stories of the '30s, is the starting point for this diverse collection of contemporary Australian gay writing. Each story here, whether blog or memoir, is a unique portrait of a particular time and place. All new work from Peter Cross, Ian MacNeill, John Bartlett, James May, Ash Rehn, Ward Lee, Colin Burrough, Jarred Connors, Wayne Summers, Shannon Boh.


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pdf file <2MB, released Feb 2009

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Click to download Man Overboard

Man Overboard

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A new collection of stories that continues the gay-ebooks tradition of fresh, powerful writing and exciting reading. Our first issue for 2008 includes new work from Ian MacNeill, Jarred Connors, Barry Lowe, James May, Trevor Ball and Nicholas Kokinidis.


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pdf file <1.2MB, released Nov 2008

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Click to download Justified and Ancient

Justified and Ancient

A retrospective celebrating 30 years of Mardi Gras.

Thirty years ago, hundreds of Sydney gays, lesbians and friends continued a festive street march in defiance of police instructions. Many were thumped, 53 were arrested for being part of the first Sydney Gay Mardi Gras. This retrospective is a sample of local gay male lit from that time. Features writing by William Yang, Dave Sargent, Barry Lowe, Ian MacNeill, Gary Dunne and more.


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pdf file <2.4MB, released Feb 2008

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Click to download Queer Hearts

Queer Hearts

Our biggest collection so far.

Hot on the stiletto heels of My boyfriend's back and the 2006 Boy's Summer Collection, gay-ebooks.com.au presents a new anthology of Australian gay male fiction.
Featuring: Nicholas Kokinidis, Peter Mitchell, Barry Lowe, Phil Scott, Shaun O'Dowd, Mal Path, Tim Miles, John Bartlett, James May, Trevor Ball, Ian MacNeill, Jarred Connors.


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pdf file <3MB, released December 2007

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Click to download My Boyfriends Back

My Boyfriend's Back

The best in Australian gay fiction.

Sweet and gritty, sublime and sexy, this collection includes work from established and new writers - ten new stories, highlighting the best in contemporary Australian gay fiction today. Writers featured: Brendan John Lindsay, Phil Scott, RJ Reynolds, John Bartlett, Ian MacNeill, Daniel Shaw, David Carlino, Tim Miles, Jarred Connors and Alistair Sutton.


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pdf file <1.5MB, released July 2007

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Click to download Boys Summer Collection

2006 Boys Summer Collection

A hot download of Australian gay fiction.

There hadn't been a new Oz gay anthology since the nineties, and the 2006 Boys' Summer Collection breaks the drought.
Featuring new stories from some of Australia's best known gay authors - John Roberts, Ian MacNeill and Gary Dunne, as well as some hot literary virgins, on screen for the first time, it's a great snap-shot of contemporary Australian queerlit.


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pdf file <2MB, released December 2006

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Click to download Portraits

Portraits for the Blind

A new novella from Ian MacNeill.

Three Aussie kids on a beach in the eighties; it may be paradise but they're not happy. And soon they have to grow up and leave home. A story about what no-one wants to see.
Ian MacNeill, with his sharp unique style, has been a contributor to the Australian gay lit scene for a long time. See also Ian's author page


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pdf file <1.5MB, released February 2007

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This site is aimed at promoting gay writing in Australia. All titles are exclusive to gay-ebooks and downloadable at no charge.
2006-12. Copyright is retained by each individual author; volume rights by gay-ebooks. This site is a not-for-profit project.. Also note: www.lesbian-ebooks.com.au

File formats are under review. [Note the release of an ePub version of our latest Hold On, I'm Coming! anthology. PDF versions will continue to be available.]

Most of our downloadable files are in pdf format which may be an issue for you if you have one of the smaller screen ebook readers. (You'll have to zoom and scroll.) It's a compromise picking the best file format... none seem suit everyone's requirements. However we will continue to review what format we use with every new release.


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Quote: '... Few of the writers whose work is collected have had American publication, and the stories - literary and erotic alike - open an entertaining window on queer Aussie culture and characters.'
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