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Jenny Block shares her coming out story on Cosmo.com
Library Journal reports that Come Again embodies "the sexy, silly attitude" of sex toy use
Joan Price featured on Marie Claire—What should you keep in that drawer?
Toasts called "an exercise in enthusiastic sincerity" by the San Francisco Book Review
Best Sex Writing of the Year, Volume 1 featured on Ravishly.com
Paula Rizzo, listmaker extraordinaire, featured in an outsourcing how-to on Success.com
Alison Tyler gets excited about the Penthouse Variations series edited by Barbara Pizio
Hungry Curious is featuring a giveaway of Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose's Veganish: The Omnivore's Guide to Plant-Based Cooking
Violet Blue discusses Jennifer Lawrence's new status as a star of revenge porn on Playboy.com
Rachel Kramer Bussel gives sex advice about timing in the Philadelpha City Paper
Rachel Kramer Bussel explores how kinky women enjoy healthy sex lives, unlike their film representations
Patricia Johnson & Mark Michaels discuss the benefits of tantric sex on Latina.com
What's Life? The Intelligent Optimist highlights some of their favorite gems from Allen Klein's Having the Time of Your Life.
Lesbian Lit 101. Curve magazine mentions our very own Ann Bannon in their recommendations for lesbian literary classics.
Kristen Moeller discusses her alternative lifestyle of choosing to live in a tiny home.
Portland Book Review called A Princess Bound "delightfully naughty!"
Beebo Brinker and 9 other lesbian pulp-fiction classics featured in Autostraddle article about hilarious and historical lesbian sex scenes!
Who better for Relationship Advice than Romance Novelists? Rachel Kramer Bussel Shares Relationship Advice from 5 Best-Selling Romance Novelists on Cosmopolitan.com!
Rachel Kramer Bussel Writes the Truth, and Responds to Blogger Who Blames Other Women for Her Husband's Roving Eyes.
Billee Sharp, Author of "Lemons and Lavender" Was Quoted in today.com Article About Surprising Ways You Can Use Lemons i
Sacchi Green Interview with Dr. Richard Wagner, of Dr. Dick's Sex Advice!
What will you celebrate this week? Allen Klein Writes on the Importance on Celebrating Everyday.
Learn the therapeutic benefits of humor from Allen Klein
How to silence your inner critic — PsychCentral recommends SHE
Library Journals first erotica review column gives rave reviews to new Cleis titles Can't Get Enough, Flying High, and Women in Handcuffs!
Cocktails and Books is drunkenly in love with Alison Tyler's Dark Secret Love, giving it an almost perfect score. Find out why this book is so intoxiactly good.
Allen Klein is a best selling author, who focuses on the power of humor to change and uplift everyday lives. Find out more about this Viva Editions' author and jollytologist in a revealing interview on Ideamensch.
Tina Gilbertson, author of Viva's future release Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them, talks about how and why women deflect praise on the Huffington Post Live.
Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels weigh in on "The Truth About How Much a Happy Couple Should Have Sex" on Jezebel. You'll be surprised at what they recommend!
The Jungle of Life features BJ Gallagher, author of It's Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been, and her musing on the ageless possibilities of finding love.
Allen Klein, author of Always Look on the Bright Side, inspires one writer on Social Media Today to discuss visuals, the market, and campaigning.
6 Cleis Press books make Creative Loafing's top 10 most provacative books this month. Congratulations to all our authors!
Award winnning author Carole Brody Fleet talks about how Social Media can help aid in the grieving process for all impacted on the Huffingtonpost.
Rachel Kramer Bussel talks about fantasy and erotic fiction on Refinery 29 to help women find exactly what turns them on.
"Even when dealing with kink, discipline, and bondage, I strive to express the decadent beauty found in the powerful relationships between dominants and submissives" -Alison Tyler in an interview on Female First
The Examiner directs you to Violet Blue's Seal it with a Kiss for some handy love advice.
Can't get enough of some Contagious Optimism? Don't worry, they'll be here twice a month to give you the right lift and praise for any occasion.Follow their youtube channel for more videos and updates.
Lambda Litreary shares a blazing review for Radclyffe's Love Bruns Bright: A Lifetime of Lesbian Romance
RetailMeNot offers seven titles that are better than 50 Shades of Grey, featuring our very own Rachel Kramer Bussel's Big Book of Orgasms and Kristina Wright's xoxo:Sweet and Sexy Romance.
The Examiner highlights Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel's Changing the Way We Die, as part of a new wave of conversations about death and grieving.
Mark Nepo, author of Reduced to Joy, and other great voices share a little advice to lift you up on any day on the Huffington Post.
Ande Lyons spotlights Kristina Wright's Bedded Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Happily Ever After.
Slixa talks orgasms, publishings dos and don'ts, and what makes erotica so special with Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of The Big Book of Orgasms:69 Sexy Stories and other Cleis favorites.
Foreward Reviews feature Kristina Wright's Bedded Bliss, a guide on how to be Happily Ever After with the use of sensual suggestions, personal anecdotes, and steamy stories.
Carole Brody Fleet, author of Happily Even After, gives several essential tips for widows managing loss while family and friends forget. Must have words as we progress into the new year.
Best Sex Writing 2013 covers a grand spectrum of sex, sex politics, and theory while illuminating its multifaceted nature. A must read for anyone looking for a critical collection to tease and inform the brain.
The Empress of Dirt is giving away a copy of The Edible Garden. Enter before December 20th!
Mitzi Szereto explores the multiple shades of Dorian Gray on USA Today's Happily Even After blog
Sharon Meers, author of Getting to 50/50, wrote an article for The Guardian about how to cure a sexist boss.
Latina Magazine featured Fast Girls by Rachel Kramre Bussel!
Mark Nepo was interviewed on Vibrant Living with Carla McCellan, where he discussed his new book Reduced to Joy, and his connection with Oprah.
David Mezzapelle explains the origin of the idea for Contagious Optimism and its connection to his alma mater, Fairfield University.
Technology in the bedroom? Rachel Kramer Bussel comments on a new app that messures your sex life.
Fresh Fiction reviewed Smokin' Hot Firemen as "filled with erotic stories that will leave you breathless."
Publishers Weekly featured the Insatiable line of audiobooks including The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio and The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus in an article about the rise of erotic audio books, set up by sensational Susie Bright!
Mark Nepo reads from his new book of poems Reduced to Joy
Parenting Press offered helpful tips from Jump-Starting Boys for helping you child become a life-long achiever.
Peanut Butter and Whine reviewed Crafting Calm and completely connected with her style of crafting.
David Mezzapelle was interviewed on Good Enough Mother about Life Lessons.
Lambda Literary reviewed Wild Girls, Wild Nights!
Alan Kaufman's Acker Awards were covered by Vice
Look how yummy! Roasted brussel sprouts with garbanzo beans and almonds from our Two Lazy Gourmets.
The Magical Buffet reviewed Crafting Calm, and then created her own prosperity pouch
Jump-Starting Boys made the list of top books the Library Journal staff is reading!
Parents.com called Jump-Starting Boys a must-read for moms!
New and hot summer audiobooks from Cleis Press
Laura Antoniou guest post's on Rose Caraway's The Kiss Me Quicks about her novel The Killer Wore Leather being turned into an audiobook.
Glass Half Full featured some sage advice from David Mezzapelle, author of Contagious Optimism, for making your day better.
Lifestyle Mirror featured Serving Him and Sudden Sex as great erotic beach reads.
Polly Campbell shares the 5 Things to Make a Better Day on Huffinton Post.
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Kinky!, The Ultimate Guide to Sexual Fantasy, 2nd Edition, Fairy Tale Sex, The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women, Backdoor Pleasures, Bare Assed, Hot Rods, Best Women's Erotica 2013.
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Cleis Press and Viva Editions is seeking an editorial and marketing intern to help our dynamic publishing team. Interested? Find our application guidelines here.
See which Cleis Press titles are nominated for awards this year, and see a complete list of the awards we have won for 2014 and 2013, including six Indepdenent Publisher Awards, and a Lambda Literary Award for Wild Girls, Wild Nights.
Cleis Pres/Viva Editions was also named Publisher of the Year by ForeWord Reviews!
Cleis Press award nominees
Cleis Press award winners
In celebration of Pride month, we kicked off a brand new project we called Out Writers. Join us—and a tide of queer voices—in celebrating the importance of LGBTQ writing on #OutWriters. Our own publisher Brenda Knight shares her story of starting at Cleis Press in the introduction to Best Gay Romance 2013.
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