Author(s): Neil Plakcy (ed.)
Whether a hundred times life size on a billboard or romping through the pages of a glossy magazine in his Calvins, Tommys or Ralphs, the male model is the gold standard for masculine beauty. The characters in these stories run the gamut, from the billboard-gracing Aiden in Cynthia Hamilton's Big Picture to life models in drawing classes and ordinary guys immortalised in a catalogue shoot in T. Hitman's When Gary Met Larry. They hook up with artists, photographers, roommates and lovers in locations from New York and Miami to a beach in Australia.
Neil Plakcy's fiction has appeared in the collections Cowboys, Hot Cops, and Best Gay Romance. The editor of Skater Boys, Surfer Boys and Hard Hats as well as the author of Paws and Reflect, he also writes the book column for GayWired.com. He lives in South Florida.