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"Men's" Fiction To Be Published Electronically By Esquire Magazine

It is probably not that type of men's fiction. In fact, this fiction is described as "...plot-driven and exciting, where one thing happens after another”. Which is pretty straight forward. And with print markets for fiction drying up, the more the better, say I.

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http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/esquire-to-publish-e-bo...

The cover of Esquire’s first men’s fiction e-book.

The cover of Esquire’s first men’s fiction e-book.

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Esquire to Publish E-Books Devoted to Men’s Fiction By JULIE BOSMAN

That creaky label “women’s fiction” tends to conjure up images of novels about family, career or relationships. But men’s fiction?

Esquire magazine will try to define it in June with a new push into publishing fiction, beginning with an e-book series called “Fiction for Men.”

The first volume of the series includes new short stories by Aaron Gwyn, Luis Alberto Urrea and Jess Walter, and the stories will be sold only in e-book format in collaboration with Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher, beginning June 12. (Another volume will follow every few months.)