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6344601899_4db78e94a2_bFine gay erotic fiction since 2001. Natty Soltesz also writes essays and publishes zines including QueerBurgher. He makes collages for fun and visual interest.

Fun Facts

Praise

“It’s not very often at all that I’m reading porn and getting happily distracted by how good the sentences are and how economical the prose is.” – Dennis Cooper

“The king of intergenerational porn.” – Kevin Killian

[Writes] like the Stephen King of mansex.” – Joe Gage

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SCREENPLAY
Dad Takes A Fishing Trip. Dir. Joe Gage. By Natty Soltesz and Joe Gage. D/G Mutual Media. 2008. DVD.

BOOKS
College Dive Bar, 1 AM. Go Deeper Press. 2015. Print and ebook.
Backwoods. Rebel Satori Press/Queer Mojo. 2011. Print and ebook.
428 College St. Amazon Digital Services. 2013. Ebook.
Brojobs. Amazon Digital Services. 2012. Ebook.
Never Easy (split anthology). By Natty Soltesz, Rob Wolfsham and Johnny Murdoc. Queer Young Cowboys. 2012. Print and ebook.
Daddy/Boy. Queer Young Cowboys. 2012. Ebook.
691 Suburban Dr. Queer Young Cowboys. 2013. Ebook.
Str8 but Curious. Amazon Digital Services. 2011. Ebook.
Straight(ish) vls 1, 2. Amazon Digital Services. 2014, Ebook.

ANTHOLOGY CONTRIBUTIONS
Slave Boys. “Cooked.” Ed. Winston Gieseke. Bruno Gmunder, 2014. Print and ebook.
Hired Hands. “Meat Lovers.” Ed. Winston Gieseke. Bruno Gmunder, 2014. Print and e-book.
Out of Uniform. “TS&A.” Ed. Winston Gieseke.Bruno Gmunder, 2014. Print and e-book.
Until the Sun Rises. “Birthday.” Ed. Winston Gieseke. Bruno Gmunder, 2014. Print and e-book.
Whipping Boys. “Reunited.” Ed. Winston Gieseke. Bruno Gmunder, 2014. Print and e-book.
Blowing Off Class. “Hazed Memory.” Ed. Winston Gieseke. Bruno Gmunder, 2014. Print and e-book.
Best Gay Romance 2013. “The Falls.” Ed. Richard Labonte. Cleis Press. Print and ebook.
Daddy Knows Best. “Waylaid.” Ed. Winston Gieseke. Bruno Gmunder, 2013. Print and e-book.
Team Players. “Supplemental.” Ed. Winston Gieseke. Bruno Gmunder, 2013. Print and e-book.
Indecent Exposures. “Four Days in the Exurbs.” Ed. Winston Gieseke. Bruno Gmunder. 2013. Print and ebook.
Straight No More. “Ports in a Storm.” Ed. Winston Gieseke. Bruno Gmunder, 2013. Print and e-book.
College Boys. “College Dive Bar, 1 AM.” Ed. Shane Allison. Cleis Press. 2011. Print and ebook.
Hot Jocks. “Details.” Ed. Richard Labonte. Cleis Press. 2011.Print and ebook.
Brief Encounters. “Room for Cream.” Ed. Shane Allison. Cleis Press. 2011. Print and ebook.
Blowjob 3. “Why Sex?” (introduction). By Johnny Murdoc. Queer Young Cowboys. 2011. Print and ebook.
Best Gay Erotica 2011. “I Sucked Off An Iraqi Sniper.” Ed. Richard Labonte. Cleis Press. Print and ebook.
Best Gay Erotica 2010. “The Hippie Down Low.” Ed. Richard Labonte. Cleis Press. Print and ebook.
Best Gay Romance 2010. “The Falls.” Ed. Richard Labonte. Cleis Press. Print and ebook.
Boy Crazy. “Paperboys.” Ed. Richard Labonte. Cleis Press. 2009. Print and ebook.
Best Gay Erotica 2009. “The Opera House.” Ed. Richard Labonte. Cleis Press. Print and ebook.
Second Person Queer. “How to Hate Yourself Completely.” Ed. Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel. Arsenal Pulp Press. 2009. Print.
Best Gay Romance 2009. “Adult.” Ed. Richard Labonte. Cleis Press. Print and ebook.
Best Gay Romance 2008. “A Not-So-Straight Duet.” Ed. Richard Labonte. Cleis Press. Print and ebook.
Ultimate Gay Erotica 2008. “Act Now.” Ed. Jesse Grant. Alyson Books. 2008. Print.

MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTIONS
Men, story in issue July 07 and two more I can’t remember.
Freshmen, seven stories from 2007 – 2009.
Handjobs, story in following issues: Dec 05, Mar 06, Aug 06, Oct 06, Feb 07, Jan 08, Mar 09, Nov 09, Dec 09, Feb 10, May 10, Mar 12.
FirstHand, “What Happens in Vegas,” Sep 06.
Mandate, story in issues Aug 06, Apr 07, Nov 08, Jun 07.
Torso, story in issue Jan 08.
[2], story in issue Mar 08 and another one I can’t remember.

RECOGNITION
Lambda Literary Award finalist for College Dive Bar, 1 AM, 2016
“Coolest Project” for Backwoods at Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writer’s Project’s 2011 Year-End Cool-Off Contest in Pittsburgh, PA, 9 December 2011.
Lambda Literary Award finalist for Backwoods, 2011.

PUBLISHED ONLINE
“Writer and Rough Sleeping Stud Bond Over Mutual Love of Crack,” BUTT, Dec 2015.
“An Appreciation of Hairless Men,” Thought Catalog, Oct 2014.
“College Boy Blows Iraqi Sniper While Girlfriend Sleeps Upstairs,” BUTT, Jun 2010.
“How I Became a Sex Therapist,” Clean Sheets, Jan 2006.

PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS
Talking With Your Mouth Full: Natty Soltesz on Literary Hoaxes and Fake News. Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh PA. Dec 2016. Discussion leader.
RADAR Reading Series. San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco CA. Nov 2015. Featured performer.
Zine Fair Mixer! Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh PA. Oct 2015. Featured performer.
The New Yinzer Presents. Modern Formations Gallery, Pittsburgh PA. Sep 2015. Featured performer.
Zine Fair Mixer! Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh PA. Sep 2014. Featured performer.
Awesome Books Presents: Jason Baldinger, Jerome Crooks and Natty Soltesz. Awesome Books, Pittsburgh PA. Jul 2012. Featured performer.
Erotic Story Writing Workshop. Short Mountain Sanctuary, TN. May 2012. Instructor.
Smut Night at the Cyberpunk Apocalypse. Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writer’s Project. 16 Jul 2011. Featured reader.
Speed and Briscoe Reading Series. Gallery 4, Pittsburgh, PA. Aug 2010. Featured reader.
One-Year Anniversary of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writer’s Project. Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA. 30 Mar 2010. Featured reader.
Coatlicue Reading Series. Destructica Studios, Pittsburgh, PA. 2 Apr 2009. Featured reader.

ZINES PUBLISHED
Hancho @ Rosebudland, one-off produced, edited, printed on-site, weekend of Aug 21 2015.
QueerBurgher, issues on Jan 2013, Apr 2013, Dec 2013, Jun 2014, Jun 2015.
FUN in the End Times, issues on Oct 2011, Oct 2012, Sep 2014.

EDUCATION AND FELLOWSHIPS
Flight School Fellowship, Spring 2015.
University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts in English Writing (nonfiction tract)/Certificate: Film Studies, December 2002.