Authors DO NOT pay any money or fees to publish their work with Lot's Cave.
"Literature... cut short by the intrusion of force... is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up a nation's heart, the excision of its memory."
—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist
In the ‘Barely Legal' genre of romance literature, the premise of the story mainly revolves around sexual acts involving an 18 or 19 year old teen, and sometimes extents to age 20.
Since no sexual acts involve minors, but the age of the characters are barely legal,
the term 'Barely Legal' describes this genre well. The Barely Legal theme is offered
by mainstream publishers as a substitute for Coming-
Wisdom and reality rarely blend well when young romance and sex drives overwhelm them. Mother Nature is much stronger than any moral stance that people under eighteen should never have sex. Instead, Mother Nature defines ‘of age' as a year or two after the onset of puberty. The crassest interpretation of Nature's rule is the saying, "If she can bleed, she can breed." While you may find it disgusting... argue the reality with Nature.
But this vocal minority then threatens to sue anyone who publishes a book in which people under eighteen engage in sex. They feel their opinion should trump all others, even though publishing the book is totally legal. Sadly, they even refuse to recognize the legal age of consent in 40 states is fourteen or sixteen. But to these few, law doesn't matter. And anyone can file a lawsuit based on outrage they feel over the beliefs of others different than themselves.
Publishers aren't stupid. They're in business to make money, not spend it defending
against frivolous lawsuits. So publishers cave to pressures applied by the vocal
few, and won't accept Coming-
Barely Legal stories are essentially Coming-
That's because Lot's Cave believes your freedom to think is just as important as their freedom to object to what you want to think about.
Recently, many mainstream publishers have stopped selling this genre. Therefore Lots Cave will pick it up as a service to our readers. We are currently soliciting manuscripts from authors and eBooks from publishers in both the Barely Legal and Incest themes.