The Masquerade Erotic Newsletter. September/October 1995. Vol. 4, No. 5
New York: Masquerade Books, Inc., 1995. Quarto, publisher's stapled photo-illustrated newsprint wraps.
September/October 1995 issue of erotic publisher Richard Kasak’s sex positive magazine. A former co-owner of Times Square paperback shop Bookmasters and a one-time Grove Press editor, Kasak later helmed the now-defunct Masquerade Books, once the world’s largest publishers of erotica, along with gay and lesbian imprints Bad Boy and Rosebud. Beginning in the early 1990s, the bimonthly magazine featured erotic fiction, book and video reviews, fetish photography, exposés, interviews with sex workers and industry insiders, and more. This issue features an article by BDSM novelist Laura Antoniou, poems by Elissa Wald, fiction by prolific queer Black sci-fi novelist Samuel R. Delany, a survey of 90s sex zines, a photo series by fetish photographer Barbara Nitke, and more. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos, drawings, reproductions, ads and classifieds. A few ink marks to classifieds. Toning to newsprint. Near fine. Item #6597