Calls for Submissions

This is by no means a comprehensive list, nor do I vouch for its accuracy, so check the information before submitting.  This is merely a listing of current calls that I myself am interested in and I thought it might be useful to others too who are thinking about submitting short fiction for publication.

I get most of my Calls for Submissions from the ERWA (Erotic Readers and Writers Association) website. Go there for a more exhaustive list, including listings for different market types (ie websites, on-going, magazines, novels, etc.) as well as tips and resources for writers.  For the aspiring writer (and even those more experienced), an excellent discussion on what works and what doesn’t in erotica can be found in “Secrets of a Sex Writer: Erotica Writes and Wrongs” written by one of my favorite writers and editors of erotica (and an editor who has published several of my stories), Rachel Kramer Bussel.

Do not rely on the information you find here alone. Always go to an editor’s submission guidelines before submitting. And then FOLLOW THEM.  The Number One pet peeve mentioned by editors at the Erotic Writer’s Conference I attended was submissions that did not meet the submission guidelines.

Check the payment and contract terms carefully. Know what they are asking for; know what you are signing.  Don’t know what “all world rights in all formats” means? Ask. And then if you don’t like the terms, ask for what you will accept. The contract is a starting point. An editor or publisher may not change the terms, but you’ll never know until you ask.

I do my best to keep the list updated, but again, always check directly with the editor’s submission information/guidelines before submitting.


Best Sex Writing 2015
Editor: Jon Pressick
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: December 31, 2013
Payment: $75 and 2 copies of the book on publication

Editor Jon Pressick seeks submissions of writings on the wide world of sex for inclusion in Best Sex Writing 2015 due for release in early 2015 from Cleis Press.

As many sexual topics move from the shadows to public discussion, lines between taboo and mainstream are being blurred, balanced on and sometimes leapt over with glee. Best Sex Writing 2015 will collect those stories that remain hidden, those that are growing and challenging our collective conscious and those that highlight changes, for the good and bad that have already come to pass.

The potential topics to be explored vary widely and can include any of the following from that wide world of sex: sex education, sex and disability, sexual exploration, legalities of sex, cultural sexual differences, sex in society, pornography, asexuality, sex and entertainment, queer issues, sex and parents and parenting, fetish, polyamory, relationships, sex in the arts, sex and science, sex and politics, transgender issues, sex and marketing, and much,much more.

Articles, criticism, blog posts, memoir and more will be considered for the next edition of this highly-acclaimed series. Past contributors include: Jonathan Lethem, Mary Roach, Tristan Taormino, Violet Blue, Carol Queen, Rachel Kramer Bussel and many more. Previous editions of Best Sex Writing have included writing that has appeared in national magazines and newspapers, independent magazines, student newspapers, blogs, zines, websites, journals, memoirs and more.

Requirements:

  • Story must have been published (or slated to be published) between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, online and/or in print (book, magazine, zine or newspaper). No unsolicited unpublished work; reprints only.
  • please send submissions as double-spaced Word .docx or RTF attachments to bestsexwriting2015 at gmail.com
  • a maximum of THREE pieces per writer will be considered
  • put “Submission” in the subject line.
  • you MUST include your full contact information: name, email address, mailing address, phone number
    a bio of no more than 150 words
  • exact publication details of your submission (title of publication, date of publication, and any other relevant information). ONLY SEND WORK YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPRINT.
  • Fiction and poetry will not be considered.

Editors may submit up to three works from their publication, following the guidelines above. Please make it clear that you are the editor submitting work for consideration from your publication. Please include each work’s contributor contact information with the submission.

Email address (for queries and submissions): bestsexwriting2015 at gmail.com
Payment: $75 and 2 copies of the book on publication
Deadline: December 31, 2013


Hot Highlanders and Wild Knights
Editor: Delilah Devlin
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: June 14, 2013 December 31, 2013
Payment: $50.00 USD and two copies of the published book upon publication

Hot Highlanders And Wild Knights is open to all authors.

Editor/Author Delilah Devlin is looking for historically-themed stories—of knights and men in kilts—for a romantic erotica anthology tentatively entitled Hot Highlanders And Wild Knights: Erotic Romance for Women.

Let your fantasies run wild to a time where men wearing heavy armor or thick tartans sent a spirited young maiden’s (or salty widow’s) heart fluttering. Imagine a primitive, simpler time where survival required physical strength and men were judged for their fierce loyalty and unshakeable honor.

Don’t feel you have to restrict your imaginings to European “knights” (Crusaders, Highlanders, Normans & Saxons, or tournament fighters)—dream about Vikings, Huns, Persians…or maybe a Samurai. A few time-travel stories may be considered as well.

Delilah will be looking for stories rich in sensory detail that explore women’s forbidden desires. A knight serving a conquering king enters a keep his armor tarnished and smeared with dirt and blood. He scans the great hall until his gaze snags on a woman whose frightened face is nonetheless set into stubborn lines as she meets his piercing gaze… Imagine what happens next…

NEW ADVICE TO AUTHORS: Don’t neglect the world-building and external plots that should weave throughout your stories. Don’t use excessively flowery or hard to read language. This is medieval romance intended for entertainment. Many of the submissions I received were the familiar arranged marriage concepts. Too many included the “watching the maiden bathe in a river” scene. Also, too many included sexual activity with virgins that happened too soon or with the virgin seemingly too experienced to be believable. Try for something unique about the characters, the premise, or the setting. Much of the sexual activities in the stories I have are very vanilla—some kink would be refreshing! Light paranormal will be considered.

HOT HIGHLANDERS AND WILD KNIGHTS will seek stories to satisfy the reader who craves the romantic idea of that hard but questing man while exploring stories set in the Dark Ages. While most will likely take place in Europe, Ireland and Britain,  more exotic international settings will be considered. Traditional themes/tropes can be used, but writers are encouraged to create tales that surprise. Delilah seeks unique stories from authors with strong voices, and above all, she’s looking to be seduced by tales filled with vivid imagery and passion.

Published authors with an established historical world may use that setting for their original short story.

Keeping in mind that this volume is targeted at women, the editor seeks hetero stories, but will consider bisexual or lesbian encounters and polyamorous relationships WITHIN that ultimately hetero relationship. This is erotic romance, so don’t hold back on the heat. Stories can be vanilla or filled with kink, but don’t miss describing the connection between strong-willed individuals learning to trust and love one another. Keep in mind there must be a romantic element with a happy-for-now or happy-ever-after ending. Strong plots, engaging characters, and unique twists are the ultimate goal. Please no reprints. These must be original stories.

How to submit: Prepare your 2,000 to 4,500 words story in a double-spaced, Arial, 12 point, black font Word document with pages numbered (.doc, NOT.docx) OR rich text format. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) is required.

In your document at the top left of the page, include your legal name (and pseudonym, if applicable), mailing address, and 50 words or less bio in the third person, and send to hothighlanderswildknights@gmail.com. If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name and pseudonym and make it clear which one you’d like to be credited as. Authors may submit up to 2 stories. Delilah hopes to respond with decisions in March 2014. The publisher has final approval over the stories included in the manuscript.

Payment will be $50.00 USD and two copies of the published book upon publication. Contributors retain the rights to their work, although the editor requests the courtesy of authors not republishing their work until at least 6 months after the publication of this anthology.

Direct any questions you have regarding your story or the submission process to Delilah at hothighlanderswildknights@gmail.com.


Take the Heat: Hardened criminals on their sexiest behavior
Editor & Publisher: Skye Warren
Deadline: December 31, 2013
Theme: Criminals, illegal activity
Word Count: 4,000 — 6,000
Payment & Rights:  One-time payment of $100. 3 year exclusive, and non-exclusive thereafter (in perpetuity) world rights in print, digital, and audio.

The ultimate bad boys, criminals have the power to capture our attention and waken our darkest desires. Celebrate the illicit in short story format for this taboo contemporary anthology. Put your own spin on the following scenarios or surprise readers with a new one:

– A jaded cop arrests a street walker only to find himself seduced
– A CEO catches a thief in the act—and exacts his own punishment
– A cold assassin finds one target he can’t bring himself to terminate
– An escaped fugitive takes a hostage who just might save him
– A new arrival at the prison stirs up lust in a long-term inmate

Make it sexy and shocking, erotic and thoughtful. A strong plot and well-crafted writing are musts. Twists and mindfucks appreciated. Angst welcome. Romantic elements nice to have. Any variation of genders, pairings, and sex practices accepted, but please refrain from submitting incest, bestiality, or rape as titillation, and all characters should be over eighteen.

The anthology will receive marketing support, including print advertising, review exposure, and event placement. A one-time payment of $100 will be made for each accepted story. Preferred word count 4,000 to 6,000 words. Contract is for 3 years exclusive rights and non-exclusive rights thereafter.

Accepted stories will be professionally edited, but please ensure that your submission is complete and polished. Include the title, your name, pen name, mailing address, email address, and bio on the first page of your manuscript. Format the document in Times New Roman font, 12 point, double spaced, black font, in doc or rtf format.

Submissions are due December 31, 2013. Send your story to skye@skyewarren.com with subject line TAKE THE HEAT


Gym Boys: Gay Erotic Fiction
Editor: Shane Allison
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline:  January 1, 2014
Payment: $50.00 per story, payable on publication, plus 1 copy of the book

The editor of Hot Cops, Frat Boys and the bestselling College Boys, and other anthologies seeks erotica focused on gay male erotica in the gym environment.

I am seeking stories that explore what goes on both in the gym as well as in those showers and locker rooms after a hard, sweaty work out.  What happens when a personal trainer take things to a whole new level with his lusty clients, or hard bodied jocks getting it on in the showers after a game.

The anthology will be published by Cleis Press in time to celebrate the first-year anniversary of the decision knocking down the DOMA.

Story length:  3,000 – 5,000 words
Deadline:  January 1, 2014
Publication Date:  Fall, 2014
Payment:  $50.00 per story, payable on publication, plus 1 copy of the book

Submit your story to Shane Allison at ShaneAllison73@gmail.com as a MS word attachment.


Hustlers: Gay Erotic Fiction
Editor: Shane Allison
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline:  January 1, 2014
Payment:  $50.00 per story, payable on publication, plus 1 copy of the book

The editor of Hot Cops, Frat Boys and the bestselling College Boys, and other anthologies is seeking stories that explore the theme of those hot men at work, and I don’t mean blue collar studs, but men for hire. I’m looking for stories that address such themes as: Escorts in tropical locales to gay gigolos. I will accept work from the point of view of both the hustler, as well as his john.

I am only accepting new stories for this anthology, no reprints.

Please include ALL contact information and a short 50 words or less bio on the FIRST page of your story. All work must be double-spaced in Times New Roman. No stories with title pages. It’s not a research paper. The anthology will be published by Cleis Press in time to celebrate the first-year anniversary of the decision knocking down the DOMA.

Story length:  3,000 – 5,000 words
Deadline:  January 1, 2014
Publication Date:  Fall, 2014
Payment:  $50.00 per story, payable on publication, plus 1 copy of the book

Submit your story to Shane Allison at ShaneAllison73@gmail.com as a MS word attachment. Put Hustlers anthology in the subject line of your email.  Happy writing!


Space Opera Erotica NEW
Editor: Todd Elzey
Publisher: Sci-Fi and Paranormal Erotica <http://scifiandparanormalerotica.com>
Deadline: January 1, 2014
Payment: $15 per story
Rights: First World Anthology Rights

We are currently seeking 10 stories for a Space Opera Erotica anthology.  We will pay $15 per story plus offer an About the Author page in anthology promoting you and your other works.

So what is a space opera?  A space opera is a colorful, dramatic, large-scale science fiction adventure set in the distant future and based in space or on another planet.  Space operas are usually focused on a sympathetic and heroic central character and plot action. Stories are characteristically optimistic in tone, but often deals with war, piracy, military virtues, and very large-scale action.  In other words there are usually large stakes.  If you need an example of typical space operas try Star Trek, the original or re-worked Battlestar Galactica, or Star Wars.

While stories must focus on a space opera theme, they must also be erotic.  Sex scenes should be hot.  Creativity is encouraged. However, keep in mind that the book’s primary focus is a general heterosexual market. This doesn’t mean that all stories need to be heterosexual.  But stories that stray from the heterosexual perspective should be designed to challenge the reader’s heterosexual viewpoint.  In other words turn the reader on and make them wonder what it would be like to engage in an encounter that is outside of their comfort zone.  Also, keep in mind that while the actual sex should be creative, it must also be realistic.  Don’t describe a sexual position that is physically impossible for your characters to perform. Finally, all sex scenes must be presented positively and must contribute to the plot or character development.

Submission details at: http://scifiandparanormalerotica.com/call-for-submissions


Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 13
Editor: Maxim Jakubowski
Publisher: Running Press in USA, Constable & Robinson in UK
Deadline: February 15th, 2014
Payment: £75 per story, which at current exchange rate is approx $120.
Rights sought: non exclusive World English language anthology rights only

This is the longest-running best short stories of the year anthology. I am seeking submissions of stories previously published, whether in print, digitally or online, during calendar year 2013.

Any length up to 8,000 words. although am NOT into ‘quickies’ (ie under 2,000 words or so) unless they are truly exceptional. I also occasionally accept unpublished material, but that tends to be from established authors in the field so tend to be very selective in that particular area.

As to what I like, my tastes are known to be idiosyncratic, but I refer you to any of the previous 18 volumes of the The Mammoth Erotica series (there were six unnumbered volumes before we switched to numbering them) or other anthologies I’ve edited. I’m broadminded, but tend to prefer strong characterisation and some modicum of plot as opposed to merely mood pieces.

Submit by mail as tear sheets, manuscripts or photocopies (NOT e-mail, please as I cannot face the prospect of reading over a thousand or so submissions on a computer screen).

Multiple submissions are OK, but not more than three at a time, please. If I accept your story, I will then require it as Word document at a later date only.

Submit to:

Maxim Jakubowski
Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica Vol 13
95 Finchley Lane
London NW4 1BY, UK


Corsets & Clockwork: Steampunk Erotica NEW
Editor: Nicole Gestalt
Publisher: House of Erotica <http://www.houseoferoticabooks.com/>
Deadline: February 28th 2014 (Early Submissions are preferred.)
Payment: Royalties will be split 40% of the net profits with contributing authors, exact values will be given once we know how many stories will be in the final anthology.
Rights: Six Years
Word Count: 5k – 15k
Theme: Steampunk
Genre: Steampunk but any sub-genre is welcome be it Science Fiction, BDSM, Fantasy, historical, action, comedy, crime or any other!
Pairings: Any Heat: Any level from romance to burning the pages of the book!
Submission limit: Authors may submit up to two stories.

Editor/ Author Nicole Gestalt is looking for stories set in a might-have-been Victorian setting filled with clockwork machines and airships. Think Jules Verne or League of Extraordinary Gentleman, think Sherlock Holmes with clockwork machines and the film Wild, Wild West.

The stories do not have to be focused in the Victorian era they could be modern day stories but still with the Victorian clockwork style. They could even be off world ­ think spaceships powered by nothing but steam, or mighty metal boats propelled by sails powered by the rays of the sun. Be as inventive as you can but please don’t forget the story line and the relationships! Since this is an erotic anthology there should be on the page sex scenes however don’t forget the interaction between the characters and the relationship they have. The stories should either end with a Happy-For-Now or a Happy-Ever-After it would have to be a amazingly good story for me to select it if it didn’t (but I am well prepared to have my opinion changed on that).

Nicole will be looking for stories that stand out so please don’t just set your stories in London, they can be set anywhere in the world ­ or even off world. Don’t be afraid to experiment

The No-No’s: No scat, bestiality, under age sex, golden showers, rape or forced sex or incest of any kind and necrophilia (that does not include intelligent undead such as Vampires). If in doubt please ask

Format of submission: Please send the submissions double spaced in Times New Roman, 12 point black font. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (using normal double spacing please do not add an extra line between the paragraphs). Double quotation marks! Please submit your final, complete and totally edited version of the story. File format: .doc or .rtf. Since this is a British publisher UK spelling and grammar is greatly preferred.

In your document at the top left of the page please include you legal name, mailing address and a fifty words or less author bio written in the third person. If you are using a pen-name please provide both and make it clear which one you wish to use.

Please email your submissions to: gestaltanthologies@gmail.com

Authors must own their rights to the stories and not have had them published anywhere else. Please note the publisher has final approval over the stories included in the manuscript.


Best Bondage Erotica 2015
Editor: Rachel Kramer Bussel
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the book on publication

Best Bondage Erotica 2015 will collect the best bondage erotica stories around, focusing on a range of techniques, implements, characters and scenarios, from newbies to seasoned bondage players and everything in between. Bondage should be a central focus of the erotic element of the story but the plot does not have to hinge on bondage. The final book will include stories focused on both the physical and mental aspects of bondage, from varying points of view. Bondage plus other sexual activity is welcome (spanking, tickling, exhibitionism, voyeurism, intercourse, oral sex, teasing, etc.). Original, unique, creative characters, settings, scenarios and forms of bondage are encouraged. As befitting the title, I’m looking for the best, hottest, most creative bondage erotica for this collection. All genders/sexual orientations welcome. No poetry.

Original stories strongly preferred, but reprints of work published (or slated to be published) between September 2013 and November 2014 will be considered but will be given lower priority than original work and author MUST include original publication information and retain reprint rights. All characters must be over 18; no incest or bestiality. Please see Best Bondage Erotica 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014 or my other kinky Cleis Press anthologies (Serving Him, Anything for You, Cheeky Spanking Stories, Bottoms Up, Spanked, Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma’am, He’s on Top, She’s on Top) for an idea of the kinds of stories I prefer. I will consider up to two stories per author.

How to submit: Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document with pages numbered (.doc, not .docx) OR RTF of 1,500-4,000 word story. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. DO NOT submit multiple versions of your story; submit ONLY your final, complete, edited version of the story.

Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to bestbondage2015@gmail.com. If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name as well as your pseudonym and make it clear which one you’d like to be credited as. You will receive a confirmation within 72 hours. I will get back to you by September 2014. I cannot give any feedback on rejected submissions.

Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the book on publication

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (earlier submissions strongly encouraged)

I’ve been seeing numerous recent submissions that do not conform to my guidelines. They are there for a reason. Please read and follow them. If you have any questions, please contact me at bestbondage2015@gmail.com


Myth and Magic: Queer Fairy Tales
Editor: Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2014
Publication Date: Fall 2014/Winter 2015

Payment & Rights: $50 and 2 contributor copies. The author retains copyright of the work and the publisher’s use of the work extends only to it’s appearance in this anthology.

BSB anticipates releasing Myth and Magic in both print and digital formats but until such time as it is scheduled and the editors make their decisions regarding the content we can not make guarantees.

Theme: LGBTQ adult and YA fictional retellings of classic fairy tales in any genre and any heat level.

Guidelines for Submissions

Unpublished short stories
Word count: 6,000 words or less
Electronic submissions only to: sandy@boldstrokesbooks.com
e-mail header: Myth and Magic_ AuthorName or Pseudonym _Title
.rtf attachment (story)
e-mail body: story title, author legal name, pseudonym if any, address, phone/fax, e-mail address, word count, if story previously published: anthology title/publisher/Pub date, 50 word bio

Story Format:

Arial; 12 pt; .rtf
double-spaced; standard paragraphing; no HTML
file name: AuthorName or Pseudonym_Title

General Info:

Submission receipt within 7 days; Submission decisions by September 2014
Multiple submissions (no more than 2) accepted
Payment: $50 and 2 contributor copies
Rights: BSB has the non-exclusive right to include the work in the Myth and Magic anthology in any form and language. We will also hold the non-exclusive subsidiary right to serialize the work for promotional purposes. The author grants BSB the right to use his or her name or pseudonym for advertising or promotion. The author retains copyright of the work and the publisher’s use of the work extends only to it’s appearance in this anthology.


Female Fantasy Erotica NEW
Editor: Rachel Kramer Bussel
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Publisher: Cleis Press

This collection of erotica will feature female protagonists living out their hottest fantasies. From vanilla kinky, single to partnered, from 18 to elderly, I’m looking for stories of all sorts of women (transgender characters are also welcome) exploring new aspects of their sexuality. For inspiration, feel free to check out a list by Violet Blue of common sexual fantasies, but stories must capture what about that particular fantasy for that particular character is so compelling and make it red-hot to work for this book, and authors are encouraged to be creative, daring and provocative with exploring the definition of fantasy and how it plays out for your character. All characters should be over 18. No nonconsensual scenes. No bestiality, scat or incest. No poetry. Please see my anthologies Orgasmic, Women in Lust, and Fast Girls for examples of the kinds of stories I’m looking for. Unpublished stories only (this includes blogs and websites).

How to submit: Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document with pages numbered (.doc, not .docx) OR RTF of 1,500-4,000 word story. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. Only submit your final, best version of the story you are submitting. Do not send multiple versions of the same story. Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to fantasyantho@gmail.com. If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name as well as your pseudonym and make it clear which one you’d like to be credited as. For the smoothest editorial process, please double check that the byline you are using with your submission is the byline you’d want published. You will receive a confirmation within 72 hours. I will get back to you by September 2014. I cannot give any feedback on rejected submissions.

Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the book on publication

Deadline: March 1, 2014 (earlier submissions strongly encouraged)


Best Lesbian Romance 2015
Editor: Radclyffe
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Publication Date: 2015
Payment: $50 and 2 contributor copies

Theme: Fictional explorations of romantic encounters and sexual passions among lesbians. Erotic content welcome as long as romance is focal.

Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2014

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Published or unpublished short stories or novel excerpts (Previously published material acceptable if published between Sept 1, 2013 & December 31, 2014)

Word count: 5000 words or less

Electronic submissions only to: sandy@boldstrokesbooks.com

e-mail header: BLR15_ AuthorName or Pseudonym _Title

.rtf attachment (story)

e-mail body: story title, author legal name, pseudonym if any, address, phone/fax, e-mail address, word count, if story previously published: anthology title/publisher/Pub date, 50 word bio

STORY FORMAT:

Arial; 12 pt; .rtf

double-spaced; standard paragraphing; no HTML

file name: AuthorName or Pseudonym_Title

GENERAL INFO:

Submission receipt within 7 days; Submission decisions by September 2014

Multiple submissions (no more than 2) accepted

Payment: $50 and 2 contributor copies

Rights: Include in part, the non-exclusive right to include the work in the Best Lesbian Romance 2015 anthology in any form and language; the non-exclusive subsidiary right to serialize the work for promotional purposes; the right to use his or her name or pseudonym for advertising or promotion. The author retains copyright of the work and the use of the work extends only to its appearance in this anthology.


Over the Knee — BDSM Spanking Anthology NEW
Deadline: March 15, 2015 for September 2015 release
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (http://www.totallyboundpublishing.com/?page_id=152)
For submission guidelines and information on other calls, please visit their website.

Guidelines:

10-15k word count per story
Can you write a tantalising D/s story based around spanking and all the naughtiness that comes with it? We’re looking for a desirable Dom and a sated sub who have a yearning to explore this fantasy.
We’d like MF pairing, BDSM genre
Heat rating Burning/Melting (see our book info rating)

Submit the full story plus synopsis.
When submitting, please enter “Over the Knee Submission” in the email subject line.


Flappers, Jazz and Valentino NEW
Editor: Jillian Boyd
Publisher: House of Erotica <http://www.houseoferoticabooks.com/>
Deadline: March 30th, 2014 (earlier submissions preferred)
Payment: Royalties will be split 40% of the net profits with contributing authors, exact values will be given once we know how many stories will be in the final anthology.
Rights: Six Years
Word count: 3k – ­ 7k
Theme: Historical erotica
Pairings: Any
Heat Level: Anything from romantic and erotic to burning hot
Submission limit: up to two stories per author.

Author Jillian Boyd is on the hunt for hot historical erotica ­ stories set in those heady days of the Roaring Twenties. Whether it’s the glamour of the flapper, the spirit of Gatsby or the whisky-soaked excesses of the speakeasies, I want you to make the Twenties sizzle and spark with red-hot lust.

The stories needn’t all be about flappers and gangsters (although I’d love to have some in the collection) ­ let your imagination fly! But don’t forget the storyline ­ and the sizzling sex, of course. I want characters that fly off the page and spark off each other. I want fun, frolics and occasional frivolity.

As far as the ending goes, a Happy-Ever-After is good, but I have no problems with a Happy-For-Now.

The No-No’s: No scat, bestiality, under age sex, golden showers, rape or forced sex or incest of any kind and necrophilia.

Payment: Royalties will be split 40% of the net profits with contributing authors, exact values will be given once we know how many stories will be in the final anthology.

Rights: Six Years

Formatting: Please format your story in Times New Roman, 12pt font, double spaced with each new paragraph indented by ½ inch. Use quotation marks in dialogue. Since this is a UK publisher, I would love it if you use UK spelling and grammar in your story/stories.

Submit your story by emailing it as an attachment with the following filename.

“TitleOfYourStory_YourPenName_TwentiesAnthology”

In the body of the email, please include your legal name, pen name, word count, the type of pairing in the story (eg. M/F, F/F, etc…) and a short author bio.

Send your submission(s) to jboydwrites(at)gmail(dot)com ­ you can also reach me there if you have any questions or need clarification.

Authors must own their rights to the stories and not have had them published anywhere else. Please note the publisher has final approval over the stories included in the manuscript.


Raising the Curtain : an anthology of erotica inspired by the theatre. NEW
Editor: Ruby Kiddell
Publisher: Velvet Books < http://www.velvet-books.com>
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Payment: £50 per accepted story
Rights ­ 5 years worldwide exclusive audio, ebook and print

What goes on behind the velvet curtains of the theatre? Is there more drama backstage than on-stage? Does the sexual tension between the stars of the show get x-rated once the curtain drops and the audience has left?

We’re looking for erotica stories inspired by the drama of the theatre both on and off-stage, from amateur dramatics to the high glamour of Broadway or the West End.

We have a strong preference for stories that have female characters and female pleasure as their focal point and have well developed characters and narratives. Although all work will be considered on merit.

Anthology submission guidelines:

Submissions must be 3,000 to 5,000 word erotica stories and be original and your own work.
Submissions are open to all writers.
Deadline is 31st March 2014 for publication in summer 2014.
Payment will be £50 per accepted story.

The anthology will be edited by Ruby Kiddell, author of the BDSM novella Normal, editor of the Eroticon 2012 anthology Dirty Thoughts from the Back of the Room and the organiser of the Eroticon conferences for sex bloggers and erotica writers.

Please send your story as a word document formatted to 10pt Arial, double spaced to ruby@velvet-books.com

Please include “Raising the curtain” and the title of the story in the email subject line.
Please include your legal name, your pseudonym, email address and any social media or website links on the first page of your submission.

The anthology will be published by Velvet Books, all sexual activity must be consensual and legal.
Rights ­ 5 years worldwide exclusive audio, ebook and print.

We will consider previously published work as long as it is out of contract, please indicate details in your cover note.

This information can also be found at http://www.velvet-books.com


Sex Toy Erotica anthology NEW
Deadline: April 1, 2014
Editor: Rachel Kramer Bussel
Publisher: Cleis Press

Erotica editor Rachel Kramer Bussel is looking for your hottest sex toy erotica stories. Sex toys can include items such as vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, as well as items like handcuffs and other restraints, nipple clamps, paddles, cock rings, whips and canes, sex furniture, etc., but feel free to get as creative as you can with the definition of “sex toy” and its use in your stories. The story can focus on the sex toy or simply incorporate the use of a sex toy into the narrative. Sex toys should be given context and description, but shouldn’t read like catalog copy. Let the story you’re telling drive the detail used to convey exactly what the sex toy/s is/are and their purpose within the story.

The final book will contain a wide range of characters, scenarios, sexualities, locations, motivations and toys, from the types listed above that you’d find at a sex toy retailer, to everyday household objects, to fictional sex toys. The sky’s the limit! All characters should be over 18. No nonconsensual scenes. No bestiality, scat or incest. No poetry. Please see my anthologies Orgasmic, Women in Lust, and Fast Girls for examples of the kinds of stories I’m looking for. Unpublished stories only (this includes blogs and websites).

How to submit: Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document with pages numbered (.doc, not .docx) OR RTF of 1,500-4,000 word story. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. Only submit your final, best version of the story you are submitting. Do not send multiple versions of the same story. Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to sextoyantho@gmail.com. If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name as well as your pseudonym and make it clear which one you’d like to be credited as. For the smoothest editorial process, please double check that the byline you are using with your submission is the byline you’d want published. You will receive a confirmation within 72 hours. I will get back to you by September 2014. I cannot give any feedback on rejected submissions.

Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the book on publication

Deadline: April 1, 2014 (earlier submissions strongly encouraged)


Crave — Vampires, Werewolves and Humans Anthology NEW
Deadline: October 1, 2014 for April 2015 release
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (http://www.totallyboundpublishing.com/?page_id=152)
For submission guidelines and information on other calls, please visit their website.

Guidelines:

10-15k word count per short story
Do you know a character that has a thirst for more? We’re looking for a story overflowing with characters that have an unquenchable thirst for all that is forbidden. Insatiable needs and daring desires, these characters won’t stop until they get what they want.
Send us stories about two men and a woman who all have a craving (MFM)
Heat rating Burning/Melting (the hotter the better)

The submission deadlines is 1st October 2014 for release in April 2015.
Submit the full story plus synopsis.
When submitting, please enter “Crave Submission” in the email subject line.