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ERWA Themed Anthology: Multi-partner erotica

Want to see your work in print, branded with the famous ERWA name?

Last year, we released our first anthology, Unearthly Delights: Tales of Paranormal Desire, which hit Amazon’s top 10 Anthologies list in its first week.

The anthology for which we are currently inviting submissions is “Twisted Sheets”, which is a collection of stories specificially about multi-partner erotica”. The submission deadline for this theme is now:

1st May 2018.

The ERWA anthologies are published by Excessica, after professional editing and cover design. Contributors split royalties. We expect that each anthology will be 50-60,000 words and will include six to ten stories. Stories will be selected by the Storytime editing staff.

All contributions should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words. Stories can feature any genders, orientations or pairings and any sort of sexual activity that satisfies the Storytime rules and the anthology theme. We will also accept one single-author series of 3-5 flashers and 1-3 quickies that are thematically linked—at least 5 pieces, a minimum of 2000 words in total.

You may submit reprints if you own all rights, but we would rather see new stories.

HOW TO GET YOUR WORK CONSIDERED

All authors must be members of the Storytime critique group. Storytime is the ERWA email community through which we critique one another’s work. We’re welcoming new and enthusiastic members each month.

To sign up for Storytime, go here (and scroll to the bottom of the page): https://www.erotica-readers.com/erwa-email-discussion-list/

We strongly advise that you do not select the digest option for this group, which is extremely busy. Once you’ve subscribed, you will start seeing stories and critiques from the following email address: erastorytime@erwa.simplelists.com

To post work intended for the anthology, use this convention for the subject line:

MULTIPARTNER ANTHO STORY: [your title]. For example:

MULTIPARTNER ANTHO STORY: Going Camping

Authors of anthology stories must contribute critiques of other authors’ work. Reciprocal critiques are an incredibly important part of this effort, and reflect our general ethos of mutual cooperation and support. Would-be participants should provide the level of critique that they would hope to receive.

Once you’ve posted your first effort, you can repost a second time to get further feedback on any improvements you’ve made from your first round of critiques.

For a great tutorial on doing critiques, see Ian Smith’s article on the ERWA blog:
https://www.erotica-readers.com/blog/2016/06/11/feedback-nits-crits-and-reviews/

HOW TO MAKE FINAL SUBMISSIONS

After your story has been critiqued, you must submit the latest, cleanest version of your story by email to:

erwa.submissions@lisabetsarai.com

  1. Use the subject line “Multipartner Anthology Submission: [TITLE]”
  2. Submit as a .doc or .rtf file(not .docx) attachment.
  3. Name your file [YourStory]_[YourPenName].doc.
  4. Format with 1 inch margins, 12 point serif font (Times New Roman, Liberation Serif, etc.), 0.5 inch paragraph indent, double spaced. Do not use tabs to indent!

In the body of the email, include your pen name, real name and preferred email address. Also let us know if this is a new story or a reprint. If a reprint, please provide title, publisher and date of the previous release.

Failure to follow these instructions will result in your story being removed from consideration.

If your story is selected, one of the editors will contact you off-list. Your editor will work with you via email on any further revisions.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN ‘TWISTED SHEETS: MULTIPARTNER ANTHOLOGY’

Woody Allen famously said: “Sex between two people is a beautiful thing—between five, it’s fantastic.”

In that same spirit of saucy adult fun, we’re looking for erotic short stories with a thematic focus on sex that involves more than the traditional two participants. Swapping, swinging, groups, ménages, polyamorous relationships or the kinky thrills at the end of a party: however you want to tackle this, we want to see your take! This theme offers lots of opportunities for creativity. Romantic or edgy, historical or futuristic, humorous or dead serious—as long as you’ve got more than two characters getting it on, we want to see your ideas.

It goes without saying that we’re looking for stories that are of a high literary standard, with a strong narrative structure, compelling characters and exciting multi-partnered erotic content. The final collection will be a showcase of erotic talent that explores the delicious dynamics of threesomes, foursomes or more-somes.

Deadline: May 1, 2018

ANTHOLOGY: Blood in the Rain 4: Erotic Vampire Tales

EDITOR: Cecilia Duvalle and Mary Trepanier
PUBLISHER:  CWTCH Press
DEADLINE: May 30, 2018
Release Date:  October 15, 2018
WORD COUNT: 2500 – 7000
PAYMENT: $75, one print copy to US authors, e-book to all 
SUBMIT TO: SUBMISSIONS@cwtchpress.com

We are seeking erotic vampire tales that go beyond the one-handed read. Your work needs to entertain us in multiple ways — we want to flip those pages while squirming in our seat. Make us cringe, make us hot, make us want to finish your story! Ideally your story will contain some element of horror.  Go dark. Go scary. Go deep.

Give us a new take on vampires. Got a science fiction or fantasy piece? Send it our way. How about something historical? Yes, please.  Make your story interesting and scorching hot — there must be explicit sex.

Note: Do not start your tale with a thumping-loud bar or club scene. Actually, we never need to see another vampire in a club, ever again.  If you use this tired trope, you better do it in a way that blows our minds.

If you are unfamiliar with the series, please familiarize yourself with what we are looking for. Here’s a link to the Amazon store for ease. 

Rights: We would like new material only for this anthology. If your story is accepted, Cwtch gains nonexclusive right to publish your story in this anthology in print, ebook, and audiobook form. Authors will retain copyright to their stories, but we ask you to not republish until after January 2020.

Guidelines  (please follow these closely):

  1. Submit only 2500-7000 word stories that are previously unpublished and not being considered elsewhere.
  2. Attach a Word .doc or .docx file ONLY to your email.  (NO OTHER FORMATS WILL BE CONSIDERED. RTFs will be unopened and not considered.)   Make sure your document is double spaced, Times New Roman, black font. Indent half an inch at the start of each paragraph and use double spacing for the entire file; do not add extra lines between paragraphs or use any other irregular spacing.
  3. Include your legal name and pseudonym (if any), clearly indicating which is which, your mailing address, and your best email address  in the header of your Word file.
  4. Include a 50 word-or-under third person bio at the end of your story.  PLEASE, do not submit multiple files.
  5. Submit your story with the title and byline (centered at the beginning of your story) as you would want them published if the story’s accepted. Make sure to thoroughly proofread your story before submitting.
  6. No stories featuring bestiality or sex with underage characters. Keep it adult.

Please send the story from an email address you check frequently. We will usually confirm that we have received your submission within 72 hours.  Offers of acceptance will be made by July 15, 2018. 

The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol. 3

Title: The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol. 3
Editor: Rose Caraway
Publisher: Stupid Fish Productions
Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2018
Payment: $50.00 (US) and 1 copy of the book (90 days after publication)
Contract: Non-Exclusive Rights

*Please note that Publisher, (Stupid Fish Productions) has the final right of refusal on all submissions. No simultaneous submissions. Please do not submit a story that is being considered elsewhere.

Stupid Fish Productions is seeking to create another “Library” of short stories that represent the best in highly-erotic storytelling. The Elements Of Focus should be; Character. Plot. Tone. Setting. Conflict.

Writers are expected to intelligently maintain and balance the Main Focus of Erotica: eroticism. Make sure that your characters, narrative, and dialog are energetic, distinct, and push the story forward. Character’s physical actions should not consume the story, they should support it. Extract character’s motives and drives. Make them thoughtful and reactive. Rose Caraway is seeking provocative tales that are designed to entertain! A good story is a good story is a good story.

While our audience is largely hetero, we have readership of all orientations and perspectives and the editor is interested in stories featuring any type of fantasy and involvement. Believable engagement must occur between characters. As always, all kinks & fetishes are welcome and encouraged.

The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol. 3 aims to be a library of sharp, skillfully-written, profound erotica that features stories from all of the following sub-genres: HORROR, MYSTERY, SUSPENSE, DRAMA, PULP FICTION, ROMANCE, SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, WESTERN, PARANORMAL, TALL-TALE, FAIRY TALE, MYTHICAL, COMEDY, TRAGEDY, ACTION-ADVENTURE, FOLKLORE, and HISTORICAL.

The Editor will not accept Stories featuring: Pedophilia or Scat.

How to Submit:
ONE SUBMISSION PER AUTHOR

Email: dirtythirtyantho@gmail.com
To: Rose Caraway
Subject: Dirty 30 Submission
Please submit your FINAL work as follows:

COVER PAGE:

Your full contact information (legal name, *pseudonym, email address and current physical mailing address)
*If you are using a pseudonym, indicate clearly which name you want to be credited as.

Payment Preference:
For PayPal, provide appropriate PAYPAL email address.
For Check, indicate “who” to make check out to.
Provide Official Website, Blog link, social media handles (Facebook/Twitter) that you want readers to be directed to.
Provide a fun/interesting bio of 75 words or less, written in the third person.
*DO NOT LIST PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS

(Example Bio:)
LYNN TOWNSEND is a geek, a dreamer, and an inveterate punster. When not reading, writing, or editing, she can usually be found drinking coffee or killing video game villains. Lynn’s interests include filk music, romance novels, and movies with more FX than plot. (paidbytheweird.blogspot.com)

FINAL SUBMISSION FORMAT:

Word document with author name, story title, and page number in the heading of all pages. (.doc or RTF)
Use double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point, black font, *US punctuation/spelling
Up to 3000 (strict) word count
Indent the first line of each paragraph
Do not add extra lines between paragraphs
Only submit the final version of your story. *Did you find Beta Readers? *Did you read your story out loud?

*Confirmation emails will be sent out approximately within 72 hours after receiving submission.
*Authors will be notified of official inclusion/exclusion of their manuscript from the publisher within approximately 30 days AFTER official SUBMISSION DEADLINE, via email.

Liquid Silver Publishing: Erotica short fiction – all genres

Seeking erotica stories in all genres that will hook the reader in with a fresh approach.

We’re currently looking for strong stories in the following genres:

  • Sci-Fi/Futuristic,
  • Urban Fantasy,
  • Paranormal,
  • BDSM,
  • Action Adventure,
  • Bisexual,
  • M/M,
  • Vampires,
  • Werewolves,
  • Shapeshifters,
  • Contemporary,
  • Mystery.

Our books have always been targeted to women so your story must resonate with a female readership.

We are looking for over the top hot, but the story must be plot driven, the relationships believable.  Ideally we ask for a HEA (Happy Ever After), but will consider a HFN (Happy For Now), if the story is a part of a series.

OUR GUIDELINES:

We reserve the right to refuse submissions based on subjects we deem inappropriate such as:

  • Pedophilia
  • Rape or incest
  • Necrophilia (does not pertain to vampires or other “undead” characters)
  • Hate messages to any race, gender, religion, or sexuality
  • Bestiality
  • Sexual content with participants under the age of 18

We do not accept simultaneous submissions.  You may, however, seen us multiple submissions at the same time.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

Length: 8,000 to the maximum of 25,000 words. The entire manuscript must be sent as an email attachment in .DOC, .DOCX, or .RTF.  No headers, footers or page numbers are to be within the manuscript.

Manuscript Must Include:

  • A blurb or summary of the story. We do not need a synopsis.
  • An author bio
  • Word count

Your Query Email Must Include:

  • Author’s pen name
  • Author’s real legal name
  • Website or blog link (if available)
  • Email address

How to Submit: 

All submissions must be made via email to submissions@liquidsilverpublishing.com

 

Contract and Royalties:

Liquid Silver Publishing is a full service, royalty paying eBook Publisher, which includes:

  • Editing
  • Final line editing and proofreading
  • Cover art
  • ISBN number
  • Digital publishing

Our standard contract is for worldwide, English, digital rights for two years.

We pay 40% royalties on net monies received from sales in all outlets (we have distribution at all major retailers). Royalties are paid on a calendar quarter basis by company check. International authors are paid via PayPal.

Liquid Silver Publishing has been in business as an Independent publisher since 1999, one of the longest standing epublishers in the business.

Escape to Pleasure: Lesbian Travel Erotica

Editor: Sandy Lowe and Victoria Villasenor
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Publication Date: Winter 2018
Theme: Short story lesbian travel erotica.

When life becomes mundane, the best way to shake things up is by getting away from it all. On vacation, anything is possible and fantasies really can come true. Seduction and satisfaction are on offer for those ready to play while away.

Send us hot stories that happen away from home. Take us out of the everyday and into the exciting. Other countries, unusual places, new settings, hot women. Take your characters out of their comfort zones and see where it leads. Stories should include hot and passionate physical encounters with emotional depth to make the characters and setting come alive.

We’re open to a variety of genres and always happy to see diversity within a lesbian sexual orientation. The central figures should be fully developed and compelling. From gentle and sweet to hot and hard, send us what excites and arouses.

Deadline for Submissions: March 15, 2018
Guidelines for Submissions

  • Unpublished short stories only
  • Word count: 2,000 – 5,000 words
  • Electronic submissions only to: sandy@boldstrokesbooks.com
    • e-mail header: Escape to Pleasure_ Author Name or Pseudonym _Title
    • MS Word document attachment (story)
    • E-mail body: story title, author legal name, pseudonym if any, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, 50 word bio
  • Story Format:
    • Arial; 12 pt
    • Double-spaced; standard paragraphing; no HTML
  • General Info:
    • Submission receipt within 7 days; Submission decisions by May 1, 2018
    • Multiple submissions (no more than 2) accepted
    • Payment: $50 and 2 contributor copies

Dressed in Black: Erotic Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

Deadline: February 15th, 2018

Details: Murder. Revenge. Madness. These are the hallmarks of Edgar Allan Poe’s fiction. But so are love, longing, and loss. It may seem strange, at first blush, to compile a collection of erotica inspired by Poe’s work. Much of his writing explores themes of death and isolation. But gothic fiction has long been ripe ground for examining human sexuality and Poe’s work in particular is overdue for just such an agitation.

Send me stories that flip the narrative. Give the outsiders a voice. Think outside the box. I don’t want simple rewrites of his work with sex thrown in. Make it crucial to the tale.

While best known for his horror fiction, Poe was also a pioneer in the science fiction and detective fiction genres. I am looking for stories in any genre so long as the influence is Poe’s work. They do not need to be set during the time period he was alive in. Send me futuristic Poe stories. Send me Poe stories that are inclusive and exist outside of the standard narratives. And of course, send me stories that are hot and exciting too.

All gender pairings are welcome so long as the sex is between consenting adults. And to be absolutely clear, the consent must take place BEFORE the sexual act.

Length: Our preferred length is approximately 3,000 to 7,000 words, but we will consider the range from 2,000 to 8,000 words.

How to submit: All submissions must be made via email to jwsubs13@gmail.com

Please include a short bio with your submission. Standard manuscript formatting rules apply. No simultaneous submissions and no multiple submissions. All stories must include explicit sexuality and erotic focus. Originals only, no reprints. We purchase first rights for inclusion in the ebook anthology for $25, with the additional rights to a print edition later which would also be paid $25 if a print edition happens.

Further details can be found here: Circlet Press

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 3

Best Lesbian Erotica 2018

Editor: Sacchi Green

Publisher: Cleis Press

Deadline: February 15, 2018 (earlier encouraged)

Payment: $100 and 1 copy of the book within 90 days of publication

Rights: non-exclusive right to publish the story in this anthology in print, ebook and audiobook form. Authors will retain copyright to their stories. 

Send me stories that only you could write, the ones inside you burning to be brought to life. Surprise me with new concepts, or startle me with prose that illuminates traditional themes in new ways. I expect to use mostly original, unpublished work, but I’ll consider stories previously published in 2016-2017.   New voices are especially welcome. A maximum of two submissions per author is allowed, with a preferred length of 2000-4500 words. No simultaneous submissions.

Give me a variety of themes, voices, and tones. Diversity in ages, ethnicities, cultures, and physical attributes and abilities is welcome. The central figures must be lesbians, with believable, fully developed characters. I want vividly drawn settings, and plots or story arcs that grip the reader and don’t let go. Originality is especially welcome. And, of course, I want an intensely erotic aura with sex-positive scenes that are integral to the story as a whole. All flavors of sensuality are welcome, from vanilla to BDSM to edgy frontiers that surprise and startle the reader. A few science fiction or fantasy stories might fit in, as well as a well-researched historical setting or two.

Send your submission as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format, double spaced, Times New Roman black font, with story title, legal name, pseudonym (if applicable) and mailing and email addresses on the first page, to sacchigreen@gmail.com.

Queries are welcome.  

Mmure

Our website – www.mmure.com – is a soon-to-launch site with female-focused erotic stories, podcasts, and art. The focus of the site is to curate inclusive, empowering, creative erotica for our viewers. We publish erotic works to our online website and welcome submissions of a diverse range of categories. All types of erotica are encouraged, although we will not accept anything of an overly violent, incestuous, or illegal nature.

How do I submit a story or artwork?
Email your story to hello@mmure.com and include your name as the author/artist that you would like to be listed. That’s it!

FAQ: http://www.mmure.com/faq
Any additional questions? Email us at hello@mmure.com.

Multifarious Press

Diverse books, stories, authors. Buzzwords in the writing community on Twitter and everywhere else these days. Agents, publishers, writers. So many people are talking about diversity.

But when you walk into a bookstore, or scan through Amazon or Smashwords, how many diverse books are you actually seeing put out by big presses? A few. Hopefully, more are coming.

Multifarious Press is an idea born from the desire to put diverse titles into the hands of people who want them.

MFP is committed to all forms of diversity. We want to build a list of titles in all sub-genres of diverse representation, especially own voices stories. We want the real voices, the ones who are going to resonate with others like you.

We want the stories that you had to write because you couldn’t find enough of them to read.

There are so many diverse authors, stories and readers out there, just waiting. Fantastic books that are getting shelved or worse, deleted; and diverse authors who are giving up their dreams because traditional publishing is incredibly slow on the uptake of diversity. Indie self-publishing is an incredibly successful business model for some diverse creators, but it isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’re here.

Publishing IS moving in the right direction, but one of the benefits an indie small-press has over larger ones is that we can get the books out faster and often, with better quality.

Take a look around the site, please make time to read the open letter, and if we can help get your story to the hands of readers who need it, follow our submissions process.

Thank you.
-Kaelan, Founder of Multifarious Press

http://multifariouspress.com/

House of Ardent: Erotic Ghostwriter needed

I am looking to purchase as many erotica stories of between 3,000-5,000 words each.

Must be sexually explicit and written form the first person, whom is female and loves sexual adventures.

This could be an ongoing job if you are the right writer for us. Ideally you will have stories already written that we can purchase.

Contact: Email Lianne at lianne@houseofardent.co.uk.
Website: www.houseofardent.co.uk

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