LGBT Anthologies / Novels

Non-Fiction

Erotica Anthologies

Ebook Publishers

Publishers

Website Publishers

Magazines & Journals

Call for Submissions

NOTE: All posted calls for submissions are based on information provided by the publishers, and are not vetted or endorsed by ERWA. Authors are encouraged to ask publishers about contracts details and other terms.

LGBT Anthologies / Novels

Non-Fiction

Erotica Anthologies

Ebook Publishers

Publishers

Website Publishers

Magazines & Journals

Call for Submissions

FOR PUBLISHERS / EDITORS

Need short stories, novels, novellas, poetry, etc.? Click the button below, fill in the form, and we'll list your call for submissions.

Short Stories and Novels Needed

We need short erotic stories dealing with all aspects of sex, except for animals, bloodletting, scat, and rape.

We do need incest, transexual, gay, lesbian, group, exhibitionism, and simply straight sex tales.  For a manuscript, we will pay one cent per word.  We buy all rights, though the author still retains the right to publish the material elsewhere.  We need stories between 1500 and 5000 words.  With anything over that, we will purchase a full novel for more.  Please inquire.

Gree Bird Press: www.ronaldbooks.com
Send an email to Ronald Simmons: info@ronaldbooks.com

Short Erotica Zodiac Signs Descriptions: Writers Wanted!

Are you really good at writing erotica? We’re looking for HIGHLY CREATIVE erotica writers that can write detailed and engaging erotic descriptions of zodiac signs of under 300 words. Must be able to start right away or as early as next week.

Stories will be tasteful, not vulgar, and geared towards a female audience., and you should be able to write several stories per week. To apply, please send samples of previous erotica writing and any past experience you have writing erotic fiction. Applications without will not be considered.

Site: ask-oracle.com
Email: smartarpit@gmail.com

Silk and Leather: Lesbian Erotica with an Edge

Editor: Victoria Villasenor
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Publication Date: Spring 2020
Theme: Short story lesbian erotica

What happens when inhibitions get left at home? When you’re ready for something more, something that pushes your boundaries and makes your wildest, wettest, fantasies come true? What would you do if no one was watching? Or if they were?

Send us hot stories that happen on the wild side. Leave the everyday behind and find the place where silk and leather meet, where you can taste forbidden fruit and revel in the new. See where the path leads when you take a chance at doing something you never thought you’d do. Take control, submit, try on a new identity, play in a new location, take on new sensations… Be creative, be compelling, be brave. 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 we’re always happy to see diversity. 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: May 1, 2019

Guidelines for Submissions

Unpublished short stories only

Word count: 2,000 – 5,000 words

Electronic submissions only to: boldstrokesuk@boldstrokesbooks.com

  • E-mail header: Silk and Leather_ 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:

  • Times New Roman; 12 pt
  • Double-spaced; standard paragraphing; no HTML

General Info:

  • Submission receipt within 7 days; Submission decisions by July 15, 2019
  • Multiple submissions (no more than 2) accepted
  • Payment: $50 and 2 contributor copies

Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Volume 2

Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
To be published by Cleis Press in late 2020 or early 2021
Deadline: June 1, 2019 (earlier submissions strongly encouraged and will be treated with priority, but all submissions meeting the guidelines received by the deadline will be considered)

For Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Volume 2, Rachel Kramer Bussel is looking for your hottest, most creative unpublished 2,000-5,000 word bondage erotica stories (no poetry). Authors whose stories are accepted for publication will receive $100 and two copies of the print edition of the book on publication. Authors who’ve never published in any of Rachel’s anthologies before are especially encouraged to submit to this anthology. Please make sure to read and follow the guidelines in full before submitting. If you would not be willing to sign the contract terms listed below should your story be selected, do not submit to this anthology. Stories submitted that don’t contain bondage, are received after the June 1, 2019 deadline or fall outside the word count will be rejected..

This anthology will include characters of different races, ages, sexual orientations, locations, occupations, backgrounds and bondage experience levels. The book will also include a wide array of motivations, techniques, implements, and scenarios, though all will include at least one bondage or restraint scenario at some point in the story. Ownvoices stories, in which the story’s protagonist and author share a marginalized identity, are especially welcome; for more information on the definition of ownvoices, click here. I want characters ranging from newbies to seasoned bondage players and everything in between. I want first person, second person and third person stories. I want bondage in bedrooms, at play parties, at offices, in public, in secret. Bondage should be a central focus of the erotic element of the story but the plot does not have to hinge on bondage. I especially welcome stories were the motivations for engaging in bondage are unusual, and settings outside of dungeons, play parties and traditionally kinky settings. Stories do not have to contain a specific amount of sexual activity, but must be erotic in nature and be intended to arouse the reader. For an idea of the types of stories I prefer, see Best Bondage Erotica 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Stories that do not contain any form of bondage or restraint will not be considered.

The final book will include stories focused on both the physical and mental aspects of bondage. Stories featuring bondage plus other elements of BDSM or sexual erotica activity is welcome (spanking, tickling, exhibitionism, voyeurism, intercourse, oral sex, anal sex, sex toys, nipple play, fetishes, kissing, teasing, etc.). The more creative the bondage in the story, the better, but any type of bondage will work as long as the storyline and writing are compelling. I gravitate toward stories that draw me in from the first word and keeps me riveted. The main reason I reject stories for a themed anthology such as this one is that they are too similar to one I’ve already selected, so avoid clichéd plotlines and dialogue. Characters of all genders/sexual orientations welcome. No poetry. All characters must be over 18 for the entirety of the story. No incest or bestiality. Note that I won’t be able to give final answers to submissions until August 1, 2020 at the latest (if I can reply sooner, I will). If you need a response sooner than August 1, 2020, please do not submit to this anthology.

All stories should have a compelling beginning, middle and end. Make every word count and advance the story you want to tell. Consider each sentence and as: Does it serve a purpose? Is it advancing your story? If not, cut it. Make me care about your characters and get invested in their passions.

Only unpublished stories will be accepted; this means no part of the story can have been published or posted previously anywhere, in print, online, on blogs, on bulletin boards or private groups, in newsletters, via email or anywhere else and cannot be published or posted in any form prior to the book’s publication.

Rights: One-year exclusive rights. Authors will retain copyright to their stories. See contract terms below. If you would not be willing to sign the contract terms below, do not submit to this anthology.

ONLY SUBMIT ONE FINAL, THOROUGHLY PROOFREAD, GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT VERSION OF EACH STORY. Since I will be reading and considering stories as they come in, only the initial story submission will be considered; subsequent versions of the same story will NOT be considered, so please keep this in mind and make sure the submission you send contains exactly the story title, author name and text you would like to see published in the book. If I am interested in a revised version of your story, I will contact you.

How to submit: I will consider a maximum of two stories per author. Submit each story as a separate attachment using an email address that you check regularly. Submit only 2,000-5,000 original, unpublished stories that are not being considered elsewhere. Stories under 2,000 words or over 5,000 words will be automatically rejected. I want only original work that has never been published in whole or in part in any format, including online and print. Must use U.S. grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.). Submit to bestbondageseries@gmail.com by attaching a Word .doc or .docx file, double spaced, Times New Roman Black font and titled BBE2 LastName StoryTitle. At the top of the first page, include legal name, pseudonym (if applicable), mailing address, phone number (only to be used for urgent communication about your story) and 50 word-or-under third person professional biography either on the first page of your story. This should be the exact bio you’d want published in the book. URLs in bios should be listed in the first sentence in this format:

Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) writes fiction and non-fiction.

All stories must have a title and author name included at the top of the first page with the submission (no untitled stories). Indent half an inch at the start of each paragraph. Use only double spacing for the entire file; do not add extra lines between paragraphs or use any other irregular spacing. If you cannot use Word, submit as both an RTF and include the full submission in the body of an email, including title, story text, bio, name and pseudonym (if applicable), mailing address and phone number. MAKE SURE TO THOROUGHLY PROOFREAD YOUR STORY BEFORE SUBMITTING IT. All stories that are between 2,000-5,000 words and submitted by June 1, 2019 will be considered.

I will confirm that I have received your submission within one week. I will respond to all submissions by August 1, 2020 (yes, 2020) at the latest. If I can respond sooner, I will. If you have not heard back from me by August 2, 2020 feel free to follow up at that time. Payment: $100 and 2 copies of the book on publication. Payment will be made only via Paypal (strongly preferred) or U.S check (only for U.S. addresses).

Questions: bestbondageseries@gmail.com (make sure to read the guidelines in full before emailing to make sure your question hasn’t already been addressed)

 

CONTRIBUTOR PUBLISHING AGREEMENT

Agreement dated , 2019, between LEGAL NAME (”Contributor”), writing as PEN NAME, whose address is _____________________________________________________________________________ and RKB Enterprises, Inc. (“Editor”), whose address is _______________________________________ for publication of “STORY TITLE” (the “Work”) in Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 (the “Book”), an anthology to be published by Cleis Press./Viva Editions (the “Publisher”). The parties agree as follows:

1. GRANT OF RIGHTS
(a) Contributor hereby grants and licenses to the Editor, during the full term of copyright in the Work, and any renewals thereof, the following rights in and to the Work, exclusively until one (1) year from the date of publication of the Book and non-exclusively thereafter: the right to reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, license, sublicense, sell and otherwise exploit the Work as part of the Book in all forms and media now known or hereafter developed in all languages throughout the world, including without limitation the right to license and sublicense the Work as part of the Book inanthologies, magazines, book club editions and reprints; Braille editions; audio, computer disk, all electronic/cyber rights, CD-ROM and microfiche editions; first and second serial rights; dramatic productions of any kind (including without limitation film, television, video and audio productions); commercial and merchandising versions of the Book; and, the right to use all or parts of the Work for advertising, publicity or promotional purposes.
(b) The Contributor grants to the Editor and the Publisher the right to use Contributor’s name and likeness and/or biographical data in advertising, publicity and promotion for the Book.

2. ACCEPTANCE OF MANUSCRIPTS AND CHANGES
(a) Contributor agrees to make editorial revisions to the Work as reasonably required by the Editor and/or Publisher. The title of the Work may be changed only by mutual consent of the Contributor, Editor and Publisher. The final content of the Work must be acceptable to the Editor and the Publisher.
(b) The completed manuscript shall be deemed satisfactory in content to the Editor and Publisher unless within five (5) business days of its receipt by the Editor, Publisher or Editor gives Contributor written notice of the respects in which the manuscript is unsatisfactory. Contributor shall have five (5) business days from receipt of that notice to make and submit such changes.
(c) Editor has no obligation to include the Work in the Book for any reason. In such event, this Agreement shall terminate, all rights shall revert to Contributor, and Editor shall not owe Contributor any payment.

3. COMPENSATION: Provided the Editor accepts the Work for inclusion in the Book, the Editor shall pay to Contributor a fee of $100.00 on or before November 30, 2020.

4. WARRANTIES AND INDEMNITIES
(a) Contributor represents and warrants that Contributor is the sole author of the Work and sole and exclusive owner of the rights conveyed in this Agreement; that Contributor has not previously assigned, pledged or otherwise encumbered those rights; that the Work is original; that the Work has never before been published or licensed for publication in whole or in part in any form except as otherwise expressly disclosed to Editor in writing; that the Work does not infringe upon any copyright, contains no matter that is libelous or defamatory, or that violates any right of privacy or other personal or property right whatsoever, or is harmful to the user or any third party so as to subject the Editor to liability, or is otherwise contrary to law; that the Work is not in the public domain in any country; that all permissions for any third party materials contained in the Work shall have been cleared and all permissions fees have been paid before publication of the Work; and that Contributor has full power to enter into this Agreement and to make the grants contained herein.
(b) Contributor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Editor and the Publisher and their respective officers, directors, employees, licensees, successors, agents and assigns, against any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses, and judgments, including reasonable attorney fees arising out of any proceeding alleging a violation of Contributor’s warranties and representations hereunder.

5. AUTHOR’S COPIES
Editor will give to Contributor two (2) free copies of the Book.

6. MISCELLANEOUS
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, and supersedes all previous discussions, representations, and understandings related to the subject matter of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall constitute a partnership or joint venture between the parties. If either party believes the other has breached the Agreement it shall notify the other that such breach must be cured within thirty (30) days of such notification, or action may be taken by the non-breaching party. In the event of any breach of this Agreement by Editor, Contributor agrees that Contributor’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be an action at law for damages, and in no event shall Contributor be entitled to interfere with, enjoin, or otherwise restrain Editor’s or Publisher’s rights to use, license, distribute, publish and sell the Book or the Work as contemplated herein. No modifications of this Agreement shall be binding on either party unless set forth in writing and signed by both parties. No waiver of any portion of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing. The failure of either party at any time to require performance by the other of any provision shall in no way affect the right to enforce that or any other provision of this Agreement. No waiver of any breach of this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision of this Agreement. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws, and in the state and federal courts of the State of New York. Each party consents to the exclusive personal jurisdiction, and waives any objections to the venue, of such courts. The provisions of this Agreement are severable and if any of its provisions are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, in whole or in part, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain binding and enforceable. Contributor may not assign this Agreement without Editor’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall apply and inure to the benefit of each party’s successors, affiliates, heirs, and permitted assigns.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have signed this Agreement as of the date and year first above written.

RKB Enterprises, Inc.
By: ________________________________
Date Signed: _________________________
Contributor
_________________________________
Date Signed: _________________________

Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 6

Any updates to this call will be made at https://www.bweoftheyear.com/call-for-submissions
Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
To be published by Cleis Press in December 2020

IMPORTANT INFORMATION (DO NOT SKIP)

Rachel Kramer Bussel is looking for original, unpublished 2,000-5,000 word erotic stories fitting the theme of adventure for Cleis Press anthology Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 6. Authors whose stories are accepted for publication will receive $225 and two copies of the print edition of the book on publication. Please note the following important information regarding this call for submissions: If these guidelines are too long for you to read, do not submit to this anthology. Some information may be repeated in order to emphasize it. They are intended to save time for the authors, editor and publisher and provide useful information to increase your chances of acceptance. If you have any questions, check that they aren’t answered below before emailing. You must follow the guidelines in full in order for your story to be considered. Authors whose work has appeared in previous volumes of the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series are ineligible to submit to this anthology.

This anthology is ONLY open to authors who are women, gender nonconforming, genderqueer and/or nonbinary. If you do not fall into one of these categories, do not submit to this anthology. The contract terms listed below are non-negotiable and include a one year exclusivity clause from the December 2020 publication date. If you would not be willing to sign these contract terms should your story be selected, do not submit to this anthology. Submissions outside the word count or received after the June 1, 2019 deadline will be rejected.

Early submissions are strongly preferred and will be considered on a rolling basis, but I highly recommend not rushing in order to submit early, which is unlikely to work in your favor. I would rather read a brilliant, attention-grabbing grammatically perfect story on June 1, 2019 than a hastily written, typo-filled story on an earlier date.

While I will respond as soon as possible to all submissions, authors may have to wait for a final response until July 1, 2020 (yes, 2020). If you cannot wait to hear back about your story until then, do not submit to this anthology. If you have not heard back by July 2, 2020, feel free to inquire about the status. Unless specifically requested of the author via email, I will only accept ONE submission of each story; DO NOT send multiple versions of your story or expect to submit a rewritten version during the editing process. Submit ONLY your best, polished, fully proofread work that you would want to be published with the story title and author name you include. In the interest of publishing as many authors as possible in the series, those who have been published in the first five volumes of Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series are not eligible to submit to this anthology. Guidelines may be updated over the course of the open submission period. The call for submissions section of bweoftheyear.com will always contain the most up-to-date version of these guidelines. For occasional BWE submission tips, follow @BWEoftheyear on Twitter and bestwomenserotica on Instagram.

 

ADVENTURE THEME

The theme of adventure will pertain to all stories in the book in different ways. I don’t want to tell you what “adventure” means. I want your characters to show me what adventure means to them. I want stories that represent a wide variety of adventures for a wide variety of characters. This means that unless they’re particularly noteworthy, the final collection will likely not repeat adventures. The more unique, creative and memorable your plot and characters are, the more likely your story is to be accepted.

The theme of this anthology is “Adventure” and all published stories will touch on this theme (most without explicitly using the word “adventure” in the story). I strongly encourage you to take that theme and run with it, keeping in mind that what’s “adventurous” to one character will be humdrum to another. The final book will feature a variety of characters exploring their own personal versions of adventure. While stories of sexual adventure and excess are welcome, I’m also looking for stories that surprise the reader regarding the idea of adventure. Perhaps the adventure isn’t revealed until the story’s end, or the form the adventure takes is unexpected. Stories that don’t connect to the theme of adventure in some way will be rejected.

 

EDITOR’S WISHLIST

All submissions that fit the guidelines and theme will be considered, but I’m especially interested in the following types of stories, and have noted excellent examples of these types from prior volumes of the series where applicable:

Ownvoices stories. For stories featuring characters from marginalized groups, ownvoices stories are strongly preferred. If your story is an ownvoices story and you’d like me to know, please mention it in your cover letter in the body of your email and note how your story is an ownvoices story, which will be kept confidential unless the author gives permission to share it after publication. Ownvoices means that the story’s protagonist and its author share a marginalized identity; you can learn more about ownvoices here. (See “Body Shots” by Thien-Kim Lam in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 3)

Stories written by authors of color

Stories set in and illuminating a particular culture or subculture (see “On the Calendar” by Kate Sebastian in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 2)

Stories starring and from the point of view of transgender women as well as gender non-conforming, genderqueer and nonbinary characters

Stories starring and from the point of view of characters with physical disabilities (see “Wordless Surrender” by Janelle Reston in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 and “Falling” by Charlie Powell in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 3)

Stories starring and from the point of view of characters with mental health issues (see “Her Invisible Prison” by Jocelyn Dex in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4)

Stories starring and from the point of view of characters in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, etc. (see “Words with Benefits” by Tamara Lush in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4)

Stories starring and from the point of view of queer characters where coming out isn’t a major plot point

Stories about characters who have unusual or interesting fetishes (see “Infused Leather” by Dr. J. in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 3)

Stories that touch on social justice issues, feminism and/or body image while remaining erotic and arousing for the reader

Stories featuring humor while also being totally sexy (see “Starstruck” by Lazuli Jones in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 1)

WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR

Protagonists in the book will range from single to partnered, of varying sexual orientations, races, adult ages (all characters must be at least 18 years old for the entirety of the story), religions, occupations, fetishes, jobs, interests, locations and life experiences. First, second and third person narratives are all welcome.

Stories in the final book will range from humorous and playful to intense and soulful to down and dirty, and will reflect a similar sexual, racial and age diversity as the stories in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Story submissions must be unpublished (never published, in whole or in part, anywhere, online or offline). Stories including scat or incest will not be considered; age play will be considered as long as it’s clear in the context of the story that the characters are engaging in roleplay. No poetry will be considered.

In a nutshell: I want stories that blow my mind, that grab my attention from the first line and don’t let go, that say something new and exciting about sex and sexuality, that will appeal to longtime erotica readers and new readers of the genre. Make every word count. As you edit your story before submitting it, I encourage you to make sure each sentence serves a purpose and is advancing the story you’re telling. I also strongly recommend having a beta reader read your story before submitting to help catch any typos or grammar or continuity errors.

I want stories that will make readers stop everything they’re doing and eagerly read every last word to find out what happens to your characters. I gravitate toward unique, creative, memorable characters, settings and scenarios. I welcome science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and historical stories, although contemporary stories will comprise the majority of the book. If you submitted a story to Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 that was rejected, you may resubmit it, but a new story stands a far better chance of acceptance.

To see the types of stories I gravitate toward, I recommend reading or listening to any of the first four volumes in the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series. As in prior volumes, I want your best, boldest, hottest, most creative and diverse stories. Each story must be between 2,000-5,000 words. All stories must have a clear beginning, middle and end, with engaging characters and scenarios. Stories featuring highly creative plotlines, compelling characters, engaging dialogues and vivid settings have the best chances of being accepted.

In the interest of publishing the largest number of authors possible, writers whose work appears in or will appear in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel will NOT be considered for this volume, but contributors to previous Best Women’s Erotica collections by prior editors are welcome to submit work.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submit only 2,000-5,000 original, unpublished stories that are not being considered elsewhere. Word count applies to the text of your story, excluding story title, author name and author bio. Maximum two submissions per author. Stories CANNOT be under consideration elsewhere at any point prior to the book’s publication date in December 2020. I want only original work that has never been published, in whole or in part, online, in print or in any format at all, including personal or other types of blogs. All characters must be 18 or over for the entirety of the story. U.S. grammar (spelling, double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required.

Submit to bweoftheyear@gmail.com with “BWE6 Submission: Story Title” in the subject line (substitute your story’s title for “Story Title”) by attaching a Word .doc or .docx file titled “BWE6 Story Title LastName,” using Times New Roman Black font. LastName should be the last name you’d want to be published under. So if Dorothy Smith is submitting a story titled “The Bed” as Jane Doe, her Word file would be titled BWE6 The Bed Doe and her subject line would be BWE6 Submission: The Bed. Each story needs to have its own file; you can submit two story files in one email, or send them separately. If submitting two stories, use this format: BWE6 StoryTitle1 and StoryTitle2 LastName. Example: BWE6 The Bed and Sexytime Doe.

At the top of the first page, include your legal name, pseudonym (if applicable), mailing address, phone (only to be used for urgent communication about your story) AND a 50 word-or-under third person professional biography to be published in the book. Make sure you use an email address that you check at least once a week. If you include a URL in your bio, it should be included in the first sentence in this format, without hyperlinking or other special formatting:

Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) writes fiction and non-fiction.

All stories must have a title and byline (author name) included with the submission (no untitled or unbylined stories) at the top of the first page. Indent half an inch at the start of each paragraph. Use double spacing for the entire file; DO NOT add extra lines between paragraphs or use any other irregular spacing. If you cannot use Word, submit as both an RTF AND include the full submission in the body of an email, including title, story text, bio, name and pseudonym (if applicable), mailing address and phone number. DO NOT SUBMIT MULTIPLE VERSIONS OF THE SAME STORY AS ONLY THE FIRST VERSION WILL BE CONSIDERED. SUBMIT YOUR STORY WITH THE TITLE, AUTHOR NAME AND WORDING YOU WOULD WANT PUBLISHED IF THE STORY IS ACCEPTED. MAKE SURE TO THOROUGHLY PROOFREAD YOUR STORY BEFORE SUBMITTING IT. Your submission should be a thoroughly proofread, typo free document that you want to see published using the byline and biography you’ve provided.

I will confirm that I have received your submission within one week. I will respond with an acceptance or rejection to all submissions by July 1, 2020, at the latest. If you have not heard back from me by July 2, 2020, feel free to follow up at that time. Please note the time frame and if you need a response sooner than July 1, 2020, do not submit a story to this anthology.

 

RIGHTS, PAYMENT AND DEADLINE

Rights: For this anthology, the editor is buying exclusive rights in all formats for one year from the book’s publication date in December 2020. After that year, the rights revert back to you. The non-negotiable contract terms all authors in the book will sign are below. If these terms aren’t ones you’d be comfortable signing, do not submit to this anthology.

Payment: $225 and 2 copies of the book within 90 days of publication. Payment will be made only via Paypal (strongly preferred and the only method of payment for non-U.S. authors) or U.S check (only for U.S. addresses).

Deadline: June 1, 2019, 11:59 pm EST. In order to facilitate a smooth publishing process, submissions will be considered on a rolling basis and earlier submissions will get priority. ALL submissions received by June 1, 2019 will be considered, but if two excellent, topical, brilliant stories are submitted featuring the exact same scenario, the one submitted earlier is more likely to be accepted. Again, please do not sacrifice creativity, grammar or proofreading in the interest of submitting early, as that will not benefit you. I’m prioritizing earlier submissions because my deadlines have been moved up, so I need to complete my manuscript sooner than in previous years, and working with submissions on a rolling basis will assist me in that task.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions that aren’t answered in the guidelines: Email bweoftheyear@gmail.com (note that NO word count changes will be granted; stories under 2,000 words or over 5,000 words will be automatically rejected).

NON-NEGOTIABLE CONTRACT TERMS

​CONTRIBUTOR PUBLISHING AGREEMENT

Agreement dated ________________ , 2019, between LEGAL NAME (”Contributor”), writing as PEN NAME, whose address is _____________________________________________________________________________ and RKB Enterprises, Inc. (“Editor”), whose address is ________________________________________ for publication of “STORY TITLE” (the “Work”) in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 6 (the “Book”), an anthology to be published by Cleis Press./Viva Editions (the “Publisher”). The parties agree as follows:

1. GRANT OF RIGHTS

(a) Contributor hereby grants and licenses to the Editor, during the full term of copyright in the Work, and any renewals thereof, the following rights in and to the Work, exclusively until one (1) year from the date of publication of the Book and non-exclusively thereafter: the right to reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, license, sublicense, sell and otherwise exploit the Work as part of the Book in all forms and media now known or hereafter developed in all languages throughout the world, including without limitation the right to license and sublicense the Work as part of the Book in anthologies, magazines, book club editions and reprints; Braille editions; audio, computer disk, all electronic/cyber rights, CD-ROM and microfiche editions; first and second serial rights; dramatic productions of any kind (including without limitation film, television, video and audio productions); commercial and merchandising versions of the Book; and, the right to use all or parts of the Work for advertising, publicity or promotional purposes.

(b) The Contributor grants to the Editor and the Publisher the right to use Contributor’s name and likeness and/or biographical data in advertising, publicity and promotion for the Book.

2. ACCEPTANCE OF MANUSCRIPTS AND CHANGES

(a) Contributor agrees to make editorial revisions to the Work as reasonably required by the Editor and/or Publisher. The title of the Work may be changed only by mutual consent of the Contributor, Editor and Publisher. The final content of the Work must be acceptable to the Editor and the Publisher.

(b) The completed manuscript shall be deemed satisfactory in content to the Editor and Publisher unless within five (5) business days of its receipt by the Editor, Publisher or Editor gives Contributor written notice of the respects in which the manuscript is unsatisfactory. Contributor shall have five (5) business days from receipt of that notice to make and submit such changes.

(c) Editor has no obligation to include the Work in the Book for any reason. In such event, this Agreement shall terminate, all rights shall revert to Contributor, and Editor shall not owe Contributor any payment.

3. COMPENSATION: Provided the Editor accepts the Work for inclusion in the Book, the Editor shall pay to Contributor a fee of $225.00 on or before November 30, 2020.

4. WARRANTIES AND INDEMNITIES

(a) Contributor represents and warrants that Contributor is the sole author of the Work and sole and exclusive owner of the rights conveyed in this Agreement; that Contributor has not previously assigned, pledged or otherwise encumbered those rights; that the Work is original; that the Work has never before been published or licensed for publication in whole or in part in any form except as otherwise expressly disclosed to Editor in writing; that the Work does not infringe upon any copyright, contains no matter that is libelous or defamatory, or that violates any right of privacy or other personal or property right whatsoever, or is harmful to the user or any third party so as to subject the Editor to liability, or is otherwise contrary to law; that the Work is not in the public domain in any country; that all permissions for any third party materials contained in the Work shall have been cleared and all permissions fees have been paid before publication of the Work; and that Contributor has full power to enter into this Agreement and to make the grants contained herein.

(b) Contributor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Editor and the Publisher and their respective officers, directors, employees, licensees, successors, agents and assigns, against any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses, and judgments, including reasonable attorney fees arising out of any proceeding alleging a violation of Contributor’s warranties and representations hereunder.

5. AUTHOR’S COPIES

Editor will give to Contributor two (2) free copies of the Book.

6. MISCELLANEOUS

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, and supersedes all previous discussions, representations, and understandings related to the subject matter of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall constitute a partnership or joint venture between the parties. If either party believes the other has breached the Agreement it shall notify the other that such breach must be cured within thirty (30) days of such notification, or action may be taken by the non-breaching party. In the event of any breach of this Agreement by Editor, Contributor agrees that Contributor’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be an action at law for damages, and in no event shall Contributor be entitled to interfere with, enjoin, or otherwise restrain Editor’s or Publisher’s rights to use, license, distribute, publish and sell the Book or the Work as contemplated herein. No modifications of this Agreement shall be binding on either party unless set forth in writing and signed by both parties. No waiver of any portion of this Agreement shall be effective unless in writing. The failure of either party at any time to require performance by the other of any provision shall in no way affect the right to enforce that or any other provision of this Agreement. No waiver of any breach of this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision of this Agreement. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws, and in the state and federal courts of the State of New York. Each party consents to the exclusive personal jurisdiction, and waives any objections to the venue, of such courts. The provisions of this Agreement are severable and if any of its provisions are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, in whole or in part, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain binding and enforceable. Contributor may not assign this Agreement without Editor’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall apply and inure to the benefit of each party’s successors, affiliates, heirs, and permitted assigns. .

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have signed this Agreement as of the date and year first above written.

RKB Enterprises, Inc.

By: ________________________________

Date Signed: _________________________

Contributor

_________________________________

Date Signed: _________________________

In Search Of Femdom Authors!

Desperately searching for Femdom Authors.

We also publish Maledom, Erotic Romance, and many other varieties of books, so please feel free to submit to jennifer@pinkflamingomedia.com

2019 will be our 25th year in business, come join the celebration with us!

Writer’s Guidelines:

PINK FLAMINGO MEDIA, Spring-Summer 2016

Subject to change: please write to fiona@pinkflamingo.com for any updated information.

Pink Flamingo Media is a small in-house alternative press started in 1994 as Pink Flamingo Publications, and revamped in 2016 to Pink Flamingo Media. We are dedicated to giving both our customers and our authors personal service and attention. We have grown a strong mail-order business, with a readership that is 45-50% female. Our books are produced as perfect bound paperbacks roughly 5 ½” x 8 ½” in size, with non-glossy full color covers. Our publishing capability allows us to produce small as well as large runs of our book titles, so we are able to keep all of our books in stock and available for purchase.

All books released in paperback will also be released as Ebooks (Electronic Books) in four popular formats (PDF, EPub, PRC and MOBI). Our ebooks are sold from our own Ebook websites, and most of our ebooks now appear on at Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks (Apple), and a number of other ebook retailers throughout the Internet. We have over 20 base eBook retailers, which also distribute to other companies around the world.

In addition to our sizable mail-order customer base, we have a strong Internet presence in the genre of erotic fiction. We also wholesale books to several distributors who offer our titles on on-line websites, print catalogs and in adult book stores. Our two e-commerce sites:

www.pinkflamingo.com (PF)

www.eroticbooknetwork.com (EBN)

To Publish with Pink Flamingo:

We are seeking quality, first time writers looking to take their first steps in publishing, or previously published authors interested in expanding their horizons and talents into new areas.

We are looking for submissions for the following:

Novels and Short Story Collections (of similarly themed stories) in the following genres:

Bondage/BDSM (Femdom, Maledom), GLBT, Spanking and General Erotica.

Maledom BDSM erotica should include primarily Dominant male characters, and NO graphic scenes depicting men submitting to men or women. Any sort of lesbian (F/f or f/f) content is permissible within these titles.

Femdom BDSM erotica should include primarily Dominant Female characters and male submissives, however graphic scenes with male or female submissives is permissible, as is lesbian content. Some M/m or m/m content is permissible, but should not be a major part of the story. The general action should center on the Dominant Female and submissive male or female characters.

GLBT Lesbian BDSM erotica may include some scenes with submissive males or dominant males. Gay Male storylines may include BDSM, transgender, transsexual and feminization. We are accepting stories in these genres that meet the other basic criteria required for all our titles. Query for any specific content questions.

Story Collections should be either Femdom or Maledom stories, not both.

Spanking novels should include a well-plotted storyline and graphic sex, not simply consist of a series of spanking sessions. Our emphasis in spanking is clearly M/f, although an F/m spanking novels will be considered as well. Spanking fiction may also include other ‘fetish’ content, such as light bondage, submission, exhibitionism, and anal sex.

General Erotica we define as erotica with NO spanking, bondage, D/s etc, (or very light content of this nature). General Erotica should include LOTS of graphic sexual content inside a good story. Plotlines can be as wide and varied as mainstream fiction. Sexual content can include heterosexual, lesbian, gay, or a mix of various. Permissible content can include gangbangs, exhibitionism, public sex, threesomes, anal and oral sex.

Setting: Any time period, historical, contemporary or future is acceptable. We also accept novels with fantasy BDSM societies, SciFi, Vampires, and other paranormal themes.

DO NOT INCLUDE: characters under 18 having sex or in sexual situations, (even in flashbacks), bestiality, incest, excrement, snuff and necrophilia.

Storylines featuring rape, abduction, kidnapping, coercion, breeding females, nonconsensual slave worlds, auctions and prostitution, also drugging, water sports (piss play), diapering and extreme violence will be offered only on our EBN website. Please note that Apple ibooks and Amazon Kindle are not accepting erotic with any of these themes.

If you have any questions on content, please query us with your questions.

For all of our titles, we are looking for provocative and innovative works that speak from your own voice, which show a positive outlook on sexuality no matter what graphic sexuality or taboo you might focus on. The sexual fantasies may range from supremely seductive to very outrageous as they enter into areas of fantasy and sexual exploration. We expect works to include all the elements of good fiction: good stories, characterization and quality writing—particularly a sensuous use of language for your graphic sexual scenes. Graphic content should be varied, not repetitious scene to scene.

These are the criteria on which we review submissions:

  • Is it erotically arousing? This means the work includes numerous graphic depictions of sexual and/or fetish content.
  • Would it be a good PF or EBN title based on its content and style? (see above)
  • Is it well written and cleanly edited?

Final manuscripts should be roughly 30,000—75,000, although some larger manuscripts, up to 250,000 words will be considered. We are accepting no single short stories. No advance will be paid. Royalties are paid quarterly at rates of 20% of retail or wholesale price for paperbacks, and 40% of the retail or wholesale Ebook price, whichever applies. Over a two-year period, book sales for each title average, 200-1500 copies. With strong sales from some of our off-site eBook vendors (Kindle, Barnes & Noble, etc), the top end figure is changing for some particularly popular titles.

To submit: THE SUMMARY/SYNOPSIS IS A MUST! NO SUBMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT ONE.

Please DO NOT send us an Internet address where we can view your work. Query with the following:

  • Your name, contact information, pen name.
  • 250-350 words describing the book. If the manuscript is accepted, this will be used as the back cover description and on all websites. Please put what the book includes (keywords) at the end. Example – Includes: Male domination, bondage, whipping etc. If you have questions regarding how to do this properly, please refer to our books listed on either PinkFlamingo.com or EroticBookNetwork.com. If you are submitting a short story collection, please check other short story collection descriptions.
  • Prior to sending the manuscript, please check the formatting requirements below as we will be checking this before reading any submissions. If the formatting instructions have not been followed when you send the manuscript, we will send it back asking for it to be fixed.
  • Please indicate when submitting which category the work belongs: Maledom bdsm, Femdom bdsm, Lesbian, Gay, Spanking or General, consensual or non-consensual.
  • Information on any previous publication of the work, or portion of the work, you are submitting (if any), plus any other information you feel we need to know.
  • Hard copy submissions ARE accepted only if you have the manuscript available in digital format. As we are a small, in house publisher, we do not have the time to retype an entire manuscript for you.

While it is certainly permissible to send your submission via snail mail, most submissions are currently sent via email in MS Word or MS Word compatible file attachments. Please remember, we have a large number of submissions to review and we ask for your patience. Feel free to contact Fiona if you have any questions regarding the publication process.

INTERNET AUTHORS PLEASE NOTE: If your work or any part of it has been previously published, or has been or is currently posted to an Internet Website, please let us know when you submit your query. You must have all publishing rights to the work when it’s submitted. We may request that any excerpts of your writing be taken down from websites at the behest of our eBook retailers.

General: In addition to a good well-written story, an attention to grammatical detail will make yours stand out from a crowded field of submissions and draw our attention. We expect cleanly written, edited manuscripts. We do not have the editing staff available for extensive editing, so for the most part manuscripts need to be grammatically correct, checked for spelling, proper punctuation and typos. Any errors we do find on our review of the manuscript will be corrected. Also, we reserve the right to make those editorial changes to the manuscript that we feel are necessary to enhance the quality of the work. Any significant changes we find necessary will be called to the attention of the author.

Strunk & White’s Elements of Style can be used as a general guideline for grammar.

When submitting a book for the first time, please refer to the Smashwords Style Guide, which includes helpful tips and tricks that will make your book truly stand out. It is free to download and explains the techniques for new and old MS Word products. You can find it here https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52

  • We require a cover page with the title of the book, subtitle (if any), and the author’s name or pen name. If you do not put this information on the front, your book may become confused with others.
  • In the Paragraph setting in MS Word, please set the Left & Right Indentation at 0, the Special tab to First Line by .3. Do not use tab or spaces when typing your text. If the settings are correct, your document will automatically indent properly. Line spacing for Before & After should be set at 0. Line Spacing should be set at Single. Do not Double Space. If you need assistance with this, try downloading the Smashwords link above for helpful screen shots of these WS Word settings.
  • Do not double space after the end of a sentence.
  • In punctuating conversation, use double quotation marks, not single. Then use single quotation marks inside the double quotations when emphasizing a particular work or phrase. (This is opposite of the form used by many English/Canadian publications, but it is standard American form.)
  • Please do not add Headers, Footers or Page Numbers.
  • Please use the page break tool at the end of a chapter. Do not hit enter until you get to the next page.
  • Be sure your manuscript is TEXT only. DO NOT include in the document any images, pictures, tables, graphs or special characters. If you wish to include special characters or images of any sort within the document, please mention this to Fiona prior to submitting your manuscript. The above mentioned items need to be sent separately, not included in the file with your manuscript text. You can indicate within the document where you want the additional items to appear
  • Be sure you are familiar with the proper punctuation of conversation. We have seen even quality writers fail to get the basic rules correct. We have an easy to use punctuation guide available on both websites.
  • On acceptance: Email submissions are accepted, with files attached in MS Word (Word 7, 2003 and below), rtf, or compatible files. Or you can send a disk of your work formatted for Microsoft Word (or compatible format). We prefer to have the entire manuscript in ONE file. We use a standard text font, Times New Roman.

To finalize our arrangements, an agreement will be signed between Pink Flamingo and the writer, giving Pink Flamingo Media the sole right to publish the work (both in the print and electronic—Ebook publishing rights) and spelling out the financial arrangements. Generally, new works are published within six months to a year of acceptance. After acceptance, we will send you a “What’s Next” file that will include marketing and publication plans for your novel.

For email submissions, please note: When emailing your submissions, be sure to refer to your work by its title (or working title) in the subject line. i e: ‘Submission: Alexandra’s Awakening’. Due to the numbers of emails that are embedded by computer viruses, we will delete any email without opening it if we do not have adequate identification of its source.

Marketing: Currently, much of our advertising is through the Internet. We encourage the participation of our writers (where possible) in either the marketing of their books to appropriate websites where the kind of erotica they write will be sought after and welcomed, or in suggesting websites they are familiar with that Pink Flamingo can link to. In addition to our Internet marketing, we mail our customer base six times a year with new offerings; we also have a weekly email newsletter to our on-line customers. Please refer to the “What’s Next” File for more information on how you can help make your book a success!

Submissions sent through regular mail can be sent to:

PF Publications: PO Box 632, Richland, MI 49083

Email: fiona@pinkflamingo.com

NOTE: Guidelines are subject to change.

* * *

Free Story submissions. We do have a free story site www.freeeroticstoriessite.com on which you can post your stories. It’s free to use. You simply need to sign up with your chosen name (penname is fine) and email address. If you have questions regarding the site, please contact Fiona and she will happily walk you through it.

 

Queers in Kilts

Yes, you read that right! We’re looking for romantic stories with queer identifying characters in kilts! We want well-written stories with good plots, healthy relationships, and engaging characters. If there are sexual scenes, there must be clear consent. Otherwise, this is a fairly open anthology. As long as there is romance, kilts, and queers!

Submission Guidelines:

  • 12pt font, Times New Roman
  • Double Spaced, no extra line between paragraphs
  • Do not hit the “tab” key to indent paragraphs. Use Word’s margins/ruler to indent.
  • Send in Word doc or rtf. Word is preferred.

Genre: Romance (some sex okay but this is not erotica) HEA or HFN

Pairing: Any, as long one identifies as queer

Word count: 3000-7000 words
One story submission per person
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019

Editor Sienna Saint-Cyr

Send submissions to sincyr.submissions@gmail.com with the subject line QUEERSINKILTS: your title.

Payment: 60% of net royalties split between authors.

WellHeeledDominatrix.com is currently seeking short story submissions (fiction and non-fiction) for four new anthologies.

We are a paying market for writers.

WellHeeledDominatrix.com is currently seeking short story submissions (fiction and non-fiction) for the following anthologies:

1. BLACK AND BLUE Means I LOVE YOU
Short stories describing HEAVY Femdom scenes. Must be at least 800 words, and have a strong romantic element. Excellent characterization and a deep emotional connection between the couple are imperative elements in these stories.

2. “OOPS!” – BDSM Bloopers!!
Do you have a humorous story about a BDSM scene that went horribly wrong? The funnier, the better! But, make it sexy, too! Stories must be at least 500 words, and have a strong comedic, yet erotic element. Excellent characterization and humor are imperative for these stories.

3. NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY BOY! – Erotic Femdom Spanking Stories
Ah, the ever popular spanking anthology! We are soliciting short stories about naughty men being spanked by powerful women! Stories must be 600 to 800 words.

4. ALPHA MALE…AT HER FEET
We are soliciting short stories about strong, masculine men who have been brought to their knees by a far more powerful woman. By day, he’s an alpha male, calling the shots and giving orders. But, when alone with his Domme, he gives up all control – of his mind, his body, and his soul. Stories must be 600 to 800 words.

Writer’s Guidelines are here:

http://www.wellheeleddominatrix.com/buy/

-Posted by Nika Bella Dea

Ongoing CFS for Speculative Erotic Flash Fiction

Circlet Press is seeking sexy speculative fiction of the short short (micro) variety. What is speculative fiction? Examples of it include: science fiction, fantasy, utopias, dystopian, superhero, experimental, and occasionally supernatural though we prefer to keep our horror microfictions to the month of October.

We are looking for short literary erotic works to be featured on our website. We encourage diversity in our fiction. All gender pairings and orientations are welcome so long as everything is clearly consensual. Erotic microfictions should be between 250-1000 words and original works that are not available elsewhere. Please no fan fiction. Authors retain all rights and payment is $5 per story.

Multiple submissions are okay. Send submissions to circlet.microfiction@gmail.com either in the body of the email or as a Word doc. Please include a short bio.

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.

FOR PUBLISHERS / EDITORS

Need short stories, novels, novellas, poetry, etc.? Click the button below, fill in the form, and we'll list your call for submissions.

Save 10% Off Sitewide at MySensualSecrets.com! Free Shipping over $49!

Pin It on Pinterest