Call for Submissions
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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!
- 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 email@example.com with the subject line QUEERSINKILTS: your title.
Payment: 60% of net royalties split between authors.
Enter our “Winter Adventure” competition offering a 1st Place prize of $500.
We want authors to use the competition image for inspiration:
Who is she? Where is she? Is she lost? On her way to meeting someone new? Is she about to embark on a journey of discovery? Is her innocence about to be lost forever as she explores her darkest innermost desires in a foreign city, far away from home?
Stories must be related to the model in some way, and we’d like to see elements of adventure, intrigue or discovery.
The closing date for this competition is 30 Dec 2018. Winners will be announced on the 14 Jan 2019.
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:
-Posted by Nika Bella Dea
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 firstname.lastname@example.org either in the body of the email or as a Word doc. Please include a short bio.
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:
- Urban Fantasy,
- Action Adventure,
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.
We reserve the right to refuse submissions based on subjects we deem inappropriate such as:
- Rape or incest
- Necrophilia (does not pertain to vampires or other “undead” characters)
- Hate messages to any race, gender, religion, or sexuality
- 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.
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 email@example.com
Contract and Royalties:
Liquid Silver Publishing is a full service, royalty paying eBook Publisher, which includes:
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name as the author/artist that you would like to be listed. That’s it!
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.
-Kaelan, Founder of Multifarious Press
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.
Thurston Howl Publications is actively seeking erotica works that feature LGBTQ or poly relationships.
Submission Guidelines: https://www.thurstonhowlpublications.com/submissions
Xcite Publishing is looking for novels and novellas for their Xcite Romance imprint.
Xcite is a royalty paying publisher, offering competitive rates to authors — we have very high standards, but welcome work from all authors, new or published.
Standard royalties are 25% on ebook and 20% on audio, and all rights must be available or we aren’t able to take the book on. Xcite Books takes five years exclusive rights world wide.
All works must fit into the Xcite Romance range, which is designed to offer a powerful, provocative and passionate reading experience. The writing must be of the highest calibre with well-developed plotlines and three dimensional characters. We need strong Alpha male heroes and feisty but lovable females who come together in a happy ever after ending. The setting and timeline are completely flexible — either contemporary or historic but no time-travel or sci-fi please. Above all, we require originality in the storyline — the erotic romance genre is overloaded with heroes who are bounty hunters, navy SEALS and billionaires (or a combination of the three…), so give us everyday Joes and Josephines who are looking for lasting love, as well as high-flyers and characters in impossibly glamorous professions. There needs to be strong erotic tension and sensual scenes throughout the story and a climatic, explicit erotic ending. The eroticism needs to come from the quality of writing and build of tension rather than graphic, hard core action.
As with all of our titles the story needs to be female friendly and all intimacy must be consensual. Due to the emphasis on romance and the target markets the following should not be included:
- Strong BDSM — some play bondage or gentle spanking is acceptable
- Male on male action
- Golden showers
Novellas 20-25,000 words
Novels: 60,000 – 80,000 words
Target Reader: Female
What to submit: For novellas, please send the full novella along with a brief synopsis. For novels, send the first three chapters, along with a detailed synopsis. If you are submitting a proposal for a three-book series, we need the first three chapters of the first novel in the series and a full synopsis, along with full outlines for books two and three.
Manuscripts can be submitted via the form at xcitesexystories.com/write-for-xcite-author-submissions.