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Pride Publishing

Pride Publishing is a Totally Bound Publishing.imprint

Pride Publishing is actively acquiring empowering, enchanting and endearing storylines that are sure to capture readers’ imaginations from start to finish. We’re looking for contemporary stories with lead characters who identify as GLBTQI. 10-100k words. Series and serials will be also be considered. Please send your full manuscripts to submissions@totallyentwined.com with the header Pride Publishing Submission along with a synopsis in the first instance. We look forward to hearing from you.

What we look for in submitted manuscripts

GLBTQI fiction in all genres.

  • We look for creative storytelling and original style.
  • We want you to weave inspiring, exciting, dramatic, exploratory and loving tales with strong, dynamic and intelligent characters that your readers will remember.
  • Identifying as part of the gay community may be part of the growth process of the character/s in the story.
  • Any sexual content should be appropriate for the characters and the storyline.
  • Plot driven stories that illustrate the relationship between key characters.
  • We want writers who have a unique and new approach and a writing style that sets them apart from the rest.

What we ask for in submitted manuscripts

We only accept electronic communication. So, it’s essential that you send your script to us via e-mail attachment, as either a .doc, .docx or .rtf file.We will only accept the following:

  • Detailed synopsis of your book
  • The full and complete manuscript
  • Send in standard 12 pt font. Book Antiqua preferred.
  • Manuscripts from 10,000 to 100,000 words
  • Books will be published only if author owns all rights
  • Include your name, pen-name and contact e-mail in the Query Letter and Synopsis
  • Send the submissions package to submissions@totallyentwined.com with the header Pride Publishing Submission along with a synopsis in the first instance.

Nobilis Erotica Podcast

Nobilis Erotica is the longest running and most prolific erotica podcast on the internet! It’s hard to be that awesome (and sexy) without a bit of help. Even Nobilis can only produce so much wonderful smut.

Which is where you come in. Nobilis is looking for your best, most delectable and utterly sexy speculative fiction erotica stories. We’re looking for robots that turn you on, dragons that might want to do things with the princess other than devour her, and what happens when the lights go out in every sense of the word (possibly with a tentacle or three). Take off the corsets and uniforms and have some fun. We welcome LGBTQ+ stories.

We’re looking for stories that are both good speculative fiction and good erotica — are you up for the challenge? If not sure, listen to the podcast to find out what we like — free of charge.

Listen to the podcast on Libsyn or iTunes.

NEW!

There is now a special extra payment specifically for science fiction stories with bizarre transformations. For those, we are paying $50 instead of $25.

The stories can include:

  • Body part expansion (breast expansion, penis expansion, etc.)
  • Body part duplication (multiple arms and hands, breasts, etc.)
  • Body part alteration (fur, tentacles, etc.)

The boring stuff:

  • Length: 1k to 5k words.
  • Payment: $25 flat rate for audio rights only.
  • Reprints? We’re most interested in stories that have already appeared in text (print or online) — please check your contract and make sure the audio rights are clear. Original stories are fine. Please do not send us stories that have already been podcasted.
  • Multiple submissions: Yes, up to three at a time, send your best.
  • Simultaneous submissions: Yes.
  • Format: Please submit the story in standard manuscript in .rtf or .odt format. (Word will easily save as .rtf). Include name and email address in the beginning of the file.

Instructions on using Nobilis Erotica website at:
greensubmissions.com/518/nobilis-erotica/terms.php

MoFo Pubs

http://www.mugwumppress.com/mofo/

Mofo Pubs is an independent publisher of literary erotica. We are looking for well-written, compelling, original stories by writers with strong voices and the potential to publish multiple works. Stories that appeal to niche markets will be given preference over traditional romance tropes and clichés, although if you can tell a classic story with a unique twist we want to see it.

Email: info@mugwumppress.com

Mischief Books

An Avon/ HarperCollins imprint
www.mischiefbooks.com
Editor: Adam Nevill

What we are looking for

We publish an extensive list of original erotica and erotic romance in themed short story anthologies, petite novels of 40K minimum word length, novels and single author collections of 80K minimum word lengths.

We are looking for fiction that really is a cut above tired, formulaic, hurriedly written and mass produced erotica in a saturated genre. We are looking for inspired and imaginative explorations of explicit sexual fantasies, considered writing, well-developed characters, and interesting stories. Your stories should hit the ground running and sex and sexual tension must be the driving force of your narrative.

Stories need to be written in a modern idiom and the reader must find it easy to suspend her disbelief. The ideal narrative is one where the reader can vicariously enjoy all manner of thrilling erotic experiences, but they must be experiences which are credible.

What to send us

In the first instance, for single author titles (novel, novella or single author collections), you should send the following:

i) A short paragraph explaining what the submission is about, within your email (for short stories please state the title of the collection you are submitting to).

ii) For novels, novellas and single author collections of short stories, an outline of the work. We want you to convince us that erotic action and tension is the driving force of the narrative. We prefer novels and novellas to actually begin with an erotic scene as a statement of intent. Include the first chapter/story and two other chapters/stories of the finished text of single author titles which show your writing at its best.

Send your submission to the editorial email address: Adam.Nevill@harpercollins.co.uk

We will attempt to acknowledge your proposal within a week of receiving it. But please be patient for news of an editorial decision. We are already receiving a large volume of proposals each week, so we’re constantly working with a huge backlog.The average waiting time for a full response can be as long as three months.

Once your proposal has been acknowledged, we’d very much appreciate if you don’t write or call to ask how it is faring.

Please do not send hard copies.

At Mischief we do pay advances for novels and novellas, as well as a very competitive royalty rate.

What we DO NOT Want

  • Single random short stories or reader’s letters style fantasies (unless requested or specific to an advertised collection)
  • General fiction with little or no erotic content
  • Sex scenes featuring under 18s or flashbacks to childhood ‘experiments’; in fact, we’d rather all characters were over 18
  • Sex acts that cause serious physical damage, genuine tragedy or anguish
  • Incest
  • Sex or sexual intimacy with animals
  • Bondage that involves constriction around the neck, or endangers life
  • Stories that focus heavily on
    • the breakdown of a relationship;
    • self-loathing, or the hatred of one’s body;
    • self-pity;
    • bitter revenge;
    • abusive, miserable, traumatic relationships.

Here’s a list of the most common reasons why we reject manuscripts:

  • No narrative development, just screeds of unbelievable adult action
  • There is insufficient erotic content and no erotic tension
  • It’s too silly
  • Mishandling and misunderstanding of consent
  • Tragic/unpleasant events such as illness, death, violence, etc. that detract from the eroticism. The emphasis should always be on pleasure
  • The central characters are unsympathetic/unattractive
  • The writing lacks fluency, compression and authority and suffers from:
    • repetitive sentence structure
    • limited vocabulary
    • overlong, overcomplicated sentences
    • blatant exposition (info dumping in ‘author’s voice’)
    • overwriting: excessive adjectives, adverbs etc.
    • lack of coherence/focus
    • Obsessive attention to the details of genital anatomy at the expense of thought/dialogue/action

Erotic short story collections for 2012

Submission guidelines: your story should not already be published anywhere in the world, unless, in some special cases you have all rights reverted to you. Ideally, it will have been written for the Mischief series and will adhere to our guidelines. The story should aspire to be about more than ‘some people having sex’ and we can only accept stories written for the themes (which offer a wide brief). The emphasis is on intensity, imagination, tension, pleasure, the thrills of shame, and explicit action and what’s-at-stake for the main character. We want to position these collections as suitable for the general reader as well as erotica readers.

We pay a flat fee of £75 providing your story is 4000 words. Payment is made on publication.

Many thanks in advance for considering us
Adam Nevill & the Mischief team.

Lyrical Press

lyricalpress.com

Lyrical Press is actively acquiring all adult genres of erotic romance, romance, and works containing strong romantic elements only. Lyrical is no longer accepting Young and New Adult works. Agented and unagented submissions welcome.

Lyrical Press is open to self-published and/or previously-published works that have been out of print for 6 months or longer.

Submit full manuscript only, accompanied by a query and two-page synopsis. All other query types will be ignored.

Lyrical Press will not consider any work that glorifies, justifies or excuses the following subject matter: Pedophilia, Rape, Incest, Bestiality, Necrophilia.

We pay royalties only. 40% digital, 8% print, worldwide, 7 years, and the contract is negotiable. All books 45,000 words and over are released simultaneously in print and ebook.

Lyrical Press special calls and submission guides at:
lyricalpress.com/submission-guidelines

Ladies of the Lakes Publishing

http://www.ladiesofthelakespub.com/submissions

We are a brand new company focused on electronic publishing. We market and sell thru our website and worldwide thru Amazon.com.

We are currently accepting erotica — novellas and short story collections. Author will receive a free download of the book and 30% royalties of all sales. We do editing on site and can help with cover art as well. No charge to authors.

Our website is currently being set up and changes are being made!

Rules for erotica: no child porn, no rape, incest, beastiality. Keep it clean, keep it trashy.

Attach 1st chapter in MS Word format at email to submissions@ladiesofthelakespub.com. On the subject line please put Submission: title and your last name. In the email body, please put your name, pen name if used, title of book or story, word count for complete book or story, description.

Email: submissions@ladiesofthelakespub.com

Insatiable Press

The following is from Insatiable Press Write For Us

Insatiable Press is looking for new authors and new works. Whether you’ve published before or you’re looking to debut, Insatiable offers a unique publishing program. With our focus on ebook and audiobook, we offer the digital formats that maximize exposure in today’s electronic, gadget-filled world.

We currently publish in the areas of erotica, erotic romance, and non-fiction sexuality. While we are a no-advance digital publisher, we offer competitive royalties and the support of a publishing company. Our team has many decades of experience in editorial, sales, marketing, and finance.

Our royalty rates are negotiated on a per-project basis. Our standard contract is full term of copyright with reversion available based on revenue/sales.

Currently, we are open to submissions! Feel free to send your query, but here are some parameters and areas of particular interest:

  1. We are especially interested in novellas and short novels (40,000 – 50,000 words).
  2. We will from time to time have submission calls for specific anthologies, so look out for calls from us on particular themes, but for the most part, we are not looking for individual stand-alone short stories at this time.
  3. We love authors who are interested in writing a series.
  4. For non-fiction, we strongly favor authors with professional credentials associated with the work they are writing.
  5. Here are some no-no’s. No underage. No non-consensual. No after-the-fact consent. No bestiality, incest, rape/abuse, necrophilia, scatology, etc.

Send query to editorial@insatiablepress.com. Do not send full manuscript. Please submit a one-page description of you and your project, including biographical information, writing background, previously published works, and full details on your story. Feel free to submit questions on how we work.

Inkubus Publishing

www.inkubuspublishingllc.com

Inkubus Publishing LLC is an independent publisher that focuses on Male-Male romance/erotica. We currently have an open submission for erotic short stories with a fairy tale theme. Submission guidelines can be found on our website under the “Submissions” tab.

We have also recently begun to accept submissions to publish authors’ individual works. We will consider pieces over 10,000 words. Information can be found under the “Publishing Services” tab on our website. In addition to publishing packages, we will also do editing and/or formatting for authors who wish to publish their own works.

If anyone has questions or would like to query us, they may do so on the “Contact” tab on our website, or they can email us at inkubuspublishing@gmail.com

Inkitt Publishing

Inkitt is the world’s first data-driven book publisher. We have developed an algorithm that predicts bestsellers. 99% of the books that we publish reach Amazon’s top 100 on launch day (read more here)! We’re looking for romance & erotic manuscripts of over 20k words. All authors published with Inkitt receive:

  • A launch campaign with a budget of $6,000
  • A dedicated online marketing team
  • Professional cover design & editing
  • 25% Royalties

For further information email us at submissions@inkitt.com with “Preferred ERWA submission” in your subject line and we will get back to you within 12 hours or check out our latest Free Novel Writing Contest contest here.

Forbidden Fiction

forbidden-fiction.com

ForbiddenFiction.com (imprint of FFP) is a publisher devoted to writing that breaks the boundaries of original erotic fiction. We accept stories that combine intense sexuality with quality writing. We are looking for stories that not only arouse readers through sensations, but also engage them emotionally and mentally through storytelling as well-crafted as the sex is hot.

Fantastic Fiction Publishing (FFP) is a full-service, royalty-paying publisher that offers multiple forms of publications and income streams, including ebook, print and (soon) audio. We work with both established and new authors. We prefer original works, but will consider previously published stories as well.

Our four anthologies in progress:

Swords and Sandals — Erotic tales of ancient Greece and Rome. We’d love to see decadent stories from behind the pages of history. Gladiators, slaves, Senators, warriors, Centurions, brothels, orgies — inspired by the stories of these ancient cultures.

Of Passion and Steam — Erotic stories of Victorian and/or steampunk. Sex toys of brass, gears and steam? Victorian historical, science fiction or magic — all turned toward heating things up.

Desk Job — Erotic explorations of unbalanced power in the workplace, from the traditional boss/secretary to modern politician/intern.

Divine Desires — Erotic tales inspired by the pagan myths. Bring us those gods, goddesses, heroes and priestesses of old.

See these and other CFS at: forbidden-fiction.com/specialcollectioncalls.

Our Submissions Guidelines: forbidden-fiction.com/submissions.

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