22 February 2011

Call for M/M Stories: Shades of Gray Anthology (Storm Moon Press)

Post date: 22 February 2011
Deadline: 30 September 2011

Shades of Gray

Editor: S.L. Armstrong

This is a place where morality takes a backseat and the lines of right and wrong blur. In Shades of Gray, we are looking for short, M/M stories that push the envelope, are dark, s3xy, and er0tic. Hurt/comfort, dubious consent and f0rced s3duction, imprisonment, angst, mas0chism, and p3rversion, all carefully wrapped in the package of er0tic r0mance. We don't want to see angst and torture for angst and torture's sake, but because it will ultimately unite your two heroes who triumph over the darkest times in their lives. We want dark tones with bright rays of hope.

We will even consider sociopaths as main characters along the lines of Dexter and American Pyscho. All torment must be redeemed through romance and er9ticism. Dark yes, gross no.

Length of submissions should be between 10,000 and 15,000 words.

Only short stories that still have their First English language rights still attached will be considered, and we do ask for exclusive electronic and print rights for two (2) years, at which time, all rights revert. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Payment is $0.013 per word (based on final, edited word count) paid upon publication, plus a PDF copy of the e-book, and two contributor copies of the print book.

We are accepting submissions until September 30th, 2011. Acceptance notifications and contracts will be issued during the month of October. All content to be featured in Shades of Gray will be edited. Planned release for both the e-book and print book is January 31st, 2012.

Submission Requirements:

* Submission deadline is September 30th, 2011, no exceptions
* Please send submissions to submissions @ stormmoonpress.com (remove the spaces when surrounding the @ sign when emailing us)
* Email subject should read: SHADES OF GRAY: TITLE AUTHOR
* Include a 300 word bio of the author as a cover page
* The top left of the cover page should include the following: submission title, author's name, address, phone number, and e-mail
* Submissions must be sent as a RTF attachment, the file named SHADES_OF_GRAY_TITLE_AUTHORNAME
* Double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, 1" margins, do not indent your paragraphs, blank space between paragraphs, ### or *** between scene breaks
* Unpublished submissions only
* Please be certain to edit your own work; any submissions with glaring, common errors will be rejected
* All accepted submissions will be edited prior to publication

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