24 February 2011

Call for Submissions - Dormitory H3at: H0t Lesbian Tales (Bella Books)

Post date: 24 February 2011
Deadline: 1 July 2011

Edited by Therese Szymanski

To be published by Bella Books: Bella After Dark in 2012

Ah, to be young, h0t, and hopelessly in lust while surrounded by nubile babes at one of the many great institutions of higher learning that help to mold the future leaders of this country.

Therese Szymanski is seeking h0t stories about women on campus—h0rny sorority sisters, feisty women’s studies students, queer drama dykes, we want them all:

* From the s3xy new sorority sister being initiated into the ways of her newfound sisterhood…
* To the wide-eyed freshman theatre major learning all about trust exercises in her freshman acting lab…
* The s3xy geek learning all about extra credit in her latest women’s studies class…
* The feisty track star getting h0t and sweaty in the locker room with her teammates…
* The beautiful Japanese student exploring women’s culture in the states…
* And more—your imagination’s the limit! I want them all, so long as they’re h0t stories my readers will want to read one-handed in the bathtub, bring ‘em on!

Use your imagination and your very best words to craft h0t stories with great ideas, real characters and interesting situations while leaving your reader h0t, w3t and wanting more. Put your all into it, but as you’re bringing on your best sl3aze, remember that story reigns supreme—humor and twist endings are fun, but the stories must also be h0t and s3xy. Bring on your very best and realize that typos, punctuation, grammar, odd/incorrect POVs, and other things DO count against you.


1. Stories should be between 2,000 and 7,000 words in length.
2. Please submit a typed, double-spaced hard copy in at least 12-point type with one-inch margins. Preferably in a nice, readable serif font like Times New Roman. Documents should be formatted with US standards of 8-1/2"x11" paper, etc.
3. Characterization, plot, and story are key. (Really. I want a good, h0t story, with a believable plot and real characters!) but punctuation, grammar and POV are important.
4. Stories must be er0tic, lesbian and on topic.
5. Name, address, phone number, word count, and email address should all appear on the first page. (If accepted, final manuscript must be submitted electronically.)
6. Include a 50-word bio with your submission.
7. Only previously unpublished stories—or stories that have appeared on the Internet (and can be pulled)—will be considered. (Please include information on where and when the story was posted in your cover letter.)
8. Please include a brief cover letter with your submission.
9. Only three submissions per person please.
10. Include an SASE with sufficient postage to return the manuscript if you would like it returned, or, if manuscript is disposable, please state so in your cover letter.
11. Handy hint: If you don’t necessarily need/want the manuscript back, but would like to know if you’ve been rejected, please include a #10 SASE (that is, Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) so we can let you know if we’re unable to use your story with a simple form letter (no feedback can be given).
12. Email Reese at dormitoryheat(at)bigbadbutch.com with any questions.

Contributors will be paid upon publication and will receive two copies of the anthology. No final decisions about stories to be included in this anthology will be made before 1/1/2012.

Send all manuscripts to: Therese Szymanski • 3571 Far West Blvd. #122 • Austin, TX 78731

Please do not send manuscripts in any way that requires a signature upon delivery. If you enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard with your story, Szymanski will be happy to drop it in the mail upon receipt.

Therese (Reese) Szymanski, the bestselling, award-winning author and playwright of nine mystery/thrillers, four novellas, six controversial plays and several dozen short stories, essays, articles, columns, reviews and feature stories, is a marketing guru whose every fiction-editing turn has been shortlisted for or won an award.

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