21 February 2011

Call for Submissions: Just Love, a Collection of Queer Er0tic and Er0tic R0mance Short Stories and Poetry

Post date: 21 February 2011
Deadline: 1 May 2011

Are you LGBTQ, or do you consider yourself an ally? Do you have the occasional moment of dlrty-mindedness? Then Fredericton Pride 2011 needs you!

Fredericton (NB, Canada) native er0tica author Madeline Elayne is looking for submissions for two queer er0tic/er0tic romance anthologies, the proceeds of which will go toward funding the best Pride celebration yet in Fredericton in 2011.

Just Love (and Lvst) will be a compilation of two s3xy books:

-In Love With Lvst, a collection of queer er0tic and er0tic r0mance short stories by writers from Fredericton and around the world.

-In Lvst With Love, a showcase of local Fredericton and Atlantic Canadian queer er0tic poetry. Fredericton is well-known for its poets, find out why here!

This call for submissions is open to established and new writers alike. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at s3xy writing, then this is a perfect opportunity! Please note that since all profits from this collection go toward Fredericton Pride, this is not a paying call for submissions.

Intrigued? Check out the nitty gritty details below:

Er0tic Poetry:

-All poems must have both er0tic and LGBTQ content. Currently accepting single poems (up to 4 pages single spaced) and small collections. Authors selected for the anthology will also be asked to provide a short bio. Pseudonymous submissions accepted, but please include your real name in the submission for legal purposes.

Er0tic/ Er0tic Romance Short Stories:

What we want:

- Smart, s3x-positive, LGBT-themed er0tica and er0tic r0mance short stories between 1000-9000 words, with a preference for stories between 2500 and 5000 words.

- Works by authors who are 18 years and older, which follow our Just Love theme. We want stories that feature love or the potential for love, with a happy-ever-after (or happy for now) ending.

-Clean, polished, literary works (not rough/first drafts) with an er0tic focus. Following the norms of the genre, please avoid heavy euphemisms when describing s3x.

-Electronic submissions only, double-spaced, 12-pt. times new roman font, in .doc (NOT .docx) or .rtf format.

-Previously published works considered, provided you have the rights to allow our publication in ebook and POD formats. We ask only for non-exclusive anthology rights.

What we don’t want:

-Anything with a negative attitude toward s3x.

-Horror, gore, b3stiality, or other squick factors. (please note that tastefully-depicted consensual BD SM is just fine)

-non-er0tic, or exclusively heterosexual er0tic works. These could be wonderful stories, but they don’t fit our theme, thank you.

Please send all queries and submissions to Anthology2011@frederictonpride.org.

Submission Deadline for both collections is May 1st, 2011, for publication in early summer. Multiple submissions accepted.

More information here.
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