16 April 2011

Call for Lesbian - Halloween Stories: Summerhouse Publishing

Post date: 16 April 2011
Deadline: 14 July 2011

Are you a fan of Halloween? Of things that go bump and grind in the night? Tricks and treats? We here at Summerhouse Publishing believe that love comes in all forms and s3xualities. But, for this special call, it’s all about the ladies. That’s right, give me your lesbian love, sweet kisses and f/f k*nk. Any sub-genre is welcome as long as the primary relationship involves two (or more) women. Each work should adhere to our general submissions/formatting guidelines, be between 3,000 and 15,000 words and feature a Halloween theme. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Celia Kyle at publisher@summerhousepublishing.com. The virtual door is always open.

Please send your electronic submission no later than July 14, 2011 and you will receive a response to your submission no later than August 1, 2011. I look forward to reading your manuscripts!

Formating Your Submission

When sending your manuscript, please label the .doc file as AUTHORINITIALS_TITLEOFWORK.doc. The title of your email should be Submission: TITLE by AUTHOR

* 1″ Margins All Around
* Book Antiqua – 12pt font
* Double Spaced – This should be achieved via the paragraph setup portion of your word processing program and not through additional inserted via hitting enter.
* 1/2″ Indent at the beginning of each paragraph. This should be achieved via the paragraph setup portion of your word processing program and not through the use of the tab key on your keyboard.
* There should not be additional lines between paragraphs.
* Please use three asterisks (***) centered and on its own line to separate scenes.
* Insert page breaks between chapters.
* Always spell out the chapter number. (Eg. Chapter One)
* Within the body of the email, please include your proposed blurb. (A synopsis is not required at SHP)
* The first page, in the upper left corner, should contain the following:
o Name, both real and pseudonym
o Email address
o Title
o Word Count
o Genres
o S3xual Language Level
o S3xual Content Level

Please be sure to edit your manuscript according to our Editing Guidelines prior to submission. We are not a vanity press, but we are not a traditional press, either. Full scale editing, including corrections to plot holes, excessive telling instead of showing and indiscriminate “head hopping” will not be provided by Summerhouse Publishing. While in the future we may adjust our business model to include content editing, it is not in place at this time.

We expect our authors to be diligent in the editing and presentation of their work, making sure it is as error-free as possible. If it is clear that you have not edited your manuscript prior to submission, it will be returned to you and will not be considered for publication. Upon acceptance, your manuscript will be copy edited for grammar, spelling and made to conform to house style.

Submit your FULL manuscript to submissions@summerhousepublishing.com. We will confirm receipt of your submission within forty eight hours. Please allow up to six weeks for a decision regarding your manuscript.

Royalty and Contracts

Summerhouse Publishing is a royalty paying publisher that offers royalty rates on a sliding scale based on sales volume. Sales volume includes sales from all venues upon which the work is made available.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: publisher@summerhousepublishing.com

For submissions: submissions@summerhousepublishing.com

Website: http://summerhousepublishing.com/
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