26 May 2011

Call for Submissions - Lesbian Couples: Love and Passion (Cleis Press)

Post date: 26 May 2011
Deadline: 15 September 2011

Banked fires burn hotter, and none flame as brightly as the passion that grows between women after the first flare of attracti0n subsides. We seek short fiction featuring lesbian c0uples who know how to keep the home fires alive with r0mance and passi0n. Surprise us with r0mantic, s3xy tales of married-with-children pairs, golden anniversary celebrants, or modern adv3nturers who re-write the rules of partnering: date nights, spur of the moment getaways, trysts in the middle of the afternoon, surprises and secrets of keeping love and d3sire blazing after the wedding bells stop pealing. Er0tic content and emotional/r0mantic elements should be given equal weight.

Guidelines for Submissions

- Published or unpublished short stories or novel excerpts (Previously published material acceptable if published between Jan 1, 2011 & February 28, 2012)
- Word count: 5000 words or less
- Electronic submissions only to: radclyffe.bsb@gmail.com
- e-mail header: Couples_ AuthorName or Pseudonym _Title
- .rtf attachment (story)
- e-mail body: story title, author legal name, pseudonym if any, address, phone/fax, e-mail address, word count, if story previously published: anthology title/publisher/Pub date, 50 word bio

Story Format:

- Arial; 12 pt; .rtf
- double-spaced; number pages upper right; standard paragraphing; no HTML
- file name: AuthorName or Pseudonym_Title

General Info:

- You will receive email confirming submission receipt with 7 days
- Submission decisions will be provided by e-mail by Feb 2012
- Multiple submissions (no more than 2) accepted
- Payment: $50 and 2 contributor copies
- Please send questions to: radclyffe.bsb@gmail.com

Contact Information:

For inquiries: radclyffe.bsb@gmail.com

For submissions: radclyffe.bsb@gmail.com

Website: http://www.cleispress.com/
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