14 February 2012

Call for Submissions - Charming: Modern Gay Er0tic Fairy Tales (Circlet Press)

Post date: 14 February 2012
Deadline: 1 March 2012

Once upon a time, in a land not very far away, Circlet Press was looking for er0tic, modern-day fairy tales for the gay community. What happens when a young intern falls prey to the Big Bad Wolves of the New York stock exchange, or when an archaeologist stumbles across a sleeping prince in the ruins of Angkor Wat? All stories in this volume should be gay-themed (male/male focused) but the authors may be of any gender or orientation.


Length: Our preferred length is approximately 3500 to 7500 words, but we will consider the range from 2000 to 10,000 words.

How to Submit: All submissions must be made via email to Rian Darcy, editor, at the following address: rian_darcy@lavabit.com

Submissions sent to other addresses/other editors at Circlet Press will not be considered. Standard manuscript formatting rules apply even though sending as an attachment (MS Word .doc or .rtf preferred). Please note that this means your name, address, and email contact must appear on the manuscript itself and not simply in your email message. (If you’re not sure what standard short story submission format should look like, Google is your friend.)

No simultaneous submissions (that is, don’t also send your story elsewhere at the same time, and don’t send it to multiple Circlet editors, either), and no multiple submissions to the same book. One story per author per anthology, thanks.

All stories must have er0tic focus. Romantic content is welcome, but in a short story remember to keep the details on the action and its effects on the main character’s internal point of view. We favor a strong, singular narrative voice (no ‘head hopping’). For more details on our editorial preferences, see the general submission guidelines on circlet.com. We highly recommend reading the guidelines, especially the “do not send” list, to increase your chances of sending us something we’ll love. Try to avoid cliches. Fresh and direct language is preferred to overly euphemistic. We do not publish horror.

Originals only, no reprints. We purchase first rights for inclusion in the ebook anthology for $25, with the additional rights to a print edition later which would also be paid $25 if a print edition happens. Authors retain the rights to the individual stories; Circlet exercises rights to the anthology as a whole.

Full guidelines at circlet.com


For inquiries: rian_darcy@lavabit.com

For submissions: rian_darcy@lavabit.com

Website: http://www.circlet.com
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