Call for Submissions

Friday, June 5th, 2009 • 6 Comments on Call for Submissions

Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Bedtime Stories for Women
Editor:  Kristina Wright
Publisher:  Cleis Press
Publication Date:  Spring 2010
Submission Deadline:  August 15
Payment: $50 per story, upon publication
E-mail: [email protected]

Once upon a time, an editor sent out a call far and wide in search of deliciously naughty adult fairy tales…

In this collection of erotic fairy tales for women, I am seeking reinvented classic tales as well as new fables that blend fantasy and desire.  Writers are encouraged to explore the vast realm of fairy tales and reinterpret those that are familiar or lesser known, but are also invited to craft original stories playing on classic archetypes.  Diversity and creativity are key!  Keep in mind that Cinderella and Snow White have been retold many times over, so it would take a very special touch to make them fresh.

Contemporary settings are preferred, but historical or fantasy settings will be considered. The collection will be primarily heterosexual, though bisexuality and lesbian encounters are also appreciated.  I welcome playful, clever stories as well as darker, more intense scenarios. The primary focus of sexual activity should be on female pleasure.  Everyone doesn’t have to live “happily ever after” but every story should have a strong plot and a satisfying resolution. 

Submission Guidelines:  Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions.  Stories should be 1,500-4,000 words, double-spaced, 12 point font, in Microsoft Word document format only.  Do not put extra spaces between paragraphs.  Include full contact information (real name/pseudonym, mailing address and phone number) and a brief bio with your submission.

Payment will be $50 per story and 2 copies of the book upon publication in Spring 2010.  Contributors retain the rights to their stories.  I will notify contributors of their acceptance in October, but keep in mind that Cleis Press has final approval over the manuscript.

Send your submission as a .doc attachment to [email protected] with Submission: Story Title in the subject line.  Please direct any questions to the same address. 

About the editor:  Kristina Wright is an award-winning author whose erotica and erotica romance fiction has appeared in over seventy-five anthologies including three editions of Cleis Press’s Best Women’s Erotica, including the forthcoming Best of Best Women’s Erotica and four editions of Best Lesbian Erotica.  Her work has also appeared in Bedding Down: A Collection of Winter Erotic (Avon Red); Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women (Seal Press); the Black Lace collections Seduction, Liaisons and the forthcoming Sexy Little Numbers; and five editions of the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica.  She is a member of the Erotica Readers and Writers Association, Romance Writers of America and Passionate Ink.  She received the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense from RWA for her first novel Dangerous Curves. She holds a BA in English and a MA in Humanities with an emphasis on women’s studies and popular culture and teaches both English and Humanities at her local community college.

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  • Neve Black says:

    Cool, Kristina.

    Good for you! It sounds magical. grin

  • Kristina says:

    Thanks, Neve! I hope you’ll consider submitting a story! wink

  • jessie says:

    YAY Kris! Hope you are flooded with amazing entries. Good luck dear. xoxo

  • danielle says:

    oh wow how cool is that????

    silent for weeks..and then she i s back with suc h a big bang…awsome:-)



  • Malena says:

    I write erotic poetry and short stories. I’m interested in becoming a member of two of your affiliations: Erotica Readers and Writers Association and Passionate Ink. I currently belong to RWA Aloha Chapter in Hawaii. I’ve been published twice in their anthologies and have a story coming out next year in a Chicken Soup boo k (not erotic of course but about true love). What information can you send my way for membership in the two other writing associations? All help is appreciated.

    As today is a writing day for me, I plan to work on a submission for your anthology.

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