Reminder: Fairy Tale Lust Deadline

Friday, July 10th, 2009 • No Comments on Reminder: Fairy Tale Lust Deadline

I’m excited about the submissions I’m getting for Fairy Tale Lust.  So far, I have only had two stories based on the same fairy tale, which tells me this theme has the potential for sequels.  But I’m getting ahead of myself and need to put this book together first.  The anthology is still wide open and the deadline is over a month away, so please do consider sending me something if you write erotica, erotic romance or even sensual fantasy!  Guidelines below.  Feel free to share this information with other writers or writing groups.

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Submission Guidelines:  Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions.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.


Additional tips on what I’m looking for can be found here.

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