Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 • 2 Comments on Calls for Subs
Submissions, that is. I’m still hammering out the details of my next anthology (paranormal!) for Cleis Press, but in the meantime, here are some current writing opportunities that might interest you:
Rachel Kramer Bussel’s deadline for Passionate: Romantic Erotica is fast approaching! Get your erotic romance stories (by women, for women) in by March 15. All of Rachel’s calls for submissions can be found in one place now. Be sure to check out the guidelines for her other anthologies, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and Best Sex Writing 2011. I love the Best Sex Writing series and wish it was getting the attention it deserves.
We’d like to extend an open invitation to all artists, writers, photographers and creative people of every stripe to be part of our new blog, F Stop: Expose the Naked I. Our goal is to create a space for erotic artists working in a variety of media to reveal themselves and promote their work in a sensually and intellectually stimulating way.
Shanna Germain’s inaugural piece for the site is breathtaking. Do read Naked Truths: A Narrative and consider submitting your own work.
Maxim Jakubowski is seeking stories for the next edition of Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica. I love selling a story a second time. Not only does it often find a new (and larger) audience, it also brings in a second paycheck. Plus, there is no writing involved! If you sold even one story in 2009, it’s worth submitting to Mammoth.
For those of you who don’t write erotica (or want to try your hand at something new), consider submitting a story to The Way of the Wizard, edited by John Joseph Adams. Deadline is March 31. (I’m adding his collection Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse to my list of books to read this year. I seem to have a renewed interest in all things apocalyptic.)
Samhain Publishing is looking for steampunk romance. Not sure what steampunk is?
Welcome to the world of clockwork pendants and steam locomotives, corsets and lace, dirigibles and difference engines. Yes, we’re talking about steampunk, where fantasy, history, technology and romance mix to create a glorious genre that looks at Victorian and Edwardian Era England and the American wild west through brass goggles.
Think League of Extraordinary Gentleman and The Wild, Wild West. Even Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity have steampunk elements transported into space. For more information about steampunk, you can check out the entry on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk
I’m going to start periodically posting calls for submissions that interest me, in part to remind myself to write and submit, but also to share the information. And, of course, I’ll be posting my own new call for submissions soon!