New Call for Submissions!

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Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance
Editor: Kristina Wright
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication Date: May 2011
Submission Deadline:  July 15
Payment: $100 per story and 2 copies of the book, on publication
E-mail: [email protected]

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,

Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5

Take me to heaven, take me to hell, take me to where dreams come true.  For this anthology, I want romantic erotica of the paranormal kind.  Witches and psychics; demons and ghosts; shapeshifters and succubi; enchanted talismans and ancient curses—go wherever your imagination carries you and craft a story that pushes the boundaries of erotic love.  I am open to any time period and any setting. All subgenres of paranormal are welcome: alternate reality, urban fantasy, post-apocalyptic, time-travel, etc.

This collection will be primarily heterosexual, but the romantic relationship may involve a couple or triad and can include lesbian or bisexual encounters.  Stories should be written for a female audience and I have a preference for female point of view.  No incest, bestiality or underage characters, please.  According to Romance Writers of America, a romance must include two key elements: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying, optimistic ending.  So be sure to give me a story that is erotic, romantic and supernatural!

For an idea of what I’m seeking, consider the novels of Angela Knight, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Larissa Ione, Christine Feehan and Lora Leigh.

Submission Guidelines:  Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions.  The desired story length is 2,000-4,500 words. Double-space and indent the first line of each paragraph.  Do not put extra spaces between paragraphs. Include your full contact information (legal name/pseudonym, mailing address and phone number) and a bio of 50 words or less written in the third person.  Please paste your story into the body of your e-mail and attach it as a Microsoft Word .doc file.

Payment will be $100 per story and 2 copies of the book upon publication.  Contributors retain the rights to their stories.  I will notify contributors of their acceptance after October 1, but please note that Cleis Press has final approval over the manuscript.

Send your submission 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 and the editor of Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women (Cleis Press).  Her short fiction has appeared in over eighty anthologies including Bedding Down: A Collection of Winter Erotica (Avon Red); Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women (Seal Press); and the erotic romance collections Seduction, Liaisons and Sexy Little Numbers (Black Lace).  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 (Silhouette Intimate Moments).

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