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Call for submissions: Pillow Talk

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 • No Comments

This is my last call for submissions for awhile. Get your stories in!

Pillow Talk: Erotic Romance for Women

Editor: Kristina Wright

Publisher: Cleis Press

Submission Deadline: June 15

Payment: $50 per story and 2 copies of the book, on publication

E-mail: [email protected]

Between-the-sheets love and lust, from morning romps before work to stolen afternoon delights and midnight fantasies fulfilled. Stories of lovers in bed and all the delicious things that happen behind closed doors. Think sexy, playful, edgy and erotic and you will know what Pillow Talk is all about.

According to Romance Writers of America, a romance must include two key elements: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying, optimistic ending. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship. To get an idea of what I’m looking for, I strongly recommend reading my previous erotic romance anthologies.

The collection will be primarily heterosexual with a female audience in mind. However, stories may include bisexual or lesbian encounters as well as polyandrous relationships or group encounters. I have a preference for realistic stories with contemporary settings for this series, but any time period will be considered. No incest, nonconsensual sex, bestiality or underage characters, please.

Please be sure to follow all of the submission guidelines: I will consider up to two stories per author. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere. The desired story length is 2,500-5,000 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. Send your submission to [email protected] with Submission: Story Title in the subject line. Please direct any questions to the same address. The deadline is June 15, but earlier submissions are very much appreciated. All submissions will be acknowledged. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within 72 hours, please query or resend.

Payment will be $50 per story and 2 copies of the book upon publication. Contributors retain the rights to their work and Cleis Press has final approval over the stories selected for the book. Authors will be notified upon approval of the manuscript from the publisher. If you have not received a response by November 1, please feel free to query me.

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Calls for Submissions

Monday, April 21st, 2014 • No Comments

Best Erotic Romance 2015 has closed for submissions, but I still have two more open calls. Get your stories in!

The One Who Got Away: Erotic Romance for Women

Editor: Kristina Wright

Publisher: Cleis Press

Submission Deadline: May 15

Payment: $50 per story and 2 copies of the book, on publication

E-mail: [email protected]

The theme for this collection is about lost love, second chances, reunion stories and lovers reunited through chance or determination. Does love and lust stand the test of time? In this anthology it does! Whether it’s bumping into each other on the street or reconnecting on Facebook, these lovers find that the memories are still sweet and a shared history makes for some very erotic reconnections.

According to Romance Writers of America, a romance must include two key elements: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying, optimistic ending. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship. To get an idea of what I’m looking for, I strongly recommend reading my previous erotic romance anthologies.

The collection will be primarily heterosexual with a female audience in mind. However, stories may include bisexual or lesbian encounters as well as polyandrous relationships or group encounters. I have a preference for realistic stories with contemporary settings for this series, but any time period will be considered. No incest, nonconsensual sex, bestiality or underage characters, please.

Please be sure to follow all of the submission guidelines: I will consider up to two stories per author. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere. The desired story length is 2,500-5,000 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. Send your submission to [email protected] with Submission: Story Title in the subject line.  Please direct any questions to the same address. The deadline is May 15, but earlier submissions are very much appreciated.

Payment will be $50 per story and 2 copies of the book upon publication.  Contributors retain the rights to their work and Cleis Press has final approval over the stories selected for the book. Authors will be notified upon approval of the manuscript from the publisher. If you have not received a response by October 1, please feel free to query me.

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Pillow Talk: Erotic Romance for Women

Editor: Kristina Wright

Publisher: Cleis Press

Submission Deadline: June 15

Payment: $50 per story and 2 copies of the book, on publication

E-mail: [email protected]

Between-the-sheets love and lust, from morning romps before work to stolen afternoon delights and midnight fantasies fulfilled. Stories of lovers in bed and all the delicious things that happen behind closed doors. Think sexy, playful, edgy and erotic and you will know what Pillow Talk is all about.

According to Romance Writers of America, a romance must include two key elements: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying, optimistic ending. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship. To get an idea of what I’m looking for, I strongly recommend reading my previous erotic romance anthologies.

The collection will be primarily heterosexual with a female audience in mind. However, stories may include bisexual or lesbian encounters as well as polyandrous relationships or group encounters. I have a preference for realistic stories with contemporary settings for this series, but any time period will be considered. No incest, nonconsensual sex, bestiality or underage characters, please.

Please be sure to follow all of the submission guidelines: I will consider up to two stories per author. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere. The desired story length is 2,500-5,000 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. Send your submission to [email protected] with Submission: Story Title in the subject line.  Please direct any questions to the same address. The deadline is June 15, but earlier submissions are very much appreciated.

Payment will be $50 per story and 2 copies of the book upon publication.  Contributors retain the rights to their work and Cleis Press has final approval over the stories selected for the book. Authors will be notified upon approval of the manuscript from the publisher. If you have not received a response by November 1, please feel free to query me.

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Twitter Contest! Will you be my Valentine?

Friday, February 7th, 2014 • No Comments

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Won’t you please be my Valentine? I’m having a Twitter contest during this season of love to celebrate the release of my conversation-heart-inspired anthology XOXO: Sweet and Sexy Romance!

Xoxo

On Valentine’s Day, I’ll be signing my Cleis Press anthologies at the wonderful Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia. I’d love it if you’d stop by if you’re in the area, but even if you aren’t  you can enter this contest and support a fantastic indie publisher, an awesome indie bookstore and, well, me! Here’s all you need to do:

Follow me on Twitter at @kristinawright

Follow Fountain Bookstore on Twitter at @FountainBkstore

Follow my publisher Cleis Press on Twitter at @CleisPress

 

Between now and 5PM (Eastern) on Valentine’s Day use the hashtag #xoxo and tweet the following:

I want to read XOXO by @KristinaWright! http://www.amazon.com/xoxo-Sweet-Romance-Kristina-Wright-ebook/dp/B00GL9T366/ (You can also get a copy from @FountainBkstore or @CleisPress!) #xoxo

(Or something else that at least includes at least my Twitter handle and the #xoxo hashtag.)

You can tweet as many times as you like between now and 5PM (Eastern) on February 14. Only one winner will be chosen. (U.S. residents only, please, but see below for a contest for International readers!)

 

At 5PM (Eastern) on Valentine’s Day, a winner will be chosen at random. And what will this lucky winner receive? Oh, this is a delicious prize!

–A signed copy of XOXO: Sweet and Sexy Romance

–A signed copy of Bedded Bliss: A Couple’s Guide to Lust Ever After

–A signed copy of Best Erotic Romance 2014

–A box of Valentine’s chocolates

–A $50 Fountain Bookstore Gift Card (good in the store or online)

Books, chocolate and a gift certificate for more books! So what are you waiting for? Be my Valentine (and don’t forget the #xoxo hashtag!) and share the contest with your friends, Twitter pals and postal worker (who could certainly use a prize after delivering all those Valentine’s Day cards!). And, as always, thank you for your lovely support. It’s you, the readers, who make it possible for me to write and edit sweet and sexy stories! Thanks!

 

Oh, and for my international readers: I haven’t forgotten you! Between now and 5PM your local time on Valentine’s Day, follow Fountain Bookstore, Cleis Press and me on Twitter and tweet the following:

I want to read XOXO by @KristinaWright! http://www.amazon.com/xoxo-Sweet-Romance-Kristina-Wright-ebook/dp/B00GL9T366/ I’m in (your country). #xoxo

Of course, you should put your actual country in place of (your country) so that I know where you are! One winner will be chosen and will receive e-book copies of each of my anthologies above.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovely friends and readers! May all your sexy, romantic dreams come true!

xoxo

 

 

 

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