Commanding Desire: Military Erotic Romance

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 • 1 Comment

Just a reminder that I have a new call for military erotic romance stories!

Check out Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance for an idea of what I’m looking for and visit the Duty and Desire blog for interviews with the authors and other information about my first military erotic romance anthology. I would love to see stories from writers with a military background, but I’m looking for a wide variety of stories and you don’t have to be a soldier or sailor to write something romantic, sexy and military-inspired. (Read Shanna Germain’s “Shattered” and Charlotte Stein’s “Done” in Duty and Desire to see what I mean!)

 

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Commanding Desire: Military Erotic Romance

Editor: Kristina Wright

Publisher: Cleis Press

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

E-mail: [email protected]

In this sequel to Duty and Desire, the bodies are harder, the missions are tougher, the sex is hotter and the love is stronger. Settings will be domestic and international and include military heroes of all stripes.

To get an idea of what I’m looking for, read my previous anthologies, especiallyDuty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance. The collection will be primarily heterosexual with a female audience in mind. I have a preference for realistic stories with contemporary settings, but any time period will be considered. The usual taboos apply: no incest, nonconsensual sex, 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. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship.

I will consider up to two stories per author. Please be sure to follow all of the submission guidelines. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere. The desired story length is 2,500-4,500 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. 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 September 1, 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. All submissions will be confirmed upon receipt and all authors will receive a reply once the final book has been approved. If you have not received a response by January 1, please feel free to query me.

Posted by Kristina in Call for Submissions
 

Cover reveal!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 • No Comments

 

Isn’t this a pretty, pretty cover? XOXO: Sweet and Sexy Romance will be a January 2014 release from Cleis Press! You can pre-order it now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I’ll post more links as it gets closer to publication.

 

XOXO

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New Calls for Submissions!

Saturday, June 8th, 2013 • No Comments

I am delighted to announce I have three new calls for submissions! Commanding Desire: Military Erotic Romance, For Play: Erotic Romance for Women and Passionate Kisses: Erotic Romance Fantasies for Couples will all be published by Cleis Press. I encourage you to read my previous anthologies and all of my calls are open to new and established writers! I look forward to reading your stories!

 

Commanding Desire: Military Erotic Romance

Editor: Kristina Wright

Publisher: Cleis Press

Submission Deadline: September 1

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

E-mail: [email protected]

In this sequel to Duty and Desire, the bodies are harder, the missions are tougher, the sex is hotter and the love is stronger. Settings will be domestic and international and include military heroes of all stripes.

To get an idea of what I’m looking for, read my previous anthologies, especially Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance. The collection will be primarily heterosexual with a female audience in mind. I have a preference for realistic stories with contemporary settings, but any time period will be considered. The usual taboos apply: no incest, nonconsensual sex, 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. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship.

I will consider up to two stories per author. Please be sure to follow all of the submission guidelines. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere. The desired story length is 2,500-4,500 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. 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 September 1, 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. All submissions will be confirmed upon receipt and all authors will receive a reply once the final book has been approved. If you have not received a response by January 1, please feel free to query me.

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For Play: Erotic Romance for Women

Editor: Kristina Wright

Publisher: Cleis Press

Submission Deadline: October 1

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

E-mail: [email protected]

Ah, the anticipation of the hottest sex you’ve ever had. The steady gaze, the fevered skin, the brush of fingertips on the inside of your wrist. For Play lingers where other erotic anthologies rush ahead—on those moments between “I want…” and “Oh yes!” For Play isn’t only about foreplay, although that’s where it all begins—whether it’s on the couch, in the conference room or behind the sand dunes—it’s about capturing that moment in time when a woman’s heart, mind and body all want the same thing and her greatest desire is fulfilled.

Please read my previous Cleis Press anthologies, especially the first two editions in the Best Erotic Romance series, to get an idea of what I’m looking for in this collection. The anthology will be primarily heterosexual with a female audience in mind, but lesbian and bisexual scenarios are welcome. I have a preference for realistic stories with contemporary settings, but any time period will be considered. The usual taboos apply: no incest, nonconsensual sex, 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. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship.

I will consider up to two stories per author. Please be sure to follow all of the submission guidelines. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere. The desired story length is 2,500-4,500 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. 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 October 1, 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. All submissions will be confirmed upon receipt and all authors will receive a reply once the final book has been approved. If you have not received a response by February 1, please feel free to query me.

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Passionate Kisses: Erotic Romance Fantasies for Couples

Editor: Kristina Wright

Publisher: Cleis Press

Submission Deadline: November 1

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

E-mail: [email protected]

In the tradition of Violet Blue’s Sweet anthologies, Passionate Kisses will give those sexy couples’ fantasies a romantic spin. These are romantic, passionate, meant-to-be-shared stories that capture the wild and wicked fantasies of couples in love. Anything goes between partners in love and these sexy tales should push boundaries and make me blush!

Please read my previous Cleis Press anthologies, especially the first two editions in the Best Erotic Romance series, to get an idea of what I’m looking for in this collection. The anthology will be primarily heterosexual with a female audience in mind, but lesbian and bisexual scenarios are welcome. I have a preference for realistic stories with contemporary settings, but any time period will be considered. The usual taboos apply: no incest, nonconsensual sex, 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. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship.

I will consider up to two stories per author. Please be sure to follow all of the submission guidelines. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere. The desired story length is 2,500-4,500 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. 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 November 1, 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. All submissions will be confirmed upon receipt and all authors will receive a reply once the final book has been approved. If you have not received a response by March 1, please feel free to query me.

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About the editor:

Described by The Romance Reader as “a budding force to be reckoned with,” Kristina Wright (kristinawright.com) is an author, editor and teacher. She has edited the Cleis Press anthologies Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women; Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance; Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance; Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance; Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance and the Best Erotic Romance series. She is also the author of Seduce Me Tonight from HarperCollins Mischief. Her forthcoming books for Cleis Press include Bedded Bliss: A Couple’s Guide to Lust Ever After; XOXO: Sweet and Sexy Erotic Romance; A Princess Bound: Erotic Fairy Tales of Dominance and Submission and Three of Hearts: Erotic Romance for Women. Kristina’s short fiction has appeared in over one hundred print anthologies and she received the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense from Romance Writers of America for her first novel Dangerous Curves.  Her work has also been featured in numerous magazines and e-zines and her articles, interviews and book reviews have appeared in dozens of publications, both in print and online.  She is a member of Romance Writers of America as well as the RWA special interest chapters, Passionate Ink and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal.  She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two sons.

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