Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

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Re: Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby Sacchi » 14 Dec 2014, 16:47

Well, it'll only be a great book if I get great stories for it [prod, prod] So far I have two good writers proposing WWI stories, one considering an 1850s 6000-woman uprising against the French in Africa (documented by Sir Richard Burton,) and another whose work I'm not familiar with talking about a nurse captured by female Viet Cong fighters. Except for very obscure conflicts I don't mind using more than one piece per war, but I do want a few out-of-the ordinary ones if possible.
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Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby FranW » 24 Dec 2014, 09:07

Through the Hourglass: Lesbian Historical Romance (working title)

Note: not erotica (yay!) and co-edited by Sacchi (double-yay!) and partly for-charity (also yay!) although the pay they're offering is fine with me :D

Publisher: The Liz McMullen Show Publications
Editors: Sacchi Green and Patty G. Henderson
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Publication: Fall of 2015
Preferred Length: 3000-5000 words
Payment: $30 plus two paperback copies
Rights: The Liz McMullen Show Publications requires the right to publish the original story in the above-mentioned anthology, in print, digital and audible forms, exclusively for one year after publication (exceptions made for “year’s best” anthologies) and non-exclusively thereafter. The author retains copyright.

We have always been here, in every era and every area of society, even though we’ve been all but invisible in recorded history. Now is your chance to use your imagination, research a period of history that intrigues you, and tell us fictional stories about the lesbian women who came before us. From the 1500s to the mid-1900s, from the late Renaissance and Elizabethan times to World Wars I and II, give us characters true to their times, and true to themselves, not modern people inserted into the past. Draw us into a time and place, its customs, inhibitions, aspirations, and patterns of thought and speech, and into the lives of fully developed, complex characters.

Show us intense relationships and emotional bonds. Some degree of erotic tension is acceptable, but this is not a place for outright erotica. Happy endings are welcome if they seem plausible, and so are heart-rending encounters fated to live on only in memory. Diversity of culture will be appreciated. We want variety in scenarios and time periods, so feel free to contact us to see whether we seem to be getting too much from any era or setting, or with any other queries.

Original, unpublished stories only. Multiple submissions are okay, but no simultaneous submissions.

In keeping with our theme of lesbians throughout history, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity that assists senior lesbians.

Submit your stories in .doc or .docx to historical.anthology@gmail.com

And you can just query me directly: sacchigreen@gmail.com


I have commanded requested Bakey to write a story to sub to this one.
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Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby FranW » 04 Apr 2015, 10:12

Best Lesbian Erotica 2016

Editor: Sacchi Green
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: June 1, 2015 (earlier encouraged)
Payment: $100 and 2 copies of the book within 90 days of publication
Rights: non-exclusive right to publish the story in this anthology in print, ebook and audiobook form. Authors will retain copyright to their stories. Standard Cleis Press contributor contract.

Sacchi wrote:The Best Lesbian Erotica series has a special place in my heart. My first erotica publication was in BLE, many years ago, and I’ve had stories in eight volumes altogether, so I want to make this next edition worthy of the long tradition of sexy excellence. Only you writers can make this happen.
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Give me your best work. Is there a story inside you burning to be written, or one already published that makes you especially proud--and extremely hot? I’ll consider up to two submissions per author, between 2000-4000 words preferred length. No simultaneous submissions. I’ll consider reprints, preferably published between June 2014 and June 2015, but hope to be seeing more new, unpublished work.

I want a variety of themes, voices, and tone. A diversity of ages, ethnicities, cultures, and physical attributes and abilities is welcome. The central figures must be lesbian, believable, fully developed characters. Give me vividly drawn settings, and plots or story arcs that grip the reader and don’t let go. Originality is especially welcome; write the story that only you can write. And, of course, I want intense sex scenes that flow naturally from the story as a whole. All flavors of sensuality are welcome, from vanilla to BDSM to edgy frontiers that surprise and startle the reader. A few stories with a speculative fiction bent, science fiction or fantasy, might fit in.

Send your submission as an attachment in .doc, .docx. or .rtf format, double spaced, Times New Roman black font, with story title, legal name, pseudonym (if applicable,) and mailing address on the first page, to ble16.submissions@gmail.com. Queries can go to that address, or to sacchigreen(at)gmail.com

(You can link to this at my blog, http://sacchi-green.blogspot.com, and it should be on the Cleis web site soon, if not already.)
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