Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

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Re: Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby wildlx » 07 Jan 2014, 09:40

Sacchi wrote:Must…resist...

"Make Us Come Down There"--an erotica antho title? Nah, a porn film, at best.

lol
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Re: Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby ElaineB » 10 Jan 2014, 00:55

FranW wrote:The anthology is Daughters of Frankenstein. I've got the Fran part covered, so need a kenstein....ah, never mind.


And here I was thinking Barbiestein and Kenstein. lol

Sacchi: LOL
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Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby FranW » 31 Jan 2014, 06:03

Thanks to Sacchi for this market info -- and she recommends the editor, too :-)

Best Lesbian Erotica 2015

Editor: Laura Antoniou
Publisher: Cleis Press
Seeking: short stories or self-contained novel exerpts, unpublished or published (with rights available)
Genre: erotica
Theme: lesbian
Length: to 5500 words
Deadline: April 1, 2014
Rights Purchased non-exclusive first or reprint rights for print, e-book, audio and other subsidiary formats as part of an anthology
Payment: not specified, but historically $100 (less for microfiction)

submit to BLE(dot)Editor(at)gmail(dot)com

The e-mail text and a cover sheet for the file must contain: Author’s Name, Pen Name (if applicable) Title of Submission, Word count, Address, Phone, and Email Address, and a 50 -100 word bio. If your work has been published elsewhere, please note complete publishing history on your cover sheet.

Files must be .doc or .rtf Do not send PDFs unless requested. One submission per document, although you may send up to two documents attached to your e-mail. Name your file StoryTitle_AuthorLastname
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Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby FranW » 14 Feb 2014, 06:00

Many thanks to Sacchi for this market tip! Sacchi raves about the editor, and the editor raves about the publisher, so this looks like a good one to submit to :-)

Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire

Editor: Cheyenne Blue
Publisher: Ladylit
Deadline: 15 May 2014
Payment: US$40.00 plus a copy of e-book and paperback
Rights: First worldwide digital rights and print rights.

Forbidden Fruit. She’s off limits but the attraction burns so bright it’s impossible to resist.
Cheyenne Blue is seeking stories of lesbian passion on this theme. Think teacher and student. A best friend’s ex—or current—lover. A monogamous couple tempted by a threesome. A traveler leaving on the next plane. A much younger—or older—woman. A straight woman. The bad girl heartbreaker. The attraction between characters should scorch the pages and sexual tension is as important as the actual sex. As for the sex, think hot and desperate. Think once-to-get-it-out-of-our-system sex. Or this-really-is-the-last-time sex.

Please note the usual no-nos still apply: no incest / underage sex / rape / necrophilia / bestiality / scat. No poetry please.

Preferred length: 2500 – 5000 words

Unpublished stories strongly preferred, although a couple of reprints might be used. Reprints must be solely owned by the author.

US English. Please submit a double-spaced Microsoft Word document, using a 12-point serif font, such as Georgia or Times New Roman. One inch margins. If using a pen name, include both real and pen name on the manuscript.

Send your story as a .doc or .rtf file attachment to Cheyenne Blue at forbiddenfruitantho@gmail.com. Please include Forbidden Fruit and your story title in the subject line. In the body of the email please include your legal name, pseudonym, a short bio, and previous publication information if the story is a reprint.

Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged. I look forward to reading your work.

All submissions acknowledged within 3 days and acceptances notified by 15 June 2014.

About the editor: Cheyenne Blue’s erotic fiction has been included in over 90 erotic anthologies since 2000. Under her own name she has written travel books and articles, and edited anthologies of local writing in Ireland.
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Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby FranW » 14 Feb 2014, 08:27

Halloween 2014

Publisher: Ylva Publishing
Seeking: short stories
Genre: "The stories can be romantic, humorous, enthralling, spooky or erotic"
Theme: Halloween/supernatural
Length: 4,000 - 12,000 words
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Payment: $40 plus one cc

more info here: http://www.ylva-publishing.com/ylva-ver ... calls.html


This appears to be a German women's/lesbian press. I've not heard of them before. Anyone have more info? Epub, print, good, bad, anything?
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Re: Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby Sacchi » 15 Feb 2014, 12:31

Hmm. I see that Sandra Barrett and R.G. Emmanuel have stories in their anthologies. Other than that, all I know is that the Yiva folks are very active on The Lesbian Living Room, or whatever that place is.
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Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby FranW » 17 Feb 2014, 06:23

FranW wrote:Lightspeed Magazine themed issue: “Women Destroying Science Fiction


Their kickstarter was so successful (because, yanno, all the women contributed their mite so that they could destroy SF) Lightspeed has more money than they needed, so they're putting the surplus to......

drum roll please.....

Queers Destroy Science Fiction! — Special Issue

Bwa ha ha ha ha! Our gay agenda has a new action point!

I'll post info as it comes. http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/speci ... e-fiction/
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Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby FranW » 13 Mar 2014, 05:59

The Princess’s Bride: Lesbian Fairy Tale Erotica

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Editor: Sacchi Green :-)
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Payment: $50-$100, depending on length, and 2 copies of the book
Word Count: 3000-6000


Fairy tales, legends, myths, all those heroes who win the day and, of course, the girl—what’s up with that? Why can’t we have heroines who win each other? Let’s have stories of erotic romance and adventure with women who use their wits and/or weapons to save whatever needs saving and come together in a blaze of passion.

Adaptations of traditional tales can work, but merely changing the gender of a character won’t be enough. Old stories updated to contemporary times would be all right. Original plots with a fairy tale sensibility are fine, and so is diversity of character, culture, and age. Did Scheherazade know a thousand and one more tales she told in the harem but never shared with the Sultan?

Witches and trolls and dragons are okay (make sure you know the difference between European dragons and the oriental breed) and they don’t necessarily need to be villains. Magic isn’t always required, as long as the writing has a fantasy lilt to it, and royal blood doesn’t matter all that much. A few humorous stories would be welcome, and even more so would be deeper explorations of universal themes. The old fairy tales were often many-layered, with a core of darkness.

Above all, there must be an intense relationship between two (or more) women, along with whatever degree and flavor of sex their story demands. Kink is fine, sweet is nice, noble self-restraint flaring into a blaze at last is dandy. Vivid settings and complex characters (even the villains, if possible) are also required. And if your story should hint slyly at a certain contemporary cinematic treatment of fantasy clichés, well, “As you wish.”

How to submit: Send your document as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Include your name and contact information in both your email and your document.

Unpublished work preferred, but reprints will be considered (at a somewhat lower rate) so specify any previous publication. Send to sacchigreen@gmail.com. Queries are welcome.
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Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby FranW » 14 Mar 2014, 13:52

Christmas anthology

Publisher: Ylva Publishing
Seeking: short stories
Genre: lesbian fiction
Theme: Christmas or Hanukkah as the main theme
Length: 4,000 - 8,000 words
Deadline: July 31, 2014
Payment: $40 plus 2 cc

more info here: http://ylvapublishing.wordpress.com/201 ... anthology/

All profits of this anthology will be donated to the Albert Kennedy Trust in the UK and the Ali Forney Center in New York City. Both organizations provide housing for homeless LGBT youth.
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Re: Anthologies/time-dated markets

Postby FranW » 14 Mar 2014, 13:59

Reveries & Rage Anthology

Publisher: not yet identified
Seeking: short stories, flash fiction, poetry
Genre: any; authors must be queer and persons of colour
Theme: "various aspects of QTPOC experience"
Length: unstated
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Payment: 4-the-luv

more info here: http://reveries-rage.tumblr.com/
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