Call for Submissions: Best Lesbian Erotica 2015

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Call for Submissions: Best Lesbian Erotica 2015

Post by Sacchi on Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:42 am

Laura Antoniou will be the editor for Best Lesbian Erotica 2015. Here's her Call for Submissions:

Call for Submissions: Best Lesbian Erotica 2015
January 29, 2014 at 8:41am
I am honored to be chosen by Cleis Press to edit the 2015 edition of Best Lesbian Erotica. This annual "best of" series has been around since 1996, and is a steamy collection that regularly features some of the best known names in the field, and newcomers to watch out for. If you are a writer of dyke smut, steamy lesbian romance, sizzling women-on-woman sex, or passionate lady-lovin', I want to hear from you by April 1, 2014!

Submission Guidelines:

▪ Fiction only. Short stories or self-contained novel excerpts. No essays, memoirs, poetry. Unpublished and published material may be considered, so long as the author has the rights to sell the work to an anthology.
▪ Erotica only. That means make it sizzle. Passionate. Sexy. Powerful. Dynamic. Romantic. Frightening.
▪ Lesbian only. Women for women. Femmes, butches, tops, bottoms, partners, strangers, new women, older women, first-timers, rakes and scoundrels. Stout women, athletic women, studly women and seductive women, women with toys and women with words. Get the drift?

Don't: Under 18, incest, non-consent, beasts. Just don't.
Do: Surprise me. Make me feel. Go solo, or more than two. Push the boundaries. Include those usually unseen.

The Nitty Gritty

Please use standard manuscript formatting. This is a Best Of anthology, you should know the drill.

Each submission should be a maximum of 5,500 words . Micro-fiction of 1000 words or less may be considered at a lower remuneration. This collection will be acquiring the non-exclusive right to publish stories in print, e-book, audio and other subsidiary formats as part of an anthology.

▪ Submit via e-mail to BLE(dot)Editor(at)gmail(dot)com before April 1, 2014
▪ 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

Please spread the word! Share this announcement with your writing friends, and get down to writing something yourself! I look forward to reading and putting this amazing anthology together.

Laura
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Re: Call for Submissions: Best Lesbian Erotica 2015

Post by Deej on Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:27 am

Sounds interesting. I'm in the middle of Sister's but I'll keep it in mind.  OK 

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Re: Call for Submissions: Best Lesbian Erotica 2015

Post by Sacchi on Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:42 pm

This one should be a high-quality anthology. Cheyenne Blue is one of my vary favorite writers, and a good friend even though we've never met (she lives in Australia.)

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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