FOR AUTHORS: LGBT Submission Calls ;)

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Dear LGBT Authors,

you might be interested in a selection of current LGBT submission calls from various publishers 😉

The information is directly from the publisher sites or from emails sent to us from the publishers, so the styles are very different.

We hope you will find them helpful. If there are any other open LGBT Submissions, please let us know so we can add them.

TOTALLY BOUND

MM BDSM Submission Call

Daring Doms and seductive subs are the order of the day. Totally Bound Publishing are currently acquiring MM stories of any length in the BDSM genre, so get those characters scening and those whips whipping, ready for all your readers to become voyeurs and experience the life-changing journeys of your most passionate characters. Series or serials are also welcomed. Send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to submissions@totallybound.com.

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Men with focus, competence, drive…is there anything sexier? Tell us a tale about a guy with a passion, and not just for the man in his life.

Would you like to write for our exciting new What’s his Passion? imprint, which delves into the passionate lives of compelling characters? We’re looking for erotic romance novels based around a male main character and his passion – which could be anything! Let your imaginations run free; his man/men, his job, his hobby – anything that lends itself well to ‘a passionate’ theme as long as it’s clear in the story and is an erotic romance. Contemporary settings are a must but we will also accept the following genres: Action/Adventure, Menage (MMM only), Thrillers/ Suspense, Humour, Men in Uniform and Light BDSM. Go on, explore his passion, whatever that may be…

MM or MMM stories only please with at least 60,000 words and a burning/melting heat rating (see our heat rating info)

Any questions please contact Nicki Richards nicki.richards@totallybound.com

Please send in your submissions and synopsis to submissions@totallybound.com

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Not forgetting the men, we’re open to MM (or more) fantasy and sci-fi stories. Adventurous tales of fantastical sci-fi is what we have in mind here—your characters will be hot and insightful, looking for that one perfect soulmate—bold exciting plots are the order of the day.

You can find our submission guidelines HERE

When submitting, please send the full manuscript, plus synopsis, to submissions@totallybound.com

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Paranormal – Do you have any paranormal hot men lurking under the covers? We want to see them bared in all the supernatural beauty, and are looking for MM or MMM stories of any length (10,000 words and up)

Send your submission, along with a synopsis, to submissions@totallybound.com – we’re looking forward to see what you come up with!

BANNEDFICTION PRESS

BannedFiction Press is now seeking submissions for all of our categories, especially M/M romance stories!

We are a new publisher, but we are NOT a vanity or subsidy press. We are a full service, royalty paying publisher. We pay you. You do not pay us.

We specialize in romance, erotica, “kink/taboo” fiction, GLBTQ and other exciting areas of erotica and
romance. Simply check our Submissions page for the keywords we target.

At this time, we welcome submissions from all authors, both established published authors, as well as new authors.

Please read through our blog to learn more about us. And we look forward to hearing from you soon and receiving your manuscripts!

Our blog: http://bannedfiction.com/blog (Submit your manuscripts here.)

Follow us on Twitter:
BannedFiction Press
@BannedFiction

LESS THAN THREE PRESS

Less Than Three Press has submissions open for all stories 10k – 200k. We do ebooks, serials, and paperbacks (for stories 40k+), as well as have a handful of open anthology calls. Click herefor submissions guidelines, including payment/royalty details, what we look for, how to submit, and all of the nitty gritty. ^__^ We’re pretty flexible; our major requirements are that the story feature (1) an M/M, F/F or poly relationship where all members are of the same gender (trans* is awesome as well!), and (2) a happy ending, whether it be happy for now (HFN) or happily ever after (HEA).

If you have questions about anything, feel free to get in touch! You can email our editor-in-chief directly at editor@lessthanthreepress.com, drop a line here, or get in touch through the website. ^__^

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Intertwined — A Poly Collection — Love is not always a matter of twos. Sometimes love comes in threes, fours, even more. What some consider a crowd, others consider just right. From a contemporary tale that defy society expectation of a happy couple, to a fantasy world where three or more is the expectation, Less Than Three Press invites you to submit stories about people who find that love sometimes has room for more.

THE DETAILS:

– Deadline is JANUARY 31, 2015 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
– Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 50,000 words in length.
– Stories may be any combination of poly (M/M/M, F/F/F, M/M/F, F/F/M/F, etc.). Cis, trans* and genderqueer characters are welcome.
– Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
– Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.
– All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply. (See here.)

For full details, click here!

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THE DEVIL’S LAND – SERIAL COLLECTION CALL

The Devil’s Land — A Serial Collection Call — Cowboys, gunslingers, ranchers, robbers, miners … there’s nothing like a story about the people who manage to carve a life in a land where the law means little and every day is a fight. Be it cowboys of the Wild West, ranchers building something new on a distant colony, or a clever steampunk train robber, Less Than Three Press invites you to submit stories of people who have the grit to survive in the Devil’s Land.

THE DETAILS:

– Deadline is JANUARY 31, 2015 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
– Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 25,000 words in length.
– Stories may be any pairing except cisgender M/F (trans* M/F, M/M, F/F, poly, and all permutations thereof are acceptable).
– Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
– Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, historical, steampunk, etc.
All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.

THE DEVIL’S LAND is a SERIAL COLLECTION, meaning stories will first be published as a serial story, and then when each story concludes it will be published an ebook in the LT3 Book Market. Authors will earn standard serial royalties while their story is posted in the serial rotation, and then earn standard ebook royalties when their story moves to the LT3 Book Market. Standard royalty rates can be found under “Payment and Royalty Rates” here.

Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces.

For full details, click here.

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Villains, Inc. — An Anthology Call — Tired of goody-two-shoes? Why should those “glowing heroes of good” get all the glory? Villains! They can be antiheroes, misunderstood, or just people who love to cause chaos for the sheer madness of it all. LT3 is seeking stories where the focus is, for once, on the baddies. The badder the better!

Please note, Less than Three has a strong policy against stories with themes of non-consent.

THE DETAILS:

— Deadline is December 31, 2014 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
— Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 20,000 words in length.
— Stories may be any pairing except cisgender M/F (trans* M/F, M/M, F/F, poly, and all permutations thereof are acceptable).
— Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
— Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.
— All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.

Villains, Inc. is a general release anthology, meaning stories will be sold as a compiled ebook in the LT3 book market. Payment will be $200 on acceptance of the story. Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces and two copies of the paperback compilation.

Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible. They can be submitted in any format (doc, docx, rtf, odt, etc) preferably single spaced in an easy to read font (Times, Calibri, Arial) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc). Additional formatting guidelines can be found here.

IMPORTANT: This anthology is being coordinated and edited by one of LT3′s senior editors, Tan-ni Fan. To submit, please send your manuscript to tannifanpw@gmail.com. Include the following in your email:

– Put SUBMISSIONS in the subject line! Emails without this subject line run the risk of not being seen or read, so please, do not forget this!
– Your real name, pen name (if you use one), and preferred email address.
– The approximate total length of the completed story.
– A brief summary of the story, not to exceed approximately 200 words in length.
– Attach the complete manuscript in .doc, .docx, or .odt format.

Any questions/concerns should be directed to the Editor, Tan-ni Fan at tannifanpw@gmail.com (or you can ping her on twitter @tannifan).

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Silver and Gold

Silver & Gold — Anthology Call — All love faces challenges, but one of the most difficult can be time. The distance of generations can be a hard one to cross, and judgment is frequent and heavy when a lover is too old or too young for society’s tastes. But love is also precious, and timeless, and worth all obstacles. Less Than Three Press invites authors to submit stories of people not afraid to bridge the span of time.

Editor’s Note: No stories about vampires, etc., where the age difference is hundreds of years.

THE DETAILS:

Deadline is February 28, 2015 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
– Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 20,000 words in length.
– Stories must feature a MAY/DECEMBER relationship, budding or established. This means an age difference of at least ten years.
– Stories may be any pairing except cisgender heterosexual M/F (trans* M/F, M/M, F/F, poly, and all permutations thereof are acceptable).
– Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
– Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.
All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.

Silver and Gold is a general release anthology, which means authors will receive a flat payment of $200.00 once LT3 has a signed contract. Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces and two copies of the paperback compilation.

Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible—do not submit a first draft. They can be submitted in any format (doc, docx, rtf, odt, etc) preferably single spaced in an easy to read font (Times, Calibri, Arial) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc). Additional formatting guidelines can be found here.

IMPORTANT: This anthology is being coordinated and edited by one of LT3’s senior editors, Amanda Jean. To submit, please send your manuscript to ajeansubmissions@gmail.com. Include the following in your email:

Put SUBMISSIONS in the subject line! Emails without this subject line run the risk of not being seen or read, so please, do not forget this!
– Your real name, pen name (if you use one), and preferred email address.
– The approximate total length of the completed story.
– A brief summary of the story, not to exceed approximately 200 words in length.
– Attach the complete manuscript in .doc, .docx, or .odt format.

Any questions/concerns should be directed to the Editor, Amanda Jean, at ajeansubmissions@gmail.com.

MISCHIEF CORNER PRESS

The MCB Quarterly: Giving Voice to LGBTQ Fiction
a quarterly online magazine

We want your LGBTQ short stories 10,000 words and under. This is truly a LGBTQ call. We want well written, solid fiction short stories featuring all kinds of LGBTQ characters to share with readers as a quarterly eMagazine. The stories will be released quarterly as a bundle starting next year. So get your typing fingers ready.

Got a short story about a gay cop in the SF police force? Great. A lesbian attorney fighting a corrupt corporation? Fabulous. A transwoman moving to a new, small town that has secrets? We want her.

No sex? That’s all right. Don’t get us wrong. We won’t turn away stories with hot and heavy content, but the emphasis is on the fiction. All sub-genres are welcome as well – please send your science fiction, your fantasy, your horror, your steampunk, and so on. As long as the main character(s) is LGBTQ, we want a crack at it.

No HEA/HFN? That’s okay, too. We all appreciate a ‘Happily Ever After’ as much as the next reader but it isn’t a necessity. A good fiction story with a solid LBGTQ MC is what we want.

The first submission call for the MCB Quarterly ends in October. So polish up your short and send it our way.

What are we offering? How do you submit? Details below.

MCB QUARTERLY Submissions

What to expect:

1. Stories will be paid a flat fee per word at the time of contract (per industry standard), and released quarterly as a bundle. A standard contract will be issued for the story.

2. We provide the editing, formatting, and cover art as well as marketing.

3. You will be provided with author eCopies of the finished product.

How to submit:

1. Format your documents (*.doc or *.docx files only) as follows: Author Name/Title/Page # upper right hand corner, 12 pt TNR, 1″ margin, 1.5 spacing, .25 paragraph indent – no spacing or tabs please.

2. The body of the email should include word count, genre and sub-genre (if applicable), a one paragraph summary, legal name and pseudonym (if applicable), and an email where we can contact you.

3. As stated above, we are not going to turn away content with erotic elements but the emphasis is on the fiction. We want short stories with diversity.

4. Submit stories in their entirety to: submission.mischiefcornerbooks@gmail.com Attn: MCB Quarterly Submissions Call. You should receive an automatic notice letting you know we have received your submission. If not, send a query to us.

5. No simultaneous submissions, please, or submissions of stories currently carried or soon to be released with other publishers.

Questions?

Send queries to: submission.mischiefcornerbooks@gmail.com Attn: Submission Query

Wilde City Press

Wilde City Press publishes multiple genres of fiction featuring gay male protagonists under one of several separate and distinct ‘lines’ all available from a single site. We currently accept submissions for publication in print and electronic formats including both e-books and audio books.

Our 3 major lines or base categories include:

  • Mainstream Gay Fiction (also referred to as Lit-Fic)
  • Gay Romance (also referred to as M/M Romance)
  • Gay Erotica

Each of our new releases will fit into one of those three base categories and will then include any other sub-genre tags from there. As an example, a contemporary story like To Catch a Fox, that doesn’t necessarily follow the ‘rules of romance’ would be categorized under the Mainstream category, but since it does include a strong romantic storyline it would then be tagged with a Romance subgenre, along with Mystery, Thriller, Action, etc. To the consumer on our site, they’ll see that it isn’t a traditional romance but it does feature elements of such and readers can then make an informed decision as to whether or not to purchase.

While we want to allow authors the final word on what sort of book they intend to publish, they can’t have it both ways. If a book doesn’t fit into the ‘rules of romance’ (HEA, HFN, Cheating, etc.) then we will not market it as Romance. The book will have to be published under the mainstream umbrella with a romance subgenre tag where fitting.

We do require our published titles to feature one or more gay male protagonists; however, we do not limit our titles to ONLY featuring gay male protagonists. In addition to one or more gay male protagonists, manuscripts may also feature characters representing the full GLBTQ spectrum as well as our straight allies.

We publish single titles from 12k words on up and will issue paperback print-on-demand for titles between 50k – 130k words.

Anthologies, Series & Re-releases:

Wilde City Press will accept one or more previously published manuscripts from a single author that meet the above guidelines, assuming the author is willing to also submit at least one unpublished manuscript of equal or greater length within a 2 year time frame.

We welcome Series proposals as well as Serials which meet our submission guidelines.

We also welcome Anthology proposals that meet the above guidelines.

While Wilde City doesn’t wish to make blanket denials over specific topics as there are typically exceptions to nearly every rule, if topics such as rape or sex between minors are included within the pages of your manuscript, it should be integral to plot or characterization and should not be described for the sole purpose of arousing the reader.

We do not publish categorized Young Adult at this time. Because we do sell Erotica from the WCP site, we feel it inappropriate to also market to a Young Adult audience. That being said, we do not require that all submissions include on-page erotic content.

If you are interested in sending Wilde City a manuscript please submit the following proposal package:

  • A query letter including your name, contact e-mail, the name & word count of your manuscript. Please include a short blurb detailing the premise and genre of your story.
  • A full synopsis or a plot-point bullet list that outlines the story.
  • The first 3 chapters of your manuscript.

You may email your proposal package directly to submissions@wildecity.com.

We do not accept simultaneous submissions. We do not wish to waste any authors time and sincerely appreciate the same respect and consideration from the authors submitting their work to us. If you decide to submit to WCP please make sure you do not send your manuscript to any other publishers before or during the time we have it under review. We will make every effort to get back to you within a 4 week time frame.

If you do not receive confirmation that we have received your submission proposal within seven days, please e-mail a second inquiry to ethan@wildecity.com.

If you have not heard back from us within four weeks after confirmation that your submission has been received, please inquire by e-mailing submissions@wildecity.com.

AMBER ALLURE


General Submissions

Submission Type: Gay (M/M or F/F) or Bisexual or Trans Stories – Preferably Romance

Length: 11,000 – 17,999 words (Extended Amber Kiss), 18,000 – 39,999 words (Novella), or 40,000 words – 165,000 words (Novel)

Heat Level: Although we publish stories that fall into all Heat Level Rating categories, please note that we prefer stories with the highest Heat Level Rating of 3+ (Love scenes should be extremely explicit and contain graphic language. Stories may also contain sexual situations or storylines that push the envelope—heavy bondage, spanking, as well as ménage, domination and submission, multiple sexual partners, etc.).

Note regarding sexual content: If submitting a story strictly aimed at M/M or F/F audiences, subplots featuring hetero (M/F) or ménage (M/M/F, M/F/M, etc.) pairings may be acceptable for secondary characters, but should not take up more than a small percentage of the overall story. The heroes (the main focus of each submission) must be strictly gay/lesbian and not bisexual—they should have no sexual desire for the opposite sex. For storyline purposes, your heroes/heroines may have a history of heterosexual or bisexual activity, but generally, they are now either fully out of the closet or will be fully out before the story concludes. Your heroes/heroines, however, may participate in gay/lesbian ménage (M/M/M or F/F/F) or all-male/all-female group sex. Again, all “heterosexual” involvement within the any “gay” story should be kept to a minimum, and when it comes to your heroes/heroines, all sexual content should be M/M or F/F only. If submitting a story where the main heroes/heroines are bisexual and the story is strictly aimed at a bisexual readership, however, then the opposite should happen…subplots featuring only gay (M/M or F/F) pairings may be acceptable for secondary characters, but should not take up more than a small percentage of the overall story. In other words, stay true to your main characters. Please keep in mind there are different target audiences for each type of “sexual orientation” book, and mixing the two within the same manuscript can often disappoint readers.

Specific Guidelines: For “General Submissions,” all genres and sub-genres will be considered for publication. Moreover, all stories should have a “happily ever after” ending, or at least what is considered a “happily for now” conclusion. If the story being submitted is part of a planned series of books, that is also acceptable, but please send only the first book within the series (also see next paragraph).

Important notes: Amber Allure will not consider any previously published stories, therefore each novella or novel should include only new material. Additionally, the submission should not be part of a series published at another house. Only completed manuscripts will be accepted for consideration. Please also include a detailed synopsis of the manuscript as well as a query letter. And finally, no simultaneous submissions please.

Deadline for Submissions: None

Email Address: After preparing your documents according to the “Overall Submission/Formatting Info” listed above, please submit the full manuscript, synopsis, and query letter to:

allure_submissions@amberquill.com



Gay (M/M) Hurray For Hollywood Submissions

Submission Type: Gay (M/M) Stories – Hollywood / Movie Stars / Motion Picture Industry Romances

Length: 11,000 – 17,999 words (Extended Amber Kiss), 18,000 – 39,999 words (Novella), or 40,000 words – 165,000 words (Novel)

Heat Level: Although we publish stories that fall into all Heat Level Rating categories, please note that we prefer stories with the highest Heat Level Rating of 3+ (Love scenes should be extremely explicit and contain graphic language. Stories may also contain sexual situations or storylines that push the envelope—heavy bondage, spanking, as well as ménage, domination and submission, multiple sexual partners, etc.).

Note regarding sexual content: Although subplots featuring hetero (M/F) or ménage (M/M/F, M/F/M, etc.) pairings may be acceptable for secondary characters, they should not take up more than a small percentage of the overall story. The heroes (the main focus of each submission) must be strictly gay and not bisexual—they should have no sexual desire for females. For storyline purposes, your heroes may have a history of heterosexual or bisexual activity, but generally, they are now either fully out of the closet or will be fully out before the story concludes. Your heroes, however, may participate in gay ménage (M/M/M) or all-male group sex. Again, all “female” involvement within the story should be kept to a minimum, and when it comes to your heroes, all sexual content should be M/M only.

Specific Guidelines: The movie industry and Hollywood life has always been a rich source for personal drama among its denizens, especially gay actors desperately attempting to hide their true natures from the fickle and (mostly in past decades) the unforgiving public. Whether the proverbial casting couch comes into play among studio executives and struggling actors looking for that one big break, or gossip rags hound the glamorous stars in order to catch them in embarrassing moments, or secret and forbidden love affairs have a way of shattering fragile careers, the movie industry has everything any fiction author needs to create a story filled with intrigue, scandal, and blistering sexual escapades. Contemporary stories are preferred, yet nostalgic contemporary stories revolving around the days of the silent era or early talkies are also welcome, as well as tales relating to Hollywood’s golden age. Additionally, sub-genres of BDSM, Mystery, and Suspense, etc. are also acceptable. Moreover, all stories should have a “happily ever after” ending, or at least what is considered a “happily for now” conclusion. If the story being submitted is part of a planned series of books, that is also acceptable, but please send only the first book within the series (also see next paragraph).

Important notes: Amber Allure will not consider any previously published stories, therefore each submission should include only new material. Additionally, the submission should not be part of a series published at another house. Only completed manuscripts will be accepted for consideration. Please also include a detailed synopsis of the manuscript as well as a query letter. And finally, no simultaneous submissions please.

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2014

Email Address: After preparing your documents according to the “Overall Submission/Formatting Info” listed above, please submit the full manuscript, synopsis, and query letter to:

allure_hollywood@amberquill.com



Gay (M/M) Slave To My Desires Submissions

Submission Type: Gay (M/M) Stories – BDSM Romances

Length: 11,000 – 17,999 words (Extended Amber Kiss), 18,000 – 39,999 words (Novella), or 40,000 words – 165,000 words (Novel)

Heat Level: Although we publish stories that fall into all Heat Level Rating categories, please note that we prefer stories with the highest Heat Level Rating of 3+ (Love scenes should be extremely explicit and contain graphic language. Stories may also contain sexual situations or storylines that push the envelope—heavy bondage, spanking, as well as ménage, domination and submission, multiple sexual partners, etc.).

Note regarding sexual content: Although subplots featuring hetero (M/F) or ménage (M/M/F, M/F/M, etc.) pairings may be acceptable for secondary characters, they should not take up more than a small percentage of the overall story. The heroes (the main focus of each submission) must be strictly gay and not bisexual—they should have no sexual desire for females. For storyline purposes, your heroes may have a history of heterosexual or bisexual activity, but generally, they are now either fully out of the closet or will be fully out before the story concludes. Your heroes, however, may participate in gay ménage (M/M/M) or all-male group sex. Again, all “female” involvement within the story should be kept to a minimum, and when it comes to your heroes, all sexual content should be M/M only.

Specific Guidelines: As the title and theme suggests, all stories must focus heavily on BDSM elements and include a “slave/master” relationship between your heroes. Is one of your heroes a king or prince who just cannot keep his hands off one of the lowly yet hot-as-hell servants? Does one of your heroes yearn to be controlled by a sexy and domineering master? Do your heroes have a fetish for leather, whips, and chains, with one longing to play the passive role and pleasuring his master at all costs? Stories may be Contemporary (preferred), Historical, and also include other sub-genres, such as Fantasy, Paranormal, etc. Moreover, all stories should include a “happily ever after” ending, or at least what is considered a “happily for now” conclusion. If the story being submitted is part of a planned series of books, that is also acceptable, but please send only the first book within the series (also see next paragraph).

Important notes: Amber Allure will not consider any previously published stories, therefore each submission should include only new material. Additionally, the submission should not be part of a series published at another house. Only completed manuscripts will be accepted for consideration. Please also include a detailed synopsis of the manuscript as well as a query letter. And finally, no simultaneous submissions please.

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2014

Email Address: After preparing your documents according to the “Overall Submission/Formatting Info” listed above, please submit the full manuscript, synopsis, and query letter to:

allure_slave@amberquill.com



Gay (M/M) Dark Forces Submissions

Submission Type: Gay (M/M) Stories – Dark Fantasy/Horror/Gothic/Paranormal Romances

Length: 11,000 – 17,999 words (Extended Amber Kiss), 18,000 – 39,999 words (Novella), or 40,000 words – 165,000 words (Novel)

Heat Level: Although we publish stories that fall into all Heat Level Rating categories, please note that we prefer stories with the highest Heat Level Rating of 3+ (Love scenes should be extremely explicit and contain graphic language. Stories may also contain sexual situations or storylines that push the envelope—heavy bondage, spanking, as well as ménage, domination and submission, multiple sexual partners, etc.).

Note regarding sexual content: Although subplots featuring hetero (M/F) or ménage (M/M/F, M/F/M, etc.) pairings may be acceptable for secondary characters, they should not take up more than a small percentage of the overall story. The heroes (the main focus of each submission) must be strictly gay and not bisexual—they should have no sexual desire for females. For storyline purposes, your heroes may have a history of heterosexual or bisexual activity, but generally, they are now either fully out of the closet or will be fully out before the story concludes. Your heroes, however, may participate in gay ménage (M/M/M) or all-male group sex. Again, all “female” involvement within the story should be kept to a minimum, and when it comes to your heroes, all sexual content should be M/M only.

Specific Guidelines: Stories submitted for this theme should be “dark” in nature. Whether one or both of your heroes is a vampire, a werewolf, a human skulking inside an eerie mansion, or a member of another species that embraces no illumination other than moonlight, send us your darkest, creepiest tales. Stories may have a Contemporary or Historical setting, but must also be Dark Fantasy (Vampire/Werewolf), Horror, Gothic, or Paranormal, and may also include sub-genres such as BDSM, Voyeurism, etc. Moreover, regardless of the theme, all stories should still include a “happily ever after” ending, or at least what is considered a “happily for now” conclusion. If the story being submitted is part of a planned series of books, that is also acceptable, but please send only the first book within the series (also see next paragraph).

Important notes: Amber Allure will not consider any previously published stories, therefore each submission should include only new material. Additionally, the submission should not be part of a series published at another house. Only completed manuscripts will be accepted for consideration. Please also include a detailed synopsis of the manuscript as well as a query letter. And finally, no simultaneous submissions please.

Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2014

Email Address: After preparing your documents according to the “Overall Submission/Formatting Info” listed above, please submit the full manuscript, synopsis, and query letter to:

allure_darkforces@amberquill.com

BREATHLESS PRESS

Themed Months

Romantic Comedies
Word Count: 10,000+.
Theme: Romance, Comedy.
Deadline: Ongoing.
Is your hero or heroine a clutz? Maybe they just can’t seem to do something right or have an odd way of doing something. Heat rating can be any, but we prefer 3 and under. Please submit to your editor, if you do not have a current editor, email them to acquisitions@breathlesspress.com.

Historicals
Word Count: 10,000+.
Theme: Historical.
Deadline: Ongoing.
We are looking for historical novels set in any time period that is not considered modern or close to modern (ie 1920 and earlier). Please submit to your editor, if you do not have a current editor, email them to acquisitions@breathlesspress.com.

My Sweetheart Word Count: 10,000+.

Theme: Stories that make you go “awww” (aka, love/romance).
Deadline: October 31st, 2014.
This coming Valentines Day, we will be releasing stories about sweethearts. Maybe your hero’s fell in love in college and settled down shortly after, or maybe they just met and felt that instant click. Stories should be under a heat rating of 3 (or including 3). Please submit to your editor, if you do not have a current editor, email them to acquisitions@breathlesspress.com.

Superhero’s
Word Count: 10,000+.
Theme: Superhero’s.
Deadline: Ongoing.
We are looking for full length stories that revolve around superheros. Whether it’s an evil villain thwarted by the superhero, or a superhero who maybe wants to hang up his cape and his significant other pushes him out a window; we want to see it! Please submit both to your editor, if you do not have a current editor, email them to acquisitions@breathlesspress.com.

How to Send Us Your Gem:

Electronic submissions only in a .doc (or .rtf) file. Attach full manuscript to email.

Send query to: acquisitions@breathlesspress.com See above for definition of Lines. The body of your email should contain your query, followed by a short synopsis (no more than five pages).

CHANGELING PRESS 

Silver Anniversary — The Decadent Decade

Call For Submissions:
We’re currently looking for Contemporary, upbeat, and hot, hot hot!
Genres: Sci-Fi/Futuristic, Dark and Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, BDSM, Action Adventure, and Guilty Pleasures (Contemporary)
Themes: New Adult, Interracial, Menage, Bisexual and More, Gay, BBW, Cougar (M/F), Silver Fox (M/M), Men and Women in Uniform, Vampires, Werewolves, Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures, Other Shapeshifters, Magic, Dark Desires (Demons and Horror), and Hentai (Tentacle Monsters)

Submissions Guidelines (submissions.changelingpress@gmail.com)

 DARK HOLLOWS PRESS

We are a  publisher of romance. We believe our authors are artists and their talent shouldn’t be censored, so our authors present high quality stories full of romance, desire and sometimes graphic moments that are both entertaining and memorable. We are open to all genres of expression including M/F, M/M, F/F, paranormal, contemporary, historical, urban fantasy, new adult, and ménage.

At this time we are welcoming submissions from all genres of romance from both new, unpublished authors, and those already established in the field.

We invite all authors wishing to submit work to view our submission guidelines.

DREAMSPINNER PRESS

Open Calls for Submission

Never Too Late (2015 Daily Dose – A Story a Day in the Month of June)

Edited by Tricia Kristufek and Shannon Shell

Following the record-smashing popularity of best-selling anthology Snow on the Roof, Dreamspinner Press is seeking romantic short stories featuring at least one character over the age of forty. There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, whether it’s a second chance at love, a May/December romance, or finding a soul mate later in life. These stories prove that it’s never too late for new love.

Examples:

• Dr. Ralph Ramsey never got around to looking for love. College, medical school, residency, establishing a practice… he just never had time. But now that he’s settled and successful, he’d really like to share his life with someone, and flower shop owner Denton seems receptive.

• Years working on the range have left solitary cowboy Reese depending on himself and no one else. Still, the new trail kitchen cook has caught his eye, and maybe there’s something to be said for riding double.

• James is staring down retirement and has no idea what to do with his life. He puts off the decision to go on vacation first, not knowing his meeting with lifeguard Winston may send his life in a new direction.

• Michael has already had a good life and a long-time love lost to cancer. He doesn’t want to open his broken heart to anyone else, but when dog-walker John keeps asking him out, he finally gives in.

• Rick spent thirty years in the Marine Corps, living through and surviving the era of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He’s a civilian now, but can he break the habit of hiding who he is once he meets the lovely Carlisle?

• His mother told him to wait and he would find his mate when it was time, but Clarence had never had her patience. It was his greatest flaw as an elemental, so he’d slipped into the time stream. But now that he’s found his true love, will his chosen mate even want a lover who is so much younger than he is?

Requirements: No stories of established couples, please. Bittersweet Dreams will not be accepted for this anthology. Because of the packaged nature of the set, all stories need to stand alone. No sequels to or spin-offs of previously published works will be accepted.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015. Contract offers will be made by March 1.

Publication Date: June 2015

Daily Dose story length: 5,000 – 18,000 words

Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.

Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions to anthologies@dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: DAILY DOSE anthology submission

Harmony Ink Young Author Challenge

Edited by Anne Regan

Harmony Ink Press is looking for young authors writing in the LGBTQ+ genre to submit short stories for our second annual Young Author Challenge.

Submissions between 2,000 – 10,000 words will be considered. Main characters should be 14 – 18 years old and can be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or anywhere else on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, including still in the process of working out their sexual/gender identity. The story should portray positive LGBTQ+ characters who grow or change for the better in some way. See the general Harmony Ink submission guidelines for more information.

Requirements: Authors will be between the ages of 14 – 21. If the author is 17 or younger, a parent or legal guardian will have to sign the publication contract should a story be accepted.

Selected stories will be published in an anthology to be released in both paperback and eBook formats. Accepted authors will be paid a flat rate based on story length. Payments will range from $25 – $55. Feedback from at least one published author will be provided for all submissions.

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015

Publication Date: October 2015

Send all submissions to anneregan@harmonyinkpress.com. Please include “Young Author Challenge Submission” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Bare Studs

Edited by Tricia Kristufek and Shannon Shell

Dreamspinner Press is seeking romantic short stories featuring rough-and-tumble blue collar working men. Stories should feature happy or promising endings.

Examples:

• Construction team members Hal and Roger have worked together for years, but it’s not until Hal sees Roger at a gay bar that he realizes he may have a chance with his handsome partner after all.

• Slick and suave real estate flipper Max is at his wit’s end when his favorite remodeler, Josh, refuses to work for him again without a change in Max’s attitude.

• Sammy’s custom cabinetry company has been struggling with the economy. When Frederick hires him to redo his entire gourmet kitchen, Sammy doesn’t realize just how very lucky he’s going to be.

• Handyman Steve is resigned to constant calls to unit 6B: leaky pipes, a toilet that keeps running, window air conditioner on the fritz… but he can’t make himself mind since it gives him a chance to see cute and spunky Paul.

• Home builder Jace has had an awful time keeping an interior decorator on his work roster. With critical jobs pending, he’ll have to take a chance on new decorator Lane, though they just don’t seem to see eye to eye until a late-night meeting on-site.

• Trent didn’t expect to meet Prince Charming… especially not up close while being rescued from an apartment building fire by buff firefighter Gary, who takes a more personal interest in Trent’s well-being than usual.

• Darren gave up on finding someone willing to love him enough to stay, so he decided that if he couldn’t have a lover, he’d at least have his dream house. He hired the construction crew of weres based on the reports of their dependability, but he’d never expected to find himself the focus of the afternoon shift leader.

Requirements: Because of the packaged nature of the anthology, all stories need to stand alone. No sequels to or spin-offs of previously published works will be accepted.

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015

Publication Date: September 2015

Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 – 12,000 words

Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.

Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions to anthologies@dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: STUDS anthology submission

Sleigh Ride (2015 Advent Calendar)

Edited by Tricia Kristufek and Shannon Shell

The course of true love can be a bumpy up-and-down and sideways ride, but holidays are perfect for happy endings! Dreamspinner Press is seeking short story romances where love conquers all the possible mishaps of the holidays.

Examples:

• Jim searches all over the city for just the right present for his lover, Bobby, with no luck, and just as he’s about to give up, Bobby gives him the perfect clue.

• Mike has been planning for a holiday party for months: then a pipe breaks, the roof leaks, the basement floods… his house is a disaster. The party will have to be canceled, until Mike’s long-time friend (and long-time crush) offers his house as an alternate venue.

• Jokul Frosti has been trying to court the head of the reindeer breeding program for the past century, but unfortunately, Jokul’s reputation rather got in the way. Then Klaren contacts him for help with an unusual calf that has been born to the herd—a solid white calf with silver frost markings. An omen calf. It’s the chance Jokul needs and he’s going to take it.

• Mitch can’t wait to finish his shift and get out of the mall—only to find out he’s snowed in. But coworker Frank might be able to distract him in just the right way.

• The last place Ellis wants to be on Christmas Eve is in the ER… until his very handsome doctor shows up.

• Derek has been traveling for eighteen hours, trying to get home to New York from Korea, when his plane is grounded in Detroit. He figures New Year’s Eve in an airport is a miserable idea, until a fellow passenger invites him for a drink in the airline lounge.

Requirements: Stories will be set in and involve end-of-the-year holidays: Advent, Boxing Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, Saint Nicholas’s Day, Solstice, Yule, and more. Romantic themes are required and stories will focus on happy endings.

Requirements: Bittersweet Dreams will not be accepted for this anthology. Because of the packaged nature of the set, all stories need to stand alone. No sequels to or spin-offs of previously published works will be accepted.

Submission Deadline: Aug. 1, 2015. Contract offers will be made by Sept. 1, 2015.

Publication Date: December 2015

Advent Calendar story length: 5,000 – 18,000 words

Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.

Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions to anthologies@dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: ADVENT anthology submission

JMS BOOKS

JMS Books LLC is a small electronic press specializing in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender fiction, including erotic romance, romance, and young adult.

Our ideal word count between 10,000 and 70,000 words. We accept shorter/longer works, but we prefererotic OR sweet romance involving LGBT characters within this range.

We do not pay advances. Authors earn 50% of net royalties on all electronic and print sales from our website and distributors. Royalties are paid quarterly no later than 60 days after the end of the quarter.

What We Accept:

      JMS Books LLC accepts gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender fiction, including erotic romance, romance, and young adult. Stories must be

between 7,000 and 90,000 words

      in length. We do not accept stories outside this range. Young adult stories must be

longer than 10,000 words

      in length.
        All submissions

must contain a romantic element. Explicit erotic content is preferred.

      We are looking for

GAY / LESBIAN / BISEXUAL / TRANSGENDER

    stories in the following genres:
    • BDSM
    • CONTEMPORARY
    • EROTIC ROMANCE
    • FANTASY
    • HISTORICAL
    • INTERRACIAL
    • MENAGE A TROIS (OR MORE)
    • MILITARY/WAR
    • MYSTERY/THRILLER
    • PARANORMAL
    • SCIENCE FICTION
    • SWEET ROMANCE (NO SEX)
    • WESTERN
    • YOUNG ADULT

Special Submission Calls:

        In addition to our general submission guidelines, we are looking for stories with the following themes:

ADULT STORIES

          • Valentine’s Day — Deadline December 31, 2014
          • Single LGBT parents finding romance — Deadline January 31, 2015

YOUNG ADULT STORIES

        • Spring Break — Deadline December 31, 2014
        • Summer Vacation — Deadline February 28, 2015
        • Back to School — Deadline April 30, 2015

Submission Guidelines and more info 

LETHE PRESS BOOKS

Speculative Fiction Anthologies

         

Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative FictionWilde Stories

Heiresses of RussHeiresses of Russ: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction

Have you read or written an original LGBT or genderqueer story in 2014? Make sure it’s listed on this spreadsheet (and share this request, please) so I can be sure of reading said story for Wilde Stories and Heiresses of Russ 2015.



Gay Romance Anthology

Call-for-His-Love
Jerry L. Wheeler will be editing for Lethe a year’s best anthology, His Love, that will reprint the most romantic gay stories published the prior year.

He will be looking at anything under 10,000 words, payment is up to $100 upon publication, and (since Jerry is busy right this sec) you can send submissions to me now at editor@lethepressbooks.com.

Click here for our submission guidelines.

Contact us

LIQUID SILVER BOOKS

      Silver Slippers are fantasies spun from the fairy tales we heard at our parents’ knee. Elves, goblins, Princes, Princesses, evil Kings and Queens, giants, gnomes, Fairy Godmothers…
      Have your own spin on one of the Fairy Tale Classics? A naughty stepsister trying to steal your prince? A seamstress who has a one-night stand with a nameless stranger? Perhaps a meddling Godmother determined to help you find a mate?
      We’re looking for tales that make you laugh, make you sigh, and best of all, make you hot!

The fine print stuff:

  • Heat Levels: All
  • Relationships: All (M/F, M/M, F/F, M/F/M, M/M/F, F/M/F, F/F/M, M/F/M/M, etc.)
  • Your story must be strong and compelling, linking everything together, not just a series of sex scenes.
  • Your story must meet or exceed minimum word counts.
  • Your story can take place in any time – past, present, or future.
  • Your story can be any romance genre or sub-genre.
  • Your story must end with a HEA (Happily Ever After) or HFN (Happy For Now).
  • Your story can be a single title or the beginning of a series.

General Information | Taboo Subjects | Contract and Royalties / Submissions and Manuscripts | Your Query Email Must Include | Manuscript Must Include / FAQ

MLR PRESS

Call for Submissions: Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

From  the celebrations in Chicago and New York to the quiet
hills of Ireland, everyone dons green on March 17th.
The veil between the worlds is the thinnest it is all year.
Celebrate all that is Irish on this day. From green beer to 
the Blarney stone, from green-dyed rivers in
the US to an ancient castle in Ireland, the settings are
as endless as the legends of Ireland.


 Submissions should:

 Be set primarily around St. Patrick's Day or Ireland

 Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k
 
 Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed

 Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com


 SUBMISSION  DEADLINE: January 10, 2015 - stories to release on March 13, 2015

 Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

Call For Submissions
Raise Your Heart Rate

What is it about a man in a white coat? Ooooh, or scrubs? Why does that make
a heart rate accelerate and other things raise? The man behind the degree
(whether it's a medical or nursing degree) does more for his patients and
their families than just practice medicine in some cases.

Submissions should:

   - Have at least one character that is in the medical field (doctor, nurse,
     physical therapist) and has medicine as a part of the story line (not just
     a characteristic of one of the MCs)
   - Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k
   - Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed
   - Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com
   - Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com
   - Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2015.

Call For Submissions
Rev Your Engines

Put on some leathers. Piercings? Tattoos? Straddle a motorcycle. Then hit
the road. The bad boys catch our attention and our imaginations. What would
happen on the open road? What about back at a club's bar. Motorcycle clubs
are family. Breaking in to one or out of one could be the death of someone.
In this close nit group figuring out love could be a challenge.


Submissions should:

   - Have at least one character that is in a motorcycle club
   - Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k
   - Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed
   - Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com
   - Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com
   - Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2015.

*****Submissions Guidelines

MLR Press accepts submissions by query letter at submissions@mlrpress.com.

Pertinent information for queries can be read here: submissions guidelines.

Our sample author contract can be viewed here: sample author contract.

MUSA PUBLISHING

Musa is a digital (ebook), royalty-paying small publisher.

PHAZE BOOKS

Thank you for your interest in Phaze Books. We are looking for submissions for 2014 and beyond.

We are looking for women’s romance, romantic works, and erotic romantic works, between 5,000 and 150,000 words in every subgenre, including but not limited to:

  • Contemporary and Romantic Comedy
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
  • BDSM
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual
  • Menage
  • Interracial and Multicultural
  • Paranormal and Urban Fantasy
  • Steampunk and Cyberpunk
  • Vampires, Werewolves, and other Shifters

We especially would like to see:

  • Strong, passionate, intelligent characters.
  • Intense sensual tension and situations.
  • Well-defined, well-executed romantic plot that illustrates the mutual relationship between two to four central characters (the romantic unit) and which includes plenty of opportunity for erotic exploration and variety.
  • Conflict to create the tension and move the plot.
  • Expressive language that is explicit, yet appropriate to the story.

MORE INFO

RIPTIDE PUBLISHING

Riptide is happy to announce that we’re accepting new submissions for completed LGBTQ manuscripts between 15,000 and 115,000 words starting August 1, 2014! You no longer have to be invited or represented by an agent to submit your manuscript. (Please note that open submissions will close from time to time, according to volume, to all but invited and agented authors.)

All manuscripts should be complete, and edited and polished to the best of your ability. Please check the “Submission Instruction” tab for more details on how to submit your manuscript.

In addition, we have specific, themed calls for submissions, sometimes for standalone pieces, and sometimes for collections or anthologies. Please view the “Open Calls” tab on this page to learn more about those calls.

 SHIFTERS AND WERES

Whether bound to the lunar cycle or able to shift at will, werewolves or weresquid (and wherever your imagination might take you with all those tentacles!), skinwalkers or humans who can change their faces, we want to get to know your shifter society. Are they out? Hidden? Hated? Revered? Maybe they fight crime, or maybe they cause it. Maybe they just want to be left alone, or maybe they are (or are trying to be) the dominant species.

Our key desire in this call is a mythos that sets your story apart from the thousands of other shifter stories already published. Abandon those tired old A/B/O tropes and bring us something fascinating and fresh.

Romance is necessary, but it need not be the central focus. Frequent erotic content is welcome, as is creative sex (sex in shifted or semi-shifted form is fine as long as your shfiters retain sentience and are capable of consent, even if consent is not given), but please don’t send us erotica—in other words, the central relationship must not be driven by and explored primarily with sex). If your mythos calls for celibacy, that’s okay too. The mythos is the star of this show, so be sure it wows us.

Length: 50,000 to 110,000 words
Genres: Paranormal
Heat Levels: Any
Ending: HEA or strong HFN
Orientation: Any
Submissions Due: Thursday, January 1, 2015
Acceptance Letters Sent By: May 1, 2015
Anticipated Release Date: Nine months to a year after acceptance
LESBIAN ROMANCE

Have you written a novel-length lesbian romance? We want it! Any genre, any setting, any focus. Historical lesbians, contemporary lesbians, lesbians in suspense, romantic comedy lesbians, paranormal lesbians, futuristic lesbians. Any and all lesbian romance, send it our way.

This is an open-ended call; you may submit at any time. Earliest potential closing date for this call is March 1, 2015, though we may elect to run it longer.

Length: 50,000 to 110,000 words
Genres: Any
Heat Levels: Moderately to very explicit, but not erotica. That is, focus of narrative and relationship should not solely be sexual exploration, though at least two scenes with at least moderately explicit sex is preferred.
Ending: HEA or strong HFN
Orientation: Lesbian, bisexual (as long as final resolution is in lesbian relationship). Trans and intersex women are welcome.
Submissions Due: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Acceptance Letters Sent By: 12 to 16 weeks after submission
Anticipated Release Date: Nine months to a year after acceptance
SHADES OF THE RAINBOW

We want to explore all the colors of the rainbow that aren’t gay and lesbian: bisexual, trans, queer, nonbinary, ace spectrum, etc. Your characters’ sexual and/or gender identity can either be central to the story or present but not the focus, but otherwise, genre is wide open. Let’s give everyone their happy ever after.

This is an open-ended call; you may submit at any time. Earliest potential closing date for this call is March 1, 2015, though we may elect to run it longer.

Length: 25,000 to 110,000 words
Genres: Any
Heat Levels: Any
Ending: HEA or strong HFN
Orientation: Any queer orientation EXCEPT cis gay and cis lesbian
Submissions Due: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Acceptance Letters Sent By: 12 to 16 weeks after submission
Anticipated Release Date: Nine months to a year after acceptance
SWEET ROMANCE

We’re seeking sweet romances: any orientation, any topic, any genre . . . zero explicit sex. Fade to black is fine, as is no sex at all. We want teen-appropriate stories, even if the stories themselves are not actually YA or NA.

This is an open-ended call; you may submit at any time. Earliest potential closing date for this call is March 1, 2015, though we may elect to run it longer.

Length: 25,000 to 110,000 words
Genres: Any
Heat Levels: No explicit sex
Ending: HEA or strong HFN
Orientation: Any queer orientation or identity
Submissions Due: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Acceptance Letters Sent By: 12 to 16 weeks after submission
Anticipated Release Date: Nine months to a year after acceptance
*punk

Steampunk, dieselpunk, biopunk, cyberpunk, even nanopunk and nowpunk. Give us your dystopias, your body mods, your corsets and goggles, your clockwork Westerns and airship wars with bioengineered pilots. In this call, the world is key. Build it brick by brick—or cog by gear—and immerse us in it. Show us how love blooms among the steam and gaslight.

We’re seeking romances or erotic romances, but not erotica. Brilliant plots and worlds with romantic elements rather than full-blown romances may also catch our eye. Any heat level is fine, but if sex happens, make absolutely certain it fits well within and contributes to the world you’ve created.

Length: 45,000 to 115,000 words
Genres: steampunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, dieselpunk, any other *punk you can imagine
Heat Levels: Any
Ending: HEA or strong HFN for romance, any for romantic elements
Orientation: Any
Submissions Due: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Acceptance Letters Sent By: July 1, 2015
Anticipated Release Date: Nine months to a year after acceptance
ROOSTER & PIG PUBLISHING
R&P is currently accepting submissions for 2015, 2016, and 2017.

R&P is a small press centering on mainstream, YA, Children’s and erotic fiction. We publish all genres.

We now accept partial manuscripts. In the body of the email just let us know when your estimated completion date will be and your estimated word count.

We accept story lengths as follows:

  • Short stories: 5,000 to 19,999 words
  • Novellas: 20,000 to 49,999 words
  • Novels: 50,000 to 100,000+ words

Novella submissions of 30,000 words or more will be offered in e-book and print.

M/M Anthology Calls

Victimized

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It starts with an insult.

The smallest of ridicules take root planting the seed of self doubt and shame. Days turn into weeks but the emotional blows keep coming. Self doubt digresses to shame. Soon the physical blows solidify one’s self contempt. Eventually, shame mutates into a morbid thing called self destruction. What defines a person is their ability to overcome.

Abuse is often overlooked but most often missed in the gay community. Rooster and Pig wants your stories of men overcoming their abusers. Subgenres are welcome but please no paranormal, science fiction or futuristic genres. We want stories as close to reality as possible. We are also aware that abuse often (and in most cases does) leads to rape but please only include rape in your story if it furthers the plot. These are not erotic dubious consent stories of seduction. These stores are about awareness. This anthology is more than just writing a story, this is an outlet for a potentially abused reader to find the strength they need to seek help.

All proceeds, minus the fees taken by our merchant account and PayPal will be donated to a domestic violence shelter that helps not only women and children in domestic violence situations but men as well. Neither Rooster & Pig nor any of the participating authors of this anthology will retain any money made. Authors should be aware and acknowledge this when submitting their stories to Rooster & Pig Publishing. R&P is asking for two years exclusive anthology publishing rights to all accepted stories to the anthology.

Deadline: October 31, 2014
Word Count: 10,000 – 30,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required: Yes

Colorblind Romance

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Chocolate and vanilla. Chocolate and caramel. Vanilla and caramel.

No, we’re not talking about ice-cream, we’re talking about the delicious taste of interracial love.

Perhaps you have a story of East meeting West? Or Africa and England falling in love? Maybe even a historical love story between an English settler and a Native American? Or a British lord and a newly freed slave?

We want your stories of couples who find each other and fall in love regardless of ethnicity. Gender doesn’t matter, and you can have a polyamorous relationship as well, but give us your stories of love being colorblind.

Deadline: November 30, 2014
Word Count: 5,000-30,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required: Yes


A Circus Art

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The allure and mystery of the circus, it’s the place children want to run away to and adults want to visit. Tricks, exotic animals, and strange performers, not to mention the cotton candy and treats, draw the crowd in. But, more so are the unknowns.

What happens behind the scenes? Is it as glamorous as the center ring or is it all back breaking work? Do the stars get off easy? Or, is everyone equal? What problems arise from so many dynamics? More so, the romance?

R&P wants your stories of romance. Are they established lovers? Does the new guy have a crush on the lion tamer? Whether set in the 1950s railroad, the modern circus set up in parking lots and hauled away by eighteen wheelers, or a futuristic unknown circus; romance is always center ring. Give us your best gay romance.
Stories should feature a HEA or a HFN ending.

Deadline: November 30th, 2014
Word Count: 5,000 – 25,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required: Yes


America’s Anthem

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Soldiers risk their lives to keep America safe. To serve and protect one’s country is the ultimate sacrifice. Consequently, a soldier’s love life is complicated, even more so when he’s gay.

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” kept many gay soldiers silent. Even now, with the law disbanded, the fear of his fellow soldier finding out keeps his secret.

But what if our soldier found his love in the middle of a skirmish? Secretly watched his platoon mate from affair? Is his love stateside and the two constantly worry over each other? Does our soldier worry his love won’t wait for him? Or the ultimate betrayal, fell in love with the enemy?

Give us stories about our soldiers finding love or trying to keep the love they’ve already found.

Deadline November 30th, 2014
Word Count: 5,000 – 25,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required: Yes

F/F Anthology Calls

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What Women Want

What’s better than one beautiful woman? How about two or more?

Rooster & Pig Publishing wants your stories of women falling in love (or lust) with each other.

Do they meet in a coffee shop? Are they friends turned lovers? Or an established couple rekindling the flame? We want your sapphiric tales of love, lust, fate, and more.

Deadline: December 31, 2014
Word Count: 5,000 – 20,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required: Yes

Colorblind Romance

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Chocolate and vanilla. Chocolate and caramel. Vanilla and caramel.

No, we’re not talking about ice-cream, we’re talking about the delicious taste of interracial love.

Perhaps you have a story of East meeting West? Or Africa and England falling in love? Maybe even a historical love story between an English settler and a Native American? Or a British lord and a newly freed slave?

We want your stories of couples who find each other and fall in love regardless of ethnicity. Gender doesn’t matter, and you can have a polyamorous relationship as well, but give us your stories of love being colorblind.

Deadline: November 30, 2014
Word Count: 5,000-30,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required: Yes

SEVENTH WINDOW PUBLISHING

Seventh Window is always looking for new authors. Although Seventh Window primarily publishes gay romance, we’re also looking to find stories outside of the romance genre. Seventh Window does not publish straight fiction. If you send us a query for a heterosexual manuscript, we will not respond.

    Length standards:
  • Novel: 60,000 words and up
  • Long Novella: 30-59,999 words
  • Novella: 15-29,999 words

SIREN BOOK STRAND

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Amanda Hilton, Publisher
Katie Farrow, Acquisition Editor

All publishing services offered at no cost to the authors.

All current Siren-BookStrand authors, including exclusive authors,
as well as all new authors, please send your newest submissions to:
submissions@sirenbookstrand.com

In the Subject line, type:
SUBMISSION: Title of Book (total computer word count)
Submission without the proper Subject line may
be placed by the filter into our Spam folder!
Please see below (highlighted box) near bottom of
web page for complete instructions on how to submit.

SPUNK BOOKS

Submission Guidelines

Spunk Books is a publisher of quality gay romance.
We accept submissions of gay romantic in all genres. We are currently accepting:

  • Full length fiction: 50,000 to 100,000 words
  • Novella size: 30,000 to 45,000 words
  •  Short Stories: 15,000 to 20,000 words

Click HERE to open submission portal window.

The primary focus of your story should be the developing romantic relationship between the characters with sexual tension paramount from the get go. We are interested in sex scenes however they must be integral to the plot and development of the story. Our books are ‘Spunk Rated’ so we will consider sweet romances through to hard-core erotica.
Please do not send us any manuscripts that contain paedophilia, incest, bestiality, non-consensual sex or material that is violent or degrading to any individuals or groups. If you are unsure about any of the content of your manuscript you may contact us prior to submission.
The story must come to a satisfying conclusion with nothing left to the reader’s surmising. A well structured plot is integral; we are not just after a series of disjointed sex scenes.

How To Submit Your Manuscript
We welcome submissions of entire manuscripts by authors over the age of 18, as an email attachment to:
submissions@spunkbooks.com
Previously published manuscripts will be considered if the author holds the rights to the work.
The work must be entirely your own, original creation.
Submit in .doc or .rtf format.
Use a legible font (i.e. Times, Courier, Arial) and black, 12-point size type.
Double space your manuscript.
Please do not use any additional formatting i.e. borders, backgrounds or images.
Please send the entire manuscript as one document (as an attachment); do not send individually saved chapters.
In your email please include your real name, pen name if applicable, valid email contact details and a phone contact. Our preferred method of contact is by email.
In your email please state the title of your work, what category you are submitting for, the approximate word count of your manuscript and a brief synopsis of the story. We also welcome a short author biography.
As we are a publisher of ebooks, all our communication is done via email. We do not accept hardcopy (paper) submissions.
We are happy to accept multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions but ask that you please advise us when submitting if the work is currently under consideration elsewhere. If the work is accepted elsewhere we would appreciate your notification.
All submissions are read by our editorial team. We will endeavour to notify you within two weeks regarding the outcome of your submission. We will respond to all submissions and your patience is appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Spunk team!

– See more at: http://spunkbooks.com/submission-guidelines/#sthash.hjLxPfmx.dpuf

BOROUGHS PUBLISHING GROUP

Are you an author? Fantastic. We adore authors. We’re seeking submissions from writers who can deliver the emotional punch readers crave. Space cowboys, gargoyles, the hunk next-door and crusty cops welcome. Boroughs Publishing Group will not limit your imagination; we encourage creative freedom. Stick to the tropes of the genre or push the envelope, as long as you’re providing well written incredible story-telling we’re game.

WE ARE SEEKING ROMANCE FICTION IN THE FOLLOWING SUB-GENRES:

  • Contemporary
  • Erotic Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Historical
  • Multi-cultural
  • Paranormal
  • Romantic Suspense/Thrillers
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Young Adult

– See more at: http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/submit#sthash.QndtCncv.dpuf

ELLORA’S CAVE

Ellora’s Cave is always looking for new talent and welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from authors, whether you have an agent or not. We want great storytelling, fresh writing, compelling characters and hot sex that will thrill our readers and capture their imagination.

We are digital publishers and all of our work is done electronically. We do not accept paper submissions.

 If you have any questions about our guidelines, or about the status of a prior submission, please email Submissions@ellorascave.com.

Before you submit:

Download and read the Author Information and Submission Guidelines Packet

 

READY TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT?

 After you have read the Submission Guidelines (see above), please submit your manuscript to us by emailing Submissions@ellorascave.com . You must attach one file (docx, doc, or rtf format only) to your email. The file should contain your cover letter, story synopsis and manuscript. The cover email should contain only the information we list in the submissions guidelines.

 SPECIAL SUBMISSION CALLS

 

 GUNS ‘N’ HOSES

Cops and firefighters. When these men and women in uniform are on the scene, spent shells and arsons aren’t the only things smokin’!

  • Length: 18K+ words
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: September 1, 2014 (earlier is preferred)
  • All EC Lines and subgenres welcome.
  • Stories release in April 2015.

Women with Whips

These FemDommes won’t hesitate to put you in your place—beneath the heels of their boots. You’ll be saying “Thank you, Mistress” with every sweet, naughty surrender.

  • Length: 10K+ words
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: November 1, 2014 (earlier is preferred)
  • All EC Lines and subgenres welcome.
  • Stories release in July 2015.

Screamers

Who doesn’t love a little lust mixed in with their blood and mayhem? These stories are all about the things that gobump in the night.

  • Length: 18K+
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: February 1, 2015 (earlier is preferred)
  • Must be suited for the EC Shivers line.
  • Stories release in October 2015.

SAMHAIN PUBLISHING

Interested in writing for Samhain Publishing? Outstanding! You’ll be joining more than six hundred authors who either started or continued their writing career with Gold-Standard editing, design and publication support. At Samhain, we make it easy for authors to share work with us. Just follow choose your line below and follow our simple submissions steps!

Samhain Horror

Samhain is now accepting submissions for our line of horror novels. We are actively seeking talented writers who can tell an exciting, dramatic and frightening story, and who are eager to promote their work and build their community of readers.

We are looking for novels – either supernatural or non-supernatural, contemporary or historical – that are original and compelling. Authors can be previously unpublished or established, agented or un-agented. Content can range from subtle and unsettling to gory and shocking. The writing is what counts.

Our criteria:

    • Between 12,000 and 120,000 words, for print eligibility length must be a minimum of 60,000 and a maximum 120,000 words
    • A fresh premise that can be conveyed in a marketing hook of 2 – 3 sentences
    • Believable, three-dimensional characters
    • A gripping, suspenseful style
    • Credible world-building that can make even the strangest creatures believable
  • Within the horror genre, not fantasy or science-fiction, though borders often blur

For information on how to submit to Samhain Publishing, please see the “How to Submit” section below.

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: horror@samhainpublishing.com.

Retro Romance™

Yesterday’s Romances for Today’s Reader.

Samhain Publishing® is proud to introduce our newest venture, Retro Romance™.

Classic romances from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s can find new life in the digital age with Samhain Publishing®.

If you are an author with digital rights to your classic romances, we would love to hear from you. Samhain will take on the multiple steps of digital publication – copyediting, formatting, cover treatment and wide digital distribution – while you reap the hassle-free rewards.

We employ a sliding royalty scale, and are offering terms of 30% of list price for the first 2,500 copies sold, 35% of list for the next 2,500 copies sold, and 40% of list thereafter.

If you are an author looking for a digital publishing partner for your older romance novels, look no further than Samhain Publishing®.

For information on how to submit to Samhain Publishing, please see the “How to Submit” section below.

Submissions and inquiries can be sent to: retroromance@samhainpublishing.com.

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Samhain Romance

Samhain is now open to general submissions of all genres of romance and erotica, as well as fantasy, urban fantasy and science fiction with strong romantic elements. Authors can be previously unpublished or established, agented or un-agented. We will consider previously published manuscripts on a case-by-case basis.

We are looking for romances of all types and styles, and all levels of heat. Let your imagination run free.

For science fiction, fantasy, and urban fantasy submissions, we would like strong romantic themes throughout, and while a traditional happy ending is not required, we would like some progression in the romantic arc as well as a satisfying ending for fans of romance.

Our Criteria:

Between 12,000 and 100,000+ words. For print eligibility, minimum 50,000 words and maximum 120,000 words Simultaneous submissions accepted, but keep us posted on the current status of your manuscript No pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, rape as titillation, etc.

For information on how to submit to Samhain Publishing, please see the “How to Submit” section below.

Submissions and Inquiries can be sent to: romance@samhainpublishing.com.

 EVERNIGHT PUBLISHING

We’re looking for new and established authors to join Evernight Publishing.

We are not a vanity publisher. You never pay to have your book published with us.  Upon final acceptance, your book will be edited, assigned an ISBN, and one of our cover artists will create an eye-catching cover.  It will be available for sale through our site and also sold at many distributors.

Books that meet word count and sales requirements, either alone or in an anthology, will also be considered for POD publication through our Print Store.

Authors earn 45% gross royalties from sales off our website and  45% net royalties from our distributors.  Anthology authors earn 50% gross royalties from sales off our website and 50% net royalties from our distributors.We are currently accepting completed manuscripts of 8,000 to 100,000 words in all sub-genres of romance and erotic romance, as well as some urban fantasy.
Regular Submissions 15,000 words to 100,000 words
Romance on the Go 8,000 to 14,000 words
Naughty Fairy Tales 15,000 to 35,000 words
Cupid’s Conquests 15,000 to 35,000 words
Anthologies 5,000 to 10,000 words
Your book should be thoroughly edited before submitting.  No head-hopping. We want to see books that have well developed plots, strong conflicts, memorable characters and dialogue.
COOL BEANS PUBLISHING & EDITING

Genres we accept: LGBTQ, Erotica, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, YA, some Horror, Steam Punk, Children’s, Mystery, Thriller, Graphic Novels, etc.

We currently do not accept poetry.

Holiday Anthology Call:

We are looking for Christmas stories for a holiday anthology.

Any genre is acceptable the minimum word limit is 8-12k and the max word limit is 20-25k words.

Deadline for Submissions:  November 22nd.

HOT INK PRESS
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS NOW!
We want fresh romance and erotica that excites the mind.

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Stories must be original and unpublished works between 5k -20k word count typed in Times New Roman 12pt double spaced and edited to the best of your ability. Please include synopsis and short bio in third person

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EXTASY BOOKS

WE ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Please read full submissions guidelines below the FAQ.

We do NOT accept currently published books. This includes with another publisher and/or self published. Your book cannot not be available for sale anywhere on the web.

Submissions FAQs

DECADENT PUBLISHING

We accept only one manuscript at a time per author. We DO NOT accept simultaneous submissions.
Word count is 10k-65k.

Please see our FAQ page for further information.
If you wish to submit your story to us, please send an email to the following address and request our submissions form: submissions@decadentpublishing.com

GENERAL SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

FOODIE ROMANCE

Do you adore the Food Network? Do Bobby Flay and Rocco DiSpirito titillate your senses when they caress a flank steak, whip cream to a sensual cloud, or lay a beautiful table? Does a man’s skill in the kitchen impress and delight you as much as the way he kisses?

Then we want you to write a Foodie Romance for Decadent Publishing!

Foodie romance focuses on romance, but food would win the prize for best supporting character. Maybe the heroine is a chef or a food critic, or maybe the hero just appreciates a meal masterfully prepared for maximum enjoyment. Like any art form, the Culinary Arts can be enjoyed as a sensual experience, exciting to the eyes and pleasing to the palate. Whether your taste is gourmet Kobe burgers in Seattle, European pastries in Salzburg, or delicate sushi in Sunagawa, foodie romance is about the culture of cuisine and the people who enjoy it.

LENGTH: 10-65k
HEAT LEVEL: 1-5
SUB-GENRES ACCEPTED: Interracial, contemporary, multicultural, western, sweet romance, suspense, LGBT, ménage, M/M, sci-fi, paranormal
TO SUBMIT: Email submissions@decadentpublishing.com to request a submissions form. Please note that it is a Foodie Romance when submitting. Also note if it is for a specific series (1Night Stand, Edge, Western Escape, etc.) or a main line submission.
QUESTIONS: Email submissions@decadentpublishing.com

UBUNTU-STORIES OF AFRICAN ROMANCE

Africa… Land of the Serengeti, of wide savannas, where exotic wild animals like giraffes stroll through your backyard…

If this is your idea of modern Africa, you’d be way off the mark! Ubuntu (“I am what I am because of who we all are.”) embraces the notion of community, of roots, of spreading your arms open in welcome. Our stories from the Ubuntu line will reflect this philosophy, and take you to Africa to meet the people from that far-away, unknown-to-many land.

Take a peek at modern Africa. This is a world where, on the backdrop of the famine crisis in Darfur and Somalia, of political unrest in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Egypt, millions step into the global village and embrace the fast-paced life offered by technology and the Internet. Multinational companies have offices in many African capitals, opening the way for a slew of expatriates to settle in those countries, where the world’s biggest brand names like Hugo Boss and Lacoste are opening outlets.

Don’t also forget that Africa is not only the black continent – a handful of islands make up the African territory, as well. From minerals-rich Madagascar (and the land of Black Magic, still practiced to this day!) to tourist hot-spots like Mauritius, the Seychelles, and the Maldives – islander culture opens up another world to exploit in your writing. And in the top, northern parts of Africa, meet the Arab world in the countries of the Maghreb (Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, among others).

With its rich history, Africa has native African clans and tribes, colonist white populations – British, French, and Afrikaners –Indian-origin people who emigrated as traders and/or indentured labor, Chinese people who came in as traders.

We want to see your stories set in any of these locations. Whether your characters are expats, foreigners on a visit, native Africans (of black, white, Indian, Chinese, Arab, etc, descent!), show us the true face of Africa as people experience it every day. We want to see what is different, interesting, horrifying and fabulous about Africa. We want “can’t put the book down” conflict and tension specific to Africa – like finding love while working in a refugee camp or working at an HIV education clinic, Peace Corps, fighting gun runners, pirates, etc. The options are as rich and diverse as the country itself.

LENGTH: 10-65k
HEAT LEVEL: 1-5
SUB-GENRES ACCEPTED: Interracial, contemporary, multicultural, sweet romance, suspense, LGBT, ménage
TO SUBMIT: Email submissions@decadentpublishing.com to request a submissions form. Please note that it is for the UBUNTU line when submitting.

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DECADENT ROAR

New Adult, contemporary paranormal stories about shifters, weres and their love interests as they take their first real steps into adulthood and independence. Hero or heroine (or both) must be a type of shifter or were. The tales in Decadent Roar explore college life from the shapeshifter or were-shifter’s point of view. What’s it like to be away from the pack? What freedoms can be explored? What dangers lurk? Do you pledge a fraternity? What about a sorority? Does this college happen to have a shifter-only spot on Greek row? Through parties to mid-terms, to discovering who they are, characters in a Decadent Roar tale will take you on a journey through college love, the ups and the downs, and what happens when everything you thought you knew turns out to be even more difficult than you would have believed?

Decadent Roar Key Elements

Shifters and weres are key to this series, and story elements should be targeted to an adult, not teen, audience, and should contain adult contemporary themes, frank, modern language, high relationship drama and intense conflict. Impulsive actions are welcome in New Adult stories, as long as the protagonistlearns something about life and themselves as a consequence of their action.

• Juicy, intense, storylines
• High-stakes emotional and/or external conflicts drive the plot
• Character development and growth are key
• Character’s actions, dress and dialogue should be age-appropriate
• One or both main characters should be in the 18-to-26 age range
• Stories can be set throughout the world, but must have a contemporary, real-world feel
• The author’s voice sets the tone for each story
• Third person point of view preferred, first person will be considered on a manuscript-by-manuscript basis
• Sexual language may range from two to four flames
• LGBT, ménage, multicultural, and interracial stories are welcome
• The reader should want to befriend these characters, and fall in love with them
• While college life does have a seedier aspect, including sexual harassment and assault, no successful rape tales will be accepted. Avoiding rape, being saved from it, or turning the tables on a rapist are encouraged
• All sex should be portrayed as safe sex, including condoms (exceptions may be made only based on story context, but be prepared to hear ‘no.’)
• Internal series within a series are welcome, be prepared with potential story ideas for future books if submitting a series within a series. Please note: all books are considered individually and future submissions are not guaranteed acceptance.
• Stories should range between 15,000 to 35,000 words in length
• Longer stories will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Heroes for Decadent Roar are tough, independent, and making a place for themselves in the world. They may have alpha tendencies, but they are also capable of being vulnerable, caring, and generous.

Heroines for Decadent Roar are complex, savvy, and curious about the world they are exploring. It may be their first time on their own, they may be straining at the jesses or desperate to return to the safety of the pack—but they are also eager to discover. It is her independent nature and intelligence that makes her desirable.

In a Decadent Roar, the hero and the heroine are equally important. They should be the characters you wanted to know, to discover, and to learn about the world alongside.

Decadent Roar is…

Felicity, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Kindred the Embraced, Charmed, Teen Wolf—
When you think about going to college it’s about independence, beginning a new chapter in your life and being an “adult” for the first time. While you still rely on your parents, you’re truly spreading your wings and the bumps and bruises along the way can have a very real impact on your future.

Details:

ROAR is the business name of the shifter hotline.

555-ROAR

About:At the heart of the 555-ROAR are a mysterious, nearly androgynous pair named Hui and Min. Available by text, phone call, Skype or Facebook page, this pair are considered neutral territory to all shifter and were packs regardless of alliance or wars. Established as a hotline, ROAR answers the needs of the young shifter—whether it’s locating a safe place to hunt, to meet, to mingle, or simply to get advice—and even if a character is stranded, Hui and Min may be able to send someone to help.

ROAR is run by Hui and Min. They will not appear in person. Very little is known about the pair, or what type of shifters they might be. They can be reached from anywhere in the world and they are the only two who will ever answer the requests. We will not make any exceptions, so please don’t ask.

Hui and Min are Asian, they seem rather androgynous though Hui is definitely the more male of the two while Min ‘seems’ female.

Phone calls are allowed, but Hui and Min’s conversations on the phone will be brief. They may or may not respond in later fashion either with a text or email.

Neither Hui nor Min have any known pack mates or siblings. No one knows who they ‘belong’ to if any, but even the alphas respect them. They do not interfere in pack politics or wars. Though if a young shifter calls them for help to get away, they may send a car to let that shifter relocate or hook them up with a stronger shifter who can help.

Neither Hui nor Min will ever send someone ‘evil’ to help. They know what they’re doing. They also don’t offer bad advice. They will also not be ‘fooled’ by requests from those meaning to do ‘harm.’

Stories may involve characters from other planets or dimensions, but the story takes place in the CONTEMPORARY setting with strong paranormal elements. No dimension-hopping or time-traveling allowed—though if a character is extremely old and a flashback is appropriate, that will be considered on a story-by-story basis.

All ROARs should have a distinct HEA ending.

We don’t consider queries, proposals or partial manuscripts, nor do we consider a manuscript that is simultaneously submitted to other publishers. All manuscripts must be complete and submitted along with a submission form, which can be obtained by requesting one at: submissions@decadentpublishing.com

For more information, visit the ROAR blog.

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DECADENT TEMPTATION

Contemporary, provocative stories about billionaires and their love interests. Hero or heroine may be the billionaire, or both may be. At least one must be a member of LEGACY, an exclusive country club type facility and resort.

Decadent Temptation Key Elements

Powerful, passionate and provocative contemporary romances set against a backdrop of wealth, privilege and glamour. Stories must be compelling and identifiable. Interracial and multicultural tales are preferred.

• Juicy, intense, dramatic storylines with a highly sensual feel
• High-stakes emotional and/or external conflicts drive the plot
• Character development and growth are key
• Fresh takes on classic themes
• Stories can be set throughout the world, but must begin or end at the club
• This is primarily a contemporary series. While we don’t discourage paranormal submissions, only light paranormal elements will be considered and on a case-by-case basis. Paranormal should not be the focus of the story; please send query and synopsis before submitting in this sub-genre.
• If the author wants to use a foreign locale or language, be sure it has been checked and translated correctly.
• The author’s voice sets the tone for each story
• Sexual language may range from two to four flames
• The reader should want to befriend these characters, and fall in love with the hero
• LGBT, Ménage, BDSM are welcome
• Stories should range between 35,000 to 60,000 words in length
• Stories meeting all other guidelines, but shorter in length, will have the option to be published as aDecadent Tease (15,000 to 30,000)

Heroes for Decadent Temptation are wealthy, powerful and definitely alphas. They have a sense of entitlement, but they are also capable of being vulnerable, caring, and generous.

Heroines for Decadent Temptation are complex, tough, and know who they are and what they want to do with their lives. She may be wealthy in her own right, or not, but it is her spirit, her smarts, and her strong will that make her desirable.

In a Decadent Temptation, the hero and the heroine are equally important. He should be someone the reader can fall in love with and she should be someone a reader wants to be friends with.

Decadent Temptation is…
Dynasty, Dallas, Revenge, Sex in the City, Hotel—think wealth, glamour, and intense story arcs—family drama is acceptable, but the story focus should be on the hero and heroine and their romantic entanglements.

The Legacy Club
About:At the Legacy, the members may have things more unusual in common than exclusive bloodlines or shared memories of freshman year at Harvard. The club is for the ultra-wealthy, new or old money. It’s an exclusive membership—and it costs.

Membership:Members don’t apply—they are invited. No one knows the exact criteria except for the Board of Directors. To receive an invitation indicates the prospective member has reached a pinnacle of success. The cost to join: a $100,000 initiation fee and $25,000 a year thereafter. Although the club doesn’t advertise, some of the city’s greatest charitable benefactors are found on the club’s rolls leading some to conclude that it is the great acts of charity and commitment to community that earn an invitation.

Concierge:Killian. First or last name—nobody knows for sure, but it’s the only name he goes by. As the club concierge, he’s indispensable. He may hold mail for absentee tenants and look after their apartments, provide information to residents and guests, provide access to and will enforce club rules, and act as a go-between for residents and management. He can find just about anything, knows just about everyone, remembers everything he hears, and is discreet to a fault.

At six-foot, he’s tall, well spoken and has no trace of an accent. He speaks multiple languages fluently, and appears somewhere in his late thirties, early forties. He is not a romantic interest, no exceptions, and will rebuff politely, any romantic overture made toward him. He takes his work very seriously and is personable, but maintains a cool politeness in even the most volatile of situations. No one’s fool, people trying to ‘sneak’ onto the grounds will find that Killian removes them before they can get past the lobby.

Amenities:The Legacy Club has its own restaurant, terrace, bar, lounge and private dining room. Privileged members have access to spas, salons, barbers, fitness room, private trainers, masseuse therapists and more. Members also have access to speakers, rare art, artists, and even a satellite office to handle business while visiting. The Legacy Club maintains the latest sports vehicles that can be ‘rented’ from the club for the duration of a stay.

Dress code:No dress code is required for Legacy members outside of one or two of the private dining rooms where formal attire is expected.

For The Street:Chances are, Legacy members will rub elbows with the world’s wealthiest men and women. Business may be conducted and members are allowed to ‘rent suites’ if they are visiting from out of town. No one enters the Legacy without membership and visitors are limited to specific areas only when vouched for by a member.

We don’t consider queries, proposals or partial manuscripts, nor do we consider a manuscript that is simultaneously submitted to other publishers. All manuscripts must be complete and submitted along with a submission form, which can be obtained by requesting one at: submissions@decadentpublishing.com

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BEYOND FAIRYTALES

Are you up for a challenge? Can you write a romance based on an assigned Grimm’s Fairytale? Yes. Then email me for your tale acquisitions@decadentpublishing.com

LENGTH: 15-65k
HEAT LEVEL: 3-5
SUB-GENRES ACCEPTED: All sub-genres of romance.

These rules apply:

• You are assigned a fairy tale from the list of Grimm’s tales by an Acquisitions editor upon request. Bear in mind, this does not guarantee a contract. The final version needs to be submitted within 6 months from time of assignment. The manuscript will be read for approval, or revision and resubmission, and yes, if not up to standards, rejection. So make sure you bring your A game and have your critique partner(s) go over it before you send. Any rejected manuscripts will have their fairytale reassigned to another author. The purpose of the assigned tales is to avoid a Galaxy full of Cinderellas.

• It must be a twisted version of a Grimm’s Fairytale, in any of the romance genres and sub-genres. The names of the characters don’t have to be the same, but something in the title needs to reflect the fairytale, and the story should have elements within it that tie it to the original fairytale. For instance, Red Riding hood might be a fighter pilot named Captain Rider who flies for the Universal League and her nemesis is called The Wolf.

• All stories reference Nicodemus, the storyteller. Please visit FAQ on our Beyond Fairytales blog to learn more about him. Beyond Fairytales Blog. Authors should not add or change things about him. Who or what he is, where he comes from, are a mystery. Heat ratings will range from 3 to 5. The stories can take place on earth, in space, or on another world, or even in a alternate universe, but please reference the story teller somewhere in your tale.

• Decadent submission guidelines apply. Please read over what we will and will not accept. Fairytale rules also apply. The tales start with the classic Once upon a time…. We will also expect to see happily ever afters—or happy for now, endings. How you get there, is up to you, but end them on a happy note.

TO SUBMIT: Email submissions@decadentpublishing.com to request a submissions form.
Please specify this is for the Beyond Fairytales series.

QUESTIONS: Email submissions@decadentpublishing.com

To view our Beyond Fairytales video, CLICK HERE

BOLD STROKES BOOKS

Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of LesbianGayBiTransQueer general and genre fiction. BSB genre fiction includes all romance sub-genres as well as action, adventure, crime, mystery/intrigue, and speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror). BSB Victory (Lesbian) and Liberty (GBT) Editions include literary and popular fiction as well as non-fiction that explore the LGBT experience in its many forms (contemporary, historical, saga) while telling strong human stories with universal themes. Maverick Books features m/m Romance with an emphasis on the developing love relationship. Our Young Adult (14-18) Soliloquy books and New Adult (18-25) feature stories within all fiction genres that delve into questions of identity, gender, sexuality, self-esteem, peer relationships, ethics, and life issues. HeatStroke offers erotica for every pleasure.

We are only interested in quality works from serious authors. Every manuscript is individually reviewed by the selections director and members of the consulting editorial staff. A thorough review is a time-consuming process: therefore, we do not review manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to multiple publishers. Our average review period is 16 weeks. Please note that we do not publish poetry.

For more info the specifics of our publishing process, see our FAQ page.

We welcome the opportunity to consider manuscripts from authors worldwide and are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the submission process or our various divisions. To submit a manuscript, please use this email address: submissions@boldstrokesbooks.com. Selections Director: Len Barot.

Submission Guidelines

WAYWARD PUBLISHING

Wayward Ink Publishing has two distinct arms to its publications:

GLBT FICTION and GLBT ROMANCE.

We are seeking GLBT stories in all genres for both arms.

Download Fiction Submission Guidelines (PDF)

Currently, most GLBT fiction focuses on romance and erotica. But not all stories that need to be told include a romance. Action adventures, crime dramas, stories of a dystopian future, don’t always have or require a romantic component. And GLBT fiction should be no different.

We at Wayward Ink would like to offer the opportunity for authors to write their dark, gritty crime novels, tight, tense suspense thrillers, and epic battles led by gay generals without the demand to include a romantic subplot in order to become be published.

In other words, we want to show the world gay men and women in positive and inspiring roles. We want to see strong gay and lesbian protagonists without always throwing in a gratuitous love interest. We want to encourage authors to write the story they see, not the one they think will sell.

OPEN CALLS FOR ANTHOLOGIES

ENCORE

WAYWARD INK PUBLISHING is seeking romantic M/M short stories for our ENCORE anthology.

Who can resist a musical?

We at Wayward Ink certainly can’t!

Pick a musical from the list below and let your imagination run wild.

Perhaps one of your guys is playing the male lead. Or maybe he’s the director… a stagehand… the costume or set designer.

Or maybe he’s in the audience. Is he there to watch or review? Does he like the show or is each passing moment torture?

Perhaps his life mirrors the play? Perhaps it doesn’t—he just wishes it did.

Think outside the box, using one of the musicals below as your inspiration.

The only proviso is the pairing must be male/male.

Musicals:      The Sound of Music

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Buddy Holly

Phantom of the Opera

Westside Story

Chicago

Cabaret

Les Miserable

Mama Mia

A Chorus Line

Grease

Hairspray

My Fair Lady

Cats

Guys and Dolls

South Pacific

Oklahoma

Hello Dolly

Wicked

Miss Saigon

Beauty and the Beast

Singin’ in the Rain

The Wizard of Oz

Mary Poppins

Moulin Rouge

Here’s the nuts and bolts:

Story length:                     3000 and 15,000 words

(Manuscripts longer/shorter will be considered, but they will have to be mind-blowing!)

Submission Deadline:        30th December, 2014

Publication Date:               27th March, 2015

Guidelines:                        Please refer to our Romance Submission Guidelines

Submission:                      Please include the name of the anthology, as well as your name and story title in the subject line of your email.

Please note:  Wayward Ink Publishing doesn’t accept submissions that are derogatory to any ethnic, religious, or social group, nor any containing incest, bestiality, scat etc.

OF HEAVEN AND HELL

Do you have an inner demon that is itching to be let loose?

An angel that is teetering on the brink?

Naughty or nice, angelic or demonic, WAYWARD INK PUBLISHING needs you!

Let loose those inner demons and tune up the harp strings and submit  your best stories to our OF HEAVEN AND HELL anthology.

Whether it’s an angel with a heavenly voice or a demon with a secret yen to be a drag queen, we want to see them!

Each story must have either an angel or a demon—or both.

Please M/M pairings only.

Sing to us OF HEAVEN AND HELL.

Coming next June from WAYWARD INK PUBLISHING.

Here’s the nuts and bolts:

  • Story length: 3000 and 15,000 words (Manuscripts longer/shorter will be considered, but they will have to be mind-blowing!)
  • Submission Deadline: 08 March, 2015
  • Publication Date: 09 June, 2015
  • Guidelines: Please refer to our Romance Submission Guidelines
  • Submission: Please include the name of the anthology, as well as your name and story title in the subject line of your email

TORQUERE PRESS

or general submission information please see What We Are Looking For.

Year Round Special Calls

OPEN CALLS FOR ANTHOLOGIES

Our anthology calls are a great place to get your feet wet with a short story, or to explore a theme without committing to a full novella or novel. For all anthology calls, we’re looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT stories about the chosen monthly theme. Make us laugh, make us cry, or surprise us and make us glow with happy endings!

Please send your 10,000 – 20,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with the title of the theme (ie: Torqued Tales) and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Each theme has a title and due date listed on the individual call.

OCTOBER 2014 — ETERNALLY DARK — DEADLINE JULY 15

All vampires are creatures of darkness, but these have a twist: they’re forced to endure an existence of literal, as well as spiritual, darkness. Blind vamps use all of their other senses, including their sixth sense, to find both lovers and prey. Our Eternally Dark anthology will feature fully realized, romantic, stories about blind vampires. Deadline for submission is July 15, 2014.

DECEMBER 2014 — SANTA’S LITTLE KINKSTERS — DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15

We’re hoping to fill our stockings this holiday season with stories as kinky as the curls in Santa’s beard. Does the heat of a good spanking keep the winter chills at bay? Does practice tying up a sub help when it comes time to put garlands on the tree or ribbon on presents? Do the reindeer sometimes misbehave just so they can get a lick of the whip — and what do those elves do while Santa’s out delivering toys, anyway? Send us your fully realized, romantic m/m stories of holiday kink  for our Santa’s Little Kinksters anthology. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2014.

TALES OF LEATHER

Like your short stories with a little bondage, dominance, spanking, or submission? So do we! In fact, we like BDSM play stories so much that we’re giving them their own category. Tales of Leather will be guaranteed to bring on all the hot BDSM action that readers crave. We’re looking for romance stories with happy endings, engaging characters, and a fresh point of view. Stories should range from 10,000 to 50,000 words. Longer stories may be considered, but please query first. Stories will be contracted for two years, at our standard royalty rates. Please see our writer’s guidelines page for royalty rates, formatting and submission information.

Guidelines:
– GLBT stories — f/f, m/m, m/m/f
– 10,000 words and up
– standard royalty rates apply
– exclusive electronic 2 year contract

For queries or submissions, contact General Manager/Submissions Editor Kristi Boulware atsubmissions@torquerepress.com

Please put “Tales of Leather” in the subject line of all emails.

Follow our general guidelines.

SPICE IT UP

Who doesn’t need a little spice in their life? The Spice it Up line has openings starting in January 2012. Stories need to be inspired by a spice or herb, or the spice must feature prominently in the story. To see what spices have already been used, see our bookstore at http://www.torquerebooks.com. Spices may be duplicated, but all stories must be original in theme and content. We’re looking for romance stories with happy endings, engaging characters, and a fresh point of view. Stories should range from 10,000 to 30,000 words. Longer stories may be considered, but please query first. Stories will be contracted for two years, at our standard royalty rates. Please see our writer’s guidelines page for royalty rates, formatting and submission information.

Guidelines:

– GLBT stories — f/f, m/m, m/m/f
– 10,000 words and up
– standard royalty rates apply
– exclusive electronic 2 year contract

For queries or submissions, contact senior editor Lorna Hinson at submissions@torquerepress.com

Please put “Spice It Up” in the subject line of all emails.

Follow our general guidelines

LOOSE ID

Loose Id is actively acquiring stories from both aspiring and established authors. Before submitting a query or proposal, please read the guidelines below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at submissions@loose-id.com for any information you don’t see here.

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What is Loose Id?

Loose \’lüs\, adjective – 1. not rigidly fastened or securely attached; having relative freedom of movement. 2. free from a state of confinement, restraint, or obligation. 3. lacking in restraint or power of restraint; lacking in moral restraint. Synonyms: unleashed, unfettered, unbound, free.

Id \’id\, noun – the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that is completely unconscious and is the source of psychic energy derived from instinctual needs and drives — compare ego, superego. Synonyms: subconscious mind, lizard brain.

Loose Id \’lüs id\, noun – 1. an unfettered unconscious mind; 2. a publisher of electronic and print romances that unleash your fantasies by striding to the edge of the abyss and taking the plunge. Synonyms: There are no known equivalents, only imitations.
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About Our Books

Loose Id takes romance to the edge: the edge of the genre, the edge of convention, the edge of the abyss. And then we throw it right on in. A Loose Id romance is deliberately, specifically, and insistently erotic. It ought to make you blush and squirm in your seat, while keeping you turning pages because you have to find out what happens next.

We’re looking for stories that unleash the power of fantasy and the id. New twists on old favorites, both erotic and romantic. Whether it’s that hotass cop and the speeder he pulled over, a threesome with your two best gay friends, anonymous sex with the guy you saw pumping gas, capture fantasy, sex slavery, cowboy and city slicker, secret babies, secretary and sheikh, we want stories that tap specific reader fantasies and capitalize on the chemistry between the characters.

Your story should have a clear romance hook, even though we encourage plots that have a broader external conflict. Readers love sprawling stories, but they want to know from the outset who is going to fall in love, what’s going to get in their way, and why it’s important that they resolve it. Remember, the idea is to indulge the id by fulfilling familiar reader fantasies in a new and unique way, so those fantasies need to be recognizable and powerful.

~*~

Authors Wanted

Rated X-mas: Christmas Menage Anthology

One of our most successful anthologies of all time was Rated X-mas, a menage-themed Christmas anthology with some super-sexy fun. We think it’s time to add to that collection with at least three more stories this year. If you’re interested in participating in a Loose Id Christmas classic, write us a 20-30K menage Christmas story and make sure to include some XXXcitement in your story.

To make a Christmas deadline, we’d need a complete story NO LATER THAN October 15. Sooner is better, and decisions on this anthology will be fast-tracked. Stories not accepted for the limited space in the anthology will certainly be considered for separate release. Seasoned authors with a track record of meeting deadlines may be considered on proposal before August 30; all others must submit a completed story. Loose Id authors, please submit to your editor and to Treva Harte. New-to-Loose Id authors are welcome; please send query and completed story to submissions @ loose-id . com and CC Treva Harte at alter ego @ loose-id . com

Baby, What a Big Surprise! Holiday Novellas

Short and sexy is in and on-trend for 2014 and first quarter 2015. If you’re not into menage (or maybe you are but you’re not into Christmas), we’re looking for novellas 20-35K on a theme of holiday surprises. Which holiday? What kind of surprise? That’s up to you, as long as it’s a holiday falling between December 2014 and March 2015.

Loose Id authors may send proposals to their editors by September 1. New-to-Loose Id authors are welcome, as always. Send completed novella, query and synopsis to submissions @ loose-id . com and state in the query that you’re submitting on the holiday surprises theme. Please keep in mind, for Christmas stories, the deadline for a complete story is going to be October 1. For holidays after Christmas, deadlines will be individually assigned.

Current Trends and Interests–What are we looking for? 

In addition to these special calls, Loose Id is always accepting quality erotic romance in all sub genres. Neither kink nor excessive sex scenes are required; what is required is chemistry between the characters, heat generated from the connection, open bedroom doors, explicitness in included sex scenes, and sex that is integral (even critical) to the story line. We’ve got nothing against “vanilla”; we just want vanilla that makes you wish you were the one having that sex.

We’re especially but not exclusively looking for multicultural/interracial, het, trans, gay, lesbian, new adult (but not young adult), BDSM, romantic suspense, urban fantasy. High concept, strong hooks, great voices. Current themes of interest: second chances, reunions, sexy billionaires, secret romances, cowboys, Alpha males, and especially for new adult and younger protagonists, first love, friends to lovers, love triangles.

All that said, don’t write to spec. Find the story of your heart, love your characters, and write with passion. What we and the readers really want is to fall in love, and if you haven’t, we won’t.

S

One thought on “FOR AUTHORS: LGBT Submission Calls ;)

  1. Thanks for compiling these… you really got me thinking now, as I do have some ideas and have also written stories, but since English is not my native language, I have not dared to tackle that particuar market yet. Maybe some of these could be a start, so thanks 🙂

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