Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Impossible Positions

Let's face one fact in the life of an erotic writer: you have to write about the physical act of sex. A little refresher in anatomy can be of great help.

Not long ago I read a story in which the character had one hand on her clit, another hand at her ass and was using a paddle on the submissive. Now, unless we have had a mutation in anatomy, we have a wonderful piece of alien suduction.

Less dramatic but no no less physically challenging was the scene in which the lover mounted his lady love from behind while, at the same time, kissed her full on the lips. Either he was incredibly limber or she was experiencing a moment of demonic possession and her head was spinning on her spine.

As writers we need to be aware of the physical abilities and limitations of our characters to be able to write a believable scene. I know that some writers become so involved in the scene they are writing the forget the little transitions like turning around, turning over, etc.

Writing about sex is often an exercise in fantasy. It is fine that we wish the act would go on for hours. It is OK that we stretch the physical capabilities of our characters. But one thing we really have to watch is taking that fantsy and stretching (both physically and literally) beyond the realm of what is actually possible.

When your reader stops in the flow of the story, especially in the middle of a sex scene, and asks herself "how are they doing that?" you have broken the mood. As a writer, take time to read what you have written, visualize what you have described, and carefully analyze if the possibility is truly there for the characters to really perform the acts you are describing.

© Shadow Jewel, an erotica writer & editor who shares some of her stories at her website, Shadow Jewel, and writes a column at Adult Backwash, called The Castle, where she writes advice for erotica authors.

Lustre Magazine

Lustre Magazine will be relaunching soon, and is looking for contributions of erotic short stories.

Stories between 500 - 3000 words are preferred.

They will consider reprints or simultaneous submissions, however, please advise of this situation when sending stories.

Submissions should be sent to submissions@lustre-magazine.com with "Submission:" and the story title in the subject line of the email. Stories should be included in the body of the email as well as your full name (and pseudonym if you wish to use one), contact details, story title, word count, a statement that you hold copyright to the story and are over legal age and a short (1-2 sentence) bio.

Compensation: Exposure

Hot Spot Books

Hot Spot Books says:

"As soon as we are ready to work on the next book we will send out a Call for Submissions from our newsletter. Stories cannot be accepted until that time. Many thanks and we look forward to emailing you shortly."

This is where you subscribe to their newsletter.

While you wait, read their guidelines for more information.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Author Advice

"Erotiporn is the hybrid of erotica (love stories involving genitalia) and pornography (filth without character development or plot). Good erotiporn is like good pussy: tight, wet, and clean."

Read Phil Phantom's Golden Rules of Writing Erotiporn.

"Erotica authors, apply your skills, work your craft, use your words to the extent that the visual artist does."

For more, read Erotic Art: Words Vs Images

Queer Fetish Erotica Series

Call for Submissions:

Forbidden. Naughty. Unbelievably hot. Two of the hottest erotica writers are editing a queer fetish erotica series for both men and women, and they seek erotic stories that celebrate and explore the fetishes we can't resist—from every angle. Whether you have your own fetish or you've
always wanted to write about one, here's your chance. We are currently accepting stories for volumes on each of the following fetishes:

* Bondage
* Feet & shoes
* Lingerie & underwear

Stories due: January 15, 2006

For consideration, please submit your story to erotica@alyson.com, and email it as a Word attachment.

Include the name of the anthology you are submitting to in the subject line. Please also provide your name, pseudonym, address, phone number, and email address, so we may contact you.

Publisher: Alyson Books

Monday, November 28, 2005

Bad Sex Awards Due Out Soon

Now in its 13th year, the award is for literary fiction which is anything but erotic.

The award aims "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it."

The winner will be announced on December 1 at the In & Out Club in London. You can see the contenders here, and thank your lucky stars that you are not on it! (Though this year, there are some mighty big names in literature on the list!)

Contest Sponsors

Authors & publishers may sponsor contests at TCM.

Rate: $19.95 per contest. Though you may be able to arrange for copies as prizes too.

For more information, see their author's page or contact info@tcm-ca.com for more information.

Seducing Erotica Readers

From the Tit Elation Author's Area:
(used with permission!)


Tit-Elating Story Tip: Emotional Settings

Trying to infuse your stories with better character development & a 'real plot' within the limited space of a short story is challenging. It's even more difficult when you are trying to arouse the reader sexually.

Many writers will forgo any requirements of 'real writing,' such as plot & character development. Instead, they will focus on the "juicy parts." They do this believing that focusing on sex parts & acts will get & keep the reader's attention. But those who write this way forget that the largest sexual organ is the brain - and that a female audience (as well as a discriminating male one) requires this organ be engaged & engorged.

If you'd like to seduce the reader into a memorable experience, you'll need to woo them as well as any lover. To do this, you'll need to have your erotic stories expose human nature along with body parts. An easy way to do this in short story is by giving an emotional setting.

Simply put, emotional settings provide the context for which your characters are getting laid.

It's the reason why those bodies are going to engage in some hot & heavy activities. It's what's motivating them - or what is allowing them to follow their hormonal urges *wink*

Examples of emotional settings are:

a married couple having make-up sex
any first time
turning the tables on a lover
sneaking in a quickie
giving into temptation or taboo
lovers parting or reuniting

Creating the emotional setting allows for the rest of the story to unfold: It's not just two people in any room getting it on, it's these specific individuals, in this specific room, at this specific time. Emotional settings drive more than the action; more than the smells, sights & sounds; they create the mood and the extra heat that readers crave.

Create stories with emotional settings and you'll tit-elate your readers into lustily devouring each of your paragraphs - and make them look for more stories by you!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Bound To Love: Romatic BDSM Erotica

In March of 2006, Magic Carpet Books will publish the anthology, Bound To Love: Romantic BDSM Erotica.

The stories will feature well developed characters with real lives and relationships in that their thoughts and feelings for each other will be an important part of the hard-core erotic action.

The book will be distributed in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Space is limited; only 9 stories will be accepted.

Magic Carpet will retain the rights to each story for two years after the month of publication.

Submission format: Complete story in Word doc or text file, 1.5 space between lines, justified, Times New Roman 12 pt. Approximately 10,000 -11,000 words long.

Submit to: mariaipita@earthlink.net

Deadline: January 2006.

Compensation: $300.00 for each previously unpublished story.

Tatts & Piercings

This is not a traditional call, but rather interesting for you non-fiction writers out there...

This call comes from Constant-Content, so you must register/log in to read the full details, but here are the basics:

Requesting articles that have anything to do with the Tattoo & Piercing industry.

Presently, seeking an article answering the following: Is it a myth or fact that you cannot get an epidural if you have a tattoo on your lower lumber spine?

Facts and research required. Support the anser with information from surgeons, anaesthesiologists, biologists, tattoo etc. The article should report on the different viewpoints.

Price per article:$100-150
Length of article:2500

Monday, November 21, 2005

Unusual Erotica Contest

Tit Elation, known for its encouragement of erotica writers, has begun a new contest - and this one is rather unusual:

My Partner Doesn't Understand Me Contest

Ah, the oldest complaint in the book! It's the start of many an affair, the reason people seek the help of a sex professional... the end of many a lover's relationship...

Give us a story that captures both the fantasy as well as the emotional desire - and of course, it has to make us HOT!

Characters could be confiding in a counselor, a best friend etc, pleading with a spouse or lover, or putting the moves on a new lover, an escort or prostitute, all with this goal of getting what they want... Are they just telling the story of what they want, or will they get their wish?

Stories should focus on the longing as well as the fantasy itself.

The author of the winning story wins one quarterly 'Best Of' book - and contest winners have a great chance of being in an upcoming issue as well!

The contest begins now, and ends on December 20th, 2005 (midnight, central time).

Submit your stories via the Tit-Elation author area.

Compensation: All accepted stories recieve the usual compensation (see the writer's guide), and the winner receives a copy of one of their print anthologies'.

Velvetpark Magazine

Velvetpark Call:

Editorial Writers: profiles on celebrity and everyday dyke-cons, political columns, art, film, music and book reviews, issue articles, first-person commentary, columns, documentary stories and event coverage.

Send a brief, 1-2 paragraph query of your article idea(s) along with a resume and two writing samples (published or unpublished).

Submit to submissions@velvetparkagazine.com. In the subject line, write RE: EDITORIAL.

Fiction/Poetry Writers: short fiction, fiction excerpts from longer works and poetry. Pieces should not exceed 1000 words.

Email a maximum of 3 pieces edited to 1000 words or less and a brief personal statement describing yourself and your work to submissions@velvetparkmagazine.com. In the subject line, write RE: FICTION/POETRY.

Compensation: Not Listed

See guidelines for additional details.

Caramel Flava

Zane's Caramel Flava, the long anticipated follow-up to Chocolate Flava, will be released in the Summer of 2006.

Stories must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Stories must feature at least one character of Latino descent.

Zane writes:

I am not looking for stories with weak, sugar-coated sex. Nor am I looking for stories that are nothing but fluff. There must be a storyline and characters readers can get into. Stories cannot be degrading to either sex. In fact, they should empower the reader to discover sexual liberation.

Unlike other erotica anthologies that concentrate on getting well known authors to participate, I am looking for erotic stories, and names have nothing to do with it. That will not determine the success of this book because it will be without relying on that; just as Chocolate Flava has
been and that book is full of people using obvious pen names. I am more interested in discovering new and powerful voices.

As with Chocolate Flava, Caramel Flava will be divided into three sections: a male section,
a female section, and will end with a section of stories written by me.

The exposure is priceless because the book will sell a minimum of 250,000 copies and will be marketed cross-culturally. Keep in mind that most books published never sell more than 10,000
copies during their entire shelf life.


All submissions must be sent to:

Strebor Books International
ATTN: Caramel Flava
PO Box 6505
Largo, MD 20792

Editor: Zane
Publisher: Atria Books (a division of Simon and Schuster)

Compensation: $300 and five copies of the book

Deadline: February 14, 2006

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Eros Webzine

The Eros Webzine is seeking both fiction and non-fiction submissions of previously unpublished works for paid inclusion in eros-guide.com.

Length: 500 to 1500 words

Method of Submission: Submissions may be sent as plain text or as a word document via email to submissions@eros-zine.com

Compensation: $50 to $150 upon publication

Learning What Turns On Female Readers of Erotica

In an interview with Gracie Passette on Sex-Kitten.Net, Hester Nash of RetroRaunch said:

"At a very simple level, Erotica is for girls, Porn is for boys. Women respond to contest, story, words, while men just need to see naked people doing stuff. But Really, it's a false distinction. Not purely a semantic distance, but... they are words to convey the same thing."

Also discussed in the interview:

Not long ago, Hester was doing research ~ searching for a quote in old booklets. Several of these old publications had stories in them, and while she was scanning them quickly looking for a few lines to suit her purpose, she suddenly realized "my panties are soaking wet!"

Even though she wasn't reading for arousal, the words ~ the details of sexual context & situation ~ moved her past her own context of research.

So, in looking for films which will make women hot, select pornos that offer more words ~ more details to clarify context, more illustration of the situation. This turns up the heat!


For more thoughts one what turns women on, especially regarding the use of words & stories, read the rest of the interview.

For extra credit, read the entire "Pornography & Women" issue. It's sure to give you details on what turns women on -- and off.

I learned enough to add the issue to my permanent links section here. What will you learn?

Hot Cops: Gay Erotic Tales

Anthology of gay erotic tales, with the theme being hot cops who live to protect and serve in more ways than one.

Looking for stories with well-developed, uninhibited characters, REALISTIC plots, and conflicts brought together in an entanglement of edgy, homo hot cop hootchee-coo. Share your wildest dreams and fantasies that dare to cross the thin blue line.

Humorous stories and stories from gay police officers are greatly encouraged. It can be sensual, dark, indecent, experimental or raw, so long as the story gets the editor hot, hard and horny.

GUIDELINES:

1. Submissions should be fiction and no more than 5,000 words or less.

2. Name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if applicable), and
word count should all appear on the first page.

3. Submissions may be previously published, but make sure you have
full authority to grant reprint rights.

4. Please include a short bio with your submission.

5. All submissions must be typed, double-spaced in a 12 font and
printed on one side of the page. Submissions must include a
self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) or an email address for response. No
manuscripts will be returned.

6. Submissions for the anthology will be accepted electronically, and
by snail mail. E-mail your story as an attachment preferably in
Microsoft word or as a rich text file (RTF) to hotcopsubmissions@hotmail.com
or to:

Editor, Shane Allison
9969 Charlie Ash Lane
Tallahassee, Florida 32305

Editor: Shane Allison
Publisher: Cleis Press

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2006

Compensation: $60 and two free copies of the anthology

Friday, November 18, 2005

Sex-Kitten.Net

Sex-Kitten.net is looking for non-fiction sexual essays & articles for an upcoming issue:

The issue theme is 'Body Parts' and ideas include:

* 'How to' articles & tips on body part specific sex acts (oral sex, anal sex etc)

* Have you always been an 'ass man' or 'ass woman' ~ or did one particular lover turn you into one?

* Your own parts ~ what do you love? What are you constantly at war with?

* Do you or a partner have physical limitations which require special care or positions? (wheelchair bound, disease, amputee, body size etc)

* Do you love a part so much, it's an actual fetish?

Send an email to Gracie@sex-kitten.net. Put "Body Parts Issue" in the subject line and do not include attachments.

Compensation: Exposure, consideration for regualar columnist postion, print opportunities

Tit Elation: Sex In The Future

An open call for erotica set in the future, this call reads:

At Tit-Elation.com we believe that sex will be around in the future ~ if not, we don't want to be there! *wink*

Have men been rendered obsolete in all lesbian societies?

Will robots do our bidding, even in bed?

Maybe you can't hear anyone scream in space, but someone must be moaning anyway!


Accepted stories also have the opportunity to be in their 'Best Of' print anthology.

See their writer's guide for compensation & submission information.

Fishnet

Fishnet is looking for quality erotica, up to 8,000 words (between 1500 & 4000 words are best).

They buy first web publishing rights - and an option for one-time print anthology rights.

Reprints and poetry are OK, but will be "a very hard sell."

Fiction should be pasted into the body of your email and sent to editor H. L. Shaw at fiction-editor@blowfish.com or fiction-editor@fishnetmag.com. Please include Fiction Sub: (STORY TITLE) in the subject line, replacing (STORY TITLE) with the title of your story.

Compensation: 4 cents per word, on acceptance, with additional compensation of 2 cents per word if selected for the print anthology.

For more information, see the submission guidelines

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Non-Fiction Adult Writing Opps

Looking for lesbian writers:

Writers must be secure in themselves and the nature of their being. janeDOE the magazine will debut in the fall of 2006. This online magazine will be for lesbians by lesbians. janeDOE will embrace Lesbianism, emphazing the importance of culture, morals and family values. If you are interested, please e-mail us at: administration@janedoemagazine.com. There is no pay at this time. However as we grow, so will you. Please send writing samples.

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Mommies Magazine needs column writers:

Women writers to write weekly columns on the topics including marriage & sex.

Use their online application.

Gay Male Erotica Call

NightCharm is looking for quality male homoerotic fiction.

Compensation: $50 per reprint, first rights and exclusivity for three months pays $125.00,

For front page non-fiction posts (short posts on gay life or gay culture), they pay $25.

For more information, read their submission guidelines

Links To Work With

Testing Your Story's Popularity Potential

Writing Bondage Fiction

General Erotica Writing Resource Articles & Advice

The Bad Sex award winner and longlist, 2004

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Midwest Book Review

The Midwest Book Review publishes several monthly publications for community and academic library systems in California, Wisconsin, and the upper Midwest.

As such, they are looking for book reviewers as well as working relationships with small publishers and self-published authors.

For more information on becoming a book reviewer, please see their reviewer information page.

If you are an self-published author or a small publisher, please read their instructions for submitting books.

Celebrating Plus-Sized Beauty

Ann Vremont has started a new site called The Reluctant Nude: celebrating plus-sized beauty.

One of the features of the site is to select a Book Of The Month featuring plus-sized women.

It's a novel idea, and a great way for those who write about the sensuality & beauty of larger women to gain exposure (without being nude themselves!), so I asked Ann about the site - here's what she had to say:

The page (it's part of my overall author site) is about two months new and this is the first contest. I plan on a periodic contest in which visitors nominate a plus-size (body, not word count) romance novel (erotic or not, but likely the former considering where I post my promos) for the Book of the Month and I select four candidates from the nominations.

Visitors then get the opportunity to vote. The prize pool will vary and visitors have two chances to enter the prize drawing, one by nominating and one by voting. Hopefully, I will run the contest monthly but I am skipping December because there undoubtedly will be low audience buy-in over the holidays.

The winning BOTM will be announced (along with my (planned) culling and posting links to online reviews available for the winning book), as well as the contest winner(s), both on the site and in a pdf newsletter. Again, because I am still working on audience and author buy-in, the newsletter content will vary.

I have one contributor's article finished and am awaiting a planned submission from another contributor. I also will have a plus-size title excerpt (not necessarily from a nominated title--and I am going to be self-serving on the first newsletter for my own plus-size release).

I would say that, for the current newsletter, anyone interested in submitting newsletter content has until the 25th of November (a little longer for brief items that will not need any (or only a little) editorial exchange). Content may include book announcements (erotica/romantica/or far tamer), award announcements, market news, reviews (original or links to new offsite reviews), articles, short fiction, excerpts. Again, it may be erotica/erotic romance/or tame, and it doesn't have to be fiction. It just has to be related to plus-sized beauty. And individuals submitting should anticipate that the grammar, usage and structure of their content will be edited. Editing does not apply, however, to excerpts from already published material--and if such an excerpt needs edited, it won't be included in the newsletter.


You can contact Ann about writing for the newsletter as well as having your book nominated by emailing reluctantnude@annvremont.com, putting "visit to the reluctant nude web site" in the subject line.

Happy Holidays Erotica Contest

From Tit Elation:

Holiday gatherings & celebrations can be hot & steamy too! What gifts will they give? How do they use the gifts they have received? Are your characters thankful? How do they celebrate, observe tradition, &/or make merry? Tell us!

This is open to all holidays, and all TE categories & settings. Use your imaginations, make us hot!

Submit your best stories of erotic holiday celebrations via the Tit-Elation author area. The contest ends on November 20, 2005 (midnight, central time).

The author of the winning story will receive a bottle of Wayne's Whoopie Cream - a real delight!

All accepted stories are subject to the usual site compensation (see site guidelines).

Best Lesbian Erotica 2007

Short stories, novel excerpts, other prose is sought for Tristan Taormino's anthology, Best Lesbian Erotica 2007

Both unpublished material and material published between 9/1/2005 & 12/31/2006 will be considered.

For details, visit the guidelines page. No email submissions will be accepted, but you can email queries to tristan@puckerup.com

Friday, November 11, 2005

Project Queerlit

Project: QueerLit contest is open to any unpublished author of an English-language novel with queer and/or bent content. Prizes include a publication contract with Suspect Thoughts Press. Full submission details at website.

Deadline: December 31, 2005

Scarlet Magazine

Scarlet Magazine is looking for writers:

Editor’s Assistant

As part of a busy editorial team you will be providing support to the editor. Duties include brainstorming ideas, writing briefs, chasing and editing copy, writing features, sourcing images and proofing pages. This is an in-at-the-deep-end job in a small firm with great potential for expansion. One year’s magazine experience is advantageous but not essential. To apply please send in a covering letter explaining why you’d like to work for Scarlet along with a CV, three feature ideas and any relevant cuttings.

Compensation: £16k

Mail required materials to:

Sarah Hedley
Scarlet Magazine
9 Rickett Street
SW6 1RU

Freelance Writers Wanted

Scarlet is looking to expand its freelance team. We are looking for journalists with fresh new ideas who are looking for a platform to write without the restrictions common in women’s mainstream lifestyle publishing. We are groundbreaking and need writers who can help us stay that way. If you’re interested, please send in three feature ideas and any relevant cuttings.

Compensation: Discussed with qualified persons.

Mail required materials to:

Sarah Hedley
Scarlet Magazine
9 Rickett Street
SW6 1RU

Meet the Writers

From the Barnes and Noble website:

Meet the Writers is an important and growing feature of our web site. If you'd like to be considered for Meet the Writers, send an email to writers@book.com. Please note that while we add new author pages on a weekly basis, we cannot feature every request.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Las Vegas Writers

Strip Las Vegas a new upscale playboy type magazine will be be launching January of 2006. The magazine will focus on all of the adult entertainment available in sin city from sexy restaurants, dance clubs, lounges, to gentlemens clubs and adult stores. They are looking for writers that are familiar with vegas and have creative ideas for lifestyle articles as well as interviews that pertain to the Vegas scene.

Contact: brittany@striplv.com
Compensation: Ranges from $150 to $500, based on length and subject matter.

Curve Magazine

Curve, the nation’s best-selling lesbian magazine, is looking for a few good freelance proofreaders. The work involves on-site (in our Potrero office) proofreading for 5 to 10 hours each week, two to three weeks per month. We pay $8-$12/hour depending on experience.

Requirements include a B.A. or equivalent, at least six months of professional proofreading experience, thorough knowledge of the AP style manual, and an excellent score on our proofreading test. To take the test, please e-mail your resume to editor@curvemag.com, or mail to:

Curve Magazine – Proofreaders
1550 Bryant Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94103

No phone calls, please.

Compensation: $8-12/hour

They also have information on writing opportunities. See their guidelines for more information.

"Sex Symbols" Anthology

I received this call:

Free Publicity For entertainers,writers,up & coming talent,exotic dancers,parents,models,authors & porn stars we are looking for input from people who are considered "Sex Symbols" either by lifestyle,industry they work,the way you dress,act or your line of work or people who have been lectured for what they do,say or how they dress.

Have you been called a whore or a jigalow for no apparent reason except your line of work? Have you ever been ridiculed for who you are or what you do? (ex: being an entertainer, a sexual person,stripper,porn star,nude model or flirtatiousness")Have you been told that you should'nt do something because you have children?

The book is about people who are judged because of thier line of work, the way they talk,act or dress we are looking for fun stories and experience from everyday people, up & coming talent, and entertainers. We are also looking for stories that are funny as well as stories that are a little more serious.

We are accepting contributing writers and submissions for the book.If you are chosen you will have an opportunity to be featured in a nationally distributed book with your picture, your experience and your contact info, You gain national exposure,and you will also have the opportunity to be interview on the radio. To be considered please send an email with an experience that you had with details of what someone said to you,what you said and how you handled it,your website or webpage if you have one, a picture if you have one,a bio/resume if you have one and a little about yourself and what you do now along with your contact info so that we can reach you.

For more information please send us an email thanks for your input! Serious Only Please! We would like to meet our deadline for December 15th 2005 so that we can take our book with us to the AVN convention in Las Vegas, Nevada

GIGP Managment
702-225-5420
702-940-7821

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Erotica For Married Folks

Catherine Lorraine has plans for an unusual anthology:

"I am searching for stories for a slightly different erotica book. My book will contain stories by married women, for married women. I know many married people who would be interested in erotica if they felt they could relate to it more. I have looked for erotic books that feature
married couples, and couldn't find one, so I decided not to wait for someone else to put one together, I'll do it myself!

I want to collect stories of true love, romance, marriage, and very hot sex. I want women to tell me their stories. I want this to be an actual experience you've had as a married woman. Write about your wedding night, your escape from the kids, any memory about the best sex you ever
had -- in explicit detail -- as a married women. I want the emotion to come through without being sappy.

I prefer stories sent in the body of emails, however a word or word perfect attachment is ok. A publisher has yet to be secured for this project, but I will keep in contact with those who submit stories."

Send stories to Catherine Lorraine at: submit_your_story@yahoo.com

ForeWord Reviews

ForeWord Reviews is looking for professional book reviewers. They state they are open to 'all genres' as well as print & ebook publications, even articles.

While the website states they pay for reviews, the compensation amount is not listed.

For more information, see their reviewer information page.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Book Reviews

TCM provides ebooks and print book reviews
in all genres.

"Please note that we review only adult fiction and non-fiction books and ebooks with consenting adult characters (No Non-Consensual Acts, No Under-Age Characters, No Rape, No Bestiality, No Incest). Works that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be reviewed by TCM Reviews."

Reviewers, should read the reviewer's information or email info@tcm-ca.com for more information.

They also accept submissions from authors, publicists, and publishers (including small presses and PODs). To submit your book or ebook for review with TCM Reviews, fill in the
online form at or contact
info@tcm-ca.com for more information.

BDSM Experts Wanted

VerifiedBDSM is looking for experts:

Zone Masters: Responsible for verifying all customers in their geographic-based zone. The will make the verifications via email, phone, U.S. Postal Service or in person. Zone Masters get 50% of any verification fee.

Domain experts: Needed for the writing of intermediate and advanced BDSM concept online tutorials and certification exams. Experts also needed for seminar bookings and personal certifications. Please contact us with your area of expertise. Tutorial and Exam writers will get 50% of any fees collected from certification participants. Seminar bookings and personal certification compensation is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Contact opportunities@VerifiedBDSM.com for more info.

Don't Judge A Book's Author By The Cover

According to this piece in TheBookStandard,Savanna Samson is not happy that a book based on her charater, Vamp, is designed to look as if she wrote it:

The Book Standard: Are you really the author of Vamp?

Savanna Samson: No, I am not. I am only a character.

TBS: But your name is on the cover. Doesn’t that confuse people?

SS: Yeah, I’m not happy about that—that wasn’t the deal. Even the Thunder’s Mouth website has me as the author. When I write a book, it will be my book. This is someone’s fantasy; it’s not my fantasy. I was paid to be a character in the book.

She continues with thoughts on what her book will be about, her thouhgts on erotic books vs. porn etc.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Call for BDSM Works

The Erotic Power Exchange Dominion editor, Lyricmyst, is looking for new material.

Compensation: Exposure

Please send your submission to Lyricmyst@aol.com . Doesn't require exclusive reprinting rights.

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Sensuous Sadie is looking for BDSM & Spirituality submissions. Non-fiction, under 1,000 words.

Compensation: Exposure

Please email submissions or questions to SensuousSadie@aol.com.

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Consent Magazine is looking for stories, poetry and informative articles. They insist on:

1) Erotic or humorous and kinky in nature;
2) Completely consensual;
3) Well-written.

For more, see the guidelines.

Compensation: Print exposure

About Sexuality Guides

It appears that About.com may be in need of a Sexuality Guide!

Though not listed on their site as an available opening, the area is marked 'apply now' and is sans a guide.

"Each Guide is carefully screened and trained by About. All Guides must successfully complete the About training program and maintain our high standards in user services and community leadership. Guides write original informative articles, provide the Web's best links for their topics, and give their readers what they need to know. This relationship between Guides and users makes About a dynamic service that truly responds to the needs of anyone who visits."

For additional details, please see the Guidelines Page.

To repeat, this postion appears available. I would suggest conacting the site at sexuality.guide@about.com to inquire about the availability.

Compensation: "Guide compensation is based on page views. Each Guide is assigned a unique page view rate for each thousand page views the site gets each a month. No matter what their page view rate is, Guides get paid a minimum of $500 for their first full-month on the network and are guaranteed at least $500 as long as they increase page views each month. Check out compensation for more details."

Friday, November 04, 2005

Male Point of View

Keen Publications is seeking stories of modern, driven, creative women who made the first move to get the man of their dreams for a book to be published in 2006.

"Our goal is to empower females to take that first step, rather than wait passively for a man to approach them."

Men, your essays/stories should describe how your wife or partner made that all-important first move to happily nab her prize (you!). Had she not come up to you first, is there a chance that shyness, business or other preoccupations might have kept you from seeking her out? If she hadn't taken that first step --brazen, furtive or otherwise, would you even be together? Please include this information; one of our aims is to convince women to stop automatically assuming that a man who doesn't make the first move may be doing it for reasons other than the fact that 'he's just not into her'.

Compensation: $20 for each story we accept for publication (pub. date 2006).

Put your single-spaced story (600-800 words) in the body of your e-mail (no attachments, please) and put HOW SHE GRABBED HER TIGER in the subject. You may choose to receive credit for your story or submit it anonymously. Either way you will be paid if we publish your story.

Deadline: November 30, 2005.

E-mail your story to KeenPublications@aol.com.

Queer Call

An editor of an established free mag is looking to launch a new english queer based magazine.

They are looking for gay/lesbo/bi/queer/trans people of all types: writers, columnists, creative types, trouble makers, critics, subversive thinkers, comics, intellects, etc.

Strong talent, strong opinions &/or strong personalities are welcome.

This new publication is expected to launch early next year.

Send resumes, CVs, letters, proposals, descriptions, etc. to: mtlfreemag@hotmail.com

Tid-Bits

msandrea00@yahoo.com writes:

"I am gathering research facing some of the problems of being married for a column I am writing. It will be a Sex & the City type column but geared towards married couples. Anyone willing to share some great stories and answer some questions it would be a great help to decide how to gear my column."

Those with ideas should contact via the above email address.

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Wordwood is looking for writers, reviews & editors, and they pay:

article gigs - pay is generally $5-$10 per article of 500-1000 words
blog gigs - pay is generally $5-$10 per blog post
book review gigs - pay is generally $10-$25 per review
product review gigs - pay is generally $5-$10 per review
store review gigs - pay is generally $5-$10 per review
restaurant review gigs - pay is generally $5-$10 per review

editing gigs:
pay is generally $3-$5 per page

Read their guidelines for more information.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Columnists Needed

Adult Backwash is looking for columnists.

Writers determine the column's content & focus, which may be personal essays; erotic stories; website, book &/or product reviews; how-to articles on sexuality; thoughts on a favorite passion or kink; commentary on culture, society, politics; etc.

Columnists are also required to post links to the site's directory & participate in message boards activities.

New columnists work with experienced columnists at the site (mentors), for a minimum of 3 columns. Once new writers have exhibited their ability to work alone, they are expected to become more involved at the site by becoming a mentor to new columnists, head newsletters, &/or moderate communities.

Contributing Editor Gracie Passette says:

"We are looking for giant egos with staying power: columnits who have something to say, and who will commit to saying it. This applies both to being passionate about their opinions as well as their commitment to their column. In other words, we need self-starters who will come up with their own ideas, work independently, and continue to update for the glory of it all.

Controversial opinions, topics & presentations are encouraged. However, while we fully support free speech, we will not allow the site to be used for agendas of hate. So don't bother to contact us if you're an idiot who wants a forum to spread malicious crap. Unless it's hatred of the legislation of morality ~ then we might make an exception *wink*."

Interested writers should contact Gracie at Gracie@sex-kitten.net, and put 'BW Columnist' in the subject line. Please do not send attachments as none will be opened unless requested.

Compensation: Exposure

On Writing Erotica

Josephine Scott on Writing Bedtime Stories.

Edo van Belkom tells how he started writing erotica.

Morgan Hawke is a Smut Writer & Damn Proud of It.

Michael K. Smith: How To Write Sex Stories Good.

Erotica Set In The Past

Tit Elation has placed a call for erotica set in the past:

Sex has been around forever, so why limit your erotica to the present?

Possible story ideas:

Ancient Egyptian Stories of Lust

Maybe cave women did the clubbing & draggin back to caves?

Erotic Celtic Romances

Forbidden lesbian love & sex in the American West

The Sex in Back Seats of Automobiles in The Roaring '20s

Film Noir style or classic gum-shoe bits

BDSM in the 1950's world of vinyl covered furnature? Sure! Why 'knot' have the little homemaker tie up 'dad' with her apron & beat his tush instead of the rugs!

Your imagination's the limit, so get us all hot & bothered!

Remember, be creative! This can be as classic & classy as you'd like, as dark & demented as you dare, or full cheeky good fun -- But it must appeal to a female audience!

See the writer's guide for compensation & further information on your stories being accepted in their quarterly 'Best Of' print publication.