Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Anticipation & Disappointment Contest

Tit Elation posts this call:

Another unusual contest, with a goal to get your very best erotic stories, this contest theme is "Anticipation & Disappointment."

The goal of this contest is to get stories which capture the emotional intensity of sex.

Before we have sex, especially with new partners or new positions, role play etc, we dream about how it will be -- and we worry if the actual act will live up to the fantasies. Was it the great sex it was imagined to be? We want the stories that not only describe the sexual situations, but all those feelings too.

The author of the winning story wins a cash prize of $50 - along with the much coveted 'Contest Winner' icon to appear with your story! A second place prize of $25 will also be awarded.

This contest is open to all categories, and they may be set in the past, the present, &/or the future.

All stories accepted for publication will receive the usual site compensation as well as be considered for publication in the 'Best Of' erotica anthology.

In general, we are looking for quality erotic stories which appeal to women, so please keep this in mind when you enter the contest.

The contest begins December 22nd, 2005, and ends on January 22nd, 2006 (midnight, central time).

Send us your best stories via the Tit-Elation author area, please.

For more information, login as an author, or see their writer guidelines.

Dragon's Fire Quarterly Call for Submissions

Dragon's Fire Quarterly is a not yet running, however it is seeking submissions for the e-magazine.

It is to be a quarterly e-magazine for fans who enjoy erotic Sci Fi/Fantasy stories. Initially, Dragon's Fire Quarterly will be a free site; the long term goal is to become a subscription based e-magazine.

Rhiannon Kelley, editor and owner, places this Call for Submissions:

We are looking for sensual to erotic sci fi/fantasy adventures to debut on Dragon's Fire Quarterly between April and July of 2006. We want well written stories with a strong plot line and in-depth believable worlds or alternate universes. We accept serials, short stories, comic strips, poems, and flash pieces. We hope to have art submissions also, as we would love this to be a e-magazine for readers and art lovers as well.

What we're looking for:

Four Serial Stories; Two Sci Fi and Two Fantasy
Four Short Stories; Two Sci Fi and Two Fantasy
Ten Flash Pieces of 500 to 1000 words
Eight Comic strip; Four Sci Fi and Four Fantasy
Ten Poems
Fantasy and Sci Fi art work for the front page & for illustrations of the stories & poems.

We are interested in both published and non-published authors. Serials can be from 40,000 to 80,000 words; 10,000 to 20,000 for each quarter.

Since Dragon's Fire Quarterly will debut later in the year, the serials will be either two or three parts. Those interested in submitting comic strips will have to include plot line and artwork.

What we don't want:

No disparaging of any race, religion, culture or ethinic groups. We do not want works that include necro, pedophilia, golden showers or anything like that.

Payment as follows:

Serials: $150
Short Stories: $75
Poems: $15
Flash Pieces: $15
Comic Strip: to be determined
Art Work: for the cover: $90 / for illustrations: to be determined

We're willing to work with the author to make the contract work. For submissions or questions on guidelines etc, please write to Rhiannon Kelley at rhiannonkelley@gmail.com

Best Gay Romance 2007

The following call is from Cleis Press:

From the tender to the heartbreaking to the hilarious, Cleis Press seeks submissions for the kick-off volume in its new series, Best Gay Romance. Stories should be romantic fiction but do not have to include sex scenes. Please do not send stories that are entirely erotica. Stories should also contain strong characterization, dialogue, and plot.

Please e-mail submissions as a Word attachment or in the body of an e-mail to BestGayRomance@aol.com. Include your name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address, as well as a 100-word or less bio.

Contributors will receive two copies of the anthology and payment upon publication. Please direct all questions to the e-mail address above.

Deadline: February 25, 2006

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Best Women's Erotica 2007

Cleis Press & editor Violet Blue post the following call for submissions for Best Women's Erotica:

Best Women's Erotica is a legendary and groundbreaking yearly series, and is the best-selling women's erotica collection. Every year BWE raises the bar for explicit erotica written for women, penned by the most exciting female authors around the world.

This edition (BWE 2007) is selected and edited by Violet Blue. In this edition, we are looking for fictional stories that seek to push the boundaries of female sexuality, present realistic fantasies and situations, and break taboos. The sex acts depicted must be explicit and realistic in detail. A strong focus on character, predicament, and compelling situations is desired--smart, literate erotic fiction. The desired orientation within the main sexual element of the stories is primarily heterosexual, yet bisexuality and lesbian encounters are also encouraged. The primary focus of the sexual activity must be on the female experience; female pleasure is the main element. A playful, clever approach is welcome, as are intense scenarios. BWE 06 was very different from past editions--please read a few stories from the book or the introduction for examples of tone. Dark themes (such as breakup, jealousy and death) must be exceptional in content for acceptance and are least desired. Do not send sci-fi, poetry or fantasy fiction.

Established authors and newcomers alike are welcome.

Desired themes include: Women's sexual fantasies of all kinds, such as those that feature taboos, fantasies, bondage, fetishes, male anal penetration (such as strap-on play), light S/M, exhibitionism, power-play, voyeurism, seduction, role-play, spontaneous sex, spanking, erotic
punishment, sexual surprise, emotional honesty, desire, longing, lust, passion, female fireceness, power, deviousness, meaning and sublime humor. Above all, include explicit sex.

Paste your pieces into emails and shoot them off to cleisbook@yahoo.com

Editor's note: If you send an attachment, I will delete your email immediately. I am not accepting paper submissions. Only three submissions per author. No simultaneous submissions, and no reprints. Excerpts from full-length books will be considered. Authors must be female; sorry, no male authors writing under pseudonym. Because of the volume of submissions last year (literally hundreds), I likely won't be able to respond to your submissions until May. I appreciate your patience in advance.

Please note: Publisher has final right of refusal on all submissions.

Payment is upon publication, plus 2 copies of the book; pub date is
November 2006.

Deadline: April 1st, 2006.

SageWoman Magazine

SageWoman is a quarterly print magazine of women's spirituality. They are accepting submissions of articles in the areas of spirtuality, for a female readership.

As they state it:

Our readers are people who identify positively with the term "Goddess." Our readership includes women of a variety of religious faiths, ranging from Roman Catholic to Lesbian Separatist Witch and everywhere in between. What our readers have in common is summed up in the statement "Celebrating the Goddess in every woman."

For specific ideas, see their upcoming themes & issue deadlines. For more gneral information, read their submission guidelines.

Compensation: Unsolicited articles are compensated at approximately $.01 per word, with a minimum of $10. Compensation is higher for solicited works. They also offer a trade in advertising in the print magazine, so published authors may wish to discuss those options.

Women Diary

WomenDiary is accepting female-friendly articles in the areas of lifestyle, fashion, health, beauty, relationships and personality. It appears articles on sexuality are allowed, as long as they are written for general audiences (i.e. not sensationalized, not erotic).

For more information, read their guidelines.

Compensation: Exposure

Monday, December 19, 2005

Voluptuous Vixens Anthology

Voluptuous Vixens Anthology will be published through www.lulu.com.

So many media images focus on impossibly thin women. Whenever heavier women are portrayed it’s usually in a derogatory manner or used as a punch line. This anthology will focus on larger woman as beautiful, sexual beings. I will not accept stories involving animals, children, incest, necrophilia. Stories should also be respectful of heavier women.

Submissions should be between 2,000-5,000 words and sent in the body of the email to
cynthia_rayne@yahoo.com.

Please put “Anthology Submission: Title of the Story in the subject line of the email.

Editor is asking for exclusive rights to the story.

Compensation: $30.00 upon publication.

Deadline: February 28,2005.

SonicErotica

SonicErotica.com is an independent underground erotica project seeking original story submissions for online publication.

Short stories, approximately 1000-2000 words in length.

They seem a tad hyper - including their rules, but they do pay. Compensatioon begins at $50.

For more, see their submissions page.

The Drill Press

From The Drill Press:

We plan an anthology of short pieces about the loveless sexual
experience from the woman's point of view. We are not looking for erotica or
titillation or fantasy. We want extreme stories from the point of view of
women living outside the norms of conventional society, vivid and
explicit in physical, emotional and intellectual detail, about sex for any
sake but love or romance. We include transsexuals in the category of
woman, whether pre- or post- operative.

We have no word length except for common sense (no novellas), and the
deadline is open. Details, submission and contact information are on
the site submission page.

Compensation: Copies, perhaps royalties, pending sales.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Lili G Art Inspired Contest

Tit Elation has another contest, this one is inspired by the stunning artwork of Lili G.

The author of the winning story wins a bottle of Wayne's Whoopie Cream - a value of $19.95 - along with the much coveted 'Contest Winner' icon to appear with your story!

Send us your best stories, as inspired by this erotic photograph, and you could win. All stories accepted for publication will receive the usual site compensation as well as be considered for publication in the 'Best Of' erotica anthology. The contest begins now, and ends on January 6th, 2006 (midnight, central time).

To see the contest image and to submit your stories, login to the Tit-Elation author area, please, and put "Lili G Art Contest" in the teaser section. Thank you.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Erotic Stories about Underwear and Lingerie

What Lies Beneath: Erotic Stories about Underwear and Lingerie, to be edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel and Christopher Pierce, and by Alyson Books in 2006.

Does his underwear bulge in all the right places? Does her teddy make you want to do anything but sleep? Do you dream about dressing up for your lover, then stripping down into your sexiest skivvies? If so, editors Rachel Kramer Bussel and Christopher Pierce want to hear all about
it­whether your real-life panty play or your naughtiest fantasies of tight boxers or briefs. Give us your best stories about what happens when you get undressed and see what lies beneath his buff bod or her sexy curves: underwear and lingerie. Before you get them naked, what about that
bottommost layer of clothes? When her lingerie is enough to land her any girl in the room, or his boxers tell a story about what he'll do to you in bed?

Send original, unpublished erotic stories of 1,500-6,000 that are gay, lesbian or bisexual in content, and the primary focus of the erotic attraction must be centered on underwear or lingerie. Maximum 2 submissions per person. Contributors will receive $50 and 2 copies of the
anthology per story accepted for publication.

Deadline: January 15, 2006

Please send stories as typed, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, indented Word documents to both rachelkb@gmail.com and christopherpierce2001@yahoo.com

Please include name, pseudonym (if applicable), address, phone number, email address, and a short biography and put "Underwear Submission" in the subject line. This is an updated version of a previously circulated call for submissions; all stories should be sent to the above email
addresses.

We will respond by April 2006.

Erotic Fiction Needed For Audio Project

Larimer Audio is currently accepting submissions of Erotic fiction for potential publication as audio books - here's the info:

We are interested in manuscripts that are at least 20,000 words. Compilations of shorter works may also be considered.

All submissions must contain sexual situations that are numerous, explicit and descriptive. Along with the erotic interludes, we are looking for stories with a plot and character development. We will consider all genres of writing.

If a manuscript is selected for publication, narrators will bring the story to life. The story will be edited and produced onto compact discs (MP3 format will also be made available).

Larimer Audio generally pays the author an 8% royalty on the retail price of each audio publication sold. An advance on royalties is common, and the terms will be discussed prior to completing a formal publishing contract.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to us, or have specific questions, please send an e-mail request to larimeraudio@yahoo.com. Additional guidelines and restrictions, as well as more specific information regarding compensation, will be forwarded to you.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Sex-related Workshop Writers

This call comes from Lisa Chavez, Story Editor at AdultFriendFinder:

Sex-related Workshop Writers are needed for online workshops -- expect all ages. AdultFriendFinder is an adult personals site.

Here's a bit more about the workshops:

We'll be commissioning about 12 workshops over the next 6 months. We're looking for 4 courses under each of the following categories: Getting the Sex You Want, Improving the Sex you Get, Making Your Sex an Adventure.

They're aimed at AFF members who want to self-improve in the areas of sexual performance, sex appeal, and simply getting more/better sex.

Ideally, writers should be educated in sexology, health-related fields, and/or have experience in sexual research or a sex-related profession.

Workshops consist of 25 - 40 pages of pure instructive content, interspersed with exercises, games, quizzes, and other interactive or hands-on reinforcement.

The main requirement is that people come out feeling like they're learning "a skill" that will make their sex lives or sexuality better.

If you're interested in pursuing this opportunity, send a few workshop titles or ideas that would fit goals and format stated above. Descriptive titles, possible section titles, sample exercises
would all be helpful.

Email the details of your experience/qualifications to write in the field, and samples of your writing or links to samples to Lisa Chavez at magazine@friendfinderinc.com.

Also feel free to ask questions and to suggest your compensation requirements.

The State of Erotica

Gracie Passette, editor at both Sex-Kitten.net and Tit-Elation.com, writes in her blog a piece called Erotica: The Little Sister Who Suffers In The Shadows in which she discusses the status of the genre.

For more on the status of erotica publishing & sales:

Erotica on the Rocks

Erotica in Australian Libraries: Are We Negligent Collection Managers?

Too darn hot: Romance fans clash over a new breed of explicit, kinky love story. (1999)

Avoiding the Potholes: Adventures in Genre-Crossing

Book marketing and success in black

Literature & Awards in glbtq works

The Resurgence of Erotic Literature (1998)

Joel Rickett on the latest news from the publishing industry (2005)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Erotica Site Featured at AVN!

Today Tit-Elation was featured, front page news at AVNOline!

It's very unusual for 'The Big Boys' who primarily feature porn sites with big name stars to run any stories on erotica, let alone to be featured on the front page. You can read the story here - and let's hope this is a sign that erotica & story sites will be taken as seriously as picture/movie sites!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Stiletto Flash Contest

From Desdemona:

A stiletto is a type of shoe with a very high, spiked heel. It is also a kind of knife.

Your job as an author of erotica is to write a story, 500 words or less, featuring a stiletto. We expect your story to be unique and hot as hell. How you use your stiletto is up to you. Weapon, footwear, or metaphor for the injustice of modern socio-economic systems - anything you can think of is fine with us. Just be original.

Fitting all that into 500 words may be difficult, but we know you are up to it.

Our 2006 Stiletto Flash is an erotic flash contest. There is no entry fee. Stories must be received by Wednesday, February 1, 2006. Prizes will be awarded to the judges three favorite stories:

First prize: $200
Second prize: $100
Third prize: $50

Honorable mention prizes of $20 will be awarded at the discretion of desdmona.com and the judges. Winners will be picked by a panel of judges and will be based on quality of writing, erotic appeal, and originality. Please, be imaginative! The winning stories and honorable mentions
will be displayed on desdmona.com on Wednesday, February 15, 2006.

Complete contest information and rules here.

Reading for Writers

"That's the beauty of erotica, it can add to any existing genre, or stand on its own." So says Michael Bracken in Writing Erotic Mysteries

"Erotica is not pornography, though it can contain pornography. The primary difference is that the single purpose of pornography is to sexually arouse the reader, period. There is not much of a plotline, if any, and there is no character development. Erotica, on the other hand, tends to have a genuine story, which helps to emphasize the erotic elements. There may be character development through the course of the story, and there is a much greater emphasis on the thoughts and emotions of the characters. Make sure you know which of these you are writing before you start." Written by Poison Pen & posted, along with other basic tips for erotica writers, here.

For a very basic overview, see Erotic literature
at Wikipedia

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Romance

Romantic Short Love Stories is always looking for submissions:

Romantic short stories that are geared toward the attraction between a man and woman but not necessarily the act of making love, are better suited for my magazine. I seek stories that create sensualism and the tug-of-war of sexual attraction, but stories that keep it vague concerning what goes on in the bedroom.

Occasionaly I receive short stories from writers that are exactly what I'm looking for, however the love scenes are too graphic. If I come across stories like this, I generally contact the writer and ask if they would be willing to allow me to edit the love scenes and if they like the way it's edited and consent to having it published, then I will publish their work.

(This may be 'too clean' for some of you - but it's a paying gig which can help you work on the story elements/relationships in your writing!)

With the exception of true love stories, all other work may be previously published (aka be a reprint). I also accept work that has never been published before from beginning writers and established writers. Simultaneous submissions are also accepted.

Contributors of accepted work receive a free one year subscription to my Club Romance, in which they may view their work, read romance stories, poetry, and more.

Poets also receive $3/per poem, those who send in their true love stories also receive $15/per true love story, and short story writers also receive $25-50/per short story. Payment is upon publication, with the exception of queried short stories in which writers receive half of the payment up front and half after work is completed.

See the complete guidelines and use their bulletin board for specific ideas.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Whispers (by Scarlet Publishing)

Call placed by Scarlet Publishing for their Whispers imprint:

What we're looking for: Spicy, sensual love stories which leave a reader breathless, intense plots, alpha males, strong heroines and sizzling dialogue. Though strong conflict is necessary, it should not detract from the passionate relationship. Sub-plots should be kept to a minimum as should secondary characters.

We will not accept any story outside the bounds of sexual relationship between consenting adults. We are not seeking menage a trois, BDSM (light bondage okay), homosexuality, bestiality (or any illegal activity, for that matter).

Stories should be 25,000 words or less with a minimum of 10,000 words.

Any genre is accepted at present.

Send detailed query which should include:

a brief bio
a blurb about the book and your publishing credits
your name, address and telephone number
Include the first chapter of your story.
Also, please send a complete marketing plan which should include:

Email query to whispers_submissions@scarletpublishing.com.

** Please note that without a detailed marketing plan, your submission will not be considered. For a complete list of what they deem a complete marketing plan, see their submission guidelines page.

Please allow at least one month for a response to your initial queries. Follow-up responses may take longer depending on our current level of submissions.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Voice & Writing Talents

Podgasmic is looking for

Voice talent for their erotic CDs. Must be able to act & be over 18.

Then send your demo MP3 (no longer than one minute) to podgasmic@mac.com.

They are also looking for writers for future projects. Use the same email for contact.

Compensation: These are paid opportunites - email for specifics.

Lesbian Travelrotica

Alyson Books posts this call:

Everyone loves to travel—the idea of strange new lands, sexy new people to meet... and the dangerous allure of the unknown. Toss is an erotic encounter, and you've got a vacation to remember. We are looking for the hottest stories of those travelers both seasoned and unseasoned, these lusty ladies looking for adventure in foreign lands and exotic locales—and of the women they meet. Whether your story is from the perspective of the traveler or the local lady, the editors at Alyson Books want your story for our new anthology of "travelrotica."

For consideration, please submit your story to erotica@alyson.com, and email it as a Word attachment. Include the name "travelrotica" in the subject line. Remember to include your name,
pseudonym, address, phone number, and email address, for contact purposes.

Stories due: January 15, 2006

For The Girls

Call for Submissions from For The Girls:

We are seeking submissions for our new “True Confessions” column. This section aims to feature real-life stories of sexual adventures, preferably with a humorous twist. We want to hear amusing anecdotes about first times, best times or only times, amazing erotic triumphs or fabulous
sexual disasters. It can cover almost any topic, so long as it involves sex (see below for conditions).

Articles should be 600 to 1000 words in length. The column should be written for a female heterosexual audience. The stories should inform as well as entertain, and be true to life. Ideally we want to hear from someone new each month, however if your work is fabulous we'll consider commissioning further articles.

For The Girls will retain exclusive electronic rights to the work for six months and non-exclusive rights indefinitely.

Email submissions to: writing@forthegirls.com. We prefer .doc or .txt attachments with no html formatting, but will also accept submissions in the body of the email. Subject heading should be "True Confessions Submission"

Payment: $50 per piece.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Valentine's Day anthology

Call from Ocean's Mist Press:

In celebration of our upcoming Valentine's Day anthology coming to print, OMP is hosting a contest. We are looking for a title for the anthology and the grand prize is a free copy of the "print" Valentine's Day book.

So put on your thinking caps and forward your entries to noemi@oceansmistpress.com.

Deadline: December 26, 2005.

And the winner, err, loser is:

The winning passage reads:

"And he came hard in her mouth and his dick jumped around and rattled on her teeth and he blacked out and she took his dick out of her mouth and lifted herself from his face and whipped the pillow away and he gasped and glugged at the air, and he came again so hard that his dick wrenched out of her hand and a shot of it hit him straight in the eye and stung like nothing he'd ever had in there, and he yelled with the pain, but the yell could have been anything, and as she grabbed at his dick, which was leaping around like a shower dropped in an empty bath, she scratched his back deeply with the nails of both hands and he shot three more times, in thick stripes on her chest. Like Zorro."

The passage is from Giles Coren's book "Winkler".

For more, read Giles Coren wins 'Bad Sex in Fiction' award.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

New Concepts Publishing

New Concepts is always open to submissions.

They publish novels & anthologies in the following areas:

* erotic and spicy romances
* carnal paranormal romances
* futuristic &/or sci-fi erotic romances

They seek straight & gay works.

See their guidelines for more information.