Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Best of the Erotica Readers and Writers Association

ERWA will be creating an anthology, called Cream: The Best of the Erotica Readers and Writers Association, to be edited by Lisabet Sarai, and to be published in the fall of 2006 by Avalon Publishing Group (either Blue Moon Books or Thunder's Mouth Press).

Lisabet Sarai's call is here:

This collection of fiction from the Erotica Readers and Writers Association website will showcase the originality, breadth and imagination of ERWA contributors. We want to offer the world an oversized sampling of the arousing, humorous, and thought-provoking work that appears on the
ERWA site every month. I would like to include at least thirty authors, and hope to use the ERWA weekend themes as an organizing device for at least part of the volume. I also plan to include a limited selection of ERWA's signature flashers.

You may submit any story which has appeared in the ERWA galleries (regular or feature galleries) at any time since ERWA's inception. I prefer work which has not been subsequently been published in print, but I will consider it, especially if the story appeared more than two years ago.

I am primarily looking for full length stories, and especially theme stories (I've promised the publisher at least 300 pages!), but I also will choose some quickies and flashers. (No poetry please, for this collection.)

Each author may submit up to three pieces (across all categories). I do not expect to include more than one piece per author, however, since I really want to offer a sense of ERWA's wonderful variety.

I'm interested in any or all genres, sexual orientations, atmospheres, and topics. While quality writing and literary craft are important, I'm also definitely seeking stories that turn me on.

Submit your work as PLAIN TEXT in the body of an email - just as you would for Storytime. No HTML, no special characters, no attachments, just vanilla text! Please keep the line length under 60 characters, and use a blank line to separate paragraphs.

If you submit more than one piece, include each one in a separate email message.

Please preface your story with the following information:

o Your pen name
o Your real name
o Your postal address
o Your preferred email address
o Date that your story appeared on the ERWA site (at least the year, ideally the month)
o If your story was written in response to a theme weekend, what was the theme.
o IMPORTANT: If your story has previously appeared in print, indicate
when and where, plus a statement that you hold necessary rights for it to appear in this anthology.

Email your stories to:

Deadline for submissions is FEBRUARY 28, 2006. I will send an email acknowledgement for each submission. I will notify contributors about acceptance by APRIL 15, 2006.

Payment for accepted work will be as follows:

Full length stories $50
Quickies $25
Flashers $10

Payment will be made after publication.

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