Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Velvet Mafia

Velvet Mafia: Dangerous Queer Fiction call:

The best gay fiction contains an element of the erotic, the adventure of sexual conquest, and the mystery of unexplored territory. Velvet Mafia seeks alternative gay literary fiction, poetry and erotica for future quarterly issues and planned anthologies.

The best gay fiction contains an element of the erotic, the adventure of sexual conquest, and the mystery of unexplored territory. Velvet Mafia seeks alternative gay literary fiction, poetry and erotica for future quarterly issues and planned anthologies. We want work that dares to step over the line, fiction with teeth. It can be sensual, dark, sexy, indecent, experimental, hard or raw, so long as the story makes us sit up and pay attention.

Work must be gay male focused. Does this mean that all the characters must be gay men? No. Does this mean that the author must be a gay man? No. Does this mean we will publish fiction by women? Yes, as long as the story is focused on a gay man.

We are now accepting work that has previously been published. If the piece has been published, indicate when and where.

We request First Electronic Serial Rights, which allows you to republish your work after the three month run of the issue. We will maintain your work in our archive for the run of the site.

Send work as the body of an email or as a Microsoft Word or Rich Text File (RTF) attachment. Make sure to include your name, an email address where you can be contacted, your mailing address and a short bio.

Please send just one story you think is right for us... if we want more, we'll ask for it.

Submissions will be responded to within two to three months, inquiries will be responded to immediately.

Email Submissions to: editor@velvetmafia.com

For more inforamtion, please read their guidelines.

Deadlines: Velvet Mafia will publish quarterly on the internet. Our issues will be available on February 1st, May 1st, August 1st & November 1st.

Compensation: Exposure and banner space to advertise your site.

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Velvet Mafia also accepts book reviews:

"Velvet Mafia is looking for book reviews of queer/bent literature and erotica. Contact the editor if you want to have your book reviewed, or if you want to post a review."

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Velvet Mafia is associated with Outsider Ink, which is also looking for submisstions of short fiction, poetry, artwork, photography and artist profiles.

Submit all work to editor@outsiderink.com with a short bio and other publications you have been seen in, if applicable. We do consider simultaneous submissions and are especially interested in emerging artists who have not yet been published.

See their submission guidelines for more information.

Compensation: Appears to be for the exposure.

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