Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Do Unto Others

While I am busy trying to catch up on posting all the calls and news, I'd like to remind you of a few courtesies...

* Please Name Drop When submitting or contacting a publication, editor or other contact regarding a posting you found here at Naughty Words, please tell them where you found the information. This helps ensure they continue to contact me regarding calls for submissions and other news, which makes it much easier and less time consuming for me. It's also a nice way to keep in the practice of networking.

* Please Drop Some Coins in the ol' tip jar via Amazon. Many of you are here daily, or at least weekly, and quite a number of you are here several times a day (I know, I check my stats!) Obviously you consider this a worthy resource. Please consider the service I provide and ask yourself, "Isn't it worth a few dollars?" There's a box displayed on the right side of this blog for a reason...

Please consider these actions as polite ways to thank me for my time and effort as well as to urge me to continue this blog. While emails and posts are kind reminders of my help, and most welcome, there are many days that as a writer on deadlines it is all too easy to ignore this service.


joe r. taylor said...

I've read the rules and regulations; where do I sign up; what happens when I submit; the length of work, check on progress, who judges, and what are the guidelines...??? Isn't there a free tour,...or, something similiar?

NaughtyWords said...

Hi Joe,

This is a blog that lists, among other things, calls for submissions at various publications. I don't receive submissions nor publish them here.

So your questions on lenght of work, where to submit etc are posted in each call -- or you will find that information at the website (or via the contact information listed with the call).

You, and anyone, may read here freely -- the donation system allows anyone who finds this service that I provide to thank me for it.

I hope this clarifies things for you! :)

Anonymous said...

When submission requirements say "no underage sex" what exactly does it mean? I'm based in the UK where the age of consent is 16 and I know there are some jurisdications in the States where criminal liability will depend on how close (or otherwise) in age are the two young folks involved. So is sixteen ok but not fifteen? Eighteen but not seventeen? And is it the same for straight and gay sex? Obviously below and above a certain age it's going to be clear, but there's that grey area. Thanks

Silent-Porn-Star said...

Anon, typically this means characters must be over 18. Even in age play stories and stories with 'kids at college' most pubs will want it stated in the character description that the age is 18 or 19.

Again, the legal age varies by location, but over 18 is the norm in the US. Some pubs may prefer over 21 (if their local demands it), so when in doubt, ask the publisher. Or mention in your cover letter that the character's age can be changed from 19 to 21 (for example) if they prefer such for legal reasons.