Sunday, June 25, 2006

Yaoi Press

Yaoi Press Call for Submissions

Yaoi Press is a publisher of original English language yaoi manga. Yaoi is stories about men in love with men for women readers drawn in the Japanese manga style.

We are currently looking for comic book scripts for the third volume of our Yaoi Hentai series. Yaoi Hentai is an Adults Only book.

The sex is the most important thing in the story. 1/3 of a story's page count should be setting up love scenes, 2/3rds of the page count should be graphic male/male homosexual sex. Stories should be 20-60 graphic novel pages long.

Stories must have a strong element of romance and emotion. No sex between strangers as the main theme. Bondage is a popular yaoi theme, but there must be romantic electricity between master and slave. Putting the characters in a society where the master naturally has power over the slave (e.g.king/vassel) is a customary set up. Anal intercourse has to happen at least once per story. Sexplay should be creative and meticulously described for the artists. Stories often fall into subgenres like science fiction, gothic, historical, horror, fantasy, et al. All characters in the sex scenes must be 18 or older.

Scripts must be written with 'manga' in mind. There are fewer panels on manga pages than on pages of Western comic books. Writers should include a great deal of detail. We want to see lots of sound effects in the script, and action and emotion effects (words like flinch, stare, grope, pang). In many stories there should be occasional humorous scenes with superdeformed/chibi characters. Characters should also be described in a superdeformed or exaggerated way when expressing a strong emotion when this fits with the tone of the story/scene.

Please follow the submissions guidelines.

Compensation: Writer's pay is $10 per graphic novel page. Pay can be higher if placing your name on the cover of the book causes us to anticipate significantly higher sales.

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