Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Romance Writers Gig

From Cheryl Wright:

As you know, in addition to Writer2Writer, I also own a website for romance writers – http://www.romancewriter2writer.com

Since last year I’ve had a regular romance columnist, which has proven to be incredibly popular. For personal reasons my columnist has resigned, which means I’m now looking for some to take over.

This is a paying gig, (the pay is not huge, but it is paying) and the guidelines can be found here: http://www.writer2writer.com/guidelines.htm

I am also in the market for additional articles about romance writing – on an ongoing basis – so if you’re interested in writing articles, but don’t want to be tied down to having to produce every month, this could suit you.

Articles will be posted at both sites, and may also appear in the newsletter. Currently Writer2Writer has – on average - 40,000 hits per month, and the ezine has over 2300 subscribers – that transcribes to a lot of exposure. Romance Writer2Writer is a brand new site, so hits are low right now, (about 100 hits per day) but I expect this to improve dramatically with time.

For full information, please visit here.

Black Writers Reunion & Conference 2006 Update

GROUP RATE DISCOUNT EXPIRES JUNE 14! RESERVE YOUR ROOM SOON!
Be sure to reserve your room at the Radisson before June 14, when the BWRC group rate discount expires! Call 800-333-3333 and request the BWRC group rate at the Northwest Highway location.

EDITOR CRITIQUES - DEADLINE: MAY 30
Critiquing services will made available by several publishing industry professionals with expertise in screenplays, nonfiction, literary poetry, book proposals, and all types of fiction including Christian juvenile and youth fiction as well as query letters and synopses. Material must be submitted by May 30. Mail submissions must be received no later than June 6, 2006. Visit http://www.blackwriters.org/extras.html for more information.

AGENT CRITIQUES - DEADLINE: JUNE 7
The agent critiques are perfect for those who feel their material is ready for submission and would professional feedback on their package (query letter, manuscript format, and overall presentation) before submitting it to an agent or editor. Visit http://www.blackwriters.org/extras.html for more information.

PUBLISHER PITCHES
Parker Publishing will be scheduling pitches from authors at the conference. Visit the conference website for more information. http://www.parker-publishing.com

EXHIBITOR BOOTHS AVAILABLE
Spots are currently available for sponsors and author exhibitors. Updated information has been posted on the conference website with special fees and information available for authors. Vendor booths are being assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We have up to 80 author booths and 12 exhibitor booths. Visit for information about becoming a BWRC sponsor/exhibitor.

ADVERTISE WITH BWRC
Advertising opportunities are now available on the website and in the conference program. Visit for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLISHERS AND AGENTS
Opportunities are still available for other agents, editors, and publishers to get involved with this event. Contact me ASAP if interested in participating.

STILL TO COME!
Friday night events, including the Open Mic Poetry Jam, reunion activities, and more!


Tia Shabazz
Conference Director
Black Writers Reunion & Conference
Dallas, TX - July 14-16, 2006
http://www.blackwriters.org
bwrc2006@blackwriters.org

Guidelines for Submissions to Anthology: Chance Encounters: Chance Happenings

Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name. Anatole France

One chance is all you need.
Jesse Owens

If you want to be successful, you must either have a chance or take one.
Unknown

Chance plays a major role in daily living. Our lives change according to whether or not we took a chance or whether we chose to ignore it. Tell us your story. Real or imagined.

Story length: 2,000-4,000 words,
Style: compelling, strong, humorous, real or imagined.

No previously published stories,
After publication, rights revert back to author,
May submit multiple stories,
Manuscripts will not be returned without an SASE,
Finalists will be notified after the submission deadline has passed.

Each submission must include:
Story title,
Author’s name,
Author’s mailing address,
Author’s phone number,
Author’s email,
Author’s bio,
Word count.

Submissions must be typed in 12 point type.
No electronic submissions.
Stories will be edited as necessary.

Pays 1 contributor’s copy upon publication for one-time rights. Rights revert back to author after publication.

Deadline: January 31, 2007

Submissions should be mailed with SASE to:

Editors
A Measure of Words
94 Wheeler Road
Hollis, NH 03049

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Michaeline at mdelllafera@charter.net or mdellafera@rivier.edu

Area Writers Wanted for September Authors' Fair

MISSOURI Author Book Signing:

The Springfield-Greene County Library District is currently taking registration information from local writers and writers' groups who wish to participate in the second annual "Authors' Fair" on Saturday, September 9, 2006. The main event will take place from 10 a.m.-noon in the concourse of the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Authors will be welcome to continue signing books until 2 p.m. Interested authors should contact Community Relations Copywriter Sarah Jane Rosendahl at 417-874-8120, extension 219, or e-mail her at sarahr@mail.sgcl.org.

The Authors' Fair is an annual event for local authors to network with others in their field as well as sign and sell copies of their works. The book signing will be limited to 75 authors and 5 writers groups. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis.

For more information, call Sarah Rosendahl at 417-874-8120, extension 219.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruite Zine, the original slash fiction magazine for girls who like boys who like boys (and said boys, of course!), is accepting submissions of fiction and articles, as well as art.

The deadline for the September 2006 issue is 21 July and the issue will have an 'urban (contemporary) fantasy' theme.

For more information, see their Submission Guidelines.

Jovian Pleasures

Jupiter World Press launches Jovian Pleasures, its new erotic science fiction and fantasy imprint.

We electronically publish stories up to 11,000 words and pay a royalty of 30% cover price paid
monthly. All stories must be erotic and also must contain science fiction/fantasy elements.

Read the full writer's guidelines for more information.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Sensually Scary

Call For Submissions: Erotic Dreams zine - October 2006

Several times during the year, we have special themes for our issues. While we encourage stories relevant to the theme, we will still accept non-themed pieces.

For the Erotic Dreams October issue, we want sensually scary tales. Make us shiver in our seats and look over our shoulders, half-praying to be part of your story, and half- thankful that we aren't.

What we accept:

We are open to all romance and erotic romance works. M/m and f/f, m/f with elements of fetish, BDSM, D/s, threesome, transgender, crossdressing, or in that vein, m/f without. We enjoy a good romance as much as we enjoy stories with the full juicy details.

If you have any questions or are unsure whether your story would fit with us, just email:
sablestgermain@eroticdreamspublishing.com.

Terms of our contract:

Copyright of all the stories, poems, artwork and articles remain with the relevant authors and artists.

Erotic Dreams asks for electronic rights to post the author's work on the Erotic Dreams site for two years. If the author wants their material removed (after the run of the designated issue, of course), they can email us and we will remove it.

For more information on Erotic Dreams, see their Submission Form/Guidelines.

Deadline: July 30, 3006

Compensation:

Fiction: 1000 to 2000 words. Accepted stories -- $25.
Articles: Up to 1000 words. Accepted articles -- $15.
Poems: No particular word count. Accepted poems -- $10.
Artwork: Accepted artwork -- $20.
Fiction Series: We occasionally accept stories of 5000 -
7000 (or so) words as a series. Accepted series -- $50.

Word is Bondage

Word is Bondage is an erotica project which will seek to bring together contributions from well-known writers as well as my favourite emcees and singer-songwriters. It is hoped that the anthology will be released in the fourth quarter of 2006. We seek original short stories and poetry that are highly creative and lyrical in language.

Submission criteria:

- Short stories should be between 600 - 3500 words.

- Poetry should not exceed 120 lines

-You can submit up to 3 pieces for consideration; previously published
work will be considered

- Submissions are strictly electronic and should be sent to: Bondage@shesgotthatvibe.com

Editor: Marriane San Miguel
Publisher: Flipped Eye Publishing, Limited
Deadline: 30th August 2006

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Ever Been on a Bad Date?

Associated Content is awarding $100 to the top Worst Date Ever story that is submitted from now through Thursday, May 25th. And they're sending an additional $100 to the winner’s selected charity of choice.

Details:

- Submit your dating story (of at least 500 words) using the non-payment option until midnight EST next Thursday night. Your submission will be instantly posted to the site.

- Use the exact headline: Worst Date Ever in the headline field, and select the Lifestyles: Dating & Relationships category.

The winner will be selected based on a combination of User Ratings, Content Managers’ picks, and page views. So, submit your story, and send it to your friends! Encourage them to submit their own dating horror stories by signing up to become a Content Producer! We award $50 to the three top referrals per month- the next winner could be you!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Palmprint Erotic CP Short Story Competition 2006

Palmprint is pleased to announce its fourth annual short story competition to encourage and showcase tomorrow’s CP writers.

The winner and two runners up will be selected from all eligible entries based solely on merit. First prize is GBP 100, 2nd is GBP 50 and 3rd is GBP 25.

The contest rules are:

1. Send a short story or fantasy which you’ve written and which features adult corporal punishment. The competition will be judged by Sarah Veitch.

2. The story must be between 2000 and 4000 words, your own original work, previously unpublished and must not have appeared on the internet. Your work must not be offered to other publications (print or internet) until after the competition.

3. There is no restriction on entrant’s country of dwelling but entrants must be aged 18+

4. Submissions may be word processed or typed. Keep a copy as we can’t return any entries. Only one entry per person is allowed. The winning entries will appear in a future issue of Submission spankzine and may be edited. By entering the competition you agree to this.

5. At the top of the first sheet you must state ‘Palmprint Erotic CP Short Story Competition 2006’, the title of your story, its word count (to nearest 100 is fine) and your name and postal address. All pages should be numbered and stapled together in the top left hand corner.

6. Entries must be posted to:

Palmprint Publications
PO Box 392
Weston-Super-Mare
BS23 3ZS
England

Ensure that sufficient postage is applied - we will not pay for postage due. Email submissions will not be accepted and will be deleted unread.

7. If you want acknowledgement that your entry has been successfully received then enclose a stamped self- addressed envelope that we can simply post back to you. Alternatively, include an email address if you wish an email acknowledgement.

8. The closing date is 31st August 2006 and competition winners will be informed by 30th September 2006. So if you haven’t heard from us by then you are free to send your work elsewhere. The winners will be contacted to determine the author name to be printed in Submission, together with brief biographic information if desired. The winners will also be announced on Palmprint’s website at www.palmprint.co.uk

9. There is no entry fee for the competition. All prize monies will be paid by Palmprint via Pounds Sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank.

10. Stories or fantasies that contain incest, rape, racism, torture, characters under the age of 18 or any similar transgression will be disqualified.

11. For our sanity, no correspondence by letter, telephone or email will be entertained either during or after the competition.

12. At the discretion of Palmprint but with approval from the individual authors, a paperback anthology of adult punishment erotic short stories will be published in 2007 formed from the winning and commended entries from this and the three previous years’ competitions.

13. The anonymity of all entrants will be respected. Contact details supplied as part of competition entries will not be disclosed to any third party and will not be used by Palmprint for its own marketing purposes.

These competition rules may be distributed or published without the permission of Palmprint Publications.

Sexy Articles for Women

A request at Constant Content:

I want smart, sexy, and intelligent writing in darn near all areas. Columns, articles, stories, etc... the focus is on the adoration of hot men (yes MEN).

The theme is female-focused fun. Be it sexual, food, drink, etc.

Amount of articles: Open
Price per article: $30-40
Length of article: Open, but typically less than 1200

Subjects: If it all ties into our key themes, it will be seriously considered. Subject doesn't matter as much as how it ties into our themes.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions as needed. Also, be creative and inventive. A new spin on a familiar topic, a different angle or perspective... this is what we're looking for.

For more information, register/login at Constant Content.

(Note: Constant Content often has reguests for articles on sexuality for website & blog use -- so even if this request is filled early, and no other similar requests are seen, the articles are often purchased by regular buyers at the site.)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Reflection's Edge

Reflection's Edge accepts fiction submissions, including erotica, and non-fiction essays about an aspect of genre fiction.

The author retains all print rights and anthology rights. We do not announce our decision on the recipient of the $50 "feature" bonus until shortly before publication, and the winner is selected from pieces we have already chosen to publish. Please do not send us stories on condition that we "feature" you; our feature choice is non-negotiable.

Compensation: Upon publication, we pay a $15 honorarium for first electronic publishing rights and the right to archive your story. We award a $50 bonus to our favorite story or essay each month, which we "feature" as the first and most visible title listed on our website. (This is the online equivalent of a cover story.)

For more information, see their submissions page.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Quick Exposure Gigs

I Liked Your Profile: A Collection of the Most Absurd Online Dating Emails, is seeking submissions. Check out the blog and consider making a submission. Thanks!

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TheHuckleBuck is a website dedicated to sports, random & obscure humor, and everything in between. We are currently looking to add some female writers to our staff; if you're interested, please email us (when emailing us, just give a brief description of your style of writing; and what it is that you'd like to contribute - anything goes).

We don't get paid, and God only knows if we will (translation = neither will you); right now we're focusing on building up an audience and getting some really good content. Once we get the ball rolling we'll try to help out our staff with some money or coke, or both.

So why write for us? You'll get full credit for all your work; your own page on our site that you can fill with whatever the balls you want; another page that your name will appear on via google.

Check out the site, and if you're interested, drop us a line and we'll go from there.

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Grindhouse Press is currently accepting writing submissions for issue #3 (expected release mid-may) in any and all the following genres:

exploitation, sexploitation, gonzo journalism, pulp, transgressive, ultra-violent, dark comedy, spaghetti western, mondo, noir, horror, erotica, drug culture, anarchist, and cult literature

writing submission include any of the following:

short stories, flash fiction, novellas, comic strips, graphic novels, gonzo-style nonfiction, articles, serials, screen-plays, 1-act plays, and poetry

your writing will not be censored in anyway and you are not confined to a word count, any length is fine. if it’s well written and fits then it’s in.

there is no charge for submitting, but there is also no pay for being featured. we are a free publication without advertisers, run by a group of writers, artists and journalists that believe in uncensored/unedited literary freedom and supplying a free medium with which to showcase and honor it.

if you’re interested in submitting: please include a short bio, your submission in a .doc or .rtf file or pasted into the body of your email, a photo if you want it to appear with your work and all contact information and email it to: submissions@grindhousepress.com

Linden Bay Romance

Call for submissions for Stroke of Midnight Anthology

Throughout history, witches have populated the stories we tell. Medea and Circe from Greek legend, Schathach, teacher to Cuchullain, in Celtic tradition, Macbeth s wyrd sisters, Glinda the Good and her nemesis The Wicked Witch of the West, even Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Willow
Rosenberg of Buffy fame. All powerful witches, all very different women.

Now the witches are coming to Linden Bay.

We are looking for your best short stories involving witches and witchcraft. Any genre is welcome, and don t hesitate to turn those stereotypes on their heads! The best submissions will be chosen for the Linden Bay Stroke of Midnight anthology, to be released in October.

So put down your broomsticks and pick up your pens!

What we're looking for: Erotic romances incorporating a witch as a main character or witchcraft in its many flavors as a major theme. Linden Bay's focus is on love in all of its forms, so we're looking for stories of a compelling relationship leading to a happily ever sometime. We
are not looking for stories containing pedophilia, sexual violence or bestiality. While we are primarily a hetero publisher, we are willing to consider well-written same sex partnerships that adhere to our other requirements.

Length: 5,000-12,000 words

Submissions: Put the words [Stroke of Midnight] in the subject line so your submission can be forwarded to the proper editor. All submissions must conform to the standard guidelines for Linden Bay submissions and the requirements listed above.

Send inquires and submissions to: submissions@lindenbayromance.com

Deadline: Midnight EST of August 4th, 2005

Compensation: Linden Bay Romance is a royalty paying publisher in both electronic and POD formats. We typically pay royalties of 37% of gross proceeds on every e-book sale and 25% of net on every print-on-demand sale. Authors will receive a formal contract, details of which are available upon
request.