Monday, July 31, 2006

Ho's, Hustlers, Call-Girls & Rent-Boys: Prostitutes Writing on Life, Love, Work, Sex and Money

Hoes, Hustlers, Call-Girls & Rent Boys is a collection of writing by people who have taken money to have sex. It¹s not academics theorizing about prostitutes, or moviemakers imagining what it might be like, or authors pretending they've been hookers. This book is writing by people who are, or were, actually in the Life. In their own words. Their own voices. Raw, uncensored, unfiltered. Not just about turning tricks. About life, love, work, money and everything and anything else. This is a historical document that entertains as it illuminates an underrepresented
segment of society that has no voice, that's shamed and glamorized, ostracized and glorified, reviled and worshipped.

Ho's, Hustlers, Call-Girls & Rent-Boys began in a basement in San Francisco at a writers workshop for people who exchanged sex for money. For two years, every Tuesday afternoon, we sat in that basement and we wrote about pets, first love, things that seemed to be a good idea at the time. Whatever. Then we went out and asked people from all over the world who worked in the sex business to give us their writing.

Prostitutes walk among us and we don't even know it. Ho's, Hustlers, Call-Girls & Rent-Boys strips away the glitter and stiletto heels, the myths, prejudices and misperceptions, and humanizes the men and women who we pay for sex.

Only qualification for writers: you've turned a trick. Be anonymous or use your real name. I'm looking for writing on any relevant subject. But here are some suggestions if you'd like them:

Your biography
Pets
Best friend
To do list
Roommate
First trick
Worst trick
Best trick
Something I Did that I Knew I Shouldn't
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Email submissions and inquiries to David Henry Sterry: sterryhead@earthlink.net

Editor: David Henry Sterry
Publisher: A publisher has not yet been secured for this call.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2006
Payment: This is a cooperative venture, profits will be shared with writers.

Single State Of The Union

Single Women Speak Out about Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness

Are single women happy individualists? Neurotic man-hunters? Bunny boilers with bad perms? Are we confused or content? Lonely or lively? Angry or ambitious? Or possibly none?or all?of the above? No one seems to know. In fact, it would appear we're at a cultural crossroads as social arbiters desperately try to figure out if the new single woman is a card-carrying member of the Quirky Alone movement or if she's more
comfortable mincing about in a strapless prom dress making cow eyes at The Bachelor.

Single State of the Union is a collection of personal essays that attempt to answer these questions by offering a big picture view of what it means to be a single woman today. We've all read the bad date stories, seen the sassy tales of Cosmo-swilling sirens in search of Prada bags and/or powerful men. What we've seen less of, though, are the stories that reflect the full monty of the single female experience...essays that depict her creative ability, her intellectual pursuits, her physical achievements, relationships with family, friends and pets, weird science projects and obsessive Pez collections. Is singlehood cause for celebration or serious soul-searching? Is it love or not having to do somebody's laundry (including your own) that makes the world go 'round'? In a nutshell, what's the cultural zeitgeist on the new single woman?

Single State of the Union seeks well-written essays that are revealing, rewarding, wry and that give voice to the good, bad and ugly of life as a single woman in a society that idealizes -- even fetishizes -- marriage. This particular collection is not so much looking for stories about dating or the search for love (at least in the traditional sense) but stories of life, liberty, and our individual pursuits of happiness, whether through music, misadventure, motherhood, or all of the above.
Essays from women of all ages (18-88) and all situations (single, dating,
"living in sin," recently married, divorced, widowed, etc) are welcome --
as long as they are on point.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the editors are primarily interested in essays dealing with the following topics:

- Filthy Lucre: Single women and money.
- For the Love of Art: Life as a musician/writer/painter/performance artist
- On Our Own: Secret single behavior, issues of loneliness, home repair horrors, etc.
- Obsessions: Single women and their addictions to clothes/fashion, TV shows, alcohol, etc.
- I Married Adventure: Road trips, mountain-climbing, adventures at sea. Danger, intrigue, enlightenment, romance and laughter on the road.
- Best Friends Forever: Single women and their friendships (with men and other women).
- The Egg and I: Pregnancy, hormonal frenzies, the search for Mr. Right Sperm Donor.
- Army of One: Battles with cancer, professional skirmishes, military service, physical accomplishments, mother-daughter duels, tales of revenge, etc.


EDITOR: Diane Mapes has written essays on pop culture, the single life, television, travel, naked sushi, and more for Bust, Christian Science Monitor, Health, Los Angeles Times, Mental Floss, MSNBC.com, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Times, Washington Post, and the recent anthology Single Woman of a Certain Age. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she studied journalism at Western Washington University and creative writing at the University of Washington where she won two awards for her fiction. Her
popular reported essays about dating for the Seattle Times were the springboard for her first book, a humorous look at today's courtship practices, How to Date in a Post-Dating World (Sasquatch Books, 2006). She currently lives in Seattle and is happily single.

LENGTH: 1,000-3,000 words

FORMAT: Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. Please include your address, phone number, email address, and a short bio on the last page. Essays will not be returned.

SUBMITTING: Electronic submissions only, please. Send essay as a Word or Rich Text Format file (with .doc or .rtf extension) to single_state@hotmail.com. Put ?SINGLE STATE SUBMISSION? in the subject line. Please direct any inquiries to single_state@hotmail.com.

REPLY: Editor cannot reply to every submission personally. Please allow until September 1, 2006, for a response. If you haven't received a response by then, please assume your essay has not been selected.

Publisher: Seal Press, an imprint of Avalon Publishing Group
Deadline: August 1, 2006
Payment: $100 plus two books

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

BITCH Magazine

How do I write for BITCH Magazine?

We are always looking for new contributors. Please see our writer's guidelines, which has our current call for submissions, for more information on what we're looking for and how to pitch us.

No phone calls, please!

Compensation: Does pay; information and rates on their guidelines page.

Juno Books

Juno Books, making it's debut in October 2006, is a new imprint of Prime Books and Wildside Press. Juno Books will be distributed by Diamond Distributors.

Juno publishes fantasy featuring strong female characters in richly-imagined contexts with romantic or erotic elements. Otherworldly romance, an adventurous quest, dark secrets, light
humor, deep desires, high imagination, mystery, metaphysics, magic, myth...swept into the past, set in the future, or happening right now. Stories that go beyond the ordinary and take the reader with them.


Juno is currently looking for novels from 60,000 to 100,000 words in length. Although our books might be called "paranormal romance", don't let either word frighten you off. "Paranormal" means "beyond the ordinary" and "romance" means "an exciting and/or mysterious quality as of a heroic time or adventure" as well as "a story dealing with love".

We are looking for adventures for women (and don't mind if they appeal to men, too). Books that are exciting, romantic, fulfilling, and fun...suspenseful, stimulating, sensual, and dark...fantastic, astonishing, wondrous, and wild...mythic, magical, meaningful, and
passionate...imaginative, speculative, erotic and extraordinary...any mixture of elements you may imagine. We want stories with strong female characters or women who grow and become empowered -- women discovering themselves and discovering new worlds. Fascinating characters interacting in plausible well-built worlds. Romance, eroticism, and sex must be inherent to the story.

We are open to fantasy, science/futuristic/speculative fiction, otherworldly or supernatural beings, modern characters in the past, alternate history, love that lasts across time, magical or psychic abilities, occult detectives, historical supernatural horror, and cross mixes; traditional or non-traditional ethnicity or sexual orientation, as well as the more traditional.

We don't want pornography, category romance, or Christian romance. Humor is great, but not slapstick comedy or airhead antics.

Original novels preferred but previously published, and out-of-print work will be considered. Please note the length we are looking for; this might be a good opportunity to develop a novella into a novel or reshape a concept into a series.

Submission details are found here.

San Diego Area

Someone has requested a new article on Constant Content, below are the details:

Description:Need articles relating to vacationing to the San Diego area including its sister communities of La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad and etc.

Amount of articles:20-30
Price per article:$10-20
Length of article:400 and up

Subjects:Particlularly interested in personal experiences vacationing to the San Diego area. Subjects can include attractions, beach fun, things to do, dining, great scenic views, resorts, wedding experiences, honeymooning and etc.

Other notes:

Budget is $10 to $20 each but will consider larger price for really nice
articles.

Will be submitting similar requests for many other geo areas progressively.

Lingerie Journalists

Garment-Textile-Fashion industry website fibre2fashion.com is looking for columnists. It's a unique opportunity for lingerie journalists to write in the business-to-business area rather than the usual copy for consumer market publications.

Appears to be a 'free resume builder' as no compensation is listed.

Those interested may apply here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

$pread Magaxine: Seeking sex workers who date clients for interview

Have you ever dated a client? Are you a client who's dated a sex worker? We are looking for people to interview for an article on sex workers who date clients, for the Fall issue of $pread.

Interviews will be short and can be conducted by email, phone, or in person in Philadelphia or New York. We won't print your real name unless you want us to.

If you'd like to be interviewed, please respond to contribute@spreadmagazine.org as soon as possible.

MojoCastle.com

MojoCastle.com, a new ebook publisher, has opened for submissions:

What we want:

You name it. Write your heart book and send it in. Just make it good. Sci-Fi, Mainstream contemporary romance, Slash, Paranormal, whatever you want.

The Don't-Go-There List:

Sexual acts with anyone under age of eighteen, including watching or being exposed to sexual activity of others. If integral to the character's mindset, abuse may be referenced in backstory, but not in detail or portrayed as positive behavior

Bestiality

Necrophilia

Non-consensual acts that are not perpetrated by forced seduction.

Snuff stories.

Elimination play,i.e. urination, feces.

Porn. No plot, then it's porn. A plot means other than a bored housewife takes more than pizza from the delivery boy. Same goes for emails you sent your girlfriend that she admired.

TSTL characters. Stands for Too Stupid to Live.

Complete details here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Curve Magazine is Hiring

Curve magazine has an opening for an Associate Editor to begin ASAP.

We're a lesbian magazine, though, so the pay is lower than industry standard so if that's going to be an issue, please don't apply. I don't have wiggle room on the salary. Curve's a fun place to work, with a small 6 person office in an open floor plan in the old Hamm's Brewery Building at 16th & Bryant. The job sometimes requires travel. Our office events (like our annual retreat in August) are family friendly. This is a career-track position we'd like to see grow into the position of managing editor, depending on the skills of the person we hire.

Our associate editor position is a key position in our very small editorial department and the ideal candidate is in line to advance to managing editor after adequate time in the associate editor position. The ideal candidate will have:

o Three to five years editorial experience, preferably at a national magazine or an LGBT publication

o Experience working with InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word

o Working knowledge of HTML and Dreamweaver

o A B.A. in communication, journalism, media studies

o Fluent in AP or Chicago Style

o Someone looking for a growth opportunity, who can commit to at least a year at the magazine

o A can-do attitude, tireless dedication to lesbian publishing, ferocious attention to deadlines, and the ability to work both solo and as a team

o Or some combination of education and life experience that gives you most of the above

Start Date: ASAP, no later than August 1

Salary: $900 bi-weekly, plus paid health benefits, 1 week vacation, IRA matching plan, and free entry to the hottest concerts, movies and events each month. Note that the first three months are a probationary period that does not include benefits, PTO or holiday pay.

Editorial Responsibilities

o Track and edit columns and correspond with columnists

o Maintain issue tracking log and act as liaison between writers and executive editor

o Compile and edit Contributors page, Letters to the Editor, Quotes, and more

o Edit all departments and write material as needed, especially Q&As, Curvatures, sidebars, and features

o Coordinate with photo editor, executive editor, and illustrator to acquire art as needed

o Research story ideas for departments and features

o Train and help supervise proofreaders and fact-checkers

o Copy edit, proofread, and fact-check material for print and Web

o Maintain editorial archives (editors' versions of articles)

o Help supervise editorial interns

o Write, mail and keep track of all writer's contracts

o Update and distribute in-house style guide and fact-checking guide

o Update and distribute editorial calendar

Production Responsibilities

o Update and distribute production schedule

o Prep layouts for proofreaders (fix footers, attributes, etc.)

o Proofread layouts

o Coordinate freelance proofreaders and fact-checkers; enter corrections

o Write titles, captions and pull quotes as needed

o Copyfit as needed

o Help write cover and TOC text

o Assist production staff with misc. items

o Proofread printer proofs and consolidate editorial proof corrections for production manager

Post-Production Responsibilities

o Do final word count on InDesign text after production

o Coordinate distribution list and distribution of tear sheets and sample copies

o Compile payment list and give to executive editor and bookkeeper with any invoices; mail checks

o Compile and send list of restricted articles to Gale Group

Web Responsibilities

o Compile material for, write, and distribute biweekly e-mail newsletter

o Compile new issue homepage text and cover image for Web master

o Post new text and images to Web site

o Create and maintain Web logs

Other Responsibilities

o Assist publisher and executive editor with misc. tasks as needed

o Return photos and other materials to contributors

o Manage trade subscriptions

o Follow up on press releases, publicist calls, and other misc. editorial workflow

If this position is of interest, please send me a resume, cover letter and 3 clips asap to diane@curvemag.com. Oh, and please make sure you're familiar with the magazine before you apply. It makes all the difference in the world to us.

Lingerie and Adult Articles

Constant Content has a request for a number of articles covering lingerie and adult topics.

Each article should be 500 words, and they will pay $5-10 for unique rights.

Subjects:Topics to include:

* Buying lingerie: bottoms
* Sexy lingerie for larger ladies
* Wearing leather, latex and PVC
* Sexy stockings and tights
* Choosing thongs and G-strings
* Sexy underwear for him
* Sharing erotic books
* Sharing fantasies and enjoying porn movies together
* Using blindfolds and masks
* High heels
* A beginners guide to bondage
* Wearing costumes and uniforms (to include schoolgirl, nurse and police)
* Sex toys for couples
* Sex toys for him
* Sex toys for her
* Buying and using strap-on dildos
* Buying and using anal beads
* Remote control vibrators

Login at Constant Content to get more information and to submit articles.

Motown Writers Network

Essence of Motown Writers Alliance is proud to host the Motown Writers & Readers Literary Meet and Greet, August 12th, 2006 from 11am to 1pm.

Reader & Participant Entrance Fee: FREE
Vendors: $10(plus a promotion or book donation)


Topics of Discussion: *Working Together to create a stronger Literary
Community in Metro Detroit

*Marketing and Promoting Before & After
Publishing & Reaching the Reader

Network and discuss with Guest Author Speakers (TBA), EMWA Faculty, Writers, Readers and Authors. Promote and sell your books and find other writers in your genre.

Refreshments provided. Raffles and social networking encouraged.
For more information: 313.289.8614
The Detroit Public Library Main Branch on Woodward (in basement staff lounge)

For more information, please contact Sylvia Hubbard, motownwriters@yahoo.com, 313.289.8614 or to register immediately, go here.

Upcoming events for Motown Writers Network

Second Time Media & Communications presents: 1st Annual Black Tie Literary Gala
August 18th, 2006 at the Winder Inn 234 Winder St. Detroit, MI 48201.
"Promoting Literacy and Diversity in the City of Detroit" For more information
please call: 313-263-2711 or purchase your tickets here.
Admission: $60
Date & Time: August 18, 2006

Urban Books Symposium @ Detroit Public Library & Southfield Public Library
Guest authors: Erica Martin, author of Serenity Place, White Chocolate, author of Sex of Hood, & Eddie Allen, author of The Low Road & more.

Join guest authors and readers in an open discussion about the urban book industry. Refreshments provided.
Admission: FREE
Date & Time: TBA
Visit here more information.

Southeastern Michigan Book Club Mingle @ The Shrine of The Black Madonna.
Join book clubs from around Metro Detroit as they come together for a night of discussion, performances by local authors and poets, and more.
Admission: FREE
Date & Time: October 21, 2006 Time TBA
Website Coming

Pen to Paper Literary Symposium
Butterfly Press is hosting the Third Annual Pen to Paper Literary Symposium on Friday, October 6, 2006 and Saturday, October 7, 2006, and we invite you to attend, participate and learn about self-publishing. The symposium will be held in Dayton, Ohio at the Crowne Plaza. Our objective is to assist aspiring writers and authors through the process of self-publishing by providing industry experts and insight from published authors.
Guest Authors: Dan Poynter & More
Date & Time: October 6th - 7th
Visit their site for more information.

The Essence of Motown Writers Alliance Literary Conference @ Cobo Hall
Guest Authors & Poets: Carl Weber, Victoria Christopher Murray, Jessica Care Moore, Torian Ferguson, Emanuel Carpenter, Dana Davison, Valerie Coleman, Janaya Black, Erica Martin, Tracy Bettis & More
Date & Time: November 10th – 12th

To find out more about these events, please Sylvia Hubbard, Founder of Motown Writers Network, at motownwriters@yahoo.com, or call 313.289.8614.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Silk’s Vault

Silk's Vault is seeking stores for their new specialty line, Brown Sugar. This specialty line is for stories in urban erotica such as African American and multicultural romance, both sensual and erotic. All genres are welcomed.

Silk’s Vault Publishing is a full service, royalty paying electronic publishing company that specializes in publishing sensual to erotic romantic fiction, be it mainstream romance or pure erotica. They prefer boldly written stories that contain content both sexual and explicit and has a tendency to stretch the rules.

They are open for submissions of its other lines as well, see submission guidelines for complete listing.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

International Call for Submissons for Women Writers

Getting Even: Women’s Tales of Revenge, an anthology edited by Mitzi Szereto (to be published by Serpent’s Tail, London)

The "fairer sex_—we’ve all been screwed over in one way or the other, with the screwers often walking away unscathed. Old story, right? But what if FOR ONCE the "unfair sex" (and even some of our own) actually got what’s coming to them? Lover, husband, husband’s bit on the side, boss, child minder, neighbour, loan officer, auto mechanic, milkman, whomever. Ladies, it’s time to settle the score! Who says revenge ain’t sweet?

Specifications:
♦ Stories can be of any length, but try to keep under 9,000 words.
♦ Stories may be of any sexual orientation.
♦ Unpublished material only.

Submission requirements:
Submit stories in hard copy, double-spaced (with a Windows-compatible file available on request). Manuscripts not chosen will be discarded, so do not send your only copy. Include with your submission a brief author bio and your email address. Please do NOT submit stories by email unless I request it. For queries/postal information, contact: worddabbler@yahoo.com

Submission deadline: 1 August 2006

Mitzi Szereto has written and edited more than a dozen books, including Erotic Fairy Tales: A Romp Through the Classics; The World’s Best Sex Writing 2005; Dying For It: Tales of Sex & Death; Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers; the Erotic Travel Tales anthology series, and the M. S. Valentine erotic novels.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Reminders & On Going Calls

Aphrodite's Apples is still open to submissions.

Gracie Passette is still looking for erotic stories set in the 1920's to run at Sex-Kitten.net.

Sybaritic Press is still open to submissons.

Another Review Opportunity

Enchanted Ramblings does reviews. If you are interested in having your Novel, Novella or Short Story reviewed by Enchanted Ramblings, send us an e-mail to erreviews@enchantedramblings.net with REVIEW REQUEST in the Subject line.

If you wish to write reviews, send an email to the same address with WISH TO REVIEW in the Subject line along with an example of your reviewing style.

Friday, July 14, 2006

"Plot is a Four-Letter Word"

Plot is a Four-Letter Word -- not just a pun-y title for erotica authors, but an often over-looked part of writing. Give it a read and see if it can help you make and sell better stories.

Written by Wendy Webb, this article was published in an older issue of Gila Queen's newsletter.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Clean Sheets & Samba Mountain

Clean Sheets publishes sex-positive, upbeat, and very contemporary articles on all aspects of sexuality.

What We Look For: Clean Sheets publishes sex-positive, upbeat, and very contemporary articles on all aspects of sexuality. Often these fall into the following categories:

How-tos Humorous or serious personal essays Focused overviews of a specific aspect, theme, or topic of sexual activity

Timely and newsworthy coverage of sex-oriented events

Revealing, in-depth, and provocative interviews with prominent individuals in the sexual community (activists, erotica authors, etc.)

What we do not want: Rambling, unfocused rants, college term papers, personal or group-based propaganda, Penthouse letters-type confessions.

For fiction, we want intriguing characters, compelling plots, fresh, intelligent perspectives, and sex that sears your motherboard. The best way to catch our drift? Browse our archives, which are open, without cost or password, to everyone.

We want stories that represent the broadest possible range of lifestyles, cultures, red-hot play, and deep emotion. We accept reprints and simultaneous submissions (be sure to tell us when you submit).

(Samba Mountain Press is Clean Sheets' print publishing division for erotica anthologies.)

Criteria:

Length -1500-2000 words (non-fiction), 1500-3500 words (fiction).

E-mail submissions only. Please include your submission in the body of the email. No attachments. We will automatically delete any email with attachments as a prevention against viruses.

Format and style: We strongly recommend you read the current issue of CS and look through the archive to familiarize yourself with what we have accepted before. It is also a good idea to query us with article ideas and a sample of your writing.

While we do sometimes use reprints, our first choice is for original works.

Editing -- We prefer not to have to edit heavily.

Check your work for typos, grammar, and punctuation before you send it... If we have to edit for content, we will send the revised copy back to you or suggest revisions.

Compensation: Clean Sheets currently does not offer payment for non-fiction, exotica, reviews or poetry. They will credit you with a byline, a copyright notice and bio, including a link to your web site (although they reserve the right to review first for content).

They do pay $25 per erotic story.

For more information, see Clean Sheet's Submission information. If you still have questions, please contact them at articles@cleansheets.com.

Promoting Your Site or Author Blog

In checking my blog stats today, I found a referal from a site I had not seen before and, curious, I decided to check it out. Seems I am listed in this site, an adult directory, without having done anything, so I imagine I was spidered along with blogger. This is not exciting or noteworthy in and of itself, however...

This site is now in beta and as such, allows free ads. They declare that you will be notified prior to leaving beta or such time as the ads must be paid for. For more information, read the JoyScape site information. As always, I share the information & let you decide if it suits your needs.

This brings me to other promotional links I have been meaning to post here...

Blogs For Women: A Directory of Adult and Porn Blogs written for Women. Free, with required recip link.

The Erotic Print Society: Offers a directory of ertoic sites. Recip link required (may use affiliate program as linking code.)

Sex Kitten Feed: For RSS, ATOM etc. This allows your updates to go out with other adult blog postings & includes not only images for the recip link, but has need javascripts for putting the headlines on your site, adding new info to your blog too.

Cunning Linguist: A toplist link directory requiring a recip link.

Adult Blog Index: A combination links directory and RSS/ATOM feed, which updates the directory/list as updates are added to your blog. Recip link required.

Sex Blogs Directory: Adult blog index which requires a recip link.

Adult Backwash: Magazine site with links directory. Has 2 forms of exposure:

A) Link Submission. These are links which are reviewed by columnists for inclusion at the site. They also have a program for webmasters. Details are here. (Or, you can find a columnist, befriend them, and wait for them to like you and your site enough to think it's cool & list the link themselves!) Note: this site uses javascripts for links, so your hits may not show they came from the site, but you should note an increase in traffic.

B) Text Link Ads. These are the 'grey boxes' on the left of site pages, which are also published with the site's newsletters. I just tried these, and have seen quite a few hits from there. (These links do typically show up in refers.) Send Contributing Editor, GraciousSizzle, a message regarding text link rates and ad placement -- tell her "Naughty Words sent you" (which you should be doing anyway, right?), and she'll give you a deal! (Regular rates are here.)

Monday, July 10, 2006

Hoot Island

Hoot Island is looking for blogging/reporting help.

It appears to be a non-paying gig, but with a 10 year history, I'm sure you'd get some reveiw goodies, the experience for future gigs -- as well as some promotional fuel.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Wet Words

WetWords has opportunities for writers:

We are currently seeking talented writers to add to our team for non-exclusive erotic stories. If interested please contact us with a story sample.

Vist the website, and see the post very near the bottom for contact information.

Interview Opportunity

Seeking authors & writers (as well as actors, and artists) for interviews in Conversations Magazine, companion to the radio broadcast "Conversations with C. A. Webb" hosted by Cyrus A. Webb.

Those interested should email Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com, or call at (601) 201-8139 and tell him of your interest. Include information about what you plan to promote, i.e., book, cd, publication, talent, web site, etc. Any web site or promotional information you want to provide is welcome.

You may also send books, cds and other promotional material to:

Shadow Play Publications
c/o C. A. Webb
Jackson MS 39202

Iridescence: Lovely Shades of Lesbian Erotica

Iridescence is a new and exciting anthology that celebrates lesbians of color. I am looking for original, unpublished erotic stories from 1,500 to 6,000 words. Vanilla to BDSM. No eterosexual or bisexual themes.

I am hoping to represent a variety of races (e.g., black, Native American, Asian, Latina) and ethnicities in this anthology. Caucasian characters are acceptable, but a main character
must be a woman of color. Stories that exoticize or fetishize women of color will not be included.

A maximum of three submissions per person. Contributors will receive $50 and 2 copies of the anthology.

Send stories as Microsoft Word, plain text or RTF format, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font to womenofcolor@ameritech.net. Put "Iridescence Submission" in the subject line.

Include all of the following information:

1. Name
2. Pseudonym (if applicable)
3. Address
4. Phone number
5. Email Address
6. 50-word Bio

Deadline: August 31, 2006 (This deadline is final. The manuscript will be submitted to Alyson soon after.)

You will receive a response from me by October 2006.

Edited by Jolie du Pre
Alyson Books, Spring/Summer 2007

Friday, July 07, 2006

Mardi Gras Publishing

Mardi Gras publishes in several genres, including romance (French Quater line), erotica (Satin Rouge line) and "very dark" themes (with or without erotic tones) in their VooDoo Moon line.

They publish in ebbok and print formats, and pay in royalties.

See their submission information page for more information.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Noneuclidean Cafe

Noneuclidean Cafe is reading submissions for their Fall/Winter 2006 issue -- it is with this issue, that Noneuclidean Cafe becomes a paying market (including payment for book reviews).

The site uses frames, so use the link above, and click on "Guidelines" for more information.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Blood Rose

Blood Rose, while not a publisher of 'erotica' will allow sexual content to be in their submissions, as long as they, like nudity in a stralet's acting career, "further the plot line" or are "integral to the story."

This market pays, and is currently open to submissions.

For more information, see their guidelines.

Sultan's of Sin Halloween Contest

Do you dream about a man that's a little on the transparent side? Is your boyfriend a little bit hairier than usual and likes to howl at the moon once a month? Does the love of your life tend to get third degree burns at the faintest touch of the morning sun on his alabaster skin? And do you love to write about these sexier-than-sin men? If so, do we have a contest for you!

Silk's Vault is having our first ever "Sultans of Sin" Halloween Writing Contest to celebrate the naming of our Gallery of gorgeous Cover Models the Sultans of Sin for those of you that like their romance a little on the Paranormal side of things. Send us your stories about your favorite ghost, werewolf, vampire, time traveler you name it, we want to read it! The winners will receive a Two Year Writing Contract with Silk's Vault, and the top 3 winners will also receive a Halloween gift basket!

The rules are very simple:

Send in an original, previously unpublished short story (written, of course, by you!) between 5,000 and 20,000 words.

You can find out what is and is not acceptable by following our easy to read our Submission Guidelines.

Send in all submissions to submissions@silksvault.com and be sure to have the words, "Halloween Contest" typed in the subject line.

There is, however, a time limit. All stories must be submitted no later than Midnight on September 16, 2006.

The winners will be announced on October 1, 2006.

We wish the best of luck to all of you, and look forward to your stories. That being said, welcome to Silk’s Vault, where we strive to make each and every one of your most erotic and romantic fantasies come to life.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Samhain Publishing

Samhain Publishing is currently accepting submissions in all genres of fiction and non-fiction.

We encourage you to let your muse have its way and to create tales that don't always adhere to current trends. One never knows what the next "big thing" will be, or when it will start, so write what's in your soul. These are the books that, whether the story is based on "formula" or is an "original", when written from the heart will earn you a life-time readership.

The preferred word count is 60,000 or longer, but we are quite happy to publish shorter works with word counts of no less than 12,000.

Any book that glorifies depraved or illegal acts will not be considered. No pedophilia, bestiality, racial intolerance, rape as titillation, necrophilia - no ick factors, please!

Royalty and Contracts

Samhain is a royalty paying ebook company that offers 40% of the cover price (as set by Samhain Publishing, Ltd) for a single-author ebook.

The author is not required to pay any fees for editing or for publishing in either digital or print. We are NOT a vanity publisher.

Our contract requests full rights to the work, including both digital and print, is fully negotiable and available for review upon acceptance of your story.

How to Submit

All submissions must be sent by email as we are primarily an epublisher, and all our work is done through the internet.

Please send a query letter telling us a bit about you along with a 2 to 5 page synopsis and sample chapters - attached, not within the body of the email as it makes reading difficult! You may, at your discretion, send the whole manuscript as it will be requested if it passes the first review. Plus, as a reader, nothing drives me insane like having to wait to finish a book!

Formatting and submission details are here.

A Few Quick Notes:

Writers Must Read:

EROTIC FICTION:
A WRITER'S PERSPECTIVE, by Ray Girvan


How To Write GOOD Gay Erotic Stories

Also, Tiffany has created her new adult copyrwriting site, Sultry Services, and I added it to her interview and the sidebar.