Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sub-Lingual

'Sub-Lingual' will be a select collection of around six longer stories told from a female submissive's point of view in everyday life. The book is planned for a Spring 2007 release, and we are now open for submissions. Initially, we plan to publish this book in e-book format, but we may publish it in print or print-on-demand at some later point.

GUIDELINES: Stories must be between 10,000 and 20,000 words long. For this publication we are not looking for stories that are just full of BDSM. The stories must be about the submissive as a person, from her point of view, although it doesn't have to be written in the first person. It's to be expected that their submissive lifestyle will prove prominent in any plot, but it shall not be the crux of the story line. Sub-Lingual will be more about submissives and their lives, parts of their lives, or finding themselves caught up in some situation or event, as dictated by the story you create. Stories must be strong. You can write about how their lifestyle affects other parts of their lives, like their jobs or families. Or you can write about where love fits in, or where love is lost, or never found, etc. Possibilities are endless if you apply your imagination.

RIGHTS: Logical Lust Publications will retain ongoing rights to publish your story in Sub-Lingual in e-formats and in print. These rights will be exclusive for one year from publication, after which rights become non-exclusive and the author is free to seek additional publication of their own story in any format.

PAYMENT: For the above rights, Logical Lust Publications will pay a one-off payment of $20 US, or equivalent in main currency. Payment is only due and made upon publication. If, for any reason, publication doesn't go ahead, the stories and all rights return to the author.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 28th Feb 2007.

For more information on how to submit, see the official call here.

Gertrude Press' annual poetry and fiction chapbook contest

Gertrude Press, a literary and visual arts organization serving the LGBTQ community, is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our annual poetry and fiction chapbook contest.

Winners will be selected in both categories and will receive a $50 cash prize plus fifty copies of the chapbook. All entries will also be considered for publication in the biannual literary and arts journal, Gertrude.

Submissions should be postmarked by January 15, 2007. Submission fee of $12 includes a one-year subscription to Gertrude. Full contest rules, past winners, and information on subscribing can be found here.

Compensation: Winners receive 50 copies of their chapbook and $50

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Eternal Mirth

'Eternal Mirth' will be an anthology of twenty to twenty-five short stories of erotic humour, of varying genre. It will be the 5th in our 'Eternally' series of erotic anthologies, and is planned for a Spring 2007 release.

GUIDELINES: Sex is a serious issue, but it doesn't have to be that way all the time. Bring forth the funny side of sex. Create something decidedly arousing, yet inescapably funny. Your stories can be mostly erotic with a hoard of humour, mostly humourous with lashings of the erotic, or any combination in between, so long as it's explicit and hilarious! Stories should be a minimum of 2,000 words but no more than 3,000.

RIGHTS: Logical Lust Publications will retain ongoing rights to publish your story in 'Eternal Mirth' in e-formats and in print. These rights will be exclusive for one year from publication, after which rights become non-exclusive and the author is free to seek additional publication of their own story in any format.

PAYMENT: For the above rights, Logical Lust Publications will pay a one-off payment of $5 US, or equivalent in main currency. Payment is only due and made upon publication. If, for any reason, publication doesn't go ahead, the stories and all rights return to the author.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 28 Feb 2007.

For more information on how to submit, read here.

Alice Street Editions

Submissions ongoing for award winning lesbian lierature series Alice Street Editions. Seeking lesbian novels, memoirs, essays, and non-fiction writing. Published by Haworth Press.

Query: JPS360@aol.com or send manuscripts to:

Editor-in-Chief
Judith P. Stelboum Ph.D.
11 Cambridge Court East
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

"Out in the World" Gay Travel Literature Series

"Out in the World" is the new gay and lesbian travel literary series by Haworth Press.

Proposals for books can range from the erotic, to the literary to the academic, fiction or non-fiction, and can be anthologies or the work of one author. Proposals should be clearly presented, with a synopsis, marketing outline and a CV of previous works and a bio. Guidebook proposals are not being considered at the moment.

For more information, or questions on presenting a proposal, contact Series Editor Michael Luongo at mtluongo@aol.com or mtluongo@hotmail.com.

Name Change

As noted, I am switching to "blogger beta" and because I also have another blog on collecting (silent-porn-star.blogspot.com), my ID or name here will change to Silent-Porn-Star. It's still me, so it's all good as they say. ;)

I hope this is the only glitch here and the rest will go well...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Wicked Escapes Writing Contest

2nd Annual Wicked Escapes Writing Contest - Official Rules

Alyssa Brooks and Larissa Lyons would like to invite interested authors, both published and aspiring, to enter their annual Wicked Escapes writing contest.

What is Wicked Escapes? Check out Alyssa and Larissa’s monthly ezine packed full of naughty and nice reading pleasures at WickedEscapesEzine.com.

What are we looking for?

Erotic flash fiction, in any genre. These quickie stories must be 500-1000 words and very sexy. Up to six winners will be awarded a feature in Wicked Escapes. The feature will consist of the author’s winning piece of erotic flash fiction, a banner or cover spot, and a link. This is a great way to expose your writing style to readers and gain their attention. Not published? That’s okay! If your story makes the cut, you’ll receive a chapter critique from Alyssa or Larissa.

Writers should use their talent to whisk readers away from daily life into a short, HOT escape that will leave them breathless and wanting more. Any genre is acceptable! From vamps to regency to m/m to BDSM, the point of a Wicked Escape is to arouse and to tempt…

This year we will also be accepting up to two erotic romance short story entries. These stories must be between 2000-5000 words and extremely sexy. Please pay strong attention to editing as we will only award these short story spots to worthy pieces of fiction. The winners of the short story spots will each receive promotion within Wicked Escapes for the month their story is published, as well as a $15 dollar gift certificate to Amazon.com.

Good luck! Alyssa and Larissa


Contest Rules:

v Submissions MUST be erotic, containing sex or heavy foreplay. A Wicked Escape is not something sensual, but hot, quick, and heavy. Think of the Wicked Escape like a sex scene. Plot may be present, but we are not looking for involved story lines in such a quick read. This should be an example of how sizzling you can write. Short Story submissions should be more than just a sex scene...give the readers a little set-up, a little romance, a little plot!

v Escape submissions MUST be between 500 and 1000 words; no exceptions. Short Story submissions, between 2000-5000 words. You decide from there.

v Stories must be self-edited and ready for the public eye. We will NOT edit or critique your story for you.

v No necrophilia, pedophilia, incest, rape, bodily functions, or bestiality. Nothing demeaning to women OR men!

v The contest runs from November 1st to December 15th, 2006.

v Winners will be selected in a coordinated effort by Alyssa Brooks and Larissa Lyons and announced during January, 2007. Unfortunately, we cannot individually address each entry with an acceptance or rejection.

v We ask that you do not simultaneously submit to anyone else. We ask that winners wait until after their story is featured in Wicked Escapes before displaying their story elsewhere. In other words, we only want to see original works. However, we do not hold rights, so once you are featured, the story is yours again!

v Winners of the flash fiction portion of the contest will receive a feature spot consisting of their escape, one book cover or banner, and a link. Non-published writers, in lieu of the banner/link, may receive a critique of any one chapter (not to exceed 4500 words) of their work.

Non-published authors, please note so in your submission, and state whether or not you would like to win a critique.

v Winners of the short story portion of the contest will receive promotion within Wicked Escapes for the month their story is published, as well as a $15 dollar gift certificate to Amazon.com.

v Up to six winners will be chosen. Holiday themes are welcome.

v Authors may submit more than one story, but please send each in a separate email.

v Contest submissions may be sent to submissions@wickedescapesezine.com from November 1st through December 15th, 2006 only.

See their news page for more info.

Crossdressing Interviews

Slip of a Girl is looking for cross dressing males, and females who have had relationships with cross dressers, to interview and/or collaborate with for articles on an upcoming book.

For more information, please read her call here.

Notes & Updates from Naughty

Calls Update:

The Lingerie Erotica Contest has been extended to January 15, 2007. The post has been updated, but I notify you here in case you thought you wouldn't make the deadline.

Blog Update:

I'm going to update this blog to "blogger beta" which will allow for the use of tags. I'm hoping this will make for better navigation so that you all can find the calls and information you wish. If you have suggestions for tags, please let me know.

Blogger Update:

I am still busy with deadlines of my own. Please be patient if my email replies are slow.

And Reminders:

I again must remind you of The House Rules. I really do appreciate it when you tell publishers and editors where you found the call -- then they remember to contact me which means I have more time to find new calls and information.

Thanks :)

Iris Print

Iris Print is seeking short stories for a "fairy tale and fantasy" anthology to be published in Summer 2007.

We're looking for stories for our next short fiction anthology! This anthology (currently unnamed) will have a theme of folklore, fairy tales, and fantasy. Stories should be between 3,000 and 12,000 words, and should have a clear element of myth and mysticism. Of course, this is a
boys' love anthology, so stories must include an element of male/male romance or eroticism. Some examples of what we'd like to see:

Fairy tales with a twist -- telling the story from another perspective, or perhaps mixing two tales together (ever wonder what would happen if the Beast met the Frog Prince?).

Original stories told in a fairy tale style, or made-up myths using original or existing pantheons and heroes.

Fantasy with grand heroics and mystical, magical backdrops. Less gritty realism and more ethereal otherworldliness.

Modern retellings of fairy tales or myths. Or modern fantasy, showing us the hidden side of the world we know so well.

Some examples of things that we probably don't want to see:

Retelling of myths and fairy tales in which the only thing changed is the gender of a character.
(We've all read "Cinderella"--changing her name to Steve won't make us want to read it again.)

Vampires that sound like they belong in an Anne Rice book or a roleplaying sourcebook. Less angsting about the bleak nature of existence, more...well, more anything else.

Fantasy with swords and horses and unfamiliar place names, but otherwise a pretty mundane setting. Give us magic! Dragons! Fairies! Ninja-pirate-zombies!

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2007. To submit your story, please follow our submissions guidelines for short stories, and mention that the story is for consideration for the "fairy tale and fantasy anthology". You will receive a confirmation email within 1 week, but final selections will not be made until after the January 15 deadline. The anthology is scheduled for publication in Summer 2007.

Links for Writers

Want to get rich quick? Don't try writing says Jenny Diski.

For a list of unusual references, try Links for Word Lovers.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Tips on Erotic Writing

Tips on writing erotic poetry from The Castle.

And Tell Me a Good (Hot) Story.

A Woman's Goodnight

Short story writers wanted: literary erotica for women at A Woman's Goodnight.

Introducing our website designed purely for a woman's pleasure-seeking imagination. A Woman's Goodnight caters to women's varying needs for sensual distraction in their everyday lives.

A Woman's Goodnight will publish high quality stories online on a continuous basis. We are looking for a full range of stories from the romantic, the sensual, the boudoir to the fully sexual. The stories will be professionally voiced and made available as an audio download so please keep that in mind when submitting your work.

Terms of payment are based on word count and we reserve the right to make any changes we feel are necessary. Popular stories will also receive a royalty. We offer $.04 US per word and after the first 100 sales offer $.50 per sale as a royalty. For popular stories we estimate about
1000 sales per story, this translates into $450.00 US for successful stories.

Please review our Submission Guidelines and submit your work to stories@awomansgoodnight.com

We look forward to hearing from you. Help us build a collection of literary erotica for women.

Swallow Magazine

Swallow Magazine (tentative title) is looking for sexy, witty fiction, photos, essays, vinettes for inclusion in an amateurish publication, being compiled by inexperienced (some say incompetent) publisher, to be distributed in or around San Francisco... assuming we can get some book stores to put it on their shelves.

Writing that deals with alternative lifestyles encouraged. Submitted work should be between 500-1500 words.

Compensation, $25 per accepted, published submission.

If it's brilliant, we can negotiate the compensation. Unpublished authors especially encouraged, assuming you are comfortable working with an editor/being edited.

For more information, contact MagdelynSwallows@gmail.com and see fauxwhore.blogspot.com.

P.S. This is a slapstick (though good faith) venture, so don't be frustrated with our incompetence.

Slash and Burn: An Erotic Anthology

Sybaritic Press is committed to finding the best in undiscovered talent. We have had good luck in publishing talented slash fiction authors. Their books sell well online through Amazon.com and they are sold in prominent gay bookstores. We seek to discover more talent.

We will take short stories (10 to 20 pages as per our submission guidelines). Longer works will be considered if they are exceptional. Any fandom will be considered as long as it does not conflict with submission guidelines.

Sybaritic Press is offering our standard publishing contract and royalties which could be as much as tens of dollars in your pocket and free copies to impress your friends. We also hope it leads to publication of novels by the participants.

Please, send us your Fraser/RayK, or Mulder/whomever or Jack Sparrow/Aragorn, if that's possible. We will then help you convert the fan based prose into original prose.

We will NOT be publishing the anthology with anyone else's copyrighted characters. We want your most sensual, scintillating prose by January 15th 2007.

Deadline: January 15th 2007
Release Date: April 2007

Thursday, November 16, 2006

California Film Industry

Requested a new article on Constant Content:

Description: We need articles about keeping the film industry in California.

Anything that has to do with runaway production, or the effect it has on the states economy is great. Other topics can include California Celebrities, what Hollywood is doing to help the Environment, or Location stories. I am open for ideas, please contact me if you have any questions and/or suggestions.

Price per article:$40-50

Length of article:800-1000

Subjects:California Filming Locations, Runaway Production, Film Industry Related topics (as long as it takes place in CA), CA restaurant or club reviews (not as important but we\'ll take it if its interesting), Hollywoods role in environmental issues, ANY CA grown article preferrably related to the film industry.

Other notes: We will also pay more than the amount specified above if article is good enough.

Call for Surveys

I'm working on a book, and this book is about: Me (of course!), Bisexual girls, the future.

I'm doing some research on the world outside of my ego via an online survey--so, if you:

1. are a bisexual girl, please take this survey...
2. know any bisexual girls who have 15 minutes of free time (and let's be honest, who doesn't? besides me?)--please pass this on to them....

The call for surveys is going up on several queer and writer-related websites, but I think e-mail really has that personal touch. I'm looking for women between the ages of 12 and 40 who identify as bisexual—whatever "bisexual" means to you—for a book about the evolving present and the promising future of female bisexuality. I need your personal opinion, and I need it bad.

It's simple. Go to: The Bi-Girl Survey and fill out the online survey.

Be sure to give me your e-mail address so I can reach you to keep you updated on the publication process. I might contact you for a follow-up interview if there's more stuff I want to ask you—there's a magazine article in the works (for a major national magazine) and if I want to use you for that, I'll get in touch with you for your permission and additional questions before moving forward.

If you want to check me out to ensure that I'm--you know--a real girl and a real writer, and not some dude on myspace who wants you to tell him your crazy stories, then lookie here: marielynbernard.com.

Thanks for your time, girls! Thanks guys. The faster this happens, the more likely it will be that I will leave my apartment.

(Call via Chloe Jo's newsletter.)

Love Notes Call for Submissions

Love Notes Press is seeking short stories of up to 25,000 words for its upcoming A Deserted Island anthology (Love Notes: Short Stories of Romance, Volume I: Deserted Islands ). Stories may be historical or contemporary romance, romantic suspense, or fantasy, sci-fi or paranormal romance, but the story must contain a deserted island.

A one-time fee of $75 will be paid for each story.

Authors must submit a synopsis for consideration prior to submitting their completed story.

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2006.

For all the details, visit here.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Lingerie Erotica Contest

Write an erotic lingerie story, based on photos, to impress Slip of a Girl:

Since the lingerie styles are vintage, I'd most appreciate stories that match in time, but swell and swanky stories set in the present will be accepted. No sci-fi, vampire or ghost stories, please; I want real sex with real humans who enjoy the real sensations of lingerie ;)

Stories are open to hetero, lesbian, and group sex. Crossdressing is welcome; but sorry, no gay male stories.

BDSM & fetish themes are welcome, but nothing 'gorey' or with fluids other than sexual.

Length: No less than 3,000 words, no more than 7,500 words.

Deadline: December 1, 2006. Extended to: January 15, 2007

Prize: Win a $50 Cameo Intimates gift certificate. (And a spiffy icon stating Slip of a Girls says you are the Most Erotic of Them All!)

Read here for more information and details on how to submit.

Book Interviewees Sought

I'm seeking folks to interview for a book project: people who consider themselves intersex and/or people who have the condition classical CAH (congenital adrenal hyperplasia). I can be reached at JillDearman@gmail.com FYI I will be away through Nov. 6 but will respond to all after that. Thanks! Jill jilldearman.com.

Via www.chloejo.com's Girly Girl Newsletter.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Notes from Naughty

A reminder to all, readers and those who ask me to post calls, that this is a very big deadline time for me. Like you, I make my living by writing and distractions only make it more difficult to finish let alone on time.

I suggest rather than emailing me several times you slip a few dollars into the tip jar -- everytime you do, a bell rings and I am reminded to post here. (It's like an angel getting her wings :p )

So please, don't complicate things and slow me down with multiple emails on the same call or asking me where I am. Just use the Amazon box on the right and that will motivate me plenty.

Thanks :)

The Erotic Bookworm Review Site

The Erotic Bookworm Review Site: Wanted

Reviewers

A new romance and erotic review site is opening and we are looking for people interested in reviewing e-books. We have currently received review copies from Loose ID, Silk’s Vault Publishing, Midnight Showcase, Triskelion Publishing and various authors.

This is a voluntary position and there is no pay. We seek dependable people who enjoy reading romance and erotica and can honestly and tactfully write their opinion.

If interested please contact the_erotic_bookworm@yahoo.com with review in the subject of the email and send a sample review as an attachment, introduce yourself and state the reason for wanting to become a reviewer.

If approved you will receive a list of all the books available for review and can choose which book you want to review. Reviews must be turned in two weeks after receiving books.


Writers

The Erotic Bookworm Review Site is accepting submissions for articles: on the craft of writing, experiences on writing or submitting, and the road to getting published.

Historical articles based on true historical facts dealing with or about sexual activity, customs, etc.

Erotic Fiction on any subject and/or genre(GLBT, contemporary, paranormal, horror, sci fi etc.)
No incest, bestiality, or children.

Sex Exploration (true life stories of memorable and unique sexual events)

We don’t have a set requirement for lengths.

At this time payment for articles, fiction, and sex exploration stories is $10.00 upon acceptance payable through paypal. A link with your name to you website or email . We ask for non -exclusive rights to use any accepted work on our review site and any future eZine, magazine, or anthology that may develop. We hope to increase payment later on but as we are just starting out we can not pay too much.

Any questions and or submission can be made to the_erotic_bookworm@yahoo.com

True Stories From Women

From Constant Content:

Ladies, we all have an interesting story to tell, whether it be from our pasts or our present. Some that have made us stronger, and some that are still unresolved.

This is a gig for women with an interesting experience you don\'t mind sharing. It can be from the past or happening right now. It will be used anonymously.


To be included in your email:
1) Write a short two or three sentence synopsis of what your true life story is about.
2) Write 1 page of the story and paste it into your email.
3) Include your locations (city).
You may submit multiple stories, but please send them in separate emails.
I will read each submission and if I like your writing style and the story itself, I will get back to you with more information.

Criteria:

*Women of all ages, races, backgrounds, religions, etc. to pick a life changing story out of their own real lives and write about it. It can be a story of something that is going on in your life right now, or something that happened in your past.

*Names will be changed in the story to keep the people you write about anonymous . $50 per accepted story. 3-5 pages long.

* Difficult relationship stories are preferred, but not required.


Fantastical stories: deleted. Excessively long: deleted. Just be yourself, tell your true life story in as much vivid yet relevent detail as possible. Even if your story is not accepted, take it as a therapeutic release. Sometimes writing things out on paper can put your problems into perspective.


Price per article:$40-50

Length of article:3-5 pages

Subjects:
life, relationships, heartbreak, cheating, abuse, drama, etc. MUST BE TRUE STORIES.