Monday, April 21, 2014

Short Story - Anthology - Lesbian

Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire

Editor: Cheyenne Blue

Publisher: Ladylit (

Deadline: 15 May 2014

Payment: US$40.00 plus a copy of e-book and paperback

Rights: First worldwide digital rights and print rights.

Forbidden Fruit. She’s off limits but the attraction burns so bright it’s impossible to resist. 

Cheyenne Blue is seeking stories of lesbian passion on this theme. Think teacher and student. A best friend’s ex—or current—lover. A monogamous couple tempted by a threesome. A traveler leaving on the next plane. A much younger—or older—woman. A straight woman. The bad girl heartbreaker. The attraction between characters should scorch the pages and sexual tension is as important as the actual sex. As for the sex, think hot and desperate. Think once-to-get-it-out-of-our-system sex. Or this-really-is-the-last-time sex. 

Please note the usual no-nos still apply: no incest / underage sex / rape / necrophilia / bestiality / scat. No poetry please.

Preferred length: 2500 – 5000 words

Unpublished stories strongly preferred, although a couple of reprints might be used. Reprints must be solely owned by the author.

US English. Please submit a double-spaced Microsoft Word document, using a 12-point serif font, such as Georgia or Times New Roman. One inch margins. If using a pen name, include both real and pen name on the manuscript.

Send your story as a .doc or .rtf file attachment to Cheyenne Blue at Please include Forbidden Fruit and your story title in the subject line.

In the body of the email please include your legal name, pseudonym, a short bio, and previous publication information if the story is a reprint.

Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged. I look forward to reading your work.

All submissions acknowledged within 3 days and acceptances notified by 15 June 2014.

About the editor: Cheyenne Blue’s erotic fiction has been included in over 90 erotic anthologies since 2000. Under her own name she has written travel books and articles, and edited anthologies of local writing in Ireland.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Short stories - Magazine - Romance multicultural


SORMAG - Shades of Romance Magazine is an award winning guide for readers and writers of multicultural literature.(

SORMAG is celebrating 13 years this month!

We are accepting submissions
Devotionals: Inspirational thoughts on writing. (200 - 500wdsArticles on how to market your writing. (500-800wds)Articles on the business of writing, promoting and selling fiction. (500-800wds)

Fillers: Tips on freelancing time management, writing exercises, etc. (200-500wds)We will also consider humorous anecdotes, essays regarding writing, the writing life and articles that would be of interest to multi-cultural book readers. (200-500wds)

Short Story: 
Romance Stories (500-1500wds) The short story must focus on the romance, and have an upbeat ending. All genres are considered, including historical, contemporary, paranormal, mystery, regency Futuristic, and Time-Travel. We do not publish erotica.

We are also accepting queries on other topics that you feel will fit this type of magazine. Please take a moment to look at the current issue of the magazine to get a feel of what we look for. We are a multi-cultural magazine, submissions should be geared toward the multi-cultural reader/writer.

We do not publish erotica, horror, graphic sex or language. 

NO UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS. Please query before sending.

Please query: LaShaunda Hoffman, Editor, Shades Of Romance Magazine at Please use an appropriate subject line. "Query: (subject)" 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Harlequin Intrigue Noir - Sensual - Novels - Open

Calls for Submissions

Call For Submissions
Harlequin Intrigue Noir

We are looking for a darker, sexier, unbound counterpart to the Harlequin Intrigue romance series. At Harlequin Intrigue Noir we want authors to push the boundaries of the traditional romance with gritty stories of contemporary romantic suspense. Hard-boiled crime and dangerous situations are foreplay for your hot, hot heroes and sophisticated heroines. Here there are no restrictions to their steamy and risky encounters. Revamped, revved up and replete with graphic details—that's the Harlequin Intrigue Noir crime story that we want. More or less than 70,000 words.
  • High sensuality
  • Movie Examples: Out of Sight, Haywire, Tequila Sunrise, The Last Seduction, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Blue Velvet
Please state that your manuscript is aimed at Harlequin Intrigue Noir in your submission (cover letter, 1st page of mss).
Manuscript submission info:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Short Story - Anthology - Hood Horror Stories

Calls for Submissions

From Hollyhood to your hood,world wide. This is your manz author extraordinaire Maxamillion C.E.O. of Hollyhood Publishers. Life has afforded me the opportunity to make my dreams of Publishing a reality. As a result I'm want to give a unprofessionally published author a opportunity to shine with me. 
I'm calling for submissions to appear in my Horror Anthology "Skullduggery" My mind Is Playing Tricks On Me.  I've wriiten 4 short stories for my anthology and I'm seeking a Black horrific tale that would make Stephen King cringe. If you think you got what it takes to transcend the traditional boundaries of Urban Fiction holla!
All entries can be forwarded to 
1-15,000 word minimum and 20,000 word maximum.
2-This contest is strictly for new jack authors on the grind who have not been professionally published.
3- Second is only the first one to lose! So, write to win, there will only be one winner selected.
4- The selected story will receive $250.00 cash and a Hollyhood Publisher's Leather Jacket and 5 copies of the printed publication.
5. Submissions must be received by June 1,2013, I would like to release the book for Halloween!
6. Multiple entries are acceptable.
7. The winner will be notified of the results by e-mail.
8. Entries must be double space ,12pt font with numbered pages as word document. All entries must have a cover pagewith title, author's name, email address,telephone number, and word count.
9.Entries will not be returned after contest.
10. No publically published work and all entries must be original.
11. Lastly, authors retain all rights to their stories.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Novel - Harlequin: Cosmo Red Hot Reads - Contemporary

Calls for Submissions -

Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin 
feature contemporary, fun, sexy stories for today's fun fearless females!
The Heroine:
  • She is the Cosmo woman: fun, fearless, female
  • She is independent
  • She does not need a man to make her life complete, but he is the icing on the cake
  • She's adventurous and daring both in the bedroom and out!
  • She values her female friendships
  • She is focused on her career
  • Our heroine (and hero) grew up with reality TV, texting, online dating
  • She is most likely in her early to mid-twenties
  • The heroine drives the story
Key Elements:
  • Sexy romantic relationship with a satisfying ending
  • Love scenes are frequent, fun, detailed, fantasy-oriented and push the envelope
  • A strong conflict
  • Fast-paced, snappy dialogue, witty repartee
  • Strong female lead
  • A hero that you want to spend the weekend in bed with
  • Fresh, contemporary voice
Stories Can/Will:
  • Include multiple points of view
  • Be told in first person
  • Be contemporary (but not paranormal please!)
  • Urban international settings are good
  • Heroes can be bad boys, successful entrepreneurs, geeky scientists—different flavors of men for different fantasies
What We Don’t Want:
  • No historicals
  • No paranormal
Program Details:
  • 25,000–30,000 words
  • 2 titles a month
  • Digital First
  • Launching late spring/early summer 2013
How to Submit:
Please submit only completed, fully polished manuscripts along with a query/cover letter and synopsis. In the subject line of your query, please type the manuscript title and your name.
Queries must include the following and will not be reviewed if any piece is missing:
  1. A brief, introductory query letter including word count and a short description of the book, as well as any pertinent information about the author, including both legal name and pen name and any writing credits.
  2. The full manuscript saved and attached as an RTF file. The file name should be saved as TITLE_MANUSCRIPT, where you substitute your book's title in place of TITLE.
  3. A 2–5 page synopsis of the book detailing character development, plot and conflict/story resolution. Attach as an RTF file with file name TITLE_SYNOPSIS, where you substitute your book's title in place of TITLE.
*Please be sure to put the following information on the first page of all files: manuscript name, author pen name/legal name, email address, phone number, and word count.
Submissions should be sent to
All submissions will receive an auto-response acknowledging receipt of submission. Please allow 8–12 weeks for an editorial response to your submission. If a response has not been received after 12 weeks, please follow up at
In the subject line of your query, please type your manuscript name, your name and the target series. (Example: Book X by Jane Doe, Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin.) In the body of the email, please let us know the date it was submitted. It is also helpful if you email from the same email address you used to send your submission.
Harlequin authors should submit through their editor or directly and indicate you are a Harlequin author. Please do tell us who your Harlequin editor is. Harlequin authors can submit a proposal.
  • Use a professional email account; for example: Jane Doe, not Fluffy Bunny
  • It is helpful if your author name and email account name are similar
  • Please do not use your spouse’s email account
  • Select a readable font (not Courier)
  • Make sure your synopsis answers all the questions raised in your plot. If we read your synopsis will we understand why the heroine falls in love with the hero? It also needs to showcase your voice.
All submissions should be original and targeted specifically to Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Novel - Romance - African American - Open

Harlequin: Kimani Press

#Callsforsubmissions become a Harlequin Romance Writer

Kimani Press is Harlequin’s flagship imprint and only previously published authors who have established a strong fan base will be given serious consideration for this line.

Kimani Press is proud to publish a variety of outstanding mainstream fiction titles that predominately feature #AfricanAmerican characters. Our editorial features a broad range of genres such as: commercial women's fiction, historical fiction and romantic suspense.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Short Stories - Erotica - Anthology



Coming Together: Triumphantly is a collection of erotica that deals with reclaiming the body and sexuality after the trauma of illness or injury. This collection will benefit the National Women's Health Network.

We are seeking stories of triumph, of healing, and of appreciating the body and its abilities after (and in spite of) the changes brought about by illness/injury.

Attach submissions of up to 7,000 words to an email in RTF or DOC format and send to submissions @ with TRIUMPHANT SUBMISSION in the subject line. In the body of the email, include the story title, word count, your pen name, and a brief bio. Also, please indicate whether the submission has been previously published. Poetry will also be considered.

This collection will be edited by Dorla Moorehouse, who pitched the idea to Coming Together as follows:

     In late 2010, my friend and fellow writer Reesa Brown and I decided we wanted to edit an erotica anthology based around reclaiming the body and sexuality after trauma, such as illness or assault. This idea was very important to Reesa, who was a breast cancer survivor. We mapped things out, found some interest from other writers we knew, and put together a call for submissions, but then Reesa's cancer returned. She spent most of 2011 fighting, and most of the time she was too ill to work. We planned to relaunch our efforts as soon as she was well, but unfortunately, that day never happened. After grieving her death in January, I've decided I want to continue along with the project as planned, even though she is no longer here to co-edit with me. While more than a year has passed since our initial plans, my motivation is stronger than ever.

Coming Together plans a Valentine's Day 2013 release for this anthology.

Here's the URL:

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