Friday, November 18, 2011

Tu Books - Call For Submissions

Tu Books
Call for Submissions: Diverse MG/YA

Call for Submissions

Tu Books publishes speculative fiction for children and young adults featuring diverse characters and settings. Our focus is on well-told, exciting, adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novels featuring people of color set in worlds inspired by non-Western folklore or culture. We welcome Western settings if the main character is a person of color.

We are looking specifically for stories for both middle grade (ages 8-12) and young adult (ages 12-18) readers. (We are not looking for picture books, chapter books, or short stories. Please do not send submissions in these formats.)

For more information on how to submit, please see our submission guidelines at http://www.leeandlow.com/p/tu_submissions.mhtml. We are not accepting unagented email submissions at this time.

What we’re particularly interested in seeing lately: Asian steampunk, any African culture, contemporary African-American stories, Latino/a stories, First Nations/Native American/Aboriginal fantasy or science fiction written by tribal members, original postapocalyptic worlds, historical fantasy or mystery set in a non-Western setting. Please note that while our focus remains on main characters that are people of color, we strongly welcome GLBTQ characters as well.

We look forward to reading your book!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Breathless Press - Call for submissions

Breathless Press

Naughty Nursery Rhymes

Submission Call! Breathless Press is launching a new line and we need authors to help us pioneer it. Everyone remembers growing up on nursery rhymes, but what happens when you give them a naughty twist? Well here's your chance. Our new line "Naughty Nursery Rhymes" is looking for 10-15k word submissions, NOW! The story must be based on a specific rhyme and the story must flow around that theme. Any pairing of H/h is welcome with at least a Heat rating of 2 or above.

To submit, follow BP's standard guidelines, but be certain to put "NNR Submission 'Title'" in the subject line of your e-mail. For submission guidelines, please visit our page at http://www.breathlesspress.com/Page/submissions

www.breathlesspress.com

Midnight Magic Press - Call for submissions

Midnight Magic Press - Call for submissions

Special Submission Call for our Valentine's Anthology - BE MINE, AGAIN

We would like to see stories about people who have lost love and now have a second chance.

Are they divorced? Were they high school sweethearts?

Maybe they were lovers - yes, even a hot one night stand - long ago and now fate (or Cupid) has brought them together once more.

Stories for the anthology should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. The heat rating can range from sweet to erotic.

Please note, we will not accept any story with depraved or illegal acts (such as incest, necrophilia, rape, pedophilia, bestiality, etc) and we are currently not looking for GLBT, BDSM, M/M, F/F, or Ménage.

Closing Date is December 5th!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

M/m Call For Submission - Riptide Publishing

Riptide Publishing

Call For Submissions

Love for Sale

Sexual service for hire is the stuff of some of our naughtiest fantasies, be it with a $10 street rat or a $1,000-an-hour elite escort. As long as there’s been sex there’s been sex for sale, and this collection will explore the depth and breadth of the characters and the worlds in which you can find it. Got a boy working for passage to the New World on a 17th century tall ship? Or maybe one in the contemporary slums of Brazil, working for the hope of a better life? A sexy sci-fi cyborg who dreams of the world outside his programming? Or maybe a Roman slave, taking jobs on the side to save for his freedom? No matter the genre, the ending (HEA, HFN, or dark and darker), the orientation (gay or trans), or the heat level (erotica, romance, or anywhere in between), if you have a rentboy’s story to tell, we want to read it!

Length: 10,000 to 15,000 words -OR- 25,000 to 35,000 words -OR- 50,000+ words

Genres: Any

Heat Levels: Any

Ending: Any

Orientation: Gay or trans

Submissions Due: January 1, 2012

Acceptance Letters Sent By: February 15, 2012 for novelettes and novellas, March 1, 2012 for novels

Submit to: submissions@riptidepublishing.com

http://www.riptidepublishing.com


Gay or Trans Fiction - Riptide Publishing

Riptide Publishing
Call For Submissions

Dear John

This companion collection to Love for Sale is all about the men who buy sexual service, and maybe even the illusion of love. From sexual slaveholders to a $20 backroom blowjob to the high-end clients of upscale "boyfriend services," we want to read about what drives these men, what excites them, and what—if anything beyond simple pleasure—they're seeking.

Length: 10,000 to 15,000 words -OR- 25,000 to 35,000 words -OR- 50,000+ words

Genres: Any

Heat Levels: Any

Ending: Any

Orientation: Gay or trans

Submissions Due: February 1, 2012

Acceptance Letters Sent By: March 15, 2012 for novelettes and novellas, April 1, 2012 for novels

Submit to: submissions@riptidepublishing.com

http://www.riptidepublishing.com

Gay or Trans Fiction - Riptide Publishing

Riptide Publishing
Call For Submissions

Secrets of the Sea

In keeping with Riptide’s nautical theme, we're looking for gay and trans speculative fiction to launch our Seven Seas line and celebrate our one-year anniversary.

Seduce us with mermaids or selkies. Suck us in with sirens. Trap us in the Bermuda Triangle and terrify us with ghost ships, or maybe take us on a tour of the lost city of Atlantis. Give us sailors, pirates, adventurers, coastguards, fishermen, tourists, or scientists. Take us on a sweeping trip across the seven seas or make us claustrophobic on an off-shore oil rig. Sail us off the edge of the map to where the dragons be (yar!). Whatever you do, show us the myths of the ocean.

Length: 25,000 to 35,000 words -OR- 50,000+ words

Genres: Paranormal, horror, historical, contemporary, near-future. Fantasy is a possibility, but be prepared to wow us.

Heat Levels: Any

Ending: Any

Orientation: Gay or trans

Submissions Due: April 1, 2012

Acceptance Letters Sent By: May 15, 2012 for novellas, June 1, 2012 for novels.

Anticipated Release Date: October 30, 2012 through November 30, 2012

Submit to: submissions@riptidepublishing.com

http://www.riptidepublishing.com

Gay or Trans Fiction - Riptide Publishing

Riptide Publishing

Call For Submissions

Warriors of Rome

Help us launch our Historical Warriors line with gay and trans stories about warriors during the time of the Roman Empire. Stories can focus on Rome (from the Eternal City to its provinces), or on Rome’s enemies. Explore barracks life with Roman Legionnaires and their officers, or follow Germanic tribes and Gauls as they rise up against the invaders. Let us fight alongside the Persians and Carthaginians, or join forces as auxiliaries and allies with the glory of Rome.

Of course, soldiers weren’t the only ones to take up arms. Gladiators fought and often died for the entertainment of the masses. So too did slaves to earn their freedom, and simple farmers to protect their land against the Roman invaders. We’d love to hear their stories, as well.

We’re seeking historicals for this call, which means research is crucial. Our editors will only select stories that are faithful to the period in which they are set. If you use paranormal elements or magical realism, be sure they fit into the time period; conquerors and conquerees alike have their superstitions, of course, and we welcome those elements as secondary—but not primary—foci in your submissions. All levels of eroticism are welcome and erotic content is encouraged, but sex is no substitute for the plot, character, and worldbuilding we’re seeking for this call.

Length: 25,000 to 35,000 words -OR- 50,000+ words

Genres: Historical (some supernatural elements allowed)

Heat Levels: Any

Ending: Any

Orientation: Gay or trans

Submissions Due: May 15, 2012

Acceptance Letters Sent By: July 1, 2012 for novellas, July 15, 2012 for novels

Anticipated Release Date: December 2012

Submit to: submissions@riptidepublishing.com

http://www.riptidepublishing.com

Friday, September 9, 2011

recent submissions to Publisher Press Release

I want to thank the authors who have recently submitted information to Publisher Press Release Blog. Please see the page - http://publisherpressrelease.blogspot.com/p/purpose-of-publisher-press-release-blog.html - for an explanation on why your submissions to this blog were not posted.

For a resource to promote books, please see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/promotion_loop_schedule/ A yahoo loop for authors to know where to post and when.

Thank you
KyAnn

Monday, August 8, 2011

Themed Submission Calls - Breathless Press

Breathless Press
Themed Call for Submission


We currently have the following themed submission calls: (When submitting, please send to: acquisitions@breathlesspress.com and put the name of the anthology in the subject.)

Ad-Dick-tion Anthology: Our Ad-Dick-Tion anthology is an ongoing submission call. Stories must be under 10k, have a heat rating of at least 3, be m/m (gay) orientated (m/m/f is fine as long as the two males have sex or a relationship together and not just with the female) and be original stories. There is no other theme besides being m/m. The anthology will consist of 10 stories each with a royalty of 4% of net sales. No single author shall have more than 2 stories in this anthology. We reserve the rights for digital for 1 year with the option of renewing after that. Some anthologies will go to print, if this is the case for this volume, royalties are 1.5% of net sales and we reserve the rights for 2 years with the option of renewal for another 2 years. Deadline: May 5th, 2011 - October 31st, 2011. Published: May 4, 2012.

Hot Shots Anthology: Our Hot Shots anthology is an ongoing submission call. Stories must be under 10k, have a heat rating of at least 3, and be original stories. There is no other theme besides being erotic. All stories must be m/f. The anthology will consist of 10 stories each with a royalty of 4% of net sales. No single author shall have more than 2 stories in this anthology. We reserve the rights for digital for 1 year with the option of renewing after that. Some anthologies will go to print, if this is the case for this volume, royalties are 1.5% of net sales and we reserve the rights for 2 years with the option of renewal for another 2 years. Deadline: Nov 26th, 2011 - April 30th, 2012. Published: Nov 30th, 2012.

Hot Shots Vol 2 Authors / Stories:

C.S. Chatterly - Mythic Hearts

Anya Winters - Court Recess

Alannah Harte - The Real Deal

Lacy Netflux - Got Him Pegged

Doris O’Connor - Awakening

Comes out: November 25, 2011

Ravaged Anthology: Our Ravaged anthology is an ongoing submission call. Stories must be under 10k, have a heat rating of at least 3, and be original stories. There is no other theme besides having something to do with shifters. This can be wolf, lion, panther, etc. The anthology will consist of 10 stories each with a royalty of 4% of net sales. No single author shall have more than 2 stories in this anthology. We reserve the rights for digital for 1 year with the option of renewing after that. Some anthologies will go to print, if this is the case for this volume, royalties are 1.5% of net sales and we reserve the rights for 2 years with the option of renewal for another 2 years. Deadline: Aug 4th, 2011 - Jan 31th, 2012. Published: Aug 3rd, 2012.

Crimson Anthology: Our Crimson anthology is an ongoing submission call. Stories must be under 10k, have a heat rating of at least 3, and be original stories. There is no other theme besides having something to do with vampires. The anthology will consist of 10 stories each with a royalty of 4% of net sales. No single author shall have more than 2 stories in this anthology. We reserve the rights for digital for 1 year with the option of renewing after that. Some anthologies will go to print, if this is the case for this volume, royalties are 1.5% of net sales and we reserve the rights for 2 years with the option of renewal for another 2 years. Deadline: Feb 4th, 2012 - Jul 31th, 2012. Published: Feb 1st, 2013.

Serviced Anthology: Our Serviced anthology is an ongoing submission call. Stories must be under 10k, have a heat rating of at least 3, and be original stories. There is no other theme besides having something to do with the army, military, navy, or air force as well as being romantic/erotic in nature. We will be doing two a year, one with a focus on m/m stories, the other on m/f stories. The anthology will consist of 10 stories each with a royalty of 4% of net sales. No single author shall have more than 2 stories in this anthology. We reserve the rights for digital for 1 year with the option of renewing after that. Some anthologies will go to print, if this is the case for this volume, royalties are 1.5% of net sales and we reserve the rights for 2 years with the option of renewal for another 2 years. M/M Deadline: Sept 8th, 2011 - Feb 29th, 2012. M/M Published: Sept 7th, 2012. M/F Deadline: Mar 10th, 2011 - Aug 31st, 2012. M/F Published: Mar 8th, 2013.

Home for the Holidays: Our Home for the Holidays is published for December. We will be releasing 8 stories in December all revolving around the holiday season. Stories must be more than 10k with a heat rating of 2 or more. Deadline: Jan 1st, 2012 - June 30th, 2012. Published: December 2012.

Hot Shifters: Our Hot Shifters are published for October. We will be releasing 8 stories in October all revolving around the shifters. This can be wolf, lion, panther, etc. Stories must be more than 10k with a heat rating of 2 or more. Deadline: Nov 1st, 2011 - April 30th, 2012. Published: October 2012.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Samhain Publishing’s eBook Chasin’ Eight hits NYT Bestseller List/USA Today List

Samhain Publishing’s eBook Chasin’ Eight hits NYT Bestseller List/USA Today List

Lorelei James’ newest Rough Riders novel is only available in eBook format

July 11, 2011 – Cincinnati –International publisher Samhain Publishing® today announced that author Lorelei James’ eBook romance Chasin’ Eight, released June 28, 2011, has landed on the New York Times Bestseller list for eBook Fiction (20) and the USA Today List (83) for eBooks and print books. Chasin’ Eight is only available in eBook format.

“Lorelei James is one of the brightest stars in publishing,” said Christina Brashear, president, Samhain Publishing. “Her position on both lists is the highest ranking to date for any digital-first published author, and we’re thrilled that she was able to achieve this at Samhain.”

In an acknowledgment of the growing sales and influence of digital publishing, The New York Times recently began publishing e-book bestseller lists in fiction and nonfiction. The lists are compiled from weekly data from publishers, chain bookstores, independent booksellers and online retailers, among other sources. Since 1935 The Times has published bestseller lists, widely considered the industry standard. Best-seller lists are also published by Publishers Weekly, a trade publication, and newspapers including The Los Angeles Times and USA Today.

The USA Today Best-Selling Book list is different from the NYT model, in that it combines both eBook and traditional print books in the same list.

About Samhain Publishing

Launched in 2005 with a vision of bringing extraordinary fiction to compulsive readers (who sometimes can’t wait for a book to actually be printed), Samhain Publishing® is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction. One of the most prominent voices of original ebook fiction, Samhain represents some of today’s brightest authors of romance and horror fiction. To learn why at Samhain “it’s all about the story…”, visit Samhain Publishing online at www.samhainpublishing.com.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Men In Uniform - Historical to Contemporary

eTreaures Publishing
Men In uniform
Historical to Contemporary
Call for Submissions

Men in Uniform
Publisher: eTreasures Publishing
Editors: Trish Metcalfe & Martha Eskuchen
Deadline: October 15th, 2011

Payment & Rights: 35% royalty on ebooks Contract is for 3 years.

eTreasures Publishing is currently seeking the following Call:

Got a story about that bad boy cop or adrenaline junky fireman?

We’re looking for plot driven stories about men in dangerous professions and how it affects their daily lives.

Do they find all their excitement in their jobs, are they determined to remain single and carefree because of the nature of their jobs – only a stubborn, headstrong heroine comes along to make them change their minds?

Characters must have believable motivations, be well written and the story must be plot driven.

These stories can be historical or contemporary but must have a HEA.

•Novels ranging in 65,000 words to 80,000 words. If this is the first book in a series please note it and we may be willing to negotiate further details.

•Heat Level: Sweet to sensual stories. We do not accept erotic romance or erotic stories in any capacity.

•Single Author anthologies will be accepted. No story can be less than 25,000 words and must total between 65,000 and 80,000 words in total. We aren’t looking for short stories – novella lengths only.

•At this time we do not accept previously published works.

•Regular Guidelines apply. Submit to submissions@etreasurespublishing.com with “Wanted: Men in Uniform” in the subject line.

Friday, April 15, 2011

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Pelican Ventures Book Group
Press Release

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Millionaire's Club - Classic Themed Romances

The Wild Rose Press
Contemporary Romance (classic themes)
Call For Submissions

The Millionaire's Club

Champagne and Caviar. Rich and sexy. He's the reformed playboy, the corporate raider or the self-made man. He comes from old money or new money. These stories are about rich and powerful men. He's determined and has the means to get what he wants. The woman he falls in love with usually doesn't have money, but she does have power in this relationship. However, he'll have to shower her with more than the gifts money can buy. He'll have to earn her love. And he'll have to show her his love is the most valuable possession he can give her.

Submission requirements for the Millionaire's Club.
Length – 20K – 60K (not full length - these will not go to print)

Rated Spicy to Hot (see details on both ratings below). Champagne Rose stories must include a fully depicted and fully consummated love scene to be considered in this line.

Spicy: Contains detailed love scenes, including descriptions of foreplay and consummation.

Hot: Contains sizzling detailed love scenes and explicit content, which may be offensive to some. This is not erotic romance. No extreme graphic language.

Send submissions to Queryus@thewildrosepress.com

Please feel free to pass this along to your writers groups, blogs, etc. You may send questions directly to me at rpenders@thewildrosepress.com

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Romance and Erotic Romance

Breathless Press
Call For Submissions

Breathless Press is a royalty paying publisher actively acquiring racy, salacious, hot stories, ranging in lengths of 5,000 to 100,000 words.

We are accepting romance and erotic romance in all subgenre’s, including but not limited to, paranormal, historical, suspense, and contemporary. This includes all niche’s such as BDSM, M/M, F/F, and ménage.

We are seeking romances with intriguing plots, strong writing, and a pace that grabs the readers’ attention from page one holding it to the very end. We look for interesting, three-dimensional characters who are separated by emotional conflict or the twists and turns of the plot. And who, in the end, overcome the barriers keeping them apart and live happily ever after. We particularly enjoy originality—either in plot, character, or writing style—that will differentiate the story from others of the genre without losing the distinct flavor of a romance.

As we are an e-book publisher, we accept electronic submissions only. Please send a query letter in the body of the message including your name, email address, title, genre, synopsis, and word count. Be sure to include any credits including publishing history you may have. Send it along with the full manuscript in doc or rtf format as an attachment to acquisitions@breathlesspress.com. For more information on submission guidelines go to http://www.breathlesspress.com/erotic/submissions

http://www.breathlesspress.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy, and Futuristic Romance

Entangled Publishing

Call For Submissions

Call for Submissions: Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy, and Futuristic Romance


At Entangled Publishing, we believe authors who write great books should receive a majority of the profits. We also believe authors interested in the lucrative indie publishing model shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality editing, commercial covers, or the power of a New York-style marketing machine.

That’s where we come in. Founded by industry-savvy authors and backed by a successful media corporation, Entangled Publishing utilizes a bold new business model to bridge the gap between traditional and indie publishing, giving our authors the best of both worlds. We implement the agency model across all departments at Entangled, which means everyone from the copy editor to the marketing director has a financial stake in your book.

In other words, we don’t make money unless you make money. Lots of it.

Entangled authors receive high royalty rates, a publicist and marketing budget assigned to every book, simultaneous print and electronic releases, NY-style covers, and top-notch editing.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.entangledpublishing.com/.

We are seeking novels and novellas in the following subgenres of romantic fiction for publication in August 2011 and beyond:

* Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

* Contemporary

* Romantic Thrillers

* Science Fiction

* Fantasy

* Upper “YA” (17-22 yo protags) that will appeal to crossover audiences

Current wish list: contemporary chicklit, single-title contemporaries, military/special ops romantic thrillers, dystopian settings, science fiction, space operas, biopunk, gods/goddesses, fairytale retellings, gritty and steamy urban fantasty romance

Guidelines:

* All submissions must have strong romantic elements.

* Novels should be 70k to 120k words in length, novellas should be 20k to 40k words in length

* We consider all heat levels, however erotic elements should not be the focus of the story.

* Revised backlist titles will be considered on a case by case basis.

To submit a manuscript for consideration, please paste the following into an email:

* A one-page query letter containing your genre, title, wordcount, a brief blurb about the book, and any pertinent writing credentials

* The first five (5) double-spaced pages

* Where we can find you on the web (links will do)

* Established authors are welcome to query with a standard proposal package if manuscript is still a work in progress.

Send your email to submissions@entangledpublishing.com.

http://www.entangledpublishing.com


Interracial Romances

Whispers Publishing
Call For Submissions

These romances can range from sweet to sensual but not erotica. In other words, no graphic language and no kink is allowed.

For all romances, the hero and the heroine should be introduced within the first three chapters of your story, preferably within the first chapter.

We want stories that focus on the growing relationship between the hero and heroine with strong plots and not-too-perfect, flawed characters.

For romances outside of contemporary, please make sure your settings are clearly defined, historically accurate for the time period, and/or your worlds are fully established.

Happily ever afters are a requirement!

For more details, please visit our website at http://whispershome.com/submissions.

For questions, please e-mail our Editor-in-Chief, Rhonda Jackson Joseph at eicwhisperspublishing@gmail.com.

All interracial romances will be considered for release in our print anthologies.

www.whispershome.com

Sybarite Press call for short story submissions

Sybarite Press
Call For Submissions

Sybarite Press accepts submissions of erotic and sensual short stories (10,000 words or less) in all genres. We are looking for decadent, sensually luxurious stories.

While Sybarite Press is open to all erotic and sensual stories, we are actively seeking stories that fit into the following lines.

In the sixth century B.C., the Greek city of Sybaris, located in Italy, possessed such wealth that Sybarite became equated with pleasure and luxury.

Sins of Sybaris

What lengths would a hedonistic Sybarite go to for sexual gratification? (Stories should be predominantly set in Ancient Greece and contain a reference to the city-state of Sybaris. Note: stories should not include any elements specifically prohibited on the Submission page.)

Sybaris Nights

The heroes and heroines of this series work hard during the day and play harder at night. (Stories should have contemporary setting.)

Sybaris Seductions

Members of The Sybaris Society have too much time and too much money on their hands, and they’re always looking to seduce others into partaking of life’s pleasures. (The modern Sybaris Society was founded in the mid-1700s in London, England. While the Society’s home is still in London, its membership has spread across the world. Stories may have any time setting from the eighteenth century onward.)

Send an email to submissions@sybaritepress.com with the following information:

Subject: Query Story Line (if applicable): Story Title

Body: Brief description of the story, personal contact information and relevant writing background information.

Attachments: size 12 font, double-spaced documents of type *.doc, *.docx and *.rtf are accepted. Please include a title page with contact information.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response. Rejected submissions will include a personal note detailing the reasons for rejection.

Please note Sybarite Press is a royalty-only e-publisher and does not offer advances or per word rates.

Sybarite Press is NOT interested in stories containing any of the following: depraved or illegal acts (pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality, rape, incest, snuff, scat or golden showers), extreme violence, or excessive gore.

For further comments/questions send an email to info@sybaritepress.com.

http://www.sybaritepress.com

Twenty Or Less Press call for short story fiction

Twenty Or Less Press
Call for Submission - Fiction

Twenty or Less Press accepts submissions of short stories (10,000 words or less) in all fiction genres including romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction, poetry and women’s fiction for electronic publication only. For erotic or sensual story submissions, visit our sister press, Sybarite Press. At this time, we also have calls out for:

Children and Young Adult Stories with Multicultural Elements

The main characters in these stories should have multicultural backgrounds or the story must place them in a cultural situation different from their own.

Off the Wheel (Speculative Fiction)

Characters in these stories search for the answer on how to get Off the Wheel of life in an effort to reach The Place, where full enlightenment awaits.

Send an email to submissions@twentyorlesspress.com with the following information:

Subject: Genre (or Story Line) Query Story Title

Body: Brief description of the story, personal contact information and relevant writing background information.

Attachments: size 12 font, double-spaced documents of type *.doc, *.docx and *.rtf are accepted. Please include a title page with contact information.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response. Rejected submissions will include a personal note detailing the reasons for rejection.

Please note Twenty or Less Press is a royalty-only e-publisher and does not offer advances or per word rates.

Twenty or Less Press is NOT interested in stories containing depraved or illegal acts, extreme violence, excessive gore, or unnecessary profanity.

Questions or comments may be directed to info@twentyorlesspress.com


Voluted Tales Magazines

Your World of speculative Fiction.

Paying Market. (token)

Late April edition call closes end of March.

Short stories, flash fiction, art, poetry, novellas, reviews, interviews.

Young Adult edition, Paranormal Romance edition, Noir Thrillers edition, General edition, Themes edition and Serials edition

April issue of the General edition filling, but space available in the other editions, and still open for May and beyond.

Author interviews and books reviews open.

Submission guides available on site. Please read these before submitting to VT.

Contact us at editor@volutedtales.com for any questions.

Submission call for Voluted Tales Magazines.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Retro Romances For Samhain Publishing

Samhain Publishing
Romances from the 70s, 80s, 90s and early 00s
Call For Submissions

Samhain Publishing launches new line for out-of-print romance favorites

Retro RomanceTM now accepting submissions

March 28, 2011 – Cincinnati –International digital-first publisher Samhain Publishing, Ltd. today announced their newest line of ebook fiction, Retro RomanceTM. This line features beloved romances from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s that are being given a new digital lease on life for today's modern reader.

“There are so many classic romances that are difficult or impossible to find now in print,” explained Christina Brashear, publisher, Samhain Publishing. “We are thrilled to be able to bring these romances to a new reading public, as part of our dedication to both authors and readers.” For Retro Romance ebooks, Samhain takes on the multiple steps of digital publication – copyediting, formatting, cover treatment and wide digital distribution – while authors can focus on interacting with their readers and writing new books.

The Retro Romance line is now open to submissions. Authors interested in learning more about the Retro Romance line can visit Samhain Publishing online at http://www.samhainpublishing.com/submissions/.

About Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Launched in 2005 with a vision of bringing extraordinary fiction to compulsive readers (who sometimes can’t wait for a book to actually be printed), Samhain Publishing, Ltd. is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction. One of the most prominent voices of original ebook fiction, Samhain represents some of today’s brightest authors of romance and horror fiction. To learn why at Samhain “…it’s all about the story”, visit Samhain Publishing, Ltd. Online at www.samhainpublishing.com.

Publisher website www.samhainpublishing.com

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Harbourlight Books

Harbourlight Books
Christian Fiction
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Harbourlight Books
A division of Pelican Ventures LLC
PO Box 1738
Aztec NM 87410
http://www.harbourlightbooks.com

Pelican Ventures offers new opportunities in Inspirational fiction through Harbourlight Books.

Aztec, NM - Nicola Martinez, founder of Pelican Ventures, LLC, a New Mexico media company, has launched a new publishing venture. Harbourlight Books will publish Christian fiction that ranges in length from 25,000 words to 80,000.

Harbourlight Books seeks to publish all genre of Christian fiction, Martinez said. “Everything but
romance.” Martinez said. “Romance will still be handled exclusively by White Rose Publishing.” According to Martinez, there is a need for the expansion of eBook availability within the Christian fiction community.

Harbourlight Books will fill that niche, bringing general Christian fiction to the eBook arena where White Rose Publishing fills the gap on the romance side. The popularity of eBooks is on the rise as “…evidenced by the recent Amazon press release that announced eBooks for Kindle outsold hardbacks,” Martinez said. In addition to electronic books, Harbourlight will publish print editions of novels.

Submission guidelines are available on the Harbourlight Books website.

Harbourlight Books is dedicated to providing quality inspirational fiction that adheres to mainline Christian teachings. Currently Harbourlight Books is accepting unagented submissions for short stories and novels that are already complete. The company launch its first release in 2011.
Harbourlight Books titles will be available for purchase directly from the Harbourlight Books website and through various retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others. Bookstores wishing to stock Harbourlight titles may contact the publisher directly, or use Ingram Distributing. Titles will also be available to retailers and at several public libraries as electronic downloads through OverDrive Media.

For information: http://www.harbourlightbooks.com

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sex Bytes, Love Letters, Oh, Canada!

Ellora's Cave
Erotic Romance
Call for Submission

SEX BYTES

Theme is tech sex: all the ways to meet and fall in lust and love via modern technology--texting, IM, Skype, online dating.

Stories release in October 2011.

Submission deadline is April 30, 2011.


LOVE LETTERS

Theme is love letters, cards, diaries.

Stories will release in January/February 2012 (in time for Valentine's Day).

Submission deadline is August 31, 2011.


OH, CANADA!

Stories must be set in Canada, at least one of the main characters must be Canadian, and the story should have a Canadian "flavor" (slang, customs, holidays, etc).

Submissions must be received before September 1, 2011.



See details at http://www.jasminejade.com/t-writerscircle.aspx

Friday, March 4, 2011

Erotic Horror & Erotic Kink

Ellora's Cave
Erotic Horror, Erotic Kink
Call For Submission


Authors, get your typing fingers ready! We've got two new Lines (genres) to announce and we're itchin' for new submissions. The deets:


Ellora's Cave Shivers
You know those erotic horror subs our Editor-in-Chief (@EditMeThis) has been begging for on Twitter and Facebook? They've finally got a name, and the very first one releases on March 25 (Endless Lust by Lexxie Couper)! The horror genre is broad, and in the spirit of encompassing as wide a definition as possible and appealing to various types of readers, your horror submission can be:

* Psychologically scary
* Blood-and-guts scary
* Pee-your-pants, hide-under-the-covers scary

You catch that keyword? And let's not forget, above all, erotic. However, mindful that horror doesn't always lend itself to happy endings, HEAs and HFNs are optional in Shivers stories. But hey...if you can work a believable romance in there, we'll be impressed. And might even send you candy. Let crippling fear fuel your characters' lusts, authors...drive them to the brink of insanity and orgasm.

Ellora's Cave Kink
This aptly named Line is just what you'd expect -- kink and fetish. No, not BDSM. That has it's own Line (Taboo), and is less kinky these days than you might think (oh, those jaded readers!). We'll give most subject matter serious consideration if the execution is stellar, but remember what EC readers love most -- hot sex and happily ever afters. We want romantic relationships that develop not despite a kink, but because of it. A single foot-rub scene won't get the Kink banner on your cover. The sexual thrust of the story (no pun intended) should revolve around your chosen fetish or kink. Delve into the psychology behind it, both historically and from your characters' POVs. How does the fetish make the characters feel, physically and emotionally? How has it evolved? How did previous lovers handle it? And so, so much more; there are endless ways to develop your story -- but no dry History of Kink lessons here. Make it fresh, make it funky, make it fetish. ;-)

Like all our Lines, Shivers and Kink are open to all EC book lengths (7K to 120K-ish), and can have as many themes as you'd like (menage, vampire, shifter, historical, Rubenesque, M/M, F/F, etc.).

Got something sitting on your computer right now that might work? Perhaps some idea brewing in that big brain? Then check out the Submissions page on http://www.ellorascave.com/, download the Author Info PDF for additional instructions, including submissions address, and start flooding our inbox!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gothic Romance

Moongypsy Press
Gothic Romance
Call For Submission

Moongypsy Press is now accepting submissions in the Gothic Romance genre.

No Gothic Horror. We are specifically looking for Gothic Romance in the style of Victoria Holt, the Bronte Sisters, etc. Short stories and novels welcome.

Please submit a synopsis and the first three chapters to Foery MacDonell at foery@moongypsy.com

Check our submission guidelines at
http://www.moongypsypress.com/submissions.php

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Higher Learning Anthology

Dreamspinner Press
Higher Learning short story
Call for Submission

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/pages.php?pID=7&CDpath=0

Higher Learning

Edited by Julianne Bentley

Enter the hallowed halls of higher learning, where there's a lot more to life, sex, and love than what these men can get out of a book. They'll give English a slip of the tongue, practice their Interpersonal Communication skills, and learn about the birds and the bees in Biology. Join them as they see why flexibility is important in Phys Ed, figure the odds of finding the perfect mate in Statistics, flirt and woo each other with poetry in Literature, and discover why Chemistry is a double entendre.

Submission Deadline: Aug. 15, 2011

Publication Date: October 2011

  • Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 - 12,000 words
  • Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
  • Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.
  • Send all submissions to submissions@dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: Higher Learning anthology submission

Gay Pirate Anthology

Dreamspinner Press
Gay Pirate short story
Call for Submission

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/pages.php?pID=7&CDpath=0

Cross Bones

Edited by Anne Regan

Ahoy, me proud beauty, shiver me timbers! I ask ye to sail me jollyboat on the high seas, lubber, but will ye dare to accept? On offer be a pirate's life full of danger and risk, and not just to yer neck, but to yer very virgin heart! There's many a bodice to be ripped--or perhaps I should say many a codpiece to be snapped--and should ye be graced enough to cross bones with a corsair, don't be an addlepate! Heave ho, lad, handsomely, and show him how ye bury yer treasure!

Pirates didn't only sail the high seas in historical times. Modern-day renegades and futuristic rebels are just as ripe for adventure and plunder. No matter the time, place, or circumstances, bad boys steal affection as often as they salvage treasure, and in these stories of romance, a rogue's black heart always conceals a center of gold.

Submission Deadline: May 23, 2011

Publication Date: August 2011

  • Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 - 12,000 words
  • Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
  • Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.
  • Send all submissions to submissions@dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: Cross Bones anthology submission

Pagan Holiday

The Wild Rose Press
Paranormal Black Rose Line
Call for Submission
Black Rose is looking for stories relating to the Pagan holidays.

*Yule (similar to Christmas)
*Imbolc (candlemass)
*Ostara (Spring Equinox)
*Beltane (May Day)
*Litha - Midsummer (Summer Solstice)
*Lughnasadh (First Harvest)
*Mabon (Autumn Equinox)
*Samhain (End of the Celtic year)

Length requirement: 20-40K
Heat level: Spicy
Stories should involve characters that fit within the Black Rose guidelines.


For more information, please go to: www.thewildrosepress.com, click “About Us” then proceed to “Submissions” and Black Rose(left sidebar) guidelines.


Please submit this special call directly to Callie Lynn Wolfe, Senior Editor at callielynnwrp@aol.com

Place the words Pagan Holiday Call in the email subject line. Submissions will be considered and a response given between 14-21 days of receipt of manuscript. Submissions are open now!

Black Rose is always looking for fresh new stories covering a variety of paranormal subjects, and we are always interested in new paranormal romance authors. So if you've got that hot were, sexy vamp, to die for demon or any dark paranormal creature you can conjure up, we are looking for you! See our guidelines on The Wild Rose Press website!

Honky Tonk Hearts

The Wild Rose Press
Contemporary Cowboy
Call For Submission


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Honky Tonk Hearts

Lonely hearts seem to gravitate to the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk.
Owner and bartender, Gus Rankin, has seen his share of the wandering souls cross his bar and dance floor over the years—he'd even like to think he helped a few find true love along the way.

Submission Information:

One pivotal scene MUST take place at the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk. This could be the hero and heroine's first meeting, the black moment, big finale, a scene where important information is divulged or an important realization is made etc.

Other than the above requirement, your story can be anything and anywhere within the genre of contemporary cowboys. It can take place from Texas to Alberta, Alaska to Australia. Wherever a cowboy rides, works, plays or competes could be the setting for your story as long as at some important point, their hearts cross the threshold of the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk.

Whether your hero's truck breaks down near the honky tonk, friends take your heroine there for a good time, or either one stop for a break on a long journey, the possibilities for this series are endless and we are excited to see where you as authors can take a couple of honky tonk hearts.

Honky Tonk Hearts will be a limited series of 12 to 15 contracted stories so it is important to do your best, write with heart, proof, proof, proof and submit!

Please follow the general submission guidelines on the website for formatting and submit through the queryus@thewildrosepress.com. Important: Use the subject line: TWRP Honky Tonk Hearts Submission: YOUR TITLE

For questions please feel free to email Stacy D. Holmes, Senior Editor of Yellow Rose, at stacy@thewildrosepress.com

Submitting Specifics:
Word count: 20,000-40,000

Background Information:

The Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk: A few miles outside Amarillo off historical Route 66, the large wood-paneled structure boast a large neon star with a single flashing steer riding away from it. Inside, a long bar runs the length of the back wall, a dance floor takes up a large chunk of space with old round tables filling most of the rest and two pool tables tucked in the back corner. A small stage hosts Open-Mike Nights on Sundays, Karaoke Thursdays and a booked band most Saturday nights with the other nights filled in with a big old jukebox or the DJ. The establishment offers food when the kitchen is staffed, but the Lonesome Steer can never seem to keep cooks too long and waitresses come and go—Gus is always ready to lend a hand when someone comes in down on their luck.

Gus Rankin: His hair is more grey than dark brown these days and a handlebar moustache sits prominently on a face tanned and weathered by the Texas sun.
Tall, broad and still in good shape although a bit of a belly hangs over the buckle of his faded blue jeans, you can usually find him wearing his favorite black leather vest with a light denim shirt beneath.

Though he prefers to man the bar, every once in a while he sneaks back to his messy office, takes a break in the rickety, torn leather chair and props his feet on his desk as he smiles at the bulletin board filled with pictures from couples that have tossed aside their lonesome hearts to take a chance on love.

Keira Rankin: Gus's daughter works at the honky tonk alongside her father. She keeps the books, waitresses and does a little Karaoke when the stage gets quiet on Thursday nights. With long blonde hair, soft doe eyes and heart-shape face, she's the spitting image of her mother, Gus's one and only true love who died ten years ago when Keira was fourteen.

Marshall Dekes: This part-time bartender/DJ is a good old boy with a bit of a past. Tall, dark and handsome, he keeps to himself but is there whenever Gus needs work done around the place.

Important Note: The above-mentioned characters are to be used as "mentions only" and not as main or important secondary characters. These established characters are spoken for and will be used to finish the series when the time comes. Use them to create atmosphere and realism in your scenes at the Lonesome Steer, but then leave them there LOL.

Feel free to forward this to your fellow writers, loops, blogs, etc.

Christmas - Inspirational Romance

White Rose Publishing
Inspirational Romance
Call For Submission - Christmas


White Rose Publishing is seeking manuscripts to fill a special 2011
holiday release extravaganza. We are currently seeking novelette to
novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill
twenty-four special slots. Stories must have a Christmas theme and
submissions must be received on or before 1 May 2011.

Stories must be Christian romance, may be contemporary or historical,
and may fall under any subgenre (e.g. romantic suspense) To submit,
please use the submission form found on our website.
(http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/pages/Submission-Form) Be sure to
include: CHRISTMAS SUBMISSION: Title of Story in the subject line of
your submission.

In addition, White Rose is always open to general submissions. Full
submission guidelines may be found at
http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/pages/Submission-Guidelines

For more information about White Rose Publishing please visit our
website at http://www.whiterosepublishing.com or read some of our
titles. Our books are available local and online retailers such as
Amazon, ARe, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Christian Book Distributors,
Sony.