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