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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org