(Posted by chris the cynic)
I considered holding this for the weekly writer’s workshop, but I figure sooner is better. There are six open calls on our radar right now. Two we’ve already mentioned here:
- Geek out (“In the spirit of true geekery, and the limitless possibilities of it, Less Than Three Press invites you to submit your stories of trans* and genderqueer geeks doing what they love best.“) is being closed for submissions on the 30th, so that’s three days including today. If you’ve got something that you intend to submit to it get it finished in a hurry.
- Damsels in Distress (“How does a damsel handle a dangerous situation? That depends on the damsel. […] The one thing they don’t do is sit around and wait for someone else to solve their problems and claim them as a prize.“) ends May 31st.
The four ones we’ve learned of more recently are from Inkstained Succubus:
- Taking Flight
Deadline: June 15th, 2014
Whether angels, demons, birdfolk, elves, or the Tuatha de Dannan, we have always been fascinated by wings. For this anthology, we ask for your greatest erotic fiction with wings. Let us touch the soft feathers or spidersilk and be wrapped in them, strange sensations against flesh. All pairings welcome, all genres considered.Pairing: Any (M/M, F/F, M/F, Trans* inclusive) erotic
Happy ending required.
- Candle in the Dark
Deadline: September 15, 2014
Deck the halls, and pull out the holly and the ivy. The longest, darkest night of the year should be brighter because of the warmth of romance and the heat of passion. Winter holidays abound in this anthology, with a wide welcome to any traditional (or inventive) winter holiday. Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Saturnalia, or Solstice, if your boys celebrate it, we want their story.Pairing: M/M erotic
Happy ending required.
- Somewhere Out There
Deadline: December 15th, 2014
Beyond our understanding lies a great, wide galaxy full of adventure, romance, and very, very hot beings. This anthology is fully science-fiction, both far and near future, with or without dystopia. Introduce us to your finest worldbuilding and storytelling, and show us your view of the future…and who will be with whom in it.Pairing: Any (M/M, M/F, F/F, Trans* and Poly inclusive) erotic
Happy ending not required, though Happy For Now encouraged.
Note: This is a line, not just an anthology. With a good response, we’ll be launching a SF/F line. Therefore, submissions for this call should be 3k-15k for the anthology, but 15k-100k will be considered for simultaneous release.
- [Genre Genderqueer Anthology]
Deadline: March 15th, 2015
The spectrum would be a dark place with only black and white, and gender is no exception. We want your finest genderqueer/fluid characters doing what they do best. Whether science-fiction, fantasy, steampunk, or paranormal, these stories should be plot focused and starring a character not on the normal gender spectrum. However, we emphasize that this is not an anthology for genderqueer issues.Pairing: Genderqueer, Any erotic
Happy For Now required.
NOTE: Also seeking an inventive, inclusive name for this anthology.