Queer romance publisher JMS Books wants romance novels and novelettes that include horoscopes and/or astrology as part of the plot, but whether it’s a light or pervasive element is up to the writer. Any astrological tradition is welcome, as is any romance subgenre, including historical, contemporary, and paranormal. Read the full post on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.
I am a total sucker for anything involving cats. So it is with great pleasure that I announce that Robin Praytor of Post-to-Print Publishers is putting together an anthology of short stories told from the point of view of cats. Called From a Cat’s P.O.V., the anthology aims to include stories from a variety of genres.
Rose Caraway, aka the Sexy Librarian and host of The Kiss Me Quick’s Erotica podcast, is compiling another tome in her popular anthology series. The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol. 3 will be published by Stupid Fish Productions and feature thirty “short stories that represent the best in highly-erotic storytelling.” The editor wants stories that represent various pairings in a diversity of subgenres: horror, sci-fi, fairytale, myth, Western, mystery, and more.
Queer romance publisher JMS Books is launching a cowboy- and cowgirl-themed series of romance novels and novelettes. They’re not limiting the call to Westerns, but will consider other genres with … Read more
NineStar Press has an ongoing call for paranormal lesbian/bi romances or erotic short stories of 5,000–12,000 words. Payment is in royalties.
MLR Press has a call out for male-male (gay) romance novellas that have “one character as a ‘resident’ of the Isle of Misfit Toys finding his forever home.” Novellas should be 10,000 to 40,000 words and are due July 30.
The Dark magazine is a monthly online magazine devoted to horror, dark fantasy, and experimental fiction that frightens. They pay 3¢/word for first world rights on original fiction up to 6,000 words. They’re open to submissions year-round.
Circlet Press, the world’s leading publisher of erotica for geeks, is planning a themed anthology of short erotic stories inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
The call notes that Poe was not only a pioneer of the horror genre, but also sci-fi and detective fiction. Stories can take place in any time period and can fall within any speculative fiction genre as long as the story is erotic and inspired by Poe’s oeuvre.
Queer romance publisher JMS Books is launching a new series of romance novels and novelettes centered on games: card games, board games, role-playing games, sports, crossword competitions— if it’s a game, they’re game. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.) Read the full post on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.
Futurefire.net Publishing and the Institute of Classical Studies are looking for fantasy, horror, and sci-fi that reimagines monsters from ancient world cultures. They’re accepting fiction and poetry. Read the full post on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.