Circlet Press wants erotica inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe

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.

Read the full post (and find some great resources for brushing up on Poe) on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.

Submission Call: Fairy tales about love, pays $30, due Jan. 20

Online fairy tale, folklore, and mythology magazine

Enchanted Conversation wants stories about love for its February issue, titled Un rêve d’amour (A Dream of Love).

Enchanted Conversations is geared toward adult readers. Stories can be retellings or completely original, and the editors tend to prefer stories that are fairy tales in genre as well as theme.

Read the full post on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.

Submission Call: BLF Press seeks Black women’s speculative writing, pays $50, due June 30

BLF Press invites Black women writers to submit stories and poetry to Black to the Future, an anthology of Black speculative writing, “including science fiction, fantasy, and Afrofuturism.” The editors are Stephanie Andrea Allen, Lauren Cherelle, and Krystal A. Smith. Read the full post on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.