Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Special Calls for anthologies etc...

Publisher/editors who would like their project to be listed here should send their special project calls to veinglory[at]

Deadline: Open

Lyrical Press, Inc. is now accepting submissions for three new imprints: Allure, Elements and Vintage. Imprinted title payouts: $100 advance (50% upon receipt of signed contract, 50% upon remittance of approved final) + 40% of earned digital royalties.

We will not review queries, partials or proposals. Only completed manuscripts will be considered. Required length for all three imprints is 60-80k ONLY. We will not consider works of less than 60k, or longer than 80k for elite imprints. (full submission details to follow imprint guidelines)

Questions regarding guidelines or other specifics should be directed to

Lyrical Allure
Acquiring editor: Emma Wayne Porter
Genre: erotic contemporary romance
Length: 60-80k
Key Characteristic: willful hero, capable heroine
Key Characteristic: sexual tension and romantic conflict
Requirement: HEA
Sensuality Level: extremely hot

Editor's notes: Know your tropes. This line is focused on the buildup and resolution of sexual tension and romantic conflict. The thrill of anticipation is as key as the erotic payoff.
We want willful heroes, and capable heroines. We do not want "perfect" or cardboard characters, nor do we want helpless, shrinking-violet heroines. We want compelling, fully developed contemporary characters with GMC and sizzling conflict brought to fulfilling resolution.

Lyrical Elements
Acquiring editor(s): Renee Rocco a/o Emma Wayne Porter
Genre: paranormal romance
Length: 60-80k
Key Characteristic: gripping and dangerous paranormal conflict
Key Characteristic: romantic conflict
Sensuality Level: any
Requirement: HEA

Editor's notes: The paranormal conflict should be on an equal footing with the romantic conflict - there must be an imminent threat to the hero, heroine or both. We want to worry the will get them before the boy can get the girl. Know your lore. Know your characters. Make us believe the lore, make us care about the characters, and scare the crap out of us at will.

Lyrical Vintage
Acquiring editor: Renee Rocco
Genre: historical romance
Length: 60-80k
Key Characteristic: immersive historic setting
Key Characteristic: romantic conflict
Sensuality Level: any
Requirement: HEA

Editor's notes: For now, Old West/Western is lumped in with all other historic eras. We want fully immersive, rich settings positively rotten with conflict of the times. No contemporaries in historic disguises - we want driven characters caught in authentic, seemingly insurmountable conflict, and we want our heart-wrenching HEA fulfillment.

For full submission procedures and guidelines please visit


Deadline: various

Ellora’s Cave 2010 Special Theme series: Amorous Arts
Story length 10K – 30K words. Erotic, the hotter the better. The story must incorporate the theme in a significant manner.

Dance of Desire – releases February 2010; subs deadline 7/31/09. Theme: Dance (anything from polka to pole)

Poetic Passion – releases May 2010; subs deadline 10/31/09. Theme: poetry/drama (no TV or movies)

Alluring Arts – releases August 2010; subs deadline 1/31/10. Theme: classical creative arts (painting, drawing, sculpting, etc)

Musical Magic – releases November 2010; subs deadline 4/30/10. Theme: music/song


Deadline: Sept 1, 09

The Cougar Book
Editor: Jolie du Pre
Publisher: Logical-Lust
Deadline: June 30, 2009

Payment: $50 and one copy of the e-book, paid within two weeks after the book is published. If The Cougar Book goes to print, you will also receive one copy of the print book.

What is a Cougar? She's a woman 40 or over who dates younger men. She's intelligent, confident, attractive, enjoys sex, and knows what she wants. (Think Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.)

The Cougar Book is a new and exciting anthology that celebrates Cougar women and their relationships. Whether she is looking for a younger man, or a bunch of younger men, I want to read your hot, sexy, well written stories on Cougar relationships.

I am looking for original, unpublished erotic stories from 3,000 to 5,000 words. The sex can be Vanilla to BDSM. The Cougar women in The Cougar Book must be NO YOUNGER than 40. The men in The Cougar Book must be NO OLDER than 30.

To get an idea of the quality of erotica that I like, read Swing! Adventures in Swinging by Today's Top Erotica Writers.
How to submit to The Cougar Book:

Send stories attached as Microsoft Word plain text or RTF format, 12 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced to thecougarbook[at] Put COUGAR in the subject line. Failure to put COUGAR in the subject line may mean that your submission is mistaken for SPAM.

Include all of the following information with your submission:

1. Name
2. Pseudonym (if applicable)
3. Address
4. Phone Number
5. Email Address
6. Short Bio

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will receive an email within two weeks after your submission to let you know that I received your submission. However, you will not receive a response as to whether or not your submission has been accepted until after SEPTEMBER 1, 2009.

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