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Call for Submissions: NineStar Press seeks queer fairytales | Due July 31

NineStar Press is putting together an anthology of queer fairy tales with themes of love and lust. Stories should be 15,000 to 30,000 words, based on a classic fairy tale, and fall into the romance or erotica genres. Due July 31 for publication in late fall. Pays royalties. Details from NineStar’s submission call:

  • The anthology will be capped at approximately 150K words.
  • Heat: Sweet (no sex or “fade-to-black”) through to fully erotic—super hot; scorching.
  • Content: The story can be for any LGBTQIA+ sexuality or orientation. We would like a full spectrum represented. Both HEA and HFN are acceptable.
  • Genre: Please use some classic fairy tale as the basis for your story but then let your imagination take over.
  • Standalone stories or part of a series are considered. …

What to do:

Send an email to with the following:

Subject line:

SUBMISSION-LGBTQIA Fairy Tale: [Title], [Author Name]

Email body:

  • Category (romance fiction, erotica short)
  • Theme
  • Pairing; please include any relevant info such as trans characters, ace, genderfluid, etc.
  • If it’s been previously published or previously self-published
  • A short description of the story (three paragraphs max)
    Previous credits, if any
  • If you have any questions prior to submission, please email the question(s) to the submissions email address.


  • The entire manuscript as ONE document with Times New Roman or something similar. Font size, margins, and headers should be standard.

You will receive an auto-response email saying we’ve received the submission. After that, please allow up to 3 weeks for a full response.

See the complete call, including a list of what NineStar doesn’t want, at Submissions – NineStar Press

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