Calls for Submissions

Here you'll find calls for submissions from publishers seeking fiction and non-fiction. Most calls are for anthologies and all are LGBTQ-friendly.

Call for Submissions: MMM+ paranormal erotica for “Myths, Moons, and Mayhem” | Deadline June 1, 2017

I'm thrilled to tell the world about an anthology I've been planning with publisher Anna Sky of Sexy Little Pages: Myths, Moons, and Mayhem, an MMM and MMM+ paranormal erotica anthology set for a Halloween release. Give me all the male-male-male menages I can handle! Submissions are blind, meaning I won't know or consider authors' names or publication history when deciding which stories to include in the anthology.

Call for Submissions: Cthulu mythos stories in a university setting | Due June 30

Broken Eye Books is looking for short stories (3,000-6,000 words) and flash fiction (1,000 words or less) set at the fictional Miskatonic University, a "hotbed for the weird and wonderful." And by "weird," they don't just mean kids who walk around in beer hats. They mean Cthulu mythos kind of weird. Ancient alien gods, bizarre happenings, horrors that force readers to stare into the face of our cosmic insignificance. Pays 8¢ a word for original, previously unpublished stories and first rights to digital, audio, and print formats in English.

Call for Submissions: Pickman’s Press seeks stories of corporate Cthulhus  | Due June 1

Pickman's Press is accepting submissions for Corporate Cthulhu, a Lovecraftian horror anthology of ten short stories where the Cthulhu Mythos intersects with corporations or other private-sector bureaucracies. Stories should be 2,000–7,000 words. Pays 3¢/word for original fiction and 1¢/word for previously published fiction (query first on the latter) for exclusive global English print and digital rights for one year, and nonexclusive print and digital rights for term of copyright. Funding depends on a Kickstarter that has not yet been held.

Call for Submissions: Hot Tree Publishing seeks MM romance novellas

Hot Tree Publishing is a small romance publishing house established in 2015. It has two calls out for MM romance novellas about men in the trades and men in professional sports. Novellas should be 30,000 to 49,999 words, take place in the United States, have "smoking hot sex scenes," and can feature either a couple or a triad, as long as the couple or triad has a happily-ever-after ending. No deadline for submissions has been set. Trade Me is a new genre-linked collection of novellas. Stories must be gay m/m romance with a...

Submission Call: Queer Romances on a Color Theme

Queer romance publisher JMS Books is launching a new series of romance novels and novelettes with a colors-of-the-rainbow theme.The story can contain any LGBTQ pairing, and the romance may be sweet, erotic, or somewhere in between. Pieces should be 12,000 words or longer, and the title should include a color that ties in with the story. Pays 50% royalties quarterly on a two-year, automatically renewing contract. No advance. Deadline is June 30, 2017.
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