Anthology: A Heart Well Traveled…. Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs & Unlikely Outcomes 

Publisher: Sapphire Books

Deadline for Submissions: February 28, 2017


We are looking for stories that feature a “Long Distance Love Relationship” at its nucleus, or as a key part of the story. The focus of the story is the journey the characters take and how their lives evolve as a result of it. The only limitation is the main character(s) must be lesbian or progress to identifying as lesbian. Make it gut-wrentching, emotionally riveting, sexy or as hot as your imagination will allow. A happy ending is always nice but isn’t a requirement of this Anthology.

Guidelines for Submissions:

  • Unpublished short stories or novel excerpts
  • Author must own all rights to materials submitted
  • Word count: 1500 – 5000 words
  • Fiction or Non-Fiction (no poetry)
  • Electronic submissions only to: [email protected]
  • Send story as an .rtf attachment

In the e-mail “Subject Line” write: Anthology Heart Traveled, Fiction or Non-Fiction, Author Name or Pseudonym and Title of your submission

In e-mail “body” indicate: Story title, author legal name, pseudonym if any, address, phone/fax, e-mail address, word count, 50 word bio written in third person. (Include your website URL)

Story format:

  • rial: 12 pt, .rtf
  • Double-spaced
  • Number pages bottom-centered
  • Standard paragraphing; no html files
  • File name: AuthorName or Pseudonym_Title

General Info:

  • The anthology is scheduled for publication from Sapphire Books Publishing in late June of 2017.
  • You will receive email confirming submission receipt within 48 hours.
  • Submission decisions will be provided by e-mail no later than March 28, 2017.
  • Erotic content is encouraged and welcome in keeping with the story theme.
  • Multiple submissions (no more than 2) will be accepted.

Compensation package includes (upon publication):

  • Payment of $50
  • 2 contributor print copies
  • 1 eBook file

Please send questions to: [email protected]


P.O. Box 8142 Salinas, CA 93912


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