Call for Submissions: Men of the Manor
Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords & Downstairs Lads
Editor: Rob Rosen
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: August 1st, 2013 (Earlier would be greatly appreciated!)
Payment: $50.00 USD and 2 copies of the book upon publication.
The country estate, masters and servants, mystery and intrigue, sex and money. All go hand in hand in these turn of the century tales of what goes on behind the manor’s closed doors. Does the master lure the butler to the phonograph room for a romp behind the sofa or does the stable boy have a tryst with the footman while the lord longingly watches on? Does the aristocrat drop his foppish manners when the butler helps him undress? And do the classes exchange more than pleasantries when the lamps are dimmed, the candles get snuffed out, and the ladies retire for the evening?
Give me your hottest stories of romance and sex between wealthy aristocrats and hard-working estate staff, all with a pre-World War 1 backdrop, including the fashion and art and the latest inventions of the day. War is years way, the estates are huge and sprawling, the fashionably elite have too much time on their hands, while the toiling underclass are always on the lookout for a means to a brighter future—no matter whose bed they end up in during the night. Think Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, but with enough sex to make the town vicar blush.
Stories can take place in any country. The sex should be mutually consented to (so no forced encounters between masters and servants). Humor is always appreciated, as are stories with unexpected plot twists.
Please note that Publisher, Cleis Press, has final right of refusal on all submissions. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere.
The Editor will not accept:
Already Published Works, Underage Sex, Non-Consensual Sex, Incest, Scat or Bestiality.
How to Submit:
Early submission is strongly encouraged. Please send your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Men of the Manor Submission
Please submit your work as follows:
Send a Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document (.doc or .rtf) 3,000-8,000 word story. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space lines (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). Single space after a period or a comma. Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, word count, and 50 word or less bio in the third person.