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Editor Ily Goyanes is looking for lesbian-centered paranormal, mystery, romance, erotica, and/or fantasy short stories.
Editor: Ily Goyanes is a widely-published and award-winning author, editor, and journalist. Girls Who Score: Hot Lesbian Erotica, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, was Goyanes’ first full-length anthology and won a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2013. She has also served as a judge for the Lambda Literary Awards and as a mentor for the GCLS writers’ program. Tweet her @realily.
Title: Lizzie’s Bedtime Stories: Valentine’s Day
Editor: Ily Goyanes
Publisher: Liz McMullen Show Publications
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Payment & Rights: $30 and two copies of the published book upon publication. Contributors retain the rights to their work.
Valentine’s Day stirs up all kinds of feelings; in fact, it’s difficult to find someone who has absolutely no opinion on the saccharine holiday. With that in mind, Liz McMullen Show Publications is putting forth a collection to satisfy all cravings to be released in time for Valentine’s Day 2015.
I’m looking for short stories of all kinds, paranormal, mystery, romance, erotica, fantasy, and so on. Genre is open, but theme is focused on a single word…appetite.
What do you hunger for? What do your characters need? Power, respect, admiration, romance, adventure, or maybe a quick roll in the hay? Appetite can take many forms; don’t be afraid to satisfy yours by exploring the various forms the human (or not so human?) appetite can take.
Stories without an erotic or romantic element must contain at least one lesbian MC. If your appetite takes your characters on a moonlit stroll or under the sheets, the union must be Sapphic. Where you take your tale from there is up to you.
Previously unpublished work only
Desired length is 3,000 — 4,000 words (exceptions made for exceptional work)
Multiple submissions okay, simultaneous submissions not okay
Use a standard font such as Times New Roman … no funny business
Size does matter … 12 pt. is perfect
Double-space, por favor.
Include your contact information in both the document and body of the email.
If you’re on the down low, include your pseudonym in your contact information.
Send your submission to email@example.com as an attachment in Word format (.doc). In the subject line, include ‘appetite antho,’ the title of your story, and your last name. Subject line should look like this: Appetite antho/Hungry Like a Wolf/Gonzalez. If you have any questions, please direct them towards the same email address.
Hard deadline is November 1, 2014, but the sooner you submit, the better you’ll feel. If you have not received a response by December 1, please feel free to query me at the email address above.