"Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious"
--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
Listed in this Issue:
01-02 New Grunt & Groan: Work-Related Erotica
11-01 New Best Women's Erotica
10-01 New Best Lesbian Love Stories
Celebrate Sex: Activists Speak Out (deadline extended)
Beneath the Hajab: Erotic Writings by Moslem Women
GRUNT & GROAN: The New Fiction Anthology of Work and Sex
Edited by Matthew Firth and Max Maccari
Published by Alley Cat Editions, an imprint of Boheme Press
The workplace may be the engine of labour and commerce for some, but for others it's little more than a playground for lurid sexual interraction; a 9-5 singles' joint, where, deprived of the liberating effects of alcohol, the tension is upped a hundred-fold. Some of us can't wait for the quitting-time whistle. Some of us have to act on the tension, the energy, the lust and just do it...on the boss's time, of course.
This anthology will blow the covers off the workplace, stripping bare the seething social-sexual undercurrent that runs through every office, factory, retail outlet, warehouse, or--heaven-forbid--hotel where we spend those grunt hours working on getting something more than a paycheque. These are short stories about the benefit schemes the boss never tells you about. Grunt & Groan is a bare-bones look at the human sexual animal at work.
We need work and sex stories. How dirty the job and how dirty thesex
or how straight the job and how straight the sex; that's your call. Just
make the reader work up a sweat. But, please, no cliché repairman/bored
housewife tales. Give us the goods. These can be tales of lust that never
materialize; a common workplace obsession. Or tales of unfettered fucking
in the stockroom. You decide.
Matthew Firth, Editor
Alyson Publications seeks submissions for Best Lesbian Love Stories
From crushes to flirtations to enduring relationships, from the immediacy and urgency of erotic lust to the daily routine of laundry and cooking, Alyson Publications is looking for original, well-crafted, moving stories of lesbian love, near-love, wrong love, and great love, as well as heartfelt and literary love. Humorous stories are also welcomed. Be creative!
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2002
Send all submissions to:
Best Lesbian Love Stories
Best Women's Erotica Guidelines
Edited by Marcy Sheiner
Published Annually by Cleis Press
This new series was launched by Cleis Press in December 1999; several
editions are now available in bookstores. I strongly suggest that writers
refer to these or to my other anthologies in order to get an idea of what
I'm looking for. Send submissions for the next edition between December
and March. Deadline for each year's edition is March 31st.
Stories must be either previously unpublished, or published in the past
year only. (Please indicate where and when stories have been published.)
Payment ranges from $100 to $200, depending on length as well as on the
author's publishing credits. I am an equal opportunity editor and welcome
the viewpoints of all gender and sexual orientations--heterosexual, lesbian,
bisexual and transgendered. Authors must, however, be female. No poetry
or essays please; fiction only.
What makes an erotic story qualify as "Best?"
(1) Literary quality‹well-drawn characters and plot, vivid descriptions and accomplished writing style
(2) explicit, well-written, arousing sex written with originality rather than clichéd
(3) some insight into the sexual, emotional or relationship dynamics
between the characters (not an absolute requirement, but strongly recommended).
ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENTS FROM WHICH I DO NOT WAVER:
--I do not read e-mail submissions unless I personally request
that an author send a story via e-mail.
For submissions sent from outside the U.S., I prefer U.S. stamps to coupons on your SASE. Finally, I strongly suggest that you spell-check and proofread your manuscript before submission.
Submit stories no longer than 20 pages, DOUBLE SPACED, HARD COPY, size 12 font with e-mail and other contact information to:
Marcy Sheiner is the editor of HEROTICA 4, 5, 6 and 7; THE OY OF SEX: Jewish Women Write Erotica; RIPE FRUIT: Well-Seasoned Erotica; and the BEST WOMEN'S EROTICA series. She is also the author of SEX FOR THE CLUELESS. Visit her website: www.marcysheiner.tripod.com
CELEBRATE SEX! ACTIVISTS SPEAK OUT
Actively seeking publisher, Edited by Jamie Joy Gatto
Currently accepting non-fiction, non-published manuscripts. No simultaneous submissions. Length of up to 5000 words. Must be on topic. No abuse/sex-negative stories without support of writing a positive outcome will be accepted. Show us your strength.
Please send your cover letter, bio, and manuscript in the body of an e-mail, with the subject line, "CELEBRATE SEX SUBMISSION" to Jamie Joy Gatto. No attachments will be accepted. Once our book proposal is accepted, publishing information and payment schedule will be posted.
Submissions deadline has been extended and submissions are currently open. If you have submitted a manuscript, all manuscripts are currently under review.
Beneath the Hajab: Erotic Writings by Moslem Women
Edited by Mitzi Szereto
An anthology entitled Beneath the Hajab: Erotic Writings by Moslem Women is currently being assembled by author/anthologist Mitzi Szereto for print publication. Submissions are welcome from Moslem women from all countries and races and may consist of short stories, essays, etc..
Previously published material and/or book excerpts will be considered, providing you have the rights or can get the rights. Please indicate where and when published, plus current rights status.
Submit stories in typewritten hard copy. Manuscripts not chosen will be discarded, so do not send your only copy. Include with your submission a brief author bio and your e-mail address.
For questions and information on where to send your submission, please e-mail:
Deadline not yet specified.
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