Submission Call: Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, pays $100, due Feb. 15 - (Expired)

Calls for Submissions For Writers

Editor Sacchi Green is looking for your best short lesbian erotica for Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 3, to be published by Cleis Press. The pay is nice for erotica—$100 for 2,000–4,500 words.

This call for submissions was emailed to me, so you get the entire text this time! I’ve summarized the essentials at the top for quick skimming.

  • Publisher: Circlet Press
  • Publication type: Anthology
  • Word count: 2,000–4,500 words
  • Payment: $100 and on copy of the print book
  • Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Format: Standard manuscript format in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format, Times New Roman font
  • Will they take simultaneous or multiple submissions? Sacchi will consider up to two submissions per authors. She will not consider submissions that are under consideration elsewhere. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? Sacchi will consider a few stories previously published in 2016–2017.

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 3

(Best Lesbian Erotica 2018)

Editor: Sacchi Green

Publisher: Cleis Press

Deadline: February 15, 2018 (earlier encouraged)

Payment: $100 and 1 copy of the book within 90 days of publication

Rights: non-exclusive right to publish the story in this anthology in print, ebook and audiobook form. Authors will retain copyright to their stories.

Send us stories that only you could write, the ones burning inside you to be brought to life. Surprise us with new concepts, or startle us with prose that illuminates traditional themes in new ways. We expect to use mostly original, unpublished work, but we will consider stories previously published in 2016-2017. New voices are especially welcome. A maximum of two submissions per author is allowed, with a preferred length of 2000-4500 words. No simultaneous submissions.

Give us a variety of themes, voices, and tones. Diversity in ages, ethnicities, cultures, and physical attributes and abilities is welcome. The central figures must be lesbians, with believable, fully developed characters. We want vividly drawn settings, and plots or story arcs that grip the reader and don’t let go. Originality is especially welcome. And, of course, We want an intensely erotic aura with sex-positive scenes that are integral to the story as a whole. All flavors of sensuality are welcome, from vanilla to BDSM to edgy frontiers that surprise and startle the reader. A few science fiction or fantasy stories might fit in, as well as a well-researched historical setting or two.

Send your submission as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format, double spaced, Times New Roman black font, with story title, legal name, pseudonym (if applicable) and mailing and email addresses on the first page, to  Queries are welcome.

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