Submission Call for Romance Writers—Pirates—All Pairings - (Expired)

Calls for Submissions For Writers

Posted by Delilah Devlin on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New York Times bestselling author Delilah Devlin is looking for short erotic romances that feature pirates and bad boys for PIRATES: A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY. The bad boy need not be the pirate, nor does he need to be a member of the star couple. This couple is open to all pairings, including FF. Stories should be 2,500-5,000 words, and you may submit up to 2 stories. Payment is $50.00 USD per accepted story for first publication rights, ninety days after publication. Deadline is April 15.  New deadline: May 5.

Details from Delilah’s Facebook announcement:

PIRATES is open to all authors.

Editor/Author Delilah Devlin is looking for stories for a romantic erotica anthology tentatively entitled PIRATES: A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY.

PIRATES: A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY will seek stories that satisfy the reader who craves adventures on the high seas or outer space! Following the successful releases of CONQUESTS and ROGUES, Delilah’s ready to get to work on her next delectable anthology—this one filled with stories about roguish pirates. They can be traditional, Regency-era historical pirates or have some fun. She will consider pirates in space, pirates in the China sea, Pirates in the Gulf of Hormuz! She will accept contemporary, historical, science fiction or paranormal, and she won’t be picky about whether the stories are hetero, LGBT, ménage… Basically, you, the author, can go anywhere your imagination takes you so long as 1) pirates are involved, and 2) the story is a romance, and 3) you have a bad boy somewhere in the pages! Should you write that LGBT story, consider making the couple’s adversary a roguish pirate…

This is erotic romance, so don’t hold back on the heat. Stories can be vanilla or filled with kink, but don’t miss describing the romantic connection between strong-willed individuals learning to trust and love one another. A deep sensuality should linger in every word. Keep in mind there must be a romantic element with a happy-for-now or happy-ever-after ending. Strong plots, engaging characters, and unique twists are the ultimate goal. Please no reprints. Delilah is seeking original stories.

How to submit: Prepare your 2,500 to 5,000 words story in a double-spaced, Arial, 12 point, black font Word document (.doc, NOT.docx) OR rich text format (.rtf), with pages numbered. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing; do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). U.S. grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) is required.
In your document at the top left of the first page, include your legal name (and pseudonym, if applicable), mailing address, email address, and 50 words or less bio, written in the third person, and send to If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name and pseudonym and make it clear which one you’d like to be credited as. Authors may submit up to 2 stories. Delilah will respond no later than July 2017 with decisions.

Payment will be $50.00 USD ninety days after publication.

Direct any questions you have regarding your story or the submission process to Delilah at

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