Delilah Devlin has extended the deadline for the upcoming anthology Stranded: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology. She’s looking for short erotic romances in all romance subgenres. Devlin writes:
STRANDED: A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY will include stories that satisfy the reader who craves stories about women who find themselves in extremely challenging circumstances—vulnerable to the elements and/or to their rescuers! But don’t create damsels in distress who don’t have an inner core of resolve to save themselves. Heroines must be strong characters, otherwise, how will they attract and capture the love of a strong alpha hero? …
I’m open to any subgenre of erotic romance you want to write. I’ll accept contemporary, historical, science fiction, or paranormal stories, and I 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) someone is in jeopardy, and 2) the story is a romance, and 3) you have a bad boy somewhere in the pages! Should you write that lesbian story, consider making the couple’s adversary or helpmate a roguish man—because, hey, I’m looking for men who behave badly.
Submitting to Stranded: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology
- Publisher: Delilah Devlin
- Publication: Stranded: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology
- Publication type: Anthology
- Word count: 2,500 to 5,500 words
- Payment: $25 ninety days after publication at the end of that month
- Rights the publisher asks for: First publication rights
- Deadline: Nov. 15, 2018
- Projected Publication date: February 2019
- Response time: By Dec. 31
- Format: “Prepare your 2,500 to 5,500 words story in a double-spaced, Arial, 12 point, black font, Word document (.doc or .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 a 50-words or less bio, written in the third person”
- Will they take simultaneous submissions? Yes.
- Will they take multiple submissions? Yes, up to two. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
- Will they take reprints? Devlin says, “I prefer original pieces. “
- Additional notes: Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more details at For Authors! Call for Submissions—STRANDED, and don’t forget to tell Delilah Devlin you found your submission call here!@delilahdevlin wants short erotic romances for the upcoming anthology Stranded: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology. Due Nov. 30, 2018; pays $25. Click To Tweet
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