Call for Submissions
Girl Fever: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex for Lesbians
Edited by Sacchi Green
To be published by Cleis Press in spring of 2012
1200 words maximum
Deadline: August 15, 2011
Payment: $20 per story and one copy of the anthology
I want them short. I want them intense. And I still want fully-formed lesbian characters, evocative settings, and well-crafted prose. I also want variety, so do as much as you can to make your story individual, unique, one that only you could tell.
The encounters can be chance meetings, established couples in a rush, strangers-on-a-train (or elevator, or ski-lift, or whatever,) as long as you provide some justification for the sex and for the hurry. Intriguing settings are a plus, if you can paint them in a few deft strokes. Every word counts. Sexually explicit words are welcome, but if you can get your characters (and, most importantly, your readers) where they want to go by more subtle means, that could be okay too.
I need sixty-nine of these hot, concise, well-written stories, so I’m willing to use more than one per writer. Send as many as you like, and send them early so I can let you know if some of yours don’t work but I’d like to see more. I’m willing to work with writers who have interesting ideas. Excerpts from longer works that can stand by themselves will be considered. Reprints from obscure places will be considered if I don’t get enough new work.
E-mail submissions (.doc or .rtf files) and queries to: email@example.com