Editor: Barbara Cardy
Publisher: Constable and Robinson (UK) Running Press (USA)
Deadline: 30th of September 2012
Payment: Advance of between £25 and £50 + Royalties
I have 36 mini-anthology eBooks to put together for publisher Constable & Robinson in 2012. 12 Straight, 12 Lesbian and 12 Gay.
Each mini-anthology of 10,000 words will include 2, 3 or 4 stories: That could be 4 stories of 2,500 words, 3 stories of 3,300 words or 2 stories of 5,000 words. Please keep as close to those word counts as you possibly can.
This series is the ‘confessions’ series, so all submissions must be written in the first person and should hit the ground running with a jolly good plot! It needs to be really spicy from the kick-off so erotic content must be in the first two or three paragraphs – although not necessarily full blown sex. Unusual scenarios and settings will attract my attention too. There must be at least two sex scenes in the 5,000 word stories. Twosomes, threesomes, groups, spanking, BDSM, fetish, etc are all welcome subjects. Push the boat out with ideas. I would like more really kinky stuff for this new series. Unpublished works only please.
Send me a maximum of two stories per category – i.e. 2 Straight, 2 Lesbian and 2 Gay would be fine, and each story must be attached to a separate email so I can divide them between email folders. Always send as a Word attachment and not pasted into the body of an email.
Use a plain text such as Arial, Calibri or Times and no text boxes / headers / footers / page numbers or other special formatting etc. as they are a bugger to get rid of! You don’t need to worry about double-spacing between lines as I will only have to put it back into single spacing before I print it out. In fact, a 2,500 word story should easily fit on 5 sheets of A4 paper. All speech needs to be in double quotation marks. © 2012 will be put against the story. I don’t need your bio when you submit stories as both published and unpublished writers are equally welcomed.
Right at the top of the first page of your story, please insert the following information:
Category: (i.e. Straight, Lesbian, Gay)
Address (including postcode and country):
Story Blurb (click on one of the Erotica eBook images to see examples)
Name or Penname you are writing under:*
Then, your story should begin here…
* The intention for the confessions series is for them to read as true accounts. So what I would like to see here is something like Chris, Brighton or Sarah, New York for example. If you wish to use your penname, that’s fine too, but just add a town or city after that.
The Advance: £25 for each 2,500 word story, £33 for a 3,300 words story and £50 for a 5,000 word story. Again, please keep as close to these word counts as possible.
On sales of the Mini-Anthology in eBook, audio or combined eBook/audio format: a pro rata share of 25% of net receipts.
On sales of the Individual Story in eBook, audio or combined eBook/audio format: 40% of net receipts.
Please read the Contract Document before you send me your work you will find it at www.writerotica.co.uk The terms are very generous and include conventional printing and other royalty-paying opportunities. I will need you to sign up for all the publishing options. I don’t want to get into the fiddly business of sorting through what we can and can’t do with particular stories because that’s when mistakes will inevitably get made.
I very much look forward to receiving and reading your stories. Please email them to me at email@example.com.