Edited by Jillian Boyd
Publisher: House of Erotica
Deadline: January 31st 2015
Word count: 3000 – 7000
Theme: Secret agents, spies and detectives
Genre: Contemporary setting is preferred, although historical stories are also welcome. Any sub-genre is allowed.
Heat level: Between simmering and absolutely scorching.
Submission limit: Two stories per author
Payment details: 50% of royalties split equally among the contributors and editor. Royalty threshold is £50.
I’m on the hunt for sexy secret agents, dangerous detectives and thrilling adventures – both in and out of the bedroom. What I’m looking for is a good balance between action and eroticism, and thriller elements are encouraged. Contemporary settings are preferred, but I’d love to see some stories take place in the past.
Whether it’s an agent risking their lives defecting for the one they love, or a detective getting close and personal with their client, use your imagination. Think anything from the James Bond movies, to Spooks, to Luther, to Sherlock to real life inspirations from legendary figures like Mata Hari.
Exotic locations are fine, but I don’t mind stories set in the UK at all.
What I’m not looking for: incest, underage sex, rape, necrophilia, bestiality, scat, golden showers.
Format of submission:
Times New Roman, 12 point black font.
Do not indent your paragraphs.
Do not hit return at the end of each line – only at the end of a paragraph.
Do not hit return multiple times at the end of a chapter, instead use a page break (ctrl and enter)
Please submit your final, complete and totally edited version of the story.
File format: .doc. Since this is a British publisher UK spelling and grammar is greatly preferred.
In your document at the top left of the page please include your legal name and mailing address. If you are using a pen-name please provide both and make it clear which one you wish to use. In your email, please provide a short bio and tell me briefly what the story is about, which pairing(s) you wrote about and the word count.
Authors must own their rights to the stories and not have had them published anywhere else. Please note the publisher has final approval over the stories included in the manuscript.
Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Spy Games submission – title of your story.” If you have any questions, or you’re not sure about something, email on the same email address, with the subject line “Spy Games query”.