If you're like me, you've constantly got an eye to the next call for submissions. I have mine set by date in the "To Do" section of my iCal. However you organize yours, here's a neat new call for submissions to add to the pile!
PERMISSION TO CIRCULATE GRANTED
From the publisher that bought you Swing! Adventures in Swinging and The
Cougar Book, Logical-Lust Publications now presents:
TOO MUCH BOOGIE: Erotic Remixes of the Dirty Blues
Edited by Robert Fleming
Published by Logical-Lust Publications http://www.logical- lust.com
Deadline: August 31, 2010
Payment: $50 and 1 copy of the anthology
Robert Fleming is looking for stories that feature the imagination,
creativity and erotic heat which were originally used in the writing of the
rural and urban "dirty" blues classics. These torrid tales will be collected
in the first of a projected series; will celebrate the blues as surrealist
poetry, blues as cultural hymns, and blues as sexual anthems.
The selected stories, a contemporary retelling of some of the most familiar
themes from the blues idiom, will be gleaned from the recorded gems of the
Delta blues, Chicago blues, Memphis blues, and Texas blues by such musicians
and singers as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Robert Johnson, Bo Carter, Lil
Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Charles Patton, Leadbelly, Jimmy Reed, and Tampa
Red. Some of the themes cover every facet of sexual abandon, betrayal, and
obsession: the virile man, the willing woman, and the needs, impulses,
cravings and urges of the sensual mating dance.
The material for these stories can be found in the following albums (most
are available on Amazon):
Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops,
Risqué Rhythm: Nasty 50s R&B,
Sugar In My Bowl: Vintage Sex Songs 1923-1952,
Eat To The Beat: The Dirtiest of Them Dirty Blues,
Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon: The Ultimate Rude Blues Collection.
QUESTION: "Can I use song lyrics in my story?"
ANSWER: Since music is being used as a form of inspiration, any author
submitting a story using song lyrics MUST provide written permission from
the copyright holder allowing use of the lyrics in the story/anthology. The
author is responsible for obtaining permission and paying any costs
associated. Neither the publisher nor the editor will reimburse the author
for such expense.
Stories due August 31, 2010. Word count: between 3,000 to 5,000 words. This
collection is primarily heterosexual, but we will consider GLBT and IR
themes. No underage tales. Format requirements:
12 pt. New Roman or Courier New font.
.5 tab indent for the first line of each paragraph
Do not include extra lines between paragraphs.
Please send a synopsis, author bio, and story to
editor(at)logical- lust.com with TOO MUCH BOOGIE Submission in the subject
Original stories only.