Because the deadline for this call for subs is June 1, 2012--and, trust me, you want to get in on this anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Well... I do, at least.
But I think you will too, because Rachel has mentioned on twitter (@raquelita) that she needs stories AND that she wants to devote 36 available slots to NEW authors. (I'm pretty sure that's what she said--if I'm misquoting her, you all have my permission to mentally kick me in the shins)
I know a lot of yet-to-be-published authors get really frustrated, thinking they'll never catch a break. If that's where you're at, or if you're past there and in the I'll-never-be-a-writer-so-fuck-it stage, why not try for this one? Some authors get all huffy about our market being super-saturated, and it is, but I don't want new writers feeling dissuaded by bad attitudes.
Why not write something up for this call? Rachel is looking at up to three stories per author. Short shorts. Nothing to lose.
Short Short Orgasm Erotica Anthology Call for Submissions (title TBA) Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel(Hi guys, it's Giselle again. I should mention this call for subs is reposted with permission, AND there are other calls at Rachel Kramer Bussel's website: http://lustylady.blogspot.ca/2012/03/2-new-calls-for-submissions-short-short.html 'K bye!)
To be published by Cleis Press in 2013
Orgasm…let me count the ways! Editor Rachel Kramer Bussel is looking for short short stories of 1,200 words or less focused on the theme of orgasm. The more creative, varied and hot, the better. While these are extremely short stories, I still expect character development, exciting plots, and as many types of orgasms as possible. Surprise me! (For an excellent example of an offbeat orgasm story, see "Chemistry" by Velvet Moore in my anthology Orgasmic.) Sex toys, group sex, outdoor sex, masturbation, BDSM, roleplaying, dirty talk, anal sex, oral sex, exhibitionism, voyeurism, quickies, vacation sex—the sky's the limit. Orgasm should be either the focus of the story or play a major role. For an idea of the kinds of short stories I enjoy, see my previous anthologies Orgasmic and Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex. Final book will contain a very wide range of types of orgasm, motivations, scenarios, etc. All genders and sexual orientations welcome. All characters must be over 18; no scat, incest or bestiality. No poetry. Original, unpublished stories only. 3 submissions maximum per author.
How to submit: Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document (.doc or .docx) with pages numbered OR RTF of 1,200 words MAXIMUM. Note that this is a hard maximum and theme of the anthology and stories that are over 1,200 words will not be considered. 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). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address to orgasmantho at gmail.com. If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name and pseudonym and make it clear which one you’d like to be credited as. You will receive a confirmation within 72 hours. I will get back to you by November 2012.
Payment: $20 and 1 copy of the book on publication
Deadline: June 1, 2012 (earlier submissions encouraged and preferred)