|Pulling out my hair. In Technicolor.|
Now the calls are back and better than ever, but I'm having trouble shelving my current projects (even for a day or two) to work on shorts. Oy! Isn't that always the way?
Anyhoo, here are some calls for submissions with upcoming deadlines:
Two rush anthologies from Ravenous Romance: Sex Toys and BDSM Vampire Erotica. I got an email from the editor saying she needs stories ASAP. Hop to it. Or vibe to it. Bite to it. Whatever. Just... quick: http://erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/Ravenous_Romance_Anthologies.htm
Delilah Devlin's Cowboy Heat deadline has been pushed back to March 22, 2013 (was March 1st). I suck at cowboys but maybe you don't. Deets here: http://erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/Cowboy_Heat.htm
The Darker Edge of Desires has also been pushed back, from March 15 to a deadline of April 1st, 2013. (Maybe I'm not the only author who's fallen behind on her antho subs) This is a Gothic erotica anthology from Cleis, like Red Velvet and Absinthe but darker. The editor is Mitzi Szereto: http://erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/The_Darker_Edge_of_Desire.htm
While we're on the subject, Love, Lust, and Zombies has been pushed waaaay back. You'll recall in that I told you about it in February. It's now got a deadline of May 1, 2014. TWOTHOUSANDFOURTEEN! http://erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/Love_Lust_and_Zombies.htm
Short Short BDSM Submission Erotica Anthology (working title) is being edited by Rachel K.B. and she wants your subs nooooowwwwww... well, by April 1, 2013, but sooner is better. 1, 200 words and under. Follow submission guidelines ( I mean formatting, etc): http://www.rachelkramerbussel.com/submissions.php
Mister, May I? isn't an anthology, but rather an LGBT ebook series from Torquere Press about playing games. Due April 1st: http://www.torquerepress.com/specialcalls.html#may
Then there's Queering the Bard--Shakespeare, but poofier. I'm queer, so I'm allowed to say that. http://erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/Shakespearotica_Queering_the_Bard.htm
UPDATE: Found another one after publishing this post. Shane Allison is looking for true stories of gay erotic experiences, with a deadline of April 1, 2013. Et voilà: http://erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/Men_on_the_Make.htm
Oh yeah, and it's Best Of season--the most wonderful time of the year. How could I forget?
has a deadline of March 31, 2013. Editor is Maxim Jakubowski, as usual. Your story must have been published in 2012 or late 2011 to qualify. He's not big on short and smutty, so send work with character: http://erotica-readers.com/ERA/AR/Mammoth_Book_of_Best_New_Erotica.htm
Best Bondage Erotica 2014, also Rachel Kramer Bussel editing, also due by April 1, 2013. Follow submission guidelines but I think she can be bribed with cupcakes (KIDDING!): http://www.rachelkramerbussel.com/submissions.php
Best Erotic Romance 2014: edited by insomniac Kristina Wright, due April 1, 2013. She's got other calls here, too: http://kristinawright.com/2013/01/calls-for-submissions-2013/
So... yeah. Get busy.
Also, here's some guy spoofing a spoof of Seasons of Love because he wants a job on The Office. And singing about minimum wage. Which I earn waaaaaay less than, as an author.