Sex Objects: An Anthology of Erotic Romance Stories
Editor: Delilah Devlin
Publisher: Cleis Press in Spring 2014
Sex Objects: An Anthology of Erotic Romance Stories is open to all authors.
Editor Delilah Devlin is looking for hetero stories for a romantic erotica
anthology tentatively entitled Sex Objects: An Anthology of Erotic Romance
High powered, high ranking...and in high heels.
The term "Sex Object" brings to mind a curvaceous starlet on a casting couch
or an iconic, bee-stung-lipped beauty being pursued by a powerful, capable
man. Turn that concept upside down by allowing the woman to objectify a
handsome, sensual man, using the concepts of role reversal and power play
but from a female perspective, and you have the makings of something
evocative and fun for the feminine, romance reading audience.
Imagine powerful women unafraid of going after the men they want...
* A beautiful divorcee stepping out for the first time as a single woman
with a paid male escort.
* The movie producer using the casting couch to lure the latest movie heart
throb into a torrid affair.
* A university professor calling a male grad student into conference to
discuss his "thesis. "
* A worldly corporate boss asking for "dictation&quo t; from her personal
These women will be masters of their own domain, in charge and
proud...capable of using sex for pleasure' s sake...but ultimately succumbing
to the pull of desire created by the "objects" of their desire.
Sex Objects will seek contemporary stories, although the editor is open to a
futuristic or historical. Exotic, international settings will be considered.
Traditional themes/tropes can be used, but writers are encouraged to create
tales that surprise. Delilah seeks unique stories from authors with strong
voices, and above all, she's looking to be seduced by tales filled with
vivid imagery and passion.
Published authors with an established world may use that setting for their
original short story.
Keeping in mind that this volume is targeted at women, the editor seeks
mainly hetero stories, but will consider bisexual or lesbian encounters and
polyamorous relationships. This is erotic romance, so don't hold back on the
heat. Stories can be vanilla or filled with kink, but a deep sensuality
should linger in every word-and don't miss describing the connection between
strong-willed individuals learning to trust and love one another. Keep in
mind there must be a romantic element with a happy-for-now or
happy-ever-after ending. Strong plots, engaging characters, and unique
twists are the ultimate goal. Please no reprints. These must be original
How to submit: Prepare your 1,500 to 4,500 words story in a double-spaced,
Arial, 12 point, black font document with pages numbered (.doc, NOT.docx) OR
rich text format. 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.) is required.
In your document at the top left of the page, include your legal name (and
pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 words or less bio in the
third person to realsexobjects@ 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. Authors may submit up to 2 stories. Delilah
will respond in December 2013. The publisher has final approval over the
stories included in the manuscript.
Payment will be $50.00 USD and two copies of the published book upon
About the editor: Ms. Devlin has published over a hundred and twenty stories
in multiple sub-genres and lengths with Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black
Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora's Cave, Kensington, Kindle, Montlake Romance,
Running Press, and Samhain Publishing. In Fall 2011, she debuted her first
anthology with Cleis Press, GIRLS WHO BITE. Since then, she has published
SHE SHIFTERS and COWBOY LUST. SMOKIN' HOT FIREFIGHTERS and HIGH OCTANE
HEROES release in summer 2013.
Direct any questions you have regarding your story or the submission process
to Delilah at realsexobjects@ gmail.com.