Monday, July 20, 2009

Special Project Calls

Publisher/editors who would like their project to be listed here should send their special project calls to veinglory[at] Special projects are defined as themed calls for submissions with a specific deadline. Announcements may be edited for length--for full details please refer to the publishers website or email the editor.

Deadline: Open
Lyrical Press: Steampunk
Lyrical Press welcomes authors to submit their brilliant blending of 19th Century steam power with science-fiction/fantasy. In a word – Steampunk. What’s Steampunk? You know that movie/comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? That’s Steampunk. It’s the perfect marriage of an era when steam power was in use and science-fiction/fantasy elements. It’s goggles, gears and corsets. It’s fun, adventure and excitement. Lyrical Press is accepting all forms of Steampunk, with a focus on romance and erotica. If you’re manically mad about mechanical masterpieces set during the Victorian age we’d love to hear from you. Sensuality level: All – with a focus on romance/erotica. Length: 30,000 – 80,000 words. Please follow Lyrical Press’ guidelines found here when submitting. Send submissions to submissions @ lyricalpress (dot) com.

Deadline: Jul 31, 09
Ellora's Cave: Dance of Desire
Story length 10K – 30K words. Erotic, the hotter the better. The story must incorporate the theme in a significant manner. Dance of Desire – releases February 2010; subs deadline 7/31/09. Theme: Dance (anything from polka to pole)

Deadline: Aug 1, 09
Slash Books Call For Submissions - "In Uniform"
(Almost) nothing is sexier than a person in uniform! Slash Books is looking for short stories (500 - 20K words) that explore the gay or lesbian relationships of people in uniform - any uniform. Firefighters, police, french maids... all of these are valuable fodder for our target authors. We want to learn all about the many ways people in uniform find love! Your story should focus on the relationship and its evolution. While sex is a part of a healthy relationship, we're looking for plot and characterization, not simple PWP. Intriguing characters and interesting situations are the ticket to success here. Be creative! All genres (humour, action, angst, etc) welcome. To request the extended guidelines, or to pitch a story, please contact 'submissions AT'.
Deadline for pitches: August 1 2009
Deadline for submissions: September 15 2009
Estimated publication date: October 15 2009.

Deadline: Aug 1, 09
Pink Petal Books: Winter Olympics
We seek 15,000-25,000 word novellas featuring male winter Olympic athletes. Pink Petal Books Presents: Men of Winter (Winter Olympic Athletes)Submission Deadline: August 15, decisions by Sept 1Electronic Publication: January 2010, print May 2010 We’re looking for hot Olympic Athletes who love the snow. Think skiers, snowboarders, ice skaters, bobsled…the possibilities are endless. We welcome all orientations, so long as one of the male characters (or both!) are Winter Olympic Athletes. Stories don’t have to take place at the Olympics. For more information visit:

Deadline: Aug 30, 09
Call for Submissions: Pirate Stories!
Liquid Silver Books is looking for Pirate stories that cater to the relationship between characters with desire, chemistry, passion and an adventurous well-written story. This series is open to any genre and must feature a Pirate scenario. Each story will be published with a Liquid and/or Molten heat level and will be scheduled to release in 2010 as single titles (not anthologies or duets).Submission requirements:
* Full manuscript in Ariel, 12pt saved as RTF.
* Length: 30k – 80K
* Genre: All genres, but must feature a Pirate scenario.

Deadline: Aug 31, 09
Samhain: A new, yet-to-be titled spring 2010 space opera anthology.
I'm looking for fast-paced, action-adventure space opera romances. Don't know what space opera is? Think Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica or my personal favorite, Firefly/Serenity. For more information on space opera, you can check out the entry on wikipedia. I'm open to M/F, M/M, or multiples thereof, and any sexual heat level. The only rule is the story should be set mainly or entirely in space and the romance must end happily ever after or happy for now. The anthology will include novellas from 25,000 to 30,000 words in length and will be released individually as ebooks in April 2010. Questions can be addressed to Sasha Knight sasha[at]


Katrina Strauss said...

Psss, the Summer Getaways call from with Loose Id, not Samhain. ;) Carry on!

Treva Harte said...

I looked at that and said whoa! Samhain and LI are doing the same idea this summer!

veinglory said...

Oops [embarrassed]

Anonymous said...

Ummm... Loose-id and EC seem to have been confused in one call. Loose-id doesn't have a 'dance of desire' call out, but I believe EC does and you've used their logo.

Treva Harte said...

Thank you, Emily. :)

veinglory said...

It took a couple of attempts to get the right call with the right publisher. I was just having a bad neuron day....

Mary Winter said...

Pink Petal Books are also looking for "Men of Winter" (i.e. Male Olympic Athletes) for 15-25K novellas, due by August 15 for a Jan 2010 release. Stores need to be erotic romances, but as long as the man (men) are athletes in Winter Olympic sports (stories need not take place at the Olympics, and in fact would prefer they didn't), any orientation and number(s) of lovers welcome! And please, I am dying to read about some gay ice skaters. *grins* (info on our website under Pink Petal Books Presents Submission Guidelines)

Suzanne Rock said...

FWIW, the Samhain website lists their deadline for submissions to their Space Opera Anthology as August 10th, with selections done by August 31st.

Just thought you'd like to know. :)

Trickmind said...

Oh dear the call for submissions on the Cougar book at logical lust ended June 30th! It says they will let authors know about acceptance by Sept 1.