Call for Submissions: Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica
The air stirs, but there’s nothing there; there’s a distant sound that cannot be of this world; you feel a hand on the back of your neck: does it fill you with dread, or desire? Circlet Press is calling all writers of dark erotica and issuing a challenge: we want erotica set in the Lovecraft mythos. Send us your stories of arousal on the brink of madness, and lust in the face of fear.
Please note that, even though we’re opening up our submission guidelines to include dark fantasy/horror themes, stories that include rape/non-consensuality and/or sex-negative themes will not be considered.
The submission deadline is May 15, 2011. Email submissions only. Stories are best submitted as a word processor document (.doc, .rtf, .txt, etc.) attached to the email, but do not forget to include your complete contact information on the attached document! (If it’s only in the body of the email, it’s quite easy to have a brilliant story come out of the printer and then have no way to trace back where the heck it came from.) Manuscripts should be correctly/professionally formatted for submission. (If you’re not sure what we mean by that, Google it.)
Preferred word length is between 3000 and 7000 words. All stories must include explicit sexuality and erotic focus. (For more details on our editorial preferences, see the general submission guidelines (http://www.circlet.com/?page_id=11). We highly recommend reading the guidelines, especially the “do not send” list, to increase your chances of sending us something we’ll love.) Try to avoid clichés. Fresh and direct language is preferred to overly euphemistic. Sex-positive, please, no rape/nonconsensuality/necrophilia or other purposefully gross topics.
Original stories only, NO REPRINTS unless the distribution was truly obscure. Ebooks pay $25 per story, with an additional $25 if the book gets a print edition. Authors get one copy of each edition, as well. Author retains the reprint rights to individual story; we buy non-exclusive rights to inclusion in this anthology only.
Send submissions to: msjblackmore (at) gmail (dot) com
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