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Call for Submissions!
CHARMING: Modern Gay Erotic Fairy Tales
Deadline: March 1, 2012 (EXTENDED!)
Once upon a time, in a land not very far away, Circlet Press was looking for erotic, modern-day fairy tales for the gay community. What happens when a young intern falls prey to the Big Bad Wolves of the New York stock exchange, or when an archaeologist stumbles across a sleeping prince in the ruins of Angkor Wat? From poisoned apples to glass slippers, classic fairy tales are full of sexual imagery if you know where to look; we want you to find those erotic threads and weave them into stories where the castle is an apartment building in Prague, and the Evil Queen is The Prince’s ex-boyfriend. Circlet welcomes sex positive stories with explicit representations of sexuality. All stories in this volume should be gay-themed (male/male focused) but the authors may be of any gender or orientation.
MORE DETAILS ON SUBMITTING:
Length: Our preferred length is approximately 3500 to 7500 words, but we will consider the range from 2000 to 10,000 words.
How to Submit: All submissions must be made via email to Rian Darcy, editor, at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions sent to other addresses/other editors at Circlet Press will not be considered. Standard manuscript formatting rules apply even though sending as an attachment (MS Word .doc or .rtf preferred). Please note that this means your name, address, and email contact must appear on the manuscript itself and not simply in your email message. (If you’re not sure what standard short story submission format should look like, Google is your friend.)
No simultaneous submissions (that is, don’t also send your story elsewhere at the same time, and don’t send it to multiple Circlet editors, either), and no multiple submissions to the same book. One story per author per anthology, thanks.
All stories must include explicit sexuality and erotic focus. Romantic content is welcome, but in a short story remember to keep the details on the action and its effects on the main character’s internal point of view. We favor a strong, singular narrative voice (no ‘head hopping’). For more details on our editorial preferences, see the general submission guidelines on circlet.com. 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 cliches. Fresh and direct language is preferred to overly euphemistic. Sex-positive, please, no rape/nonconsensuality/necrophilia or other purposefully gross topics. We do not publish horror.
Originals only, no reprints. We purchase first rights for inclusion in the ebook anthology for $25, with the additional rights to a print edition later which would also be paid $25 if a print edition happens. Authors retain the rights to the individual stories; Circlet exercises rights to the anthology as a whole.