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Untitled Asexual Romance Anthology edited by Victoria Pond
Deadline: April 15, 2018
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I was wondering if you have any more information about the Viking anthology. I’d like to start writing. Will you be looking for historical Viking stories, Viking stories with a mostly-historical fantasy element, or completely fantastic Vikings detached from our own history?
I would say all of the above are well worth considering.
I have just written a story about a Scandinavian kingdom in the years 536, Know as the dark years, when the winter lasted for almost 10 years. (fact) The story is called ‘The Unmaking’. (fiction) Unmaking was the term used by hunters as they butchered an animal after a hunt. Due to times being so hard, it has human sacrifice, cannibalism, BDSM, etc. Also very relevant today as it touches on the environment. If Know How I can get it published I would be happy to submit. or if you wish I will send you a draft?
Do you have any current open submissions? Maybe an anthology about ‘first timers’ in erotica. I’ve written a 10,000 word erotica about a couple exploring erotica and group play for the first time. I’m currently working on one revolving around a classical pianist (27) who is naive to love, who is a virgin, and an older composer (40), once reclusive, who may have found inspiration again. Thank you!
No anthologies are open currently, but that doesn’t sound like our type of thing. Unless it is the couple’s first time with group sex WITH VAMPIRES or perhaps on another planet or otherwise science fiction or fantasy, it’s really not what we publish.
None of the calls for submission specify a particular sexual orientation. Can the characters be m/m or f/f couples or more?
Any Circlet project that doesn’t specify an orientation is open to all gender combinations–thanks for asking.
do you accept stories in poem form?
Not really — an epic poem is still a poem, and most of our editors do not accept poetry into their projects. But thanks for checking.
I’ve a finished submission for the “Like a Spell” anthology, but the total word count is 7716. I did see that you may consider under 8000, and there is detailed description of sexual interaction, as well as important story line to make the characters well rounded and believable. If I must cut those 700 words to be considered, is it better to cut hot sex action or character development? Thanks!
Anything that close to the word count is usually fine to submit and if the story feels long the editor would suggest where to trim it. The word count ranges we give are general guesses rather than strict numerical limits.
I suppose I confused myself by seeing the “Like A Spell” Anthology call, noting the story length guild-lines; then looking at the general submission guidelines right after that. For some reason, I got a limit of 10,000 words stuck in my brain. If it’s not too foolish a question, as long as my finished product falls below the 10,000 word mark, is it still acceptable to submit it? Thanks!
How about an anthology on erotic detective novels? Too much? I’ve written a novella, comedy, based upon a detective who has quite a sexual fixation, and a quirky sense of humor. Action, comedy, sex… what more could you ask for!
Thanks for the suggestion, A.D. We did a detective anthology already a while ago (LIKE A MYSTERY UNCOVERED: https://www.circlet.com/?p=1149) as well as a Sherlockian one (Elementary Erotica: https://www.circlet.com/?page_id=346). If you’re trying to market a detective novella, though, I’m afraid it wouldn’t likely fit our anthologies anyway–we take short stories only. As for what else we could ask for, well, it must have a science fiction or fantasy twist to fit our needs, as well. Best of luck, though.
Any new anthologies coming? Wish I would have seen the call for the Wizards anthology. I have a good one along that story path.
Hope all is well.
(Duana Monroe for the MILF anthology, so long ago 🙂
Hi Donna! I will nag the staff to get their next calls for submissions together at the editorial retreat next month!
I submitted a short for the “Journey to the center of desire” anthology (deadline; July 31, 2015). I got an email from the editor that it had been received and that I would hear from her by the end of August (2015), and when I didn’t hear from her, I sent another email in mid-September, inquiring as to the status of my submission, to which I never got a reply.
The call for submissions for said anthology is still on your Call-for-submission page, despite its outdated status.
Yes, ctan, it would be great if you could provide some elucidation.
Thanks, Michael Ampersant
Michael, I’ll ping the editor and see where we are. Several books are lagging behind schedule at the moment.
Similar to previous comments, very interested in submitting, but would love to know if there are going to be current openings for submissions to an anthology and the themes, as I see now the ones currently posted are from last year.
I’ll let editors list new calls for submissions as soon as they finish up the work that’s due on the previous anthologies still in process.
Writers held up because editors miss deadlines? What a country!
In all seriousness, though, I just noticed the comment form has a “sign up to our newsletter” checkmark. Does the newsletter include new calls for submissions by chance? That might solve a lot of folks’ issues.
Hi! Our newsletter does list calls for submissions when we have them so if you’re looking for an easy way to be notified that could certainly work. Hope that helps!
We also have an authors-only email list that we occasionally exhort people who have published with us to join, and all calls for submissions do go to that list as well. It’s email@example.com and I just sent you an invite to it. -Cecilia
I like this anthology idea and will work on a piece. Can the “beast” character be in anthropomorphic form when engaged in the erotic scenes? I want to confirm that this doesn’t get confused with the bestiality subject that is not permitted. Thank you.
I am currently ghost writing for a 50000 word book based on a uk dominatrix who has been a working and lifestyle mistress for 23 years. approx. It will include how she became a dominatrix and an insight to many scenarios from both hers and the subs experiences. Is this something you would consider as a submission to publish if the quality is there?
rob, we don’t publish non-fiction. I suggest you try some other publishing houses that have published erotic memoir, though.
Aw. I’m sad I missed the deadline.
I was wondering how reading was going for Fantastic Beasts…
Last news I’ve seen was in a Tweet dated June 3rd (https://twitter.com/ceciliatan/status/1003295267439902720):
“Working my way very slowly through the “Fantastic Beasts & Where to F*** Them” submission queue, but I’m continually amazed, even after 25 years editing erotica, at the inventiveness and creativity of writers and the bravery it takes to expose one’s heart in writing. Love. <3"
Tan sent out an email to all authors in June of 2020 saying they’d be sending out updated on FBAWTFT and then not a peep more was heard.
I am an author of a fantasy erotica book that I recently finished. It is about a fairy and a succubus traveling different worlds to save both of their homes. One is a goddess and one is a demon.
I am looking to get it published soon. Do you have any open submissions??
Hi Darian! Drop me an email at ctan.circletpress @ gmail.com — We’re still figuring out whether new proposals should come straight to me or via Riverdale Avenue Books. But drop me a line and we’ll figure it out.
Hello, Circlet was suggested to me during a beta reading of a story I’ve written set in an alternate history about a martial slave and her Mistress, but I see that you do not take novels outright, finished or not. So I am wondering what you are currently taking submissions for? I see that the last call was all the way back in 2018.
I have a completed ms., “Dominated Stud”, a novel of 57,000 words involving femdom and BDSM. I am looking for a suitable publisher and would like to know if Circlet would be interested in the subject matter.
Please let me know at your earliest convenience,