CALL IS CLOSED – To be published late Spring/Early Summer 2014
Best Men’s Erotica 2014 | Call for submissions
Editors: Raziel Moore and William Crimson
Publisher: Burning Book Press
Deadline: August 1st, 2013
Intended Publication 2014, ebook Format.
Payment & Rights: $25 payable via Paypal, non-exclusive digital rights.
Best Men’s Erotica 2014 is to be the first of an annual collection of the best erotic stories from a male perspective. What turns a literate guy on? Something beyond “OMG it’s SEX!” and Penthouse Letters. Something the best writers, male and female can give us in spades.
What we’d like to see:
This collection will be selected and edited by Raziel Moore and William Crimson (@_Monocle, eroticwriter.wordpress.com). We’re looking for fictional stories that realistically address male sexuality. The concept of the Male Gaze has dealt extensively with the sexualization and objectification of women. It has also buttonholed, objectified, and ‘predatorized’ male sexuality. BME hopes to demonstrate a broader, more realistic, and human spectrum.
Character, story, and situation are open. Be literate and erotic. Our common orientation is heterosexual, but bi/pan/tran/homosexual stories are welcome and encouraged. If it can turn on or erotically resonate with someone who’s not a dyed in the wool homophobe, we’re interested. The primary focus of the sexual action is the male experience, male sexuality including but not limited to pleasure, is the main element. Style, humor, and intensity are all open; and happy endings are not required.
Established authors and new writers are welcomed. BME will welcome submissions that match the call from authors of any gender or gender identity.
Stories may contain elements of speculative fiction, sci-fi and other genres so long as the are grounded by eroticism, believable characters, powerful imagery, and emotional realism.
Length: 2,000 words to 10,000 words
Please send your MS as a word document with:
- 12pt Times New Roman font
- 1″ margins all around.
- Double spaced
- No extra lines between paragraphs.
- Indent first lines 0.5″
- Include the name you would like to be published under and a working email address on the first page.
Deadline: August 1st, 2013
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Best Men’s Erotica” in the subject line of the email.
Payment for accepted submissions is $25 payable via paypal only.
You will be informed if your submission has been successful by November 15, 2013. Publication is planned for December 1, 2013 in eBook only format.
Please inform us if you are sending simultaneous submissions and if a given submission’s status changes. Reprints and excerpts you have the rights to will be considered.
UPDATE 11/2/13: We’re nearing final decisions and running a little late. Notifications should be out by mid-November, planned publication shifted to Jan 1.