Promised yourself that you're going to write this summer? Well, here's a call for stories for three new in-house Ravenous Romance anthologies.
APOCALYPSE TODAY: Love Among the Ruins (Deadline 8/1/10).
It's the End of the World and you're looking for Love, simple as that. The world could have ended in nuclear disaster, environmental chaos, vampire/zombie apocalypse, 2012 predictions, it's your call. You can give us those old science fiction sex troupes - everyone has to have sex to repopulate the world (A Girl and Her Pussy, so to speak). This should be a lot of fun, and a wild ride. Be bold and go where NO MAN has ever gone before (because these stories are mainly for women readers). And please give me at least one all M/M future and one F/F world view.
Next up would be STEAM HEAT , our in-house Steampunk anthology (deadline 9/1/10). I assume you all know that Steampunk is the future of the past wherein steam and gear technology are still being used in the present, so we live in a world with steam driven computers and dirigibles instead of airplanes. It's all very British Victorian, but often takes place in America, so you could set these stories anywhere in the "British Empire" of the 1880's or there abouts (India, Hong Kong). We're looking for interesting twists on the steam technology - so steam vibrators and fuck machines, lots of time travel machines (H.G. Wells and Jules Verne - you could, of course, make them characters in the stories). I once suggested a Steampunk Story of O, or sex castle. Steampunk fairy tales? Again, be creative, but re-examine the science-fiction and historical troupes of the time and give them new life. And please, mix up the gender roles.
SLAVE TO BLOOD is our in-house Vampire BDSM anthology (deadline 10/1/10 for Halloween, of course). Brings a whole new meaning to Master Vampires? Rethink the classics (Renfield and Camilla and those Hammer horror films) and the contemporaries, as you run the whole vampire mythos through the D/s filter. You'll never think of it quite the same way again, I promise.
As in all in-house RR anthologies, we re looking for stories that run between 1500 and 5000 words. We pay the RR short story advance of $10, plus a pro rata share of any revenue/subsidiary rights. All stories are to be word docs, double spaced sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include an up-to-date bio, even if you have published with RR before.