What's up in the sky, is not a bird or a plane, it is your hero or heroine. Under the Cape - is a super-hero / super-heroine anthology for Ravenous Romance. We are looking for original erotic romances about heroes of your own creation. They should not be modeled after or based on current comic book entities. Fan fiction need not apply.
Think about strong, passionate characters and world building. Who is to say what excitement lingers after the city is saved and villain routed? Do the heroes fly home at super-sonic speeds to their lovers or does the "victor" strike a new costume to wear? What if the hero of the story has had a tryst or more with their foe? And don’t forget about the possibilities of a sidekick.
This anthology is for the non-everyday heroes. We're looking for the kind of heroes who fly, shoot bolts of energy or phase through walls...among other abilities. Of course, that's not to say your hero or heroine can't have a hidden identity. A war hero crusading at night to stop an other-worldly nemesis? Maybe a firefighter who controls the flames when no one else is looking? Make the abilities so super, they can only be contained by a skin tight costume and cape flying in the breeze. And make your hero or heroine so sexy they can’t be contained at all.
All stories should be original and unpublished stories. Aside from strong characters, don't forget to give us a good story and world building. Make your heroes and villains believable and sexy. Ideally we'd like to see stories in the 5K range, but no less than 3K - please query for longer works. We're looking for 10-12 stories to fill this anthology.
Reading period is open and will go until 12/31/11 or filled. Please do not query for status until after the reading period has ended. Payment is $25 flat fee upon publication. No additional payment will be offered.
Standard MS formatting applies, 12 point Times New Roman, unlined words should be underlined and the same for bold and italics. Please double space. Include contact info and word count on the first page of the document, since the submissions will be electronic, page numbers and headers / footers are not needed.
Attach your stories to the email / contact letter - also in the contact letter please include a brief bio with publication history if applicable. Do NOT copy and paste them into the body of the emails. .DOC and .RTF formats only. Please query Superheroanthology@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.