Sunday, January 29, 2012

Deadline Extension for Virgin Vampire Anthology

Ravenous Romance is extending the deadline for their virgin vampire anthology FIRST BITE. While the main point is for the characters to have a virginal experience, (first night, first bite, first vamp ménage, etc.) the stories already selected to be in the anthology have created a blood cocktail with a twist. Most stories incorporate a plot twist or discovery that neither the narrator nor the reader see coming. For a cohesive anthology, please include these details in your stories: virgins with a twist, who doesn’t love those? We are open to all types of couplings, but are still looking to fill the voids of ménage, m/m, f/f, and vamp/vamp.

Submission Guidelines: Email your 2500-6000 word short story to Tabitha@literarypartners.com as a word doc, including a short story query letter and your bio. The Deadline is February 29. Payment is a flat fee of $25.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Call for Stories: Guns 'N Hoses (M/M Cops & Firemen)

Story Length: 2,500 – 5,000

Ravenous Romance is looking for original, unpublished erotic romance stories featuring gay cops or firemen. Think of your typical sultry fireman or hunky state trooper, and put them in a wild escapade. Perhaps the deputy chief is training his new lieutenant on how to put something other than a gun in a holster. Or maybe it’s a story of a fireman rescuing the man of his dreams from a burning house and soon realizes there’s another fire he needs to put out. You get the point.

The cop and fireman fantasy is a classic. It’s for this reason we want stories that will reinvent the wheel, and offer our readers something raw and kinky.

Please make sure your story has a strong plot, lots of graphic sex and a happy ending (pun intended). All stories must center only on gay men and include only gay sex.


Submission Guidelines: Email your 200-500 word submissions to taylor.dirkRR@gmail.com as a double-spaced Word doc with “GUNS ‘N HOSES” in the subject line. Please include your name (and pseudonym if applicable), bio, mailing address, email, title of the piece and word count as part of your document. The footer of each page should include your name and page number.

Compensation: Ravenous Romance short story advance of a $25 flat fee for one time world rights. Deadline Feb 29, 2012.

Dirk Taylor is a new editor at Ravenous Romance.com, specializing in M/M erotic romance. He is a twenty-something Florida native who traveled to Manhattan to be an editor. After his arrival, he fell into the alternative art scene where he has found artistic liberation, both spiritually and physically. He’s edited a number of erotic anthologies as well as penned a few short stories. Find him on twitter @DirkTaylorRR or email him directly at taylor.dirkRR@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Still spots open in GEEK LOVE!

We still have a few more spots open for stories for GEEK LOVE, our hot anthology about the smart and the sexy. So dig out your BIG BANG THEORY slash (or your old FREAKS AND GEEKS stories), change the names, and send them in! We seek M/M or M/F stories with a geeky alpha male--think Clark Kent (although, if you have a hot alpha female story, we'll take a look)! Make it steamy and hot, and submit to fidencia@literarypartners.com, including a short query letter, author bio and the story (2500-5000 words) as a word doc attachment. Deadline is Jan. 31. Payment is a $25 flat fee.