Non-Fiction to ‘Smut in the City’: Calls for Submissions

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Non-Fiction to ‘Smut in the City’: Calls for Submissions
It’s that time of month again: ready for more creative inspiration? I’ve tried to include a selection of options, including two requests for poetry. Already thinking Halloween short? Check out the call for “Grim Vengeance.”
If you submit to one of these calls and sell, please let me know! Also, send any hot calls my way.
Art of Self-Publishing
This call for submissions is open to any self-published author, including traditionally published authors who are also self-publishing.
How did you find success as a self-published author? The goal of this anthology is to give pre-published writers and authors considering self-publishing the inspiration and advice to help them start on their own path to self-publishing success.
There are many different ways to quantify success, and we are looking for all of them. While we are looking for bestselling self-published authors to submit essays, if your sales are modest but you finally realized your dream of having your story told, then that is its own form of success, and we welcome your submission as well.
Some questions to consider while writing your essay include :
1.              Why did you choose to self-publish?
2.              Have you tried publishing traditionally, or are you published traditionally as well? If you are also traditionally published, what are the benefits to self-publishing that drew you to it?
3.              What sort of process did you put your book through before you published it? Editing, critique groups, beta-readers?
4.              How much did it cost you to self-publish your book? What did you pay for cover art, for editing, formatting, etcetera? Did you do it all yourself?
5.              How many books do you sell a day/month/since you started?
6.              Is your book available for print? How did you go about doing that, and are your books selling better in ebook format or print?
7.              How important are reviews for you? How do you get reviews for your book(s)?
8.              What do you think is the future of publishing?
9.              What’s the most important piece of advice you have for a writer looking to self-publish?

Payment:

 Contributors whose essays are chosen for the anthology will receive a $20 payment plus a free Smashwords coupon to download the anthology upon its release.
The essays will be contracted on a non-exclusive basis, meaning the contributor retains the right to re-publish the essay as he or she pleases. Previously published blog posts or interviews on the subject of self-publishing will also be considered but original material is preferred.
Tell your story in 750 to 2000 words and include a 50 word bio with links to your website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon/B&N/Smashwords pages.
Submit the essay as a Word doc or rtf and name the file Successful_YourName. Email the attachment to shoshanna.evers @ yahoo. com (no spaces) with Submission in the subject line.
Smut in the City
The Smut in the City Anthology will feature stories from a variety of genres. We want a strong focus on the “City” element, either in location or style.
10.           Length: 4,000 to 6,000 words
11.           Genres: Any
12.           Heat Levels: Any
13.           Ending: Any
14.           Orientation: Any
15.           Submissions Due: August 1, 2012

Royalties will be split 50% of the net profits with contributing authors, exact values will be given once we know how many stories will be in the final anthology.
Submit your story by emailing it as an .doc, .txt or .pdf attachment to victoria[at]victoriablisse.co.uk and please include the story title and your author name in the filename. Please also be sure to include your Pen Name, Author Bio, Website URL, Genre, Wordcount along with your Submission.
Grim Vengeance
CRUSHING HEARTS AND BLACK BUTTERFLY PUBLISHING announces a call for submissions for a NEW anthology to be published by Halloween titled “Grim Vengeance.” This anthology will feature stories and poems pertaining to supernatural and paranormal revenge edited by Nathan Squiers.

The subject of vigilante justice is a primal instinct of man and animal alike, but for this collection the subjects that are taking matters into their own hands are to be MORE than human (vampires, werewolves, zombies, and any other paranormal or mythological beings). Any and all motivations for a character’s drive for vengeance will be considered, but please note that your chances of acceptance are greater if the story is believable (the drive & motivation to put an act of revenge into motion is a set in a complex mindset and the catalyst that ignites the response should be believable).
This collection, due to its violent theme, will be targeted to a more adult audience (think late-teens and older) so the material should reflect this range.
There is no limit for content as far as language and gore, but please note the few THEMES/SUBJECTS that will NOT be tolerated and will elicit an INSTANT REJECTION: Anything that promotes, encourages, or justifies ANY of the following:
• Incest
• Bestiality (human/animal; shape-shifter stories are fine)
• Rape/non-consensual activity
• Pedophilia;
3000-10,000 word short stories as well as poetry will be considered.


FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO www.crushingheartsandblackbutterfly.comFurther details will be on our website soon. Send submissions to NathanSquiers@CrushingHeartsandBlackButterfly.com
Weekend Getaways


Secret Cravings Publishing is taking submissions of short stories of up to 5k – 10k words for a onetime payment of $50-$100 depending on the length of the manuscript. Any genre;
Steamy to Burn the page erotic stories wanted.
 These stories will be released individually with their own cover. One each Saturday of the week. Submissions will be ongoing—no deadline.
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  • Anonymous
    on May 5, 2012

    Thanks for visiting. I appreciate it!

  • Anonymous
    on May 4, 2012

    Seriously, THANKS for putting all this info together, every month!

    -Ger

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