We are very happy to be teaming up with editor Cheyenne Blue again to put together another sizzling lesbian erotica anthology. Please find all the details below.
First (working title)
Editor: Cheyenne Blue
Deadline: 24 April 2015
Payment: US$40.00 plus 1 copy of e-book and paperback
Rights: First worldwide digital rights and print rights.
Preferred length: 2500 – 5000 words
Cheyenne Blue is seeking fictional stories of lesbian passion about first experiences. While I will be including stories of sexual firsts, including first lesbian encounter and first experience of a particular sexual act, I am especially after stories that look beyond this with imagination and flair. I would like to see stories where the sex happens as an integral part of another first, whether it’s the first day in a new job, the first time overseas, breaking the law, or skinny dipping. How about a first experience of sex in zero G in space, or a near death experience on the battleground of a past war? Show me the marvel, wonder, joy, and pride of new experience, the accomplishment, or even the fear or despair. I welcome stories of emotional firsts: the first time in love, the first time that hate translates to sex, the first time with a new partner after a break up.
Above all, Cheyenne wants strong, complete tales that are more than just a sex act. This is not an anthology of true confessions, so stories do not need to be written in first person. For examples of the type of stories and writing Cheyenne is looking for, check out her previous anthology, “Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire”.
Please note that the usual no-nos apply: no incest / underage sex / rape / necrophilia / bestiality / scat. No poetry please.
Unpublished stories strongly preferred, although a couple of reprints might be used. Reprints must be solely owned by the author.
US English. Please submit a double-spaced Microsoft Word document, using a 12-point serif font, such as Georgia or Times New Roman. One inch margins. If using a pen name, include both real and pen name on the manuscript.
Send your story as a .doc or .rtf file attachment to Cheyenne Blue at email@example.com. Please include “First” and your story title in the subject line.
In the body of the email please include your legal name, pseudonym, a short bio, and previous publication information if the story is a reprint.
Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged.
All submissions acknowledged within 3 days and acceptances notified by 1 June 2015.
About the editor: Cheyenne Blue is the editor of “Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire” also from Ladylit, and has edited short stories through to novels. Her erotic fiction has been included in approximately 100 erotic anthologies since 2000. Under her own name she has written travel books and articles, and edited anthologies of local writing in Ireland.