Extended deadline for ‘From Top To Bottom’

It’s been very quiet on the Ladylit website the past few months, but now we’re back! First order of business: we’ve extended the deadline for From Top To Bottom submissions. The new deadline is 1 November 2015 (instead of 1 September 2015). So, take a deep breath, relax, and get cracking on that story you didn’t think you had time for. 😉

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Call For Submissions: From Top To Bottom

There are 10 days left to submit to Cheyenne Blue’s Call For Submissions. Meanwhile, here’s the call for our next anthology, which will be edited by Harper Bliss (who is so excited about it she’s literally jumping up and down while typing this…) 😉

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

From Top To Bottom: Lesbian Erotica Stories of Dominance and Submission (working title)

Editor: Harper Bliss

Publisher: Ladylit Publishing

Deadline: 1 November 2015 (earlier submissions preferred)

Payment: US$50.00 plus a free e-book of the anthology in each format (epub, mobi, pdf)
Rights: First worldwide digital and print rights

I am looking for sexy, well-written lesbian erotica stories with a clear power dynamic. Your story should feature kinky sex between two or more women, from bondage scenarios to power play to role play to sadism and masochism. I want characters with a range of age, race and sexual experience. I welcome both stories from the dominant and the submissive’s point of view. Dommes are not required to be perfect—show me their flaws and vulnerabilities!—and subs shouldn’t be pushovers. Show me what makes your characters tick. I’m not that interested in stories of extreme humiliation, but welcome stories where pain is pleasure and vice versa. Give me a good spanking. Handcuffs. A nicely cracking whip. A top who knows what she’s doing and a bottom who’s not afraid of some unexpected pain. Surprise me with your sadism, and with how your sub can only truly take it because of the deep emotional connection with the one she must surrender to.

Stories should have a unique voice, strong characters, tension, and rising action. All characters must be over 18.

Please note the usual no-nos apply: no incest / underage sex / rape / necrophilia / bestiality. No poetry please.

Preferred length: 3000 – 6000 words

Unpublished stories only.

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 submissions at ladylit dot com. Please include ‘From Top To Bottom’ and your story title in the subject line.
In the body of the email please include your legal name, pen name (if applicable) and a short bio of no longer than 100 words written in 3rd person.

Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged. I look forward to reading your work.

All submissions acknowledged within 5 days and acceptances notified by 1 October 2015. The anthology will be released in November 2015.

Call for Submissions: First

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 firstantho@gmail.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.

Call for Submissions: Summer Love

December will be a slow month on the publication front at Ladylit, so to make up for that we are proud and excited to announce the following call for submissions. Our Publisher Caroline Manchoulas is teaming up with her wife Harper Bliss to produce an anthology themed around summer holiday romance, set to come out in summer 2015. Do submit!

Summer Love: Lesbian Stories of Holiday Romance (working title)

Editors: Caroline Manchoulas and Harper Bliss

Publisher: Ladylit Publishing

Deadline: 31 March 2015 (the earlier the better)

Payment: US$45.00 plus 1 copy of e-book and paperback

Rights: First worldwide digital rights and print rights

We are looking for stories of lesbian love during the summer holiday. This could be a short holiday fling somewhere far away from home, or a moment of summer heat passion between a long lasting couple, or anything in between.
We welcome erotic content, but romance has to be the focus of the story.
Please note the usual no-nos apply: no incest / underage sex / rape / necrophilia / bestiality / scat. No poetry please.
Preferred length: 3000 – 6000 words

Unpublished stories only.

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 submissions at ladylit dot com. Please include Summer Love and your story title in the subject line.
In the body of the email please include your legal name, pseudonym and a short bio.

Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged. We look forward to reading your work.

All submissions acknowledged within 3 days and acceptances notified by 1 May 2015.

Call For Submissions: Forbidden Fruit

We are so proud and excited to announce the following call for submissions. We at Ladylit (all two of us) have been a huge Cheyenne Blue fan since we started reading lesbian erotica (many, many moons ago) and we are thrilled to have her on board for this anthology. Do submit!

Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire
Editor: Cheyenne Blue
Publisher: Ladylit
Deadline: 15 May 2014
Payment: US$40.00 plus 1 copy of e-book and paperback
Rights: First worldwide digital rights and print rights.

Forbidden Fruit. She’s off limits but the attraction burns so bright it’s impossible to resist.

Cheyenne Blue is seeking stories of lesbian passion on this theme. Think teacher and student. A best friend’s ex—or current—lover. A monogamous couple tempted by a threesome. A traveler leaving on the next plane. A much younger—or older—woman. A straight woman. The bad girl heartbreaker. The attraction between characters should scorch the pages and sexual tension is as important as the actual sex. As for the sex, think hot and desperate. Think once-to-get-it-out-of-our-system sex. Or this-really-is-the-last-time sex.

Please note the usual no-nos still apply: no incest / underage sex / rape / necrophilia / bestiality / scat. No poetry please.

Preferred length: 2500 – 5000 words

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 forbiddenfruitantho@gmail.com. Please include Forbidden Fruit 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. I look forward to reading your work.

All submissions acknowledged within 3 days and acceptances notified by 15 June 2014.

About the editor: Cheyenne Blue’s erotic fiction has been included in over 90 erotic anthologies since 2000. Under her own name she has written travel books and articles, and edited anthologies of local writing in Ireland.

Write For Us

Harper Bliss is looking for company. Since Ladylit was founded in 2012 we’ve spent our time publishing Harper Bliss’s lesbian erotic stories, but now we are ready for more. We want your stories!

Most of Harper’s titles have cracked the lesbian top 20 on Amazon at some point, and quite a few are still regulars in the top 100. We believe that we know what we can do with a good story. If you submit your work to us, we promise we will make it shine.

In addition to the anthology call for Anything She Wants, we are now also open to other submissions. Here’s all the information you need.

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Ladylit loves lesbian erotica and we want to expand our catalogue. We are looking for thrilling, well-written, scorching hot, lesbian erotic stories. Any sub-genre is welcome, as long as the focus of your story is on lesbian sex.

We are currently acquiring:
– short stories (2.500 – 6.000 words)
– novelettes (6.000 – 20.000 words)
– novellas (20.000 – 30.000 words)

What we don’t want:
– first drafts (please thoroughly self-edit your work before submitting)
– sex without a story (give us tension and a build-up)
– poetry
– the usual (incest / underage sex / rape / necrophilia / bestiality / scat)

Ladylit will pay 50% royalties on net revenue. We buy first electronic rights for 2 years. Original stories only. All stories will be published electronically.

Please submit a double-spaced Microsoft Word document, using a 12-point serif font, such as Georgia or Times New Roman. One inch margins, please. If you are using a pen name, include both your real name and pen name in your email cover letter and on the manuscript itself. Also include a short bio.

Send your submission via e-mail to submissions@ladylit.com with the subject: “SUBMISSION: Title of Story by Author’s Name.”

We respond to all submissions within 3 business days. This is NOT a guarantee of acceptance. Depending on story length, the review time is between 1-2 weeks.

Call For Submissions: Anything She Wants

Because we want to celebrate our first birthday with a bang (aka a hot lesbian erotica anthology), Ladylit is now open to submissions. Send your lady-lovin’ stories our way. We can’t wait to read them.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Anything She WantsAnything She Wants (Lesbian erotica)

Editor: Harper Bliss

Publisher: Ladylit

Deadline: May 1, 2013

Word Count: 2.000-3.500
Type: Lesbian
Payment: $30 per story
Rights: First international electronic rights



Ladylit Publishing wishes to celebrate its first anniversary with a sizzling collection of lesbian tales. We’re looking for F/F erotica of any subgenre (fiction only). It doesn’t matter how many characters end up in bed (or anywhere else) together, as long as they are all female. Make your setting original, and make sure there’s a little something more going on than just sex. Whether you’re writing about cougars, first-timers, tomboys or latebians, give us a fully-formed character. We’re open to all varieties of lesbian lust, as long as your story is well-crafted and hot.



No incest, rape, underage characters or bestiality.



Original stories are preferred. No simultaneous submissions.

The deadline is May 1, 2013.

Fictional stories only, please. No poetry. One submission per author. We buy first international electronic rights. Authors will be paid $30 per story.



Please make sure submissions include your name (legal and pen), mailing address and email address in the top left corner of the page. Send it as a Word attachment to submissions@ladylit.com with ‘Anything She Wants (Story Title)’ in the subject line. Please name your document as follows: StoryTitle_AuthorName. Include a 50-word bio with your submission. You will receive an email acknowledgement of receipt within 48 hours.

Make sure your submission is formatted properly using double spaces and Times New Roman or Georgia, 12 pt. font. Don’t put any extra spaces between paragraphs and make sure each paragraph is indented. Use quotation marks in dialogue.

For any questions regarding your story or the submission process, e-mail submissions@ladylit.com