ETA: Extended deadline! December 31, 2020The deadline for Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 6 has been extended to December 31, 2020, for Black queer women authors specifically.
Details for the call are below. Please submit your work through this Google form: http://bitly.com/blev6
Editor: Sinclair Sexsmith
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: October 31, 2020 (earlier encouraged)
Payment: $50 and 1 copy of the book within 90 days of publication
Rights: non-exclusive right to publish the story in this anthology in print, ebook and audiobook form. Authors will retain copyright to their stories.
Sinclair Sexsmith is editing the next volume of Best Lesbian Erotica, and is looking for your best sexy stories about queer women.
Representations of queer women, non-binary, and trans women’s sexuality that are not as frequently seen — with ability, race, ethnicity, class, neurodiversity, ace-spectrum, age, religion, or other marginalized viewpoints — are particularly of interest.
Writers who have not previously published are encouraged. Writers of color, particularly Black writers, are encouraged.
#Ownvoices stories are encouraged and will be prioritized.
The anthology is not limited to certain kinds of sex acts. “Vanilla,” BDSM, fetish, ace, and all kinds of sensual and sexual expression are welcome. I will be looking for a wide variety of sexual identities: mommy, mistress, sir, puppy, girl, servant, etc.
I will consider a few reprints published in 2020, but prefer unpublished stories. No simultaneous submissions. No poetry or speculative fiction.
Up to two submissions per author. Stories should be between 2500-4000 words.
If it does not work to submit your story via this form, please contact Sinclair directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Best Lesbian Erotica submission” and include your story as an attachment in .doc, .docx or .rtf format (not PDF). Include the story title, your legal name, pseudonym (if applicable), 75-100 word bio, whether the story was previous published or not, email address, phone number, and mailing address.
Queries are welcome; contact email@example.com.