calls for submission

Queer, Trans, & Nonbinary Erotic Calls for Submission Due Soon

Just in case you haven’t seen it — and I bet you have — the call for submissions to Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year volume 7, due out in December 2022, is due at the end of October. Don’t let the word “lesbian” fool you — this is focused on women in the broadest sense of the world, obviously including trans women but also including nonbinary folks of all kinds who are rooted in lesbian experiences. Just, no men.

But in case you do write about men, there are two other calls for submission you might want to check out that are due very soon.

New Volumes of Nerve Endings edited by Tobi Hill-Meyer

Can’t wait for this second volume — the first one was fantastic. Details:

    Originally due July 5th, due to all the stresses people have been under this year, I’m extending the deadline for both Anthologies by three months (Smut: Oct 4th 2020, Romance: Oct 4th 2021). If you would like to submit something but have concerns over the deadline or anything else, please reach out to

Smut Deadline: Oct 4th, 2020 [NEW DEADLINE] Romance Deadline: Oct 4th, 2021 [NEW DEADLINE] Payment: $100 and a copy of the book
3,000-7,000 words for Smut or 4,000-9,000 for Romance, although shorter or longer stories will also be considered

See all the information over on Tobi’s website.

Heckin’ Lewd: Trans and Nonbinary Erotica Anthology edited by Mx. Nillin Lore

Mx. Nillin is a prolific writer, and has pieces in multiple Best Lesbian Erotica anthologies — by which I mean, they write a lot, and I really like their work. I’m looking forward to seeing what they put together in this anthology.

2,500 to 4,000 words
Due November 1, 2021
Pays $50 and one copy of the book

Here are all the details on Nillin’s site.

Other Places to Find Calls For Submission

Check out these other resources, if you haven’t already, for other places to submit your erotic works.

You can also follow the hashtag #CallForSubmissions or #CallsForSubmission (people use both) on various social media platforms, and some random calls will come across your feed.

Do you have any recommendations of places to look for calls for submission? I’d love to hear them.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

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