Call For Submissions: Lesbian Couples – Love and Passion (Cleis Press)

Lesbian Couples: Love and Passion
Editor: Radclyffe
Publisher: Cleis Press
Deadline: September 15, 2011 (Publication Date: Fall/Winter 2012)
Payment: $50 and 2 contributor copies

Theme: Romance and passion among long-term lesbian couples

Banked fires burn hotter, and none flame as brightly as the passion that grows between women after the first flare of attraction subsides. We seek short fiction featuring lesbian couples who know how to keep the home fires alive with romance and passion. Surprise us with romantic, sexy tales of married-with-children pairs, golden anniversary celebrants, or modern adventurers who re-write the rules of partnering: date nights, spur of the moment getaways, trysts in the middle of the afternoon, surprises and secrets of keeping love and desire blazing after the wedding bells stop pealing. Erotic content and emotional/romantic elements should be given equal weight

Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2011

Guidelines for Submissions
– Published or unpublished short stories or novel excerpts (Previously published material acceptable if published between Jan 1, 2011 & February 28, 2012)
– Word count: 5000 words or less
– Electronic submissions only to: radclyffe.bsb@gmail.com
– e-mail header: Couples_ AuthorName or Pseudonym _Title
– .rtf attachment (story)
– e-mail body: story title, author legal name, pseudonym if any, address, phone/fax, e-mail address, word count, if story previously published: anthology title/publisher/Pub date, 50 word bio

Story Format:
– Arial; 12 pt; .rtf
– double-spaced; number pages upper right; standard paragraphing; no HTML
– file name: AuthorName or Pseudonym_Title

General Info:
– You will receive email confirming submission receipt with 7 days
– Submission decisions will be provided by e-mail by Feb 2012
– Multiple submissions (no more than 2) accepted
– Payment: $50 and 2 contributor copies
– Please send questions to: radclyffe.bsb@gmail.com

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