Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Anthologies Open for Submissions at Torquere Press

Bite Me! Love Bites 2 – A BBA Menage Anthology

One neck. Two sets of bite marks. Or hickeys. Werewolves, vampires, or just a couple of kinky folks who need a third. Whatever gets the threesome motor running is good! Stories should be romance or erotic romance with a male/male/female relationship. Our readers prefer fully realized plots and strong characters, with happy endings if at all possible.

Stories are due March 21, 2009 for release in May 2009. Word count between 3000-8000 words, with a payment of $50.00, as well as a contributor copy in both electronic and paperback format. Since this is a direct to print anthology, we're asking exclusive electronic and paperback rights for 5 years. Please send a synopsis, author bio and your story to submissions@torquerepress.com with Bite Me in the subject line.

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Cherry
Who doesn’t love a first time story? Not virgins, necessarily, or first time gay sex stories. Just the first time two boys get together. Or the first time someone does something sexual that they never thought they'd try! Anything that might be a cherry to pop will work! We're looking for gay male stories only for this anthology, with fully realized characters and hot loving!

Stories are due April 1, 2009 for release in July 2009. Word count between 3000-8000 words, with a payment of $35.00, as well as a contributor copy in electronic format. We're asking exclusive electronic 2 years. Please send a synopsis, author bio and your story to submissions@torquerepress.com with Cherry in the subject line.

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Back in the Saddle

Cowboy stories are so popular with Torquere that we had to bring them back in the tradition of Under this Cowboy's Hat or Cowboy Up! Old west, rodeo, contemporary, or foreign, you name it, we want our cowboys! Stories should be gay male, romantic, and feature happy endings.

Stories are due June 1, 2009 for release in September 2009. Word count of 8000 or more words, with a payment of $75.00, as well as a contributor copy in both electronic and paperback format. Since this is a direct to print anthology, we're asking exclusive electronic and paperback rights for 5 years. Please send a synopsis, author bio and your story to submissions@torquerepress.com with Back in the Saddle in the subject line.


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Vamps

Vamp it up with this Lesbian anthology! What does vamp mean to you? A vampire? A 1940s femme fatale? Let your imagination run wild, and see what kind of vamps spring to mind! Stories should lean toward romance and erotic romance, and should feature lesbian characters.

Stories are due June 1, 2009 for release in September 2009. Word count between 3000-8000 words, with a payment of $50.00, as well as a contributor copy in both electronic and paperback format. Since this is a direct to print anthology, we're asking exclusive electronic and paperback rights for 5 years. Please send a synopsis, author bio and your story to submissions@torquerepress.com with Vamps in the subject line.


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I Put a Spell on You- a BBA Menage Anthology

Love spells? Magic in the air? You bet. All it takes is two boys, one girl and a magical romance, and you have the perfect story for I Put a Spell on You. We're looking for m/m/f romance and erotic romance with strong characters and great stories.

Stories are due July 1, 2009 for release in October 2009. Word count between 3000-8000 words, with a payment of $50.00, as well as a contributor copy in both electronic and paperback format. Since this is a direct to print anthology, we're asking exclusive electronic and paperback rights for 5 years. Please send a synopsis, author bio and your story to submissions@torquerepress.com with Spell in the subject line.

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The Care and Feeding of Demons

Demon romance! Demon hunter romance! Urban fantasy, kick-butt antiheroes. This one was requested by Torquere's authors, who asked and received! All demons, all the time! Stories should be gay male, and should be romance or erotic romance with a hopeful or happy ending.

Stories are due July 1, 2009 for release in October 2009. Word count between 3000-8000 words, with a payment of $35.00, as well as a contributor copy in electronic format. We're asking exclusive electronic 2 years. Please send a synopsis, author bio and your story to submissions@torquerepress.com with Demons Anthology in the subject line.


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Halloween Sip Blitz – Sips are our popular short story line, running 3000-8000 words. Every Halloween we put out Sips with a spooky theme, to be sold separately and as a package. We prefer male/male stories for this line, but will consider lesbian or menage stories if they're exceptional. The deadline for this year's Halloween Sip Blitz is August 1, 2009, and we ask exclusive electronic rights for one year. Sips are a royalty paying line, and authors earn 35% gross on all Torquere site sales, and 25% on all distributor sales.

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Naughty and Nice Holiday Sips – Are you Naughty, or Nice? You can show us in your short stories, from 3000-8000 words, based on a holiday theme. The deadline for the holiday Sips is October 21, 2009, for release in December 2009, and we ask exclusive electronic rights for one year. Sips are a royalty paying line, and authors earn 35% gross on all Torquere site sales, and 25% on all distributor sales.


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Holiday Single Shot Extravaganza – Got a holiday story that needs telling? Think it will be novelette length, from 10000 to 20000 words? If it's romantic, gay, lesbian or menage, and has a holiday theme, then query us for our Single Shot extravaganza! Please send query by August 1, 2009 to submissions@torquerepress.com. Once your query has been approved, stories are due by October 1, 2009. We ask exclusive electronic rights for one year. Single Shots are a royalty paying line, and authors earn 35% gross on all Torquere site sales, and 25% on all distributor sales.

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