Storm Moon Press
New, very interesting, anthology call

Shakespearotica: Queering the Bard
Genres: Any
Theme: General
Pairings: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans*
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2013
Expected Release: September 10, 2013
HEA or HFN Ending Required? No

The queer pleasures of Shakespeare are legion, from bawdy romance between cross-dressed lovers to raging jealousy that reaches beyond any simple classification of desire. Salome Wilde seeks titillating tales adapted from Shakespeare's plays and memorable characters. Writers may stick close to the original text to highlight queerness that's already part of the play when enjoyed from a queer perspective or rework the drama to their heart's queerest delight. Modern updates and behind-the-scenes tales of cast and crew are also most welcome. Like the Bard's, your tale may be humorous or serious, end in happily-ever-after or terrible tragedy—just take us through the queerly erotic en route.


The collection will take its definition of "queer" from Alexander Doty in Making Things Perfectly Queer. Stories may include LGBT and heterosexual elements, but like Doty, I seek "those uses of 'queer' that make it more than just an umbrella term in the ways that 'homosexual' and 'gay' have been used to mean lesbian or gay or bisexual, because queerness can also be about the intersecting or combining of more than one specific form of nonstraight sexuality." If your Shakespearotica tale "evokes complex, often uncategorizable, erotic responses from [readers] who claim all sorts of real-life sexual identities," it's what this collection seeks.


Stories must be between 4,000 and 8,000 words and bear some noticeable resemblance to one of Shakespeare's works. (If using a more obscure play, please include that information in the submission.) Payment for this anthology will be a flat $50, and there will be no single release contract attached to acceptance.