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beatkay
07-09-2012, 10:41 PM
Torquere Press, the first GLBT Romance epublisher, is open to GLBT romance submissions in all categories. We focus on GLBT romance, exclusively. We publish all the sub-genres of romance -- paranormal, contemporary, western, detective, fantasy, etc. Although all genres are accepted, we have noticed that contemporaries, westerns, and paranormals are doing particularly well right now. We do require a happy ending, whether that ending is happily ever after or happy for now.

We publish lengths from 3000 words and up. Our pricing structure is based solely on word count. All submissions must contain gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters. While works do not need to be graphic, they must contain romance and focus on the interaction between characters. Acceptance preference will be given to stories with fully realized romances and a high level of sensuality.

Two current anthology calls:
INK: Do you love the idea of a man with tattoos? We do too -- all that lovely skin with just the right mark on the shoulder, or over the heart. Maybe your hero is decorated all over, or maybe he's about to take the plunge for the first time. Maybe he's the one who puts ink to skin, or perhaps he loves the man who does.
That's the concept behind Ink, a new male/male anthology from Torquere Press. We?re looking for sexy, romantic male/male stories about men and ink, whether they have tattoos themselves, or love a man who does.
Stories can be from any sub-genre, but they should be fully realized with strong characters and a happy ever after, or at least happy for now, endings. They should be between 5000 and 12000 words long, and should be submitted in full and include a synopsis and author biography in the cover letter. Please put your name or pseudonym in the manuscript as well as in your submission email. http://www.torquerepress.com/submissions.html (http://www.torquerepress.com/submissions.htmlSend)Send (http://www.torquerepress.com/submissions.htmlSend) submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com (submissions@torquerepress.com) with Ink in the subject line. Payment is a $50.00 flat fee for first time electronic and print rights for three years, and a print copy of the book. No reprints, please. Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2012 for a December 2012 publication.

He Loves Me for My Brainsss
Zombie stories are hot right now... and here at Torquere Press we think they could be even hotter! Get your delicious brains churning, and give us your unique, zombie-themed love stories! Is your hero a zombie-slayer -- or is he in love with one? Maybe your hero is desperately searching for a cure to
save an infected loved one. Maybe he's the one making the zombies in the first place. Maybe he's even a zombie himself!
These are the stories we want to showcase in "He Loves Me for My Brainsss", a new anthology of sexy, romantic m/m stories about men finding love in the face of a zombie crisis. All settings and heat ratings are welcome, but we're looking for strong characters in fully realized, happy-ending stories with a little more zing to them than the "survivors meet and fall in love" stock standard. Note: While it is true that the undead can be sexy, and it is also true that part of the fun of zombies is their gross-out factor, we ask that you avoid combining these two elements directly, in order to appeal to the widest possible audience.
Any word count from 5000 words and up is welcome, no stories shorter than the minimum please. Stories should be sent to submission@torquerepress.com (submissions@torquerepress.com) with Brainsss Anthology in the subject line. Deadline for submission is October 1, 2012 for a projected January 2013 publication. Stories will be contracted for first time print and electronic rights, and payment will be $50.00 US plus contributor copies. Please see our general submission guidelines for how to format your submission.

For more information and details on submissions:
http://www.torquerepress.com/submissions.html (http://www.torquerepress.com/submissions.html)