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09-03-2004, 02:58 PM
If you give any of these markets or contests a go, please let us know how it works out! please add your own.


POSTED 08 September 2004

AMATORY INK will be pleased to receive for consideration erotic novels, novellas and short stories of any genre within the erotica compass from established and unpublished authors.
Details of payment terms are available on request.

GENERAL (applicable to all categories)
NOVELS - 30,000>40,000 words.
NOVELLAS - 20,000>25,000 words.
SHORT STORIES - 2,000>4,000 words.
Novels longer than 40,000 words are very welcome but must be suitable for serialising.

Particularly inviting novel/novellas in all categories

www.amatory-ink.co.uk/guidelines.htm (http://www.amatory-ink.co.uk/guidelines.htm)

POSTED 03 September 2004

For this contest, we ask you to write us a short, sexy story, 1,000 words or less. One we can take into bed and get excited about. With a little more room to work with, we expect to see stronger characters and more involved plots than we saw in our previous flash contests. Not to mention hotter sex!

First prize: $200
Second prize: $100
Third prize: $50

Honorable mention prizes of $20 will be awarded at the discretion of desdmona.com and the judges. There is no entry fee. Stories must be received by November 1, 2004.

Winners will be picked by a panel of two judges and will be based on quality of writing, erotic appeal, and originality. The winning stories and honorable mentions will be displayed on desdmona.com on November 15, 2004.

We’d love to see erotica of all types and persuasions: heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender ... or whatever else you can think of. While we can’t accept stories featuring underage sex, just about anything else goes.

www.desdmona.com/contest.asp (http://www.desdmona.com/contest.asp)

POSTED 03 September 2004

From the paying markets board. On the webpage it says they pay $5-$20.
SexyScribe Editions is currently in immediate need of erotica short stories in these genres:

>>Lesbian >>Gay >>BDSM
>>Teen >>Asian >>Interracial

See www.sexyscribe.com/submissions.htm for more details.

Quick Guidelines:
- short stories 700 – 4000 wds
- sizzling sex scenes (hardcore or soft)
- SPELLCHECK your story BEFORE submitting it to : submissions@sexyscribe.com

If your erotica story is great, but doesn’t fit into any of the categories, send it to us anyway. We’re always on the lookout for talented writers!

09-10-2004, 03:07 AM
Chroma: A Queer Literary Journal, Issue 1: Tormented launched on Fri, 27th August. Copies are available from our website and from Gay's the Word in London. Other bookshops will be stocking Chroma soon.

We are now seeking submissions for Issue 2: Beauty. Prose, poems, and artwork relating to the theme of Beauty are welcome. Loose interpretations welcome!

Some suggestions: the beauty of women; the beauty of men; beauty at home and beauty in nature; beauty tips; the beauty of chaos; the beauty of first love; the beauty of bondage and fisting; the beauty of holding hands; beauty and meaning, beauty and narcissism; becoming beautiful, losing beauty; perverse and twisted beauty, innocent beauty; the beauty of your lover; the beauty of your childhood and surviving it; beauty queens; the trappings of beauty; the power of beauty; what is beauty And anything else you can think of

Deadline: 10 October 2004

Send submissions to:
Shaun Levin, editor
PO Box 44655
London N16 0WQ

Please send one story or three poems at the first instance.
Prose must be double-spaced, on one side of an A4 page, preferably in Arial font. Send SAE and brief bio with submission.

We accept submssions from all writers who identify as queer, regardless of sex and sexuality. We only accept subsmissions from writers based in (or from) the UK. No previously published material. We strongly recommend you read Issue 1 before submitting work.

Please take a look at out website for more details:
www.queerwritersandpoets.co.uk (http://www.queerwritersandpoets.co.uk)