Call for Submissions: Best Lesbian Erotica 2015

Posted By on January 28, 2014

I am honored to be chosen by Cleis Press to edit the 2015 edition of Best Lesbian Erotica. This annual “best of” series has been around since 1996, and is a steamy collection that regularly features some of the best known names in the field, and newcomers to watch out for. If you are a writer of dyke smut, steamy lesbian romance, sizzling women-on-woman sex, or passionate lady-lovin’, I want to hear from you by April 1, 2014!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Fiction only.  Short stories or self-contained novel excerpts. No essays, memoirs, poetry. Unpublished and published material may be considered, so long as the author has the rights to sell the work to an anthology.
  • Erotica only. That means make it sizzle. Passionate. Sexy. Powerful. Dynamic. Romantic. Frightening.
  • Lesbian only. Women for women. Femmes, butches, tops, bottoms, partners, strangers, new women, older women, first-timers, rakes and scoundrels. Stout women, athletic women, studly women and seductive women, women with toys and women with words. Get the drift?
Don’t: Under 18, incest, non-consent, beasts. Just don’t.
Do: Surprise me. Make me feel. Go solo, or more than two. Push the boundaries. Include those usually unseen.

The Nitty Gritty

Please use standard manuscript formatting. This is a Best Of anthology, you should know the drill.

Each submission should be a maximum of 5,500 words . Micro-fiction of 1000 words or less may be considered at a lower remuneration. This collection will be acquiring the non-exclusive right to publish stories in print, e-book, audio and other subsidiary formats as part of an anthology.

  • Submit via e-mail to BLE(dot)Editor(at)gmail(dot)com before April 1, 2014
  • The e-mail text and a cover sheet for the file must contain: Author’s Name, Pen Name (if applicable) Title of Submission, Word count, Address, Phone, and Email Address, and a 50 -100 word bio. If your work has been published elsewhere, please note complete publishing history on your cover sheet.
  • Files must be .doc or .rtf    Do not send PDFs unless requested. One submission per document, although you may send up to two documents attached to your e-mail. Name your file StoryTitle_AuthorLastname
Please spread the word! Share this announcement with your writing friends, and get down to writing something yourself! I look forward to reading and putting this amazing anthology together.

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One Response to “Call for Submissions: Best Lesbian Erotica 2015”

  1. KS says:

    Question: Does “Lesbian only” mean all the women involved must identify as lesbian? Is it ok to submit stories about women who may otherwise be straight or straight-identified hooking up with one another?


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