May 23rd, 2012

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Calls for Submissions: Torquere

Charity Sip Blitz 2012

It's that time again, where all of our great authors get together to donate to a charity working within the GLBTQ community! This year, Torquere Press has chosen NOH8 as the donation charity, and authors who contribute agree to donate 100% of their royalties to NOH8, with Torquere Press matching the donation.

This year's theme, since this is Torquere Press' ninth anniversary as well, is leather. Nine is the leather anniversary, y'all! How cool is that?

Leather can be reflected in any way in the story. BDSM may immediately spring to mind, but leather can also mean cowboys, fast cars, Italian shoes, jewelry, or any of a million other things. We want stories that show LGBTQ characters in positive situations, and have strong stories with happy endings. (Or at least happy for now.)

Word count is 3000 to 8000 words, and those limits are firm. Please adjust your manuscripts accordingly before submission. Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2012. Please send all submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com  with Charity Sip Blitz in the subject line. For formatting questions or other content questions, please refer to our general guidelines, here:
http://torquerepress.com/submissions.html

Leather up and send us your charity sips for NOH8!

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.

Send submissions to 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
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Rainbow Awards: Cover Contest (March)

Voting on each slot will happen every 2 weeks.

- in round 1 there will be 12 slots, 1 for each month in the Submission period (from September 2011 to August 2012).
- in parallel with the poll, a special jury will vote the covers; the jury is composed by: Damon Suede, Dylan Rosser, Jodie, Julie, Max Rhyser, Mitzie, Tammy.
- you can vote as many covers as you want, using the poll in this post or "liking" the cover on FB (I prefer the poll, it's easier for me, and you can vote logging with FB, Twitter or other accounts)

Most Voted Covers last round:


Burn (Catt Ford)


Dragon Tamer (Shobana Appavu)


Snow Vampire (Anne Cain)


All the covers are here:

http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/2012CoverContest_07March.htm

or here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.381505815216840.92489.100000722741394&type=3&l=641ac1c664

and here is the poll:

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Call for submissions: Storm Moon Press

This is the call for submissions for various anthologies by Storm Moon Press. Submission guidelines can all be found on their website at http://www.stormmoonpress.com/anthologies.aspx



Devil's Night
Submission Deadline: June 29, 2012
Expected Release Date: October 5, 2012

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Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror
Pairings: Gay
HEA or HFN Ending Not Required

Torn In Two
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2012
Expected Release: November 9, 2012

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Genres: Any
Pairings: Bisexual
HEA or HFN Ending Required

Inked
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2012
Expected Release: October 19, 2012

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Genres: Any
Pairings: Lesbian
HEA or HFN Ending Required

Transitions Volume I & Transitions Volume II
Submission Deadline: July 30, 2012
Expected Release Date: November 23, 2012

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Genres: Contemporary
Pairings: Trans*
HEA or HFN Ending Required

The First Time
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2012
Expected Release: December 21, 2012

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Genres: Any
Pairings: Lesbian
HEA or HFN Ending Required

Weight Of A Gun II
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2012
Expected Release: December 14, 2012

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Genres: Any
Pairings: Gay
HEA or HFN Ending Not Required

Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2012
Expected Release Date: December 7, 2012

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Genres: Any
Pairings: Gay, Lesbian, M/F
HEA or HFN Ending Required