Passionate Kisses: Erotic Romance Fantasies for Couples
Editor: Kristina Wright
Publisher: Cleis Press
Submission Deadline: November 1
Payment: $50 per story and 2 copies of the book, on publication
In the tradition of Violet Blue’s Sweet anthologies, Passionate Kisses will give those sexy couples’ fantasies a romantic spin. These are romantic, passionate, meant-to-be-shared stories that capture the wild and wicked fantasies of couples in love. Anything goes between partners in love and these sexy tales should push boundaries and make me blush!
Please read my previous Cleis Press anthologies, especially the first two editions in the Best Erotic Romance series, to get an idea of what I’m looking for in this collection. The anthology will be primarily heterosexual with a female audience in mind, but lesbian and bisexual scenarios are welcome. I have a preference for realistic stories with contemporary settings, but any time period will be considered. The usual taboos apply: no incest, nonconsensual sex, bestiality or underage characters, please. According to Romance Writers of America, a romance must include two key elements: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying, optimistic ending. In erotic romance, the sexual component is critical to the development of the romantic relationship.
I will consider up to two stories per author. Please be sure to follow all of the submission guidelines. Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Please do not send me a story that is being considered elsewhere. The desired story length is 2,500-4,500 words. Double-space and indent the first line of each paragraph. Do not put extra spaces between paragraphs. Include your full contact information (legal name/pseudonym, mailing address and phone number) and a bio of 50 words or less written in the third person. Please paste your story into the body of your e-mail and attach it as a Microsoft Word .doc file. Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with Submission: Story Title in the subject line. Please direct any questions to the same address. The deadline is November 1, but earlier submissions are very much appreciated.
Payment will be $50 per story and 2 copies of the book upon publication. Contributors retain the rights to their work and Cleis Press has final approval over the stories selected for the book. All submissions will be confirmed upon receipt and all authors will receive a reply once the final book has been approved. If you have not received a response by March 1, please feel free to query me.