October 31, 2009

Call for Submissions!

Spank!

Edited by D. L. King

To be published by Logical Lust late summer or early fall 2010

Deadline: January 15, 2010

Payment: $25 and a copy of the book in available electronic formats, plus a copy of the print edition, if the book does well enough to go into print.


D. L. King is looking for hot spanking stories.

Sometimes all you need to get hot and bothered is a good bottom warming... Whether getting or giving is your passion, this book is designed to create the same blush on your face as the one found on your bottom after a few good, hard whacks.

What makes for a sexy spanking story? Short, plaid, Catholic schoolgirl skirts? Bent at the waist, a bare bottom with the boxers and pants down around his knees? A stern schoolmarm, or head master, standing in front of a blackboard, holding a rattan cane? A dungeon wall covered with all sorts of paddles, floggers and canes? A scolding? A punishment? A pert bottom settling over charcoal gabardine trousers? A ritualized display of dominance? The crack of a hand coming down on already heated flesh? Send me something guaranteed to make naughty girls and bad boys, the world over, squirm in their seats when they read this book!

I envision this anthology as being primarily heterosexual, but I’ll happily consider GLBT stories, as well. Remember, no underage characters, please. Stories should be between 2,500 and 5,000 words, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman or Courier New. Please indent the first line of each paragraph one-half inch and do not include extra lines between paragraphs. Please make sure your document contains no other pre-set formatting.

Send your story as a .doc (not .docx) attachment and include the title, pseudonym (if applicable) and your legal name and mailing address to. spankantho@gmail.com. (If you are unable to send a Word attachment, I will accept an RTF.) Subject line should read: Submission: TITLE. Please include, as a second attachment, a 50 to 75-word bio, along with ways you might help promote the book should your story be accepted for publication. Direct any questions to the same address. Original stories only. You must own all rights to any reprints.

October 21, 2009

A Book Trailer Worth Your Time

I just watched this trailer for the new anthology, Peep Show, from Rachel Kramer Bussel and Cleis Press and I just had to tell you about it. This is the perfect example of what makes for a great book trailer.

I've seen my share of book trailers and have been singularly unimpressed by them. I keep thinking it sounds like it should be a good idea. . . but put into action? It just never seems to turn out the way you want it to.

No, not mine. I don't have any book trailers--yet. You can deride them when I finally make them, but for now, we'll just have to deride others.

But back to Rachel's trailers: Rachel's trailers are very Rachel. They're sweet and sexy--and kind of innocent. They're also actually entertaining. They're the perfect trailers for erotica anthologies. Her first trailer was for her latest spanking anthology, Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica, and I loved it. I think she's out done herself with the new one.

Now, if only I could do something like this...

October 19, 2009

Washington State Needs Your Vote!

Here's a story guaranteed to make you weep--or scream in frustration. Please read this story about what happened to a close, loving family from Seattle who were unlucky enough to be caught in Florida when one of the members was struck down with a devastating illness. It's a story about human rights, common decency, civil rights and the American Constitution. It's a story about fucking crackers in the American South and evil.


Then, if you live in Washington State, get your ass to the polls and vote yes on Referendum 71 to reconfirm expanded domestic partnership rights. By the way, if you live in Maine, vote No on 1.

Rick, I know you'll vote yes! Peter, the same goes for you. And if anyone reading this knows people in Washington, pass this story along. There isn't much time left. Times have changed. We no longer have to be a country of morally depraved, fundamentalist idiots.

October 10, 2009

Three Erotic Writing Competitions

Here's an opportunity for erotica writers from Sensuality Magazine that recently came across my desk. So, check it out and, if your interested, don't be shy!

Sensuality Magazine

An online erotic journal for the over 40s in the UK which includes feature articles, stories, readers’ confessions, and erotic writing competitions.


URL:

www.sensualitymagazine.co.uk


Three Erotic Writing Competitions:

A: Open Theme Story:

to write an erotic story of up to 5000 words with a theme of your own choice.

1st prize: £200 2nd prize: £100 3 runners up: £30 each

Closing Date: 31st December 2009


B: Foriegn Adventure:

to write a story of up to 5000 words with a setting somewhere other than your country of residence.

1st prize: £200 2nd prize: £100 3 runners up: £30 each

Closing Date: 31st December 2009


C: True-Life Experience:

to write a piece of up to 1500 words in a readers’ letter format and written in the 1st person point of view which describes

a sexual encounter or a fantasy. This should be presented as a believable true-life situation written in a conversational tone.

1st prize: £120 2nd prize: £75 3 runners up: £25 each

Closing Date: 31st December 2009


Entry fee for each competition:

£7.00 GBP


All entries posted online via Sensuality Magazine website:

www.sensualitymagazine.co.uk

GUIDELINES for writing sensuality competitions:

The content of your submission should appeal to adult readers with a variety of tastes and sexual preferences. Straight, gay, lesbian or BDSM themes are acceptable providing they have a positive view of sex (see restrictions below). The piece should aim to arouse and may be sexually explicit with a well developed theme, interesting scenarios and believable characters but do try to avoid any clich├ęs. Remember also that humour can also be a great turn-on.


PLEASE NOTE

We do NOT accept any writing which depicts or implies sex with persons under the age of 18, sex with animals, non-consensual sex or any extreme violence.


For further details please contact Lisa Davies at

sensualitymagazine@live.co.uk