September 25, 2011

Call for Submissions

Here's a call for submissions from Joan Price, publishing with Seal Press.  

Senior Erotica
Editor: Joan Price
Publisher: Seal Press 
Deadline: February 1, 2012 (earlier submissions preferred)
Payment: $100 on acceptance and 2 copies of the book on publication

Joan Price is seeking erotic stories and memoir essays of high literary quality from writers over age 50, featuring steamy characters also over age 50, for a senior erotica anthology to be published Spring 2013 by Seal Press.

Will this be your typical erotica anthology with a few wrinkles? No, the truth is that we seniors don't respond to the sopping-wet panties and rock-hard erections that are the hallmark of traditional, youth-oriented erotica. Instead, we want erotica that we can relate to, that encompasses the changes and adaptations of age, that acknowledges how we like to be stimulated. Age is accepted, celebrated, and sensually enjoyed. Characters may be having spicy sex with partners they love and have loved for decades; or with new loves or casual encounters; or solo with hands, vibrators, memories, and fantasies.  Although I admit my bias towards erotica that is tender and loving, I’m also looking for edgy and kinky stories for a balanced collection.

Seal Press and I will choose submissions of high literary quality, not just good, explicit sex scenes. Arouse us with a sexy, well-crafted plot we haven't read before, characters who entice us and feel real to us, language that describes sex in a new way. I welcome diversity of all kinds, including race, ethnic background, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, and every other kind of diversity.

Word length: 1,500-3,000 words, previously unpublished preferred.

Payment: $100 on acceptance and 2 copies of the book on publication.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2012 (earlier submissions preferred). Please submit Word document, double-spaced, Times or Times New Roman font. Authors may submit up to 2 contributions.

Before you submit (right now would be good!), please email me at with the header “senior erotica submission” and include your 75-100-word bio written in the third person and complete contact information: legal name, pseudonym if applicable, mailing address, email address, and phone. Please include your age, also (which won't be public unless you want it to be). I’ll put you in my database of potential contributors and update you as the project progresses.

Joan Price, Editor
Author of Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex and Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty
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September 23, 2011

The Harder She Comes

Here's some exciting news:  The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica has a cover and a final table of contents.  You may remember the call for submissions for Daddy's Little Girl?  It's been renamed The Harder She Comes, which is a much hotter title.  And check out this juicy cover!

Check out this amazing line up.  I'm thrilled with this book and know you will be too.

Speakeasy by Evan Mora
Winner Take All by Andrea Dale
It's So Peaceful Out Here by Elaine Miller
Manchester, 2000 by Stella Sandberg
Good Girl, Bad Girl by Sinclair Sexsmith
The Bucket List by Charlotte Dare
Happy Ending by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Tamales by Kathleen Bradean
Valentine by River Light
Birthday Butch by Teresa Noelle Roberts
Born to Ride by Beth Wylde
Channeling Charles Bukowski by Aimee Herman
Tits Down, Ass Up by Crystal Barela
Pound by Shanna Germain
Farmhand by Miel Rose
A Date With Sharon Tate by Valerie Alexander
Bienvenido by Anna Watson
This is What I Want by C S Clark

And, just to annoy you; you'll have to wait -- it won't be released until March, 2012.

Oh, yeah, The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica is from Cleis Press and edited by yours truly. Pre-order your copy here.