Standing Open Calls

All submissions must adhere to the Submission Guidelines. A download of our house style and submissions format is available on the Submissions page.

Winter Shivers
Badass

Deadline: September 15, 2015

Traditionally, winter is a time for weird and creepy tales, stories to pass the long, dark nights. So, give us creepy and chilling, sending a shiver down our spines as we huddle near the fire and turn the yellow lamplight up a little brighter against the darkness. Ghosts, spectres, unearthly creatures and things that go bump in the night lurk just outside that lit window, and sometimes...they look inside. 



Pairing: None (Non-Erotic)

Happy ending not required.

Expected Release: December 1st, 2015

Deadline: December 15, 2015

Cowboys, Space Marines, Soldiers, Swashbucklers of all types! Badass gives us heroes and adventure of a slightly different bent. Explosions! Excitement! Brawls and badassery abound in this action-adventure anthology with a twist. Whether your hero is a master of mayhem or a thinking cowboy, a pirate, a treasure hunter or a spell-binder, show him doing what he does the best for the reward he wants the most. 



Pairing: M/M erotic

Happy ending required (Happy For Now perfectly fine).

Expected Release: March 1st, 2016 

Xenophile
Mythos for the Modern Age

Deadline: March 15, 2016

They come from outer space and they want our bodies! Give us your sexiest story of alien lovers, in any combination with humans or all by themselves. Whether a close encounter on Earth or a first contact of a very personal sort, show us how the aliens of your imagination live and love, whether a dual or triple sexed spiecies, or something even more unusual. 



Pairing: At least one alien lover, all genders welcome.

Happy ending required (Happy For Now perfectly fine).

Expected Release: June 1st, 2016 

Deadline: June 15, 2016

Myths exist to expain the world to people. But the world has changed since the old myths were created. We know where rainbows come from now, and science has replaced mythology on many fronts. So now, we need new myths to explain new ideas. Examples would include Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Ananzi Boys or Harlan Ellison's Deathbird stories. Whether new stories with old gods or entirely new ones, give us your interpretation of deity in the modern age. 



Pairing: None required (Non-erotic, though romance is fine).

Happy For Now required.

Expected Release: September 1st, 2016 

Friends With Strange Benefits

Deadline: September 15, 2016

The world is not always what it seems. Lying underneath its exterior lies the unexplained, whose mystery has piqued the imagination of man since the beginning. Give us your best tales of paranormal romance. While the old standards can always be spun new ways, creativity with the genre will be celebrated and welcomed.  



Pairing: Any erotic (m/m, f/f, m/f, trans* and multiples included).

Happy For Now required.

Expected Release: December 1st, 2016 

The Kink Line

Due to the absolute pleasure we had in our recent anthology Dominant Tendencies, we've expanded our Open Calls to include an entire line of kink anthologies, not just of people enjoying BDSM, but of the kind of stories kinky people like to read. We're proud to introduce our speculative fiction Kink line.

Mistress Mine
Kagema's Sons

Deadline: September 1st, 2015

She may be a barbarian swordswoman, hauling her captive civilized scribe along to record her adventures, a powerful sorceress with a dedicated body servant, or a starship captain whose exec is a little more devoted to her than usual, but she is always the one in control. He lives to obey her and make her happy. A new couple or long-time partners, give us the sweet, the sexy and the Lady in charge. F/SF/Paranormal required. 



Pairing: F/m erotic.

Happily Ever After or Happy For Now required.

Expected Release: Janruary 1st, 2016 

Deadline: January 15th, 2016

Hustlers, rent boys, role-players or other, let us see love - or at least sex - for hire. The world's oldest profession is an endless source of inspiration, and even more so when it's not limited to this world. What could prostitution become among the stars, or in a world with telepaths or paranormal creatures, or even in a fantasy milieu? Show us the boys of the night, who are looking for money from those looking for love. 



Pairing: M/M Erotic

Happily Ever After or Happy For Now required.

Expected Release: May 1st, 2016 

For Sale By Owner

Deadline: July 1st, 2016

There comes a time when a slave is no longer right for the owner, whether it's just time, the owner's status changes, or other circumstances lead to the block. That means it's time for a sale, which brings its own fears. Will the new owner be a better fit?   Will the sale lead to happiness, or straight into nightmare? Give us the stories of this liminal time in a slave's life, the transfer of ownership. SF/F/Paranormal required.



Pairing: M/M Erotic

Happy For Now required.

Expected Release: October 15th, 2016