Saturday, July 30, 2011

Christmas anthology two submission calls



XoXo Publishing, an e-publisher will publish two anthologies in November of
Christmas-themed short stories.

Edited by Cynthia MacGregor, the anthologies' working titles are Christmas
Warmth and Hearts 'n' Holly.

To submit stories (specs follow), please do NOT use the regular XoXo
submissions address but send directly to:
IMPORTANT: In the subject line, put either Christmas Warmth or Hearts 'n'
Holly, depending which antho you are aiming at.

Specs specific to Hearts 'n' Holly:
1 -- These are romance shorts.
2 - M/F only.
3 - Any heat level from Sweet to Searing.
4 -- Happy ending is imperative.
5 -- Must take place around the Holiday Season.
6 -- The standard taboos apply (all sex consensual, no underage/incest, and
all the other usual taboos).
7 ­ If a sex act is depicted and more than two people are involved, must be
safe sex

Specs specific to Christmas Warmth:
1 -- Must take place around the Holiday Season.
2 -- These are not romances. There may be an element of romance involved,
but the stories should not be romances per se. Paranormal themes OK. Stories
about kids--great. Stories to do with Christmas in the manner of O. Henry's
classic "Gift of the Magi" are encouraged. Mysteries are another good
choice. Non-classifiable general fiction? Bring it on!
3 -- Nothing "Adult" (i.e. sexually explicit).
4 -- Heartwarming stories are especially encouraged.
5 -- True stories as well as fiction will be accepted.
6 -- We also welcome recipes for Holiday foods for this antho but will not
make any payments for recipes. "Payment" will be that we will print your
name and website, which should generate traffic to your site, so if you
submit recipes, be sure to include your website if you want it in the book.
7 -- If submitting a recipe, the same requirement applies that you be sure
to put "Christmas Warmth" in the subject line. The editor has other projects
in progress that include recipes and does not want to mis-direct your

Specs relevant to both:
1 -- Word count 1000-6000 words per story.
2 -- You may submit multiple stories for consideration, but please know only
one story per author per book will be selected. (That is, you can have one
story in each antho, but no more than one per each.)
3 -- Previously published material OK if you have regained full rights to
your material.
4 -- Simultaneous submissions acceptable if so noted.
5 - Include a brief author bio.
6 -- Submit as attachment in either doc or docx format. Use rtf as a last
7 - Payment as follows:
~Ultimate cover price of each book will depend on number of stories therein.
~ Total royalties paid out to authors will be calculated on 45% of cover
price times number of books sold.
~ Total royalties will be divided by number of participating authors, with
equal shares to each. (That is, if there are 15 stories in the book, for
example, each author gets 1/15 of the total author royalties paid. Payment
is NOT based on the word count of your submission.)
8 -- Deadline for submissions: October 1. GET YOUR STORY IN ASAP!

Again, the address for all submissions and for any questions is: -- and don't forget to put the title of the
book you are aiming at in your e-mail's subject line.

Thank you.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Halloween Submission Call

Halloween submission Calls

Trick Anthology (sexy) can be ménage GLBT or MF in nature


Treat mf in nature only (P.G.) anthology

We are seeking stories for these two anthologies, with beautiful ghouls, slithering zombies, and alluring aliens. If it goes bump in the night we want it.

Six to eight thousand words, safe sex must be addressed if multiple partners.

One submission per author per category please.

Manuscripts must be doc or rtf only. 12 pt times Times New Roman 1” margins all around, no indentations. (Indent paragraphs with tab).

We will NOT accept cruelty, abnormal acts, pedophiles necrophilia bestiality or golden showers. Skat or other standard industry no no’s please leave out.

Contact In the subject line Halloween anthology, please state if you are pitching for the trick or treat anthology.

Deadline is September 15 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Would you like to be a published author?

Well, here’s a chance! I’m putting together my first anthology! XoXo publishing has agreed to release “Evernight: Romance in a World of Darkness” and I want you to be a part of it! “Evernight” will be a paranormal romance anthology about the things that go bump in the night struggling to find their happily ever after.

Relationships must be heterosexual in nature. Though bi-sexuality is allowed, the HEA couple must be hetero. There must be safe sex practice.  This is going to be an erotic anthology with a dark/gothic them. The main character/characters must go through some tragedy or strife, must overcome something in order for them to have their HEA. Submissions should be no longer than 6k words and must be no shorter than 4,500 words.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 1st.  Please send submissions to Once I receive your submission, you will get a verification email. If your submission is approved, you will get an acceptance email from me and the standard legal emails from a representative of XoXo Publishing.

Here is the draft introduction:

As children, we feared the boogeyman. Our parents comforted us when the monster under the bed or in the dark depths of our slightly opened closet threatened our safety. We cried when those evil creatures invaded our nightmares and stole us from peaceful sleep, but what if those monsters truly existed? What if they lived in a world not unlike our own, where all they wanted was the same basic needs that every human being spends their lives searching for? What if the things that go bump in the night only wanted to be loved?

In the following stories, you will read about vampires and werewolves and demons and monsters of all kinds overcoming some of the most difficult hurdles simply to find their one true love, to find their happiness. You’ll read of heated, salacious trysts beneath the moonlight and of lovers doomed before they even have a chance to find the one person who completes their soul. 

Join us as we wander through a dark world where nothing is what it seems, where rainbows after a storm are a rare miracle, where the boogeyman captures your heart and fulfills your sweetest dreams.