More anthology markets from my list. Note that sometimes you have to scroll down a bit after clicking the links, if the publisher puts all their anthology info on one page.
For non-erotic markets, check out Destination: Future and SHINE, both SF. Also note that Love Wide Open is themed around helping family and friends understand GLBT friends and relatives, and erotica would probably be missing the point 🙂 so that one qualifies too.
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1 June 2009 — Back in the Saddle — Torquere
Cowboy stories are so popular with Torquere that we had to bring them back in the tradition of Under this Cowboy’s Hat or Cowboy Up! Old west, rodeo, contemporary, or foreign, you name it, we want our cowboys! Stories should be gay male, romantic, and feature happy endings.
Stories are due June 1, 2009 for release in September 2009. Word count of 8000 or more words, with a payment of $75.00, as well as a contributor copy in both electronic and paperback format. Since this is a direct to print anthology, we’re asking exclusive electronic and paperback rights for 5 years. Please send a synopsis, author bio and your story to email@example.com with Back in the Saddle in the subject line.
10 June 2009 — Over the Moon paranormal anthology — Total-E-Bound
* 15K to 20K word count per short story/novella
* Paranormal – Werewolves, MF or MFM only
* Heat Rating: Burning/Melting (see our book rating info)
The Submission deadline is June 10th 2009 for release in November 2009. Submit the full story plus synopsis. When submitting, please enter “Paranormal Submission” in the email subject line.
15 June 2009 — Prince Albert Toybox — Torquere
17 June 2009 — Chain Male Taste Test — Torquere
Publication date September 2009, submissions due 6/17/2009 (Knights on white horses. Squires in chains! Saracens who want to show Europeans how to bathe, among other things. Bring on the knight.)
30 June 2009 — Destination: Future — Hadley Rille Books
SF, hard SF, alien worlds, space operas, alien encounter beyond Earth, exploration and quest stories. No alternative or historical fiction, steampunk, fantasy or horror. 3-6K words.
30 June 2009 — Love Wide Open
All submissions should focus on helping people, especially parents, accept the orientation and sexual identity of their gay, lesbian, bisexual, gender variant or questioning children. Extreme negativity is discouraged. Degradation of any group of people, whether defined by religion, sexuality, age, ethnicity, etc., will not be tolerated. Disagreement with the beliefs and creeds of any religion or ideology must be addressed respectfully.
1 July 2009 — SHINE — Solaris Books
Convincing and optimistic: Imagine that we are the biggest skeptics on the planet, then show us how things can change for the better, and persuade us.
Near-future: from now until 50 years later.
SF: we’re not going to define it. Write what you think is SF, and convince us with the story.
Length: up to 10k words (not hard, but anything longer than 10k should be mind-blowingly superb).
1 July 2009 — I Put a Spell on You Menage Anthology — Torquere’s Bareback Angels imprint
Love spells? Magic in the air? You bet. All it takes is two boys, one girl and a magical romance, and you have the perfect story for I Put a Spell on You. We’re looking for m/m/f romance and erotic romance with strong characters and great stories.
Stories are due July 1, 2009 for release in October 2009. Word count between 3000-8000 words, with a payment of $50.00, as well as a contributor copy in both electronic and paperback format. Since this is a direct to print anthology, we’re asking exclusive electronic and paperback rights for 5 years. Please send a synopsis, author bio and your story to firstname.lastname@example.org with Spell in the subject line.
1 July 2009 — The Care and Feeding of Demons — Torquere
Demon romance! Demon hunter romance! Urban fantasy, kick-butt antiheroes. This one was requested by Torquere’s authors, who asked and received! All demons, all the time! Stories should be gay male, and should be romance or erotic romance with a hopeful or happy ending.
Stories are due July 1, 2009 for release in October 2009. Word count between 3000-8000 words, with a payment of $35.00, as well as a contributor copy in electronic format. We’re asking exclusive electronic 2 years. Please send a synopsis, author bio and your story to email@example.com with Demons Anthology in the subject line.