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These are the current Calls of Submission sent to me** for posting from August 6th, 2013.

These are in their original form from the publisher/editor. I have changed nothing about these. To add your submission call to this list, email me at armchairreader[dot]coleriann[at]gmail[dot]com with the Subject: Submission Calls.

**Unless otherwise noted
strikethrough — Past Deadline
New Submissions Calls will be posted at the top of the list


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Less Than Three Press Charity Call: Project Fierce

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Project Fierce Chicago is an up-and-coming group in Chicago which aims to provide transitional housing for the area’s homeless GBLT youth. Their particular focus is young people ages 18-25, to help them get on their feet and independent. Right now they’re in the middle of trying to raise money to buy properties on the South and West sides of the city.

All proceeds, minus those fees taken by Paypal and our merchant account (which amounts to a few cents a dollar) will be donated to the cause. Neither LT3 nor participating authors will retain any money made. Authors should be well aware of this when submitting their stories. LT3 is asking for two years exclusive anthology publishing rights.

THE DETAILS:

  • Deadline is FEBRUARY 28, 2014 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
  • Stories should be approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words in length and can be New Adult or Adult in content. All stories must have a HEA or HFN ending. Romantic stories are, of course, welcome, but not required.
  • Stories should center around the theme of finding home or youth homelessness.
  • Stories must be LGBTQ.
  • Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.
  • All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.

Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible. They can be submitted in any format (doc, docx, rtf, odt, etc), preferably single spaced with a space between paragraphs, in an easy to read font (Times, Calibri, Arial) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc). Additional formatting guidelines can be found here.

SUBMISSION: Send all stories to the Editor in Chief, Samantha M. Derr, at derrs@lessthanthreepress.com with the subject PROJECT FIERCE. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the same, or you can contact her via Twitter @rykaine.

The anthology is scheduled to be be released July 16th 2014. The exact date is subject to change, but it will definitely release in July.


Torquere Press Special Calls for Submissions

SEPTEMBER – OUTSERVE CHARITY SIP BLITZ

Every year, the great authors at Torquere Press put their money where their mouth is, donating their time writing stories for our chosen charity. Those same authors donate any royalties earned on their stories to the chosen organization, with Torquere matching those donations 100%. In the past we’ve raised $5000.00 for Lambda Legal, over $3000.00 for the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and more than $10000.00 combined for organizations such as NOH8 and Doctors Without Borders.

For the 2013-2014 Charity event, which will premiere in September 2013, we’ve chosen OutServe-SLDN as our donation organization. OutServe is an non-profit that provides legal services and support to LGBT military individuals and families, working toward equal representation and benefits.

This year’s theme for Charity Sips, or short stories, is “In Uniform”. Who doesn’t love a man, or woman, in uniform? While OutServe is primarily a military charity, we want to encourage authors to use their imaginations. Soldiers, sailors, pilots? Absolutely. But we’re also open to stories about first responders like police, firemen and EMTs, as well as security guards, park rangers or anyone else who wears a snappy uniform to work. Give us hot, romantic, fully realized stories with happy endings about all the unsung heroes and heroines in the world.

Word count for Charity Sips ranges from 3000-8000 words. Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2013. Please send stories to submissions@torquerepress.com with OutServe Charity Sip and your story’s title in subject line. Include full manuscript in RTF or Word formats, and in the body of the email include a cover letter with your full legal name and address information, as well as a synopsis of your story. Please our general submissions guidelines for formatting and other information. Feel free to emailkristi@torquerepress.com for more information.

OCTOBER – LIGHTS OUT SIPS!

They say there’s nothing there in the dark that isn’t present in the light. We disagree! Halloween is all about things that go bump in the night, and October is all about Halloween here at Torquere. Give us romantic, fully realized, LGBT tales about Halloween and/or paranormal activity, from ghosts to were-creatures to vamps and everything in between. Give us all the things that only come alive when the lights go out!

Please send your submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with Lights Out in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is August 1, 2013. Length, 3000-8000 words.

NOVEMBER – THANKFUL SIPS

We should all stop and be thankful for something. Whether it’s the big things — like love and family — or the little things — like flavored lube — or simply the HOT things, we want to know! For our Thankful sips, we’re looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT stories about love during Thanksgiving holidays. Make us laugh or cry, surprise us and make us glow with happy endings! Length is 3000-8000 words.

Please send your submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with Thankful in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is September 1, 2013.

DECEMBER – ALL I WANT SIPS

All I want for Christmas (or Hanukah or Yule) is you. Or you and you… Who doesn’t want to be with someone they love for the holidays? For our All I Want sips, we’re looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT stories about love at the holidays. Make us laugh or cry, surprise us and make us glow with happy endings! Length is 3000-8000 words.

Please send your submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with All I Want in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2013.


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