Deadline: A Garden of Earthly Delights CFP

Call for stories for

A Garden of Earthly Delights: Pagan Tales of Erotic Love

DEADLINE JUNE 21

We are looking for erotic romance short stories (3-8K) that meet the following criteria:

1) They are stories, i.e. narratives with conflict that resolve in a HEA or HFN ending and show some level of intimate eroticism.

2) They must reflect an identifiable pagan/Wiccan/heathen tradition in the characters and their motivations.

3) The stories must be romantic, forging or re-forging loving relationships while unfolding a narrative with some sense of suspense.

4) They must also intersect significantly with pagan lifestyle, belief system or worldview, showing sexuality as a natural and crucial part of life, perhaps integrating a ritualistic component (a hieros gamos or other spiritual union, or some kind of blessing) or a communion with god/goddess or other sacred being, or embodying the central beliefs of the tradition in the choices made. Settings may be historical or contemporary.

To submit, send an email to cmkempe@gmail.com with:

Full name and pen name (if applicable)

Email address

Website/blog/Facebook/Twitter links

Title of the story

Word count

Manuscripts should be in RTF format, with your surname and story title as the document name, 1.5 spaced, and in Book Antiqua 12 pt serif font. When needed, please italicize rather than underline for emphasis.

We have a publisher interested and expect this to be a royalty-paying anthology in ebook format. You will be expected to help promote the volume upon publication by mentioning it on your social media outlets. Feel free to email with any questions you may have.

Peg Aloi, Byron Ballard and C. Margery Kempe (AKA K. A. Laity)

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