Friday, May 14, 2010

Call for Submissions - Amber Allure Anthologies

Series: Working Stiffs

The Hired Man Series Type: Gay (M/M) - Blue-Collar Love Affairs

Novella Length: 18,000 to 39,999 words

Heat Level: 3+ (Love scenes should be extremely explicit and contain graphic language. Stories may also contain sexual situations or storylines that push the envelopeóheavy bondage, spanking, as well as mÈnage, domination and submission, multiple sexual partners, etc.)

Note regarding sexual content: Although subplots featuring hetero (M/F) or mÈnage (M/M/F, M/F/M, etc.) pairings may be acceptable for secondary characters, they should not take up more than a small percentage of the overall story. The heroes (the main focus of each novella) must be strictly gay and not bisexualóthey should have no sexual desire for females. For storyline purposes, your heroes may have a history of heterosexual or bisexual activity, but generally, they are now either fully out of the closet or will be fully out before the story concludes. Your heroes, however, may participate in gay mÈnage (M/M/M) or all-male group sex. Again, all "female" involvement within the story should be kept to a minimum, and when it comes to your heroes, all sexual content should be M/M only.

Specific Guidelines: Each novella for this "picture/series" should feature at least one blue-collar hero (regardless of industry), who's a hard-working laborer considered "good with his hands" both at work and at play, and tell the tale of his love affair with a man of his own social class/standing (or maybe notóthat's entirely up to you). Although stories should have a contemporary setting only, they may also be sub-categorized as romantic comedy, suspense or thriller, action and adventure, as well as BDSM. But once again, please keep in mind that at least one of your heroes must be "blue-collar" worker, just the sort of hero depicted in the above photograph. Moreover, all stories should have a "happily ever after" ending, or at least what is considered a "happily for now" conclusion.

Important notes: Amber Allure will not consider any previously published stories, therefore each novella should include only new material. Additionally, the submission should not be part of a series published at another house. Only completed manuscripts will be accepted for consideration. Please also include a detailed synopsis of the manuscript as well as a query letter. And finally, no simultaneous submissions please.

Deadline for Submissions: June 1, 2010 (no exceptions)

Email Address: After preparing your documents according to the "General Submission/Formatting Info" listed above, please submit the full manuscript, synopsis, and query letter to: submissions_workingstiffs@amberquill.com


Series: Hot Summer Daze

The Hired Man Series Type: Gay (M/M) - Summertime Love Affairs

Novella Length: 18,000 to 39,999 words

Heat Level: 3+ (Love scenes should be extremely explicit and contain graphic language. Stories may also contain sexual situations or storylines that push the envelopeóheavy bondage, spanking, as well as mÈnage, domination and submission, multiple sexual partners, etc.)

Note regarding sexual content: Although subplots featuring hetero (M/F) or mÈnage (M/M/F, M/F/M, etc.) pairings may be acceptable for secondary characters, they should not take up more than a small percentage of the overall story. The heroes (the main focus of each novella) must be strictly gay and not bisexualóthey should have no sexual desire for females. For storyline purposes, your heroes may have a history of heterosexual or bisexual activity, but generally, they are now either fully out of the closet or will be fully out before the story concludes. Your heroes, however, may participate in gay mÈnage (M/M/M) or all-male group sex. Again, all "female" involvement within the story should be kept to a minimum, and when it comes to your heroes, all sexual content should be M/M only.

Specific Guidelines: Each novella for this "picture/series" should tell the story of a hot and steamy summer affair. Whether your heroes meet at some exotic resort, on a luxury cruise, or even while hanging out at their neighborhood pool, a red-hot romance should develop between them and turn their lives upside down. Although stories should have a contemporary setting only, they may also be sub-categorized as romantic comedy, suspense or thriller, action and adventure, as well as BDSM. All stories should have a "happily ever after" ending, or at least what is considered a "happily for now" conclusion, so show us how the summers will sizzle once your heroes get together and realize what they have is a whole lot more than just a meaningless fling.

Important notes: Amber Allure will not consider any previously published stories, therefore each novella should include only new material. Additionally, the submission should not be part of a series published at another house. Only completed manuscripts will be accepted for consideration. Please also include a detailed synopsis of the manuscript as well as a query letter. And finally, no simultaneous submissions please.

Deadline for Submissions: July 1, 2010 (no exceptions)

Email Address: After preparing your documents according to the "General Submission/Formatting Info" listed above, please submit the full manuscript, synopsis, and query letter to: submissions_hotsummerdaze@amberquill.com