Submission Guidelines for Nobilis Erotica - via Nobilis Erotica. I can say that this podcast is professional, sexy and a wonderful treat. I was so honored to have my story "The Depths of Despair" from Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica read by Danielle A. Nelson, and this is an opportunity to share your work in a way that may be new to most writers. Plus hearing your work read aloud by a professional is a very exciting experience (well, it was for me). You realize that the words take on a life of their own and that someone else may interpret certain details in a way you hadn't necessarily. I admit that I don't practice what I preach - I do proof my stories before sending them out, but I don't do a big ole' dramatic reading, which means sometimes at In The Flesh I'm caught off guard.
Before you start: Pay attention to the two calls for submission. Everyone is invited to submit to Nobilis Erotica, but not all submissions will be handled the same.
"Roses and Chocolate" is open to male authors only. "Steak and Beer" is open to female authors only. If your personal gender definition doesn't fit neatly into one classification or the other, then pick whichever one is closest and go with it. Submissions to "Roses and Chocolate" will be evaluated from the point of view of a female audience, and "Steak and Beer" submissions from the point of view of a male audience. All stories must be science fiction, paranormal, or fantasy, and must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words. If your story does not take these requirements into account, no matter how good it is, it will not be considered.
We are open to using stories which have been published elsewhere, including excerpts. You must, however, be certain that you are in a position to grant us audio rights to your story. Check your contracts carefully before submitting.
All stories must be submitted to email@example.com as a rich text (.rtf) file attached to the email. All submissions MUST be in the following format: •12pt Times New Roman or Ariel font •One and a half spaced throughout with an extra space between paragraphs •No indents on paragraphs •Formatting limited to italics for emphasis; no bold, underline, or special fonts. Your email should include:
•The author's biography between 100 and 200 words. •A link to the author's website, if any
•Statement of ownership: "I declare that (title) is my original work and I have complete ownership of it. I have the right to give my permission for Nobilis Erotica to publish it in audio form on the Nobilis Erotica podcast."
•Pronunciation of the author's name (or pen name), if there could be any question as to how it is pronounced
•Author's legal name and address (this is for internal use only and will not be made public)
•Contact email address (if different from the submitting email address) We will acknowledge receipt within a week; the decision as to whether to run it may take some time longer.
Content: We are not interested in publishing material that depicts sexual situations where consent is not given (rape or strong coercion) and where adult, informed consent cannot be given (such as necrophilia, incest, or bestiality). These topics may be referred to "offscreen" for story purposes as necessary, but we reserve the right to reject such stories even in those circumstances.
Compensation: Nobilis Erotica is not, at this time, providing payment for stories published in the podcast.