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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Call for Submissions: The Big Book of Quickies

I have the wonderful opportunity with this book to published 75-80 authors, and plan to include many people I've never published before, so please do submit!

The Big Book of Quickies
To be published by Cleis Press in 2011
Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Final deadline: June 1, 2010 (submissions accepted on a rolling basis, so if I get all the stories I need before June 1st, I may close the call sooner, so get yours in early!)
Payment: $20 and 1 copy of the book on publication

For The Big Book of Quickies, I’m looking for short, original erotica stories of 1,200 words or less spanning a range of topics, tones, settings, and sexual orientations. The book will include everything from quickie sex to threesomes, sex toys, public sex, BDSM, fetishes, fantasies and more. Use your imagination. Because there will be more stories than my usual anthologies (approximately 75-80), I’m especially looking for a range of sexual diversity and adventure. See my previous titles such as Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories, Peep Show, Bottoms Up, etc. for the kinds of stories I enjoy.

How to submit: Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document with pages numbered (.doc, not .docx) OR RTF of up to 1,200 words (this is a STRICT word count). Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name and pseudonym and make it clear which one you'd like to be credited as. Authors may submit up to 2 stories. I will get back to you by October 2010.

Payment: $20 and 1 copy of the book on publication

I've been seeing numerous recent submissions that do not conform to my guidelines. They are there for a reason. Please read and follow them or risk your submission being rejected or returned for reformatting. If you have any questions, please contact me at

About the editor: Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of over 25 anthologies, including Peep Show, Bottoms Up, Spanked, The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb, He’s on Top, She’s on Top, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Crossdressing, Dirty Girls, and is Best Sex Writing Series Editor. She is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations, wrote the Lusty Lady column for The Village Voice, and has hosted and curated In The Flesh Reading Series, named Best Reading Series by New York Press, in since October 2005. Her writing has been published in over 100 anthologies, including Susie Bright’s X: The Erotic Treasury, Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, and Zane’s Purple Panties and the New York Times bestseller Succulent: Chocolate Flava II. She has written for Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, Fresh Yarn, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse, Time Out New York, Zink and other publications.

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