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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Midori to write foreword to Best Bondage Erotica 2012

Great news! Midori, author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, will be writing a foreword to Best Bondage Erotica 2012. Check out the 2011 edition to find out the kinds of stories I'm looking for, though creativity, uniqueness and hotness are always key. The deadline is April 1st, and I've already conditionally accepted a few of the submissions, so getting yours in early is a good idea! (I consider everything received by April 1st, to be clear, but there are more slots open the earlier you get your story in and it makes my life a lot easier to work as I go.) That being said, I'd rather have a killer, typo-free story on April 1st than a lackluster, typo-ridden one today. I'm impressed with the creativity I've seen so far in submissions and am looking forward to a wide array of bondage scenarios.

Click here to see all my current calls for submission.

For those interested in the topic, Midori's book is beautiful:

Best Bondage Erotica 2012

To be published by Cleis Press in late 2011

Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Best Bondage Erotica 2012 will collect the best bondage erotica stories around, focusing on a range of techniques, implements, characters and scenarios, from newbies to seasoned bondage players and everything in between. Bondage should be a central focus of the erotic element of the story but the plot does not have to hinge on bondage. Bondage plus other sexual activity is welcome (spanking, intercourse, oral sex, teasing, etc.). As befitting the title, I’m looking for the best, hottest, most creative bondage erotica for this collection. All genders/sexual orientations. Original stories strongly preferred, but reprints of work published (or slated to be published) between September 2010 and November 2011 will be considered. All characters must be over 18; no incest or bestiality. Please see Best Bondage Erotica 2011 ( or my other kinky Cleis Press anthologies (Bottoms Up, Spanked, Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma’am, He’s on Top, She’s on Top) for an idea of the kinds of stories I prefer.

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 1,500-4,000 word story. 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. I will get back to you by September 2011.

Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the book on publication

Deadline: April 1, 2011 (earlier submissions encouraged)

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

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