Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A new submission call - A Dose of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

I'm currently in the process of getting the last read through of Valves & Vixens 2 done, whilst also reading the submissions for Valves & Vixens 3 (deadline is August 31st so you still have plenty of time to get your submissions in! - Submission guidelines can be found here: http://nicolegestalt.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_10.html). 

http://nicolegestalt.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_10.html

Now whilst in the process of doing all that I thought that this would be the best time to  announce a new submission call! (Why not right?!) 

All my submission calls are based on genre's I love to read and work in. Whilst I've not had much published in this latest submission calls genre I love reading the genre and have so many books and dvd's my bookcases groan every time I walk past them.  

There will be a cover image coming soon but for now I present the guidelines for A Dose of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem!


Publisher: House of Erotica
Deadline: October 31st 2015 (Early Submissions are preferred.)

Word Count: 5k - 15k
Theme: Mystery, Crime, Murder
Genre: Murder & Mayhem, Crime or Mystery or anything that fits into those sub-genres (including: science fiction, historical, contemporary etc...)

Pairings: Any

Heat: Any level from romance to burning the pages of the book!

Payment: Royalties will be split 40% of the net profits with contributing authors, exact values will be given once we know how many stories will be in the final anthology.

Rights: Six Years
Submission limit: Authors may submit up to two stories.

Editor/ Author Nicole Gestalt is looking for stories with the theme of murder, mystery and mayhem. For years the mystery story has been king. With old classics such as Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple being read consistently as well as being regularly shown on TV. There has been a revival in the cosy mystery over the most recent years and Nicole would like to heat it all up with a good healthy dose of erotica. Who says you can't get all hot and bothered when dealing with a mystery?

Be as inventive as you can but please don't forget the story line and the relationships! Since this is an erotic anthology there should be on the page sex scenes however don't forget the interaction between the characters and the relationship they have. The stories should either end with a Happy-For-Now or a Happy-Ever-After it would have to be a amazingly good story for me to select it if it didn't (but I am well prepared to have my opinion changed on that).

Nicole will be looking for stories that stand out so please don't just set your stories in the classic style of the 1920's murder mystery, they can be set anywhere and anytime in the world – or even off world. Don't be afraid to experiment but don't forget this is an erotic anthology so gore should be kept to a minimum.

The No-No's: No scat, bestiality, under age sex, golden showers, rape or forced sex or incest of any kind and necrophilia (that does not include intelligent undead such as Vampires). If in doubt please ask.

Format of submission: Please send the submissions double spaced in Times New Roman, 12 point black font. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (using normal double spacing please do not add an extra line between the paragraphs). Double quotation marks! Please submit your final, complete and totally edited version of the story. File format: .doc.  Since this is a British publisher UK spelling and grammar is greatly preferred.

In your document at the top left of the page please include you legal name, mailing address and a fifty words or less author bio written in the third person. If you are using a pen-name please provide both and make it clear which one you wish to use.

Please email your submissions to: gestaltanthologies@gmail.com

Authors must own their rights to the stories and not have had them published anywhere else. Please note the publisher has final approval over the stories included in the manuscript.

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