Sunday, April 22, 2012

Call for Submissions: Vampire Erotica Anthology

Coming Together: In Vein

Vampire erotica anthology to benefit Doctors without Borders, edited by Lisabet Sarai

Do you love the undead? I'm seeking the crème de la crème of vampire-themed erotica and erotic romance for this charity anthology, to be published in December 2012 by Coming Together.

It's true that vampire erotica has been done to death, but I'm sure you can think “out of the coffin” and give me tales that are new and different. Originality, exceptional writing, and eroticism that goes beyond the physical will be my top criteria in selecting stories to include. I love diversity, so I encourage you to submit not only M/F but also M/M, F/F, transgender, any variety of ménage – whatever your dirty little mind can dream up. Your vampires don't have to follow Stoker's rules. If you can make me believe in a sun-worshipping, garlic-chomping vampire, go for it! Classically, vampire fiction is considered to belong to the paranormal genre but you're free to mix in other genres: BDSM, historical, science fiction, steampunk, humor, whatever inspires you.

All proceeds from this anthology will go to support Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières). Thus contributors will not receive any payment other than a copy of the anthology in ebook form and the satisfaction of knowing you've made a difference. MSF is an international humanitarian organization that provides independent, impartial medical assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Interested in contributing? Here are the details.

Deadline: August 1, 2012. Earlier submissions encouraged.

Story length: Between 2000 and 7000 words.

Format: Submit in RTF (Rich Text Format) or ODT (Open Office text format) (no .doc or docx, please). Use Times New Roman or similar serif font, 11 point, double spaced, with 0.5 inch indent at the beginning of each paragraph. Do not use hard carriage returns except between paragraphs.

Submission instructions: Send your story as an email attachment to InVein [at] with the subject line: “Submission: TITLE OF YOUR STORY”. One submission per author, please! In the body of your email, include the following information:

The word count of the story you are submitting
Your pen name
Your real name
Your preferred email address
Your snail mail address
A 200 word bio

Queries may be sent to the same email address.

Previously published work: You may submit stories that have been published elsewhere provided that you own the rights. If your work has been published before, please tell me in your cover email the name of the book, the publisher, and the year of publication.

About Lisabet Sarai

Lisabet Sarai has been writing ever since she learned to hold a pencil, and publishing erotica and erotic romance since the late nineties. Her credits include seven novels as well as dozens of shorter works. She has edited two critically acclaimed commercial anthologies, Sacred Exchange (with S.F. Mayfair) and Cream: The Best of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association. Since 2009 she has served as editor for the Coming Together Presents imprint of single author charitable anthologies, and has produced five volumes in this series.

About Coming Together

Conceived online in the® Author's Hangout, Coming Together is the result of many hours of collaboration between some very talented authors, poets, and illustrators who have (ahem) "come together" to produce a scintillating erotic cocktail. In each volume of this series, the reader may partake of a variety of intoxicating spirits: group sex, romance, both hetero- and homosexual romps, humor, incest, bondage, anal sex, dominance/submission, fantasy, fetish, and more. While each individual ingredient may not suit the tastes of every reader, the savory combination of flavors is sure to stir every imagination. Since its founding in 2005, Coming Together has won a variety of prestigious awards and has contributed over $11,000 to causes ranging from AIDS and breast cancer research to civil liberties.


widdershins said...

That is one rockin' cover!

Lisabet Sarai said...

Isn't it, though? Alessia's brilliant.

Nobody's going to confuse this book with "Yet Another Sparkling Vampire Lover"!

S.Durham said...

Darn Lisabet, makes me want to try my hand at both a vampire story and erotica:) Have to think about it, not sure if I'm grown up enough yet-LOL. Love the idea of this, as I am familiar with Doctors Without Borders. Kudos!


Lisabet Sarai said...

If you feel inspired, Sara, then go for it!

MSF is one of my favorite charities. They don't take sh*t from anyone - don't let the governments boss them around. I really admire that.

The Vampire Queen said...

Sorry I can across this project too late to enter. This is a great idea for a great cause! Too bad. Good luck!

Lisabet Sarai said...

I'm sorry too! Do you do reviews? We can get you a review copy when the book comes out. (Seems like a review by the Vampire Queen would have to be considered reputable!)

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