I thought it would be useful to do a roundup post of some of the calls for work that are currently floating around.
We are not endorsing any of these companies or organisations. It is up to you to do your research, check contracts, etcs, before signing anything.
Calls with deadlines
Halloween Microfictions – Circlet Press
Circlet Press is seeking spooky sexy microfictions for our October countdown to Halloween. Pay is $5 per story.
Deadline: 1st October 2016 (so you best get moving on this one)
More Info: Circlet Press
Sacred and Profane – Sexy Little Pages
An anthology mixing the taboo of sex with the holiness of religion
Taboo speaks to each of us in a myriad of ways, but for this anthology I’m looking for your sexiest, most sensual stories of priests stepping outside their vows, pastors weaving their beliefs into seductions (or being seduced!), nuns, parishioners, etc. No one is safe from supposed immorality. After all, isn’t God’s greatest gift love?
Limits: One story per author
Pairing/Sexuality/Gender Identity: Any
Word Count: 3,000 – 6,500
Deadline: 22 October 2016
Editor: Torrance Sené
More Info: Scared and Profane
Ticket to Ride – Sexy Little Pages
Trains, Planes, Automobiles… Whatever your preferred mode of transport, you may have come across or thought about an erotic situation. I am looking for tales which involve sexual encounters on all forms of transport (particularly public transport – hence the title of the anthology).
Heat level: Any, but explicit erotic content required
Submission limit: Two per author
Submission Deadline: 7th November 2016
Word Count: 3,000-6,000
More Info: Ticket to Ride
Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 3
Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
To be published by Cleis Press in December 2017
This anthology is open to women authors only, as the series has been since its inception (genderqueer and nonbinary authors are welcome to submit as well). I want your best, boldest, hottest, most creative and diverse 1,500-4,000 word erotica stories, written by and starring a wide range of women, from single to coupled, living in big cities and small towns anywhere in the world, of varying sexual orientations, races, ages (all characters must be 18+ for the entirety of the story) fetishes, jobs, interests and life experiences. I want fast-paced stories that grab me from the first word and don’t let up on the heat until the final word. I want stories about women with sexual fantasies, fetishes and lives that are underrepresented in the erotica genre. I want stories that sizzle, push envelopes and surprise me. I don’t want clichéd plotlines or generic characters.
Payment: $150 and 2 copies of the book within 90 days of publication
Deadline: December 1, 2016
More Info: Best Women’s Erotica
If Mom’s Happy – Cwtch Press
If Mom’s Happy (working title) is a collection of stories about erotic mothers. When mom’s happy, everyone’s happy, right? This anthology is open to all women writers, preferably mothers—adoptive, heterosexual, single, married, gay, lesbian, grandparent, trans female, etc. I’m looking for all different kinds of stories, 1500-4500 words, portraying mothers as sexy, horny, and alive with desire
Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the book
Deadline: December 31, 2016
More Info: CWTCH Press
The Big Book of Submission Volume 2 – Cleis Press
Editor Rachel Kramer Bussel is looking for short erotica stories of 1,200 words or less focused on the theme of submission within BDSM.
I will consider stories from a dominant’s perspective if that is the best way to illuminate the mindset of the submissive, but they must explore what the submissive gets out of the scenario in some way. The final book of 69 stories will contain an extremely wide variety of characters, POVs (I welcome first, second and third person stories), settings, scenarios, motivations, experience levels, motivations, BDSM practices (which can be combined with other sexual acts), fetishes, couplings, relationships, etc. I welcome the use of sex toys and BDSM implements, real or imagined. All genders and sexual orientations welcome.
Payment: $25 and 1 copy of the book on publication in 2018
Deadline: January 10, 2017
More Info: The Big Book of Submission Volume 2
Sexy speculative fiction erotica – Nobilis Erotica Podcast
Nobilis is looking for your best, most delectable and utterly sexy speculative fiction erotica stories. We’re looking for robots that turn you on, dragons that might want to do things with the princess other than devour her, and what happens when the lights go out in every sense of the word (possibly with a tentacle or three). Take off the corsets and uniforms and have some fun. We welcome LGBTQ+ stories.
We’re looking for stories that are both good speculative fiction and good erotica – are you up for the challenge?
Length: 2k to 6k words.
Payment: $25 flat rate for audio rights only.
More Info: Nobilis Erotica
For the Girls
We are looking for high quality super-short (flash) fiction to feature once a month. Ideally we want succinct, erotic pieces that successfully get an idea across in a small number of words. Cleverness is encouraged, as is out-and-out dirty hotness. The piece should, of course, be aimed at a female audience and female protagonists are preferred.
Flash fiction stories should be a minimum of 300 and a maximum of 500 words in length.
We are looking for high quality erotic fiction to feature once a month. Stories can cover any topic, however it must be erotic in nature, relatively explicit, sex positive and be written expressly for female readers. Female protagonists are preferred.
We’re looking for stories that are more than just a sex scene. We want to see stories with interesting scenarios and fascinating characters; stories that explore the issues and emotions surrounding sex. Remember that dialogue and buildup can be just as erotic as the actual sex.
Stories should be a maximum of 2000 words in length.
US$15 per Flash Fiction piece
US$25 per Erotic Fiction piece
More info: For the girls/Writers and Contributors
Bust Magazine – Open Call
Think you can inspire a little self-directed friction with your erotic fiction? Then send your smutty stories to email@example.com to the attention of this section [One-Handed Read] where hotness rules and cliche drools.
This call for submissions is for the print magazine.
Submissions should be 800-900 words and sent as an attachment in MS word along with an introductory email that contains all pertinent author contact info.
They also have a number of other genres that they interested in but payment for those is unclear.
Payment: $50 upon publication. Author grants Publisher all rights.
More Info: Bust Magazine