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Call for Submissions for GIRLS WHO BITE!
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

This is the finalized Call for Submissions! Please copy and paste to your friends!

Girls Who Bite (Lesbian Vampire Erotica)
Editor: Delilah Devlin
Publisher: Cleis Press in Fall 2011
Deadline: November 1, 2010 (earlier submissions preferred)

Girls With Bite is open to all authors.

Editor Delilah Devlin is looking for lesbian vampire stories for a romantic erotica anthology entitled Girls Who Bite.

“Dark hungers, shocking thirsts… For blood, for connection… A sharing of nourishment and comfort… Infliction and acceptance of pain…”

A vampire is the ultimate bad girl. The word invokes images of dark, shadowy liaisons, forbidden desires, and sensual blood lust. Whether the story depicts a traditional blood-drinker seducing a meal, a psychic vampire stealing life-force from an unknowing host, or a real-life sanguinarian seeking a partner to share a ritual bloodletting to cement a bond, the stories should be varied and unexpected. Writers are encouraged to investigate vampire myths from around the world, looking for something fresh to add to the pantheon. Published authors with an established vampire world may use that setting for their original short story.

The stories may be as kinky or vanilla as the writer wants—but a deep sensuality should linger in every word. Exotic locations and scenarios are welcome. Keep in mind there must be a romantic element with a happy-for-now or happy-ever-after ending. Strong plots, engaging characters and unique twists are the ultimate goal. Please no reprints. We are seeking original stories.

How to submit: Prepare your 2,000 to 4,500 words story in a double-spaced, Times or Times New Roman, 12 point, black font Word document with pages numbered (.doc, NOT.docx) OR rich text format. 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.) is required. Include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to girlswhobite@gmail.com. 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. Delilah will respond to you in November 2010. The publisher has final approval over the manuscript.

Payment will be $50.00 USD and two copies of the published book upon publication.

About the editor: Ms. Devlin has published over sixty erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths. Her published print titles include Into the Darkness, Seduced by Darkness, Darkness Captured, Down in Texas and Texas Men. Her short stories are features in Zane’s Purple Panties, and Cleis Press’s Lesbian Cowboys, Girl Crush, Fairy Tale Lust, Lesbian Lust, and will be featured in Carnal Machines and Passion. She is published by Avon, Kensington, Atria/Strebor, Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing, and in 2011, Berkley.

Direct any questions you have regarding your story or the submission process to Delilah at girlswhobite@gmail.com.

9 comments to “Call for Submissions for GIRLS WHO BITE!”

  1. Shayla Kersten
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      · August 4th, 2010 at 5:28 am · Link

    Congratulations, DD! I look forward to submitting.

    What’s the word count again? I know I saw it somewhere but can’t remember. Me, can’t remember. LOL What else is new?



  2. Delilah
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      · August 4th, 2010 at 9:26 am · Link

    Shayla! In all my excitement, I did forget that vital little point, didn’t I? The word count will be 2000 to 4500 words!



  3. Wesley Nichols
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      · August 4th, 2010 at 10:00 am · Link

    Do you think you will be able to do a little writing today or will it mostly be focused on getting ready for your trip?

    Have you had a chance to look at your viking story?



  4. Brandy W
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      · August 4th, 2010 at 10:05 am · Link

    Hey can I pop this up on my blog? And no I haven’t forgotten that I promised to shoot you an email about your blog tour. The kids start school tomorrow so I’ll get a little peace to get some work done.



  5. Delilah
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      · August 4th, 2010 at 12:06 pm · Link

    Brandy! Thanks!!! How about I send you the final, edited Call for Submissions to post. I should have it today.



  6. Brandy W
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      · August 4th, 2010 at 12:08 pm · Link

    Sounds good Delilah. I might even try my hand at this one.



  7. Julie Kiesow
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      · August 4th, 2010 at 1:09 pm · Link

    This is an awesome opportunity! I will not being doing it, But I would sure love to read it!

    ~Julie



  8. Aimee
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      · August 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm · Link

    Everything I write these days is blah but I like vampires, they’re fun so maybe I’ll give it a try.



  9. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm · Link

    Julie! I know. I hope I get some awesome entries! I want to do more of these!

    Aimee! I hope you do give it go!!