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Submissions Deadlines Approaching!
Monday, August 8th, 2011

Deadlines for submissions for my two Cleis Press anthologies are fast approaching!

I’ve started reading through the submissions for the first anthology I want to fill, Beastly Babes, my lesbian shapeshifter anthology. I’ve gone through 24 stories so far. Several are intriguing. I thought it might be helpful for any of you writers out there to hear some feedback regarding the stories I have and what I hope to still discover.

First, creature features for the stories I’m considering: I have birds (3), a phoenix, wolves (2), selkies (3), a fox, mouse, snake, panther and puma. That doesn’t mean you can’t still submit one of those kinds of stories, but yours had better knock my socks off before I’ll consider sliding more of those animals into the book.

Second, I have plenty of sweet, a couple of funny, what I really want to see are some darker, eerier stories with some edgy kink to help round out the collection. They still have to have that romantic Happy-For-Now. And again, that’s not to say I won’t take more sweet or funny, but your story has to surprise me.

If you have an idea and haven’t started writing it yet, and need a little more time, let me know. The deadline is August 15, but I do have a little wiggle room. If I’m expecting it, I won’t close the door.

For more information regarding the submission guidelines, check out this link:
Beastly Babes Rules

Let me remind you that I have a second collection I am looking to fill, this time hetero cowboy stories. That deadline is the end of this month. For more information, here’s that link:
The Cowboy Rules

7 comments to “Submissions Deadlines Approaching!”

  1. Nichelle Scott-Williams
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      · August 8th, 2011 at 9:05 am · Link

    Hmm now your post is making me want to change it up a bit. How much wiggle room do you have?



  2. tammy ramey
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      · August 8th, 2011 at 12:42 pm · Link

    i’m intrigued and wish i could see some of what has already been submitted, it sounds great.



  3. Cindy Carroll
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      · August 8th, 2011 at 1:54 pm · Link

    Hmm. Thinking I should make mine a little darker now. My shifter isn’t any of the ones mentioned so I’m excited about that!



  4. Brandy W
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      · August 8th, 2011 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Good luck to everyone still working. I didn’t see mine so I know I’m out.



  5. jepeb@verizon.net
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      · August 8th, 2011 at 8:27 pm · Link

    Beastly Babes Rules! Great title.



  6. Diane Sallans
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      · August 8th, 2011 at 9:59 pm · Link

    I be keeping my eye out for that Cowboy Anthology!



  7. Delilah Devlin
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      · August 10th, 2011 at 11:30 am · Link

    Don’t worry if you didn’t see your creature listed. I’m still reading!