Sizzler Editions have asked me to edit an anthology about sex in London, and that means I want your stories! Full details below – let your imaginations run wild…
Sex in London
Tales of Pleasure and Perversity in the English capital
Edited By Elizabeth Coldwell
An anthology of stories about what makes London such a delightfully decadent city, to be published by Sizzler Editions (http://SizzlerEditions.com ).
We are looking for stories from new and established authors celebrating one of the most decadent cities on earth. You can hardly think about London and not think about sex.
Writers who live in or have been to the English capital, and have experienced the passion that sizzles beneath its stiff upper lip, are invited to explore in their stories what makes the city so closely associated with sex and sensuality.
Sex in London is open to submissions featuring all sexual and gender orientations. We seek stories with whatever kind of sex sums up “the English vice” — from tender romance to the hardest kink and everything in between. From the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace to the curry restaurants of Brick Lane, from the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus to the swimming ponds on Hampstead Heath. As for characters, picture the kinds of people you see as quintessential Londoners, whether born within the sound of Bow Bells or moving there to take advantage of a city whose streets are paved with gold: duckers and divers, creative and media types, footballers and WAGS, the stallholders on Petticoat Lane, the foreign billionaires buying up real estate in Kensington and Chelsea, students, tourists — you name it. And don’t forget atmosphere, from crisp winter mornings to those rare but unforgettable sultry summer nights, from the streets once prowled by Jack the Ripper and the Krays to the coming excitement of the 2012 Olympics. Bring to life whatever London really means to you.
Equally important are believable, intriguing characters readers can care about, a compelling situation that drives the storyline, and well-realized scenes where we see, smell, hear, and feel what the characters experience of the world and people around them.
Submissions may be fiction or personal experience, but all submissions must be explicitly erotic. In short, the sex should be the central focus of your story and not just an incident along the way.
Stories featuring incest, rape, underage characters, homophobia, bestiality, excessive violence, or any portrayal of excrement or urination, will not be considered. If you have questions about whether or not your story may work for this anthology, please contact Elizabeth Coldwell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your questions or concerns.
Both previously published and original works will be considered, though original material preferred.
Story length: 2,500 to 12,500 words
Deadline for Submissions: July 1, 2012
Rights: First North American Anthology Rights
Payment: $25, paid on publication
Email submissions should be sent to: email@example.com – in the subject line put Sex In London Anthology Submission. File should be in doc (not docx) or rtf format, be sure to include contact information on all attachments.