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Call For Submissions
Mammoth Book of Uniform Erotica (paperback and eBook)
Editor: Barbara Cardy
Publisher: Constable & Robinson, UK
Deadline: 30th July 2014
Payment: Advance of between £25 and £50 + Royalties
Rights: Non-exclusive permission to publish the Story in print, ebook, audio and combined ebook/audio editions in English and foreign language. In consideration the Author shall receive royalties for each format. Please read the contract template at www.writerotica.co.uk
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This book is a collection of erotic stories for a paperback and eBook anthology of approximately 180k words. The word 'Uniform' is the key theme for this collection, but no need to relentlessly refer to it throughout the story.
This series is a fiction collection, so submissions can be written in first or third person.
I am expecting mainly straight stories in the region of 2,500 and 5,000 words. Unusual scenarios and settings will attract my attention. Humour is very welcome too. There must be at least two sex scenes in the 5,000 word submissions.
Push the boat out with ideas rather than stick to the obvious policemen and nurses, although a few of these will certainly get space. Twosomes, threesomes, groups, spanking, BDSM, adult babies, slaves, fetish etc are all welcome subjects. I would like to receive lots of really kinky stuff. Unpublished works only please.
Each story must be attached in a separate email so I can divide submissions between email folders. Always send as a Word attachment and not pasted into the body of an email. It would be really useful if you put the story title in the email's subject box too – for example: 'Uniform – Caught in a Trap'.
I will be closing the call on 30th July but please don't leave it until the last minute to send me your work!
Please use Times 12 and no text boxes / headers / footers / page numbers or other special formatting etc. as they are a bugger to get rid of! You don’t need to worry about double-spacing between lines as I will only have to put it back into single spacing before I print it out. In fact, a 2,500 word story should easily fit on 4 sheets of A4 paper – it doesn't need to look pretty – for this editor anyway! All speech needs to be in double quotation marks. © 2014 will be put against the story. I don't need your bio when you submit stories and both published and unpublished writers are equally welcomed.
Right at the top of the first page of your story, you must insert the following information. I need this for when I create the contracts and to send you your royalty payments!
• Category: (i.e. Straight, Lesbian, Gay)
• Word count:
• Legal name:
• Address (including postcode and country):
• Email address:
• Story Blurb (click on one of our Erotica eBook images on our website to see examples)
• Story Title:
Then, your story should begin here…
The Advance: Stories should be between 2,500 to 5,000 words and will be paid pro-rata i.e. a story of 3,456 words will be paid £34.56.
• On sales of the Anthology in print, eBook, audio or combined eBook/audio format: a pro
rata share of 15-25% of net receipts.
• On sales of the Individual Story in eBook, audio or combined eBook/audio format: 40%
of net receipts.
Please read the Contract Document before you send me your work. You will find it on this website www.writerotica.co.uk The terms are very generous and include conventional printing and other royalty-paying opportunities. (Some of our eBooks are already available as audiobooks.) I will need you to sign up for all the publishing options. I don't want to get into the fiddly business of sorting through what we can and can't do with particular stories because that's when mistakes will inevitably get made. In short, non-exclusive permission to publish the Story in print, ebook, audio and combined ebook/audio editions in English and foreign language. In consideration the Author shall receive royalties for each format. Again, please read the contract template at www.writerotica.co.uk.
I very much look forward to receiving and reading your stories. Please email them to me at