Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Guest Blog - Author/Publisher Teresa Wymore on Strange Flesh Press
I've been reading lesbian erotic fiction for as long as I knew it existed. I spent decades digging through independent bookstores and ordering from the print lists of niche presses in far-flung regions. With the growth of digital publishing and arrival of inexpensive self-publishing, I anticipated reams of quality lesbian erotic fiction would clutter my browser. Sadly, the web is choking on maleslash fiction, as well as the ever-evolving combinations that include penises (M/F, M/M, F/M/M, F/M/M/F, F/M/M/M, etc.).
As I get older, I find I just don't have the patience to read anything that doesn't absolutely thrill me. Well-written lesbian sexual adventures thrill me. There are a few presses valiant enough to maintain a penis-free zone, but not many. Not enough. That's why I started a lesbian erotic press: Strange Flesh Press
Strange Flesh Press (SFP) started operation just this summer. We're a micropress, meaning we publish very few titles each year. For now. We plan to grow slowly, providing quality stories with quality production, while taking good care of our authors.
As an author, I lived in the trenches of the digital revolution for over a decade. That included publishing traditionally and self-publishing, as well as being the victim of press failures, copyright infringement, and shady business ethics. It can be disheartening to discover who's really behind that pseudonym, web page, or business. That's another reason I started a press. Anyone doing business with SFP knows who I am and where to find me. My goal is to find and develop quality lesbian erotic fiction.
Currently, SFP has free short stories that you can download in your favorite ebook format at our https://strangefleshpress.com or https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/StrangeFleshPress. We have longer works available for purchase. We have our first print release coming in January.
Submit to Us
All fiction submissions should contain explicit F/F sex. We're open to a range from easy porn fantasies to transgressive erotica. Whatever you write, just convince us, excite us. Make us feel. We offer single payment for shorts and web content and a generous contract for accepted royalty-based ebooks. We seek fiction under 40,000 words unless you're already published with us. We love our authors and want to keep them happy, so we'll work with your projects once you're with SFP, including longer works, print titles, anthologies, graphic novels--you name it. We'll make it work.
For the blog, consider submitting industry news, reviews of lesbian books/art, thought and opinion pieces, education, illustration, design, and flash fiction. Just keep in mind that our focus is lesbian (F/F) erotic experience.
Work With Us
From humble beginnings.... Two of us run the shop. SFP has a handful of published works. As we grow, we'll need enthusiastic editors, cover artists, illustrators, and blog content editors. If you're interested in participating as a consultant or regular contributor, we can promise you hard work and at least a little money. We can promise you'll receive quality presentation, a byline, links, and copies of your work (if applicable). Send me an email, and let's start a discussion.
AVESTINE speaks for the gods. She wants her empire back and her brother dead. ROOK kills for the gods. He wants to keep Avestine safe from all harm, including the harm she does to herself. KAMI doesn't believe in the gods and doesn't know what she wants. She's the daughter of a whore and naive to few things, except the ferocious power coming to life within her--a power that will one day eclipse her legendary companions and usher in the end of the world. DARKLAW is an epic fantasy for adults about an awakening of the gods and the twilight of an empire.
COMING TO PRINT IN JANUARY 2015