2020 Submissions Calls (LGBTQ Romance Stories)

Lend a Helping Hand

Deadline: January 31, 2020
      Stories where romance blooms when someone extends a helping hand to someone else.

      Maybe it's a neighbor who asks for assistance and gets more than they bargained for, or a repair person/contractor paid to do a job ends up fixing more than the washing machine, or maybe a college jock hires a tutor to help with homework and they both learn more about each other than the subject. Perhaps a disabled person needs an assistant and is helped out in more ways than imagined. Or a massage goes deeper than expected, or things get decidedly unprofessional during a physical exam at the doctor's office. Or a pet gets sick, and the new vet manages to heal more than just the four-legged friend.

Chance Meetings

Deadline: February 29, 2020
      Stories of serendipitous meetings that lead to happy ever after.

      Maybe your character gets an earlier bus than usual and finds himself seated beside someone who makes the journey far more interesting. Or two people start chatting while standing in line at the bank or store, and the conversation continues over coffee, or more. Or someone with her nose glued to her phone bumps into someone, and her apology leads in an unexpected direction.

Emergency!

Deadline: March 31, 2020
      Stories about finding love when all hell breaks loose.

      People come together when things go wrong. Maybe a power outage or a freak weather event brings two neighbors together to share warmth or food. Or there's a hostage situation in the bank and enforced confinement brings two people together. Or the unexpected death of a mutual friend shows two people that life is precious and needs to be lived to the fullest together. Or a character is drowning (literally or metaphorically), and when someone comes to the rescue, they aren’t quite so ready to let go just yet. These stories can also be apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic.

Second Chances

Deadline: April 30, 2020
      Stories about finding love the second time around.

      Maybe your character is hurting from a recent breakup and is reluctant to jump back into the dating pool, but meets someone he/she had a crush on back in the day and is now interested in reconnecting. Or maybe your character unexpectedly gets in touch with their best friend, only to find their feelings for each other have grown into something stronger.

FOR ALL SUBMISSION CALLS:

      • These aren't anthology calls -- stories swill be released as individual ebooks with unique covers
      • Stories over 60k will also go into print
      • Payment is 50% net royalties from all channels, paid quarterly
      • Our contracts are for 2 years exclusive rights and autorenew
      • Stories must be 12,000 words or higher
      • Stories must contain a romance -- any heat level, from sweet to erotic
      • The central romance must be LGBTQ ONLY
      • Stories can be any subgenre (contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, paranormal, western, etc.)
      • Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending
      • Adult stories only (no YA)

      All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

      Please follow our submission guidelines located here to submit the story. Submissions over 40,000 words must include a chapter-by-chapter synopsis.

      We will acknowledge submissions within 1 day and have a response to you within 4 business days.

      If you were working on a story for one of our submission calls and did not make the deadline, feel free to still send it in when the story is done. We'd love to take a look!

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