Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2013 Submission Calls from Silver Publishing


IN SEARCH OF…
Theme: You'll never believe how we met
Submission Closes: January 5th
April is spring time. Flowers are blooming and spring fever is at an all-time high. Hormones are surging after their winter slumber.
What are your characters in search of? A handyman or a one night stand? Silver Publishing is in search of stories that involve personal ads, want ads, dating services or internet hookups. The sky's the limit for the type of adventure/situation that brings two people together. We're looking for unique encounters.
Connection is the theme. How do your characters find each other?
·                     Must have romance and either a happily ever after (HEA) or a happy for now (HFN) ending
·                     Cover: Shared cover, individual releases
·                     Length: 5-18,000 words
·                     Heat rating: Any
·                     Gender Mix: Any
·                     Genre: Any
Release Date: Thursday, April 18th
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://spsilverpublishing.com/pages-title-page-20/

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ROUGH & TUMBLE
Theme: Fight Clubs, Tattooed Warriors, Muscled Bad Boys
Submission Closes: February 1st
From fight clubs to medieval warriors, dueling cowboys to tattooed mercenaries, what happens when the tough fall hard. Silver Publishing is looking for stories involving those hot men we love to read about. What happens when the mighty fall?
Boxers, ninjas, medieval warriors, gladiators, bouncers—the list goes on and on.
·                     Must have romance and either a happily ever after (HEA) or a happy for now (HFN) ending
·                     Cover: Individual
·                     Length: 13,000+ words
·                     Heat rating: Any
·                     Gender Mix: M/M+
·                     Genre: Any
Release Date: Saturday, May 25th
Example: Lust and rough sex behind a bar is one thing, but Rick knows falling for the biker of a rival gang could get them both killed. Free-style fighting warrior, Marcus, has been the undefeated champion for years. When a brief glance at a spectator causes him to falter in the ring, what will Marcus do with all his passionate anger and killer instinct? What happens when two gladiators find their adrenaline-filled, finely-tuned bodies have slipped from victor versus victim to a surprisingly intense physical battle of another sort?
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://spsilverpublishing.com/pages-title-page-20/

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FATHER'S DAY
Theme: Second Chances
Submission Closes: March 1st
Silver is seeking stories with a second change theme—reconnection, rediscovery, reinvention—all with fathers, fatherhood, father figures in mind. Down to earth or out of this world, the setting is up to you. Take us on a journey through time or just down the street.
·                     Must have romance and either a happily ever after (HEA) or a happy for now (HFN) ending.
·                     Cover: Shared
·                     Length: 5-18,000 words
·                     Heat rating: Any
·                     Gender Mix: M/M+
·                     Genre: Any
Release Date: Thursday, June 13th
Example: John's son, the one he was forced to abandon years ago when he came out to his wife, has contacted him again 15 years later. Will John's partner support him or will John's past spell doom for his future? Martin has a secret wish to be a father. Does his partner, Eric, feel the same or are problems on the horizon? Chris's one night stand during a breakup with his long-time love, Tom, is pregnant. Could the child help their rocky relationship or will it be the final break?
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://spsilverpublishing.com/pages-title-page-20/

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BEARLY POSSIBLE
Theme: Bears, Bulls, and Cubs, oh my!
Submission Closes: April 1st
Everyone knows the stereotype of a gay man; the designer clothes wearing, musical loving, trimmed, tweak and buffed, body-conscious, svelte image of today's popular cultural outlets. But we know that's not the whole story because gay or not everyone is individual in their tastes, desires and appearance. We are looking for stories that express the tastes of those in the bear subculture.
This subculture has grown by astronomical proportion and while the terms are many, BEAR seems to sum it up best. Bears, muscle-bears, leather-bears, cubs, bulls, chubs, otters, daddies, polar bears, panda bears, etc. The images of hirsute, muscled men with gruff voices and natural bodies spring to mind effortlessly.
These men are waiting to have their stories told! So 'hairy' up and start writing.
·                     Must have romance and either a happily ever after (HEA) or a happy for now (HFN) ending.
·                     Cover: Individual Covers
·                     Length: 13,000+ words
·                     Heat rating: Any
·                     Gender Mix: M/M, M/M/M+
·                     Genre: Any
Release Date: Saturday, July 6th
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://spsilverpublishing.com/pages-title-page-20/

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POWER PLAYS
Theme: Desire & Discipline, Pleasure & Power Exchange
Submission Closes: May 1st
Stories that span the spectrum of desire. Share with us your kinky tales… from total power exchange to tickle fetishes and everything in between. Leathermen to lords of the castle. Collars to cross dressing. Dungeons scenes and dominant queens. The list goes on and on. Unique desires that bring people together for love and adventure.
Readers love stories with power exchange and emotional depth. We're looking for your unique twist on this subject. Don't be afraid to have pairings that haven't been done before.
Scenes should follow the guidelines of safe, sane, and consensual.
·                     Must have romance and either a happily ever after (HEA) or a happy for now (HFN) ending.
·                     Cover: Individual Covers
·                     Length: 13k + words
·                     Heat rating: Any
·                     Gender Mix: Any
·                     Genre: Any
Release Date: Saturday, September 7th
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://spsilverpublishing.com/pages-title-page-20/

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MAGIC & MAYHEM
Theme: Halloween
Submission Closes: July 15th
Witches, warlocks, goblins, and ghouls. Bonfires, hayrides, and apple bobbing.
Spells whispered in the darkness. Screams heard in the still of the night. Magic sizzles in the air. Are those the screams of fear—or of ecstasy?
Submit your stories that involve the Halloween season (All Hallows' Eve, Samhain, All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day, Day of the Dead… or by any other name).
Dangerous, daring, sweet or sexy, the intensity and scare-factor are up to you.
·                     Must have some romantic elements and either a happily ever after (HEA) or a happy for now (HFN) ending, but the scare factor is completely up to you.
·                     Cover: Shared cover, individual release
·                     Length: 5-18k words
·                     Heat rating: Any
·                     Gender Mix: Any
·                     Genre: Any
Release Date: October 31st
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://spsilverpublishing.com/pages-title-page-20/

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SUCCULENT SEDUCTIONS
Theme: Food
Submission Closes: August 1st
Silver Publishing is accepting submissions with a food or food related theme. The choice of ingredients and spice level are up to you—sweet and savory, tart and saucy. Things can get sticky and steamy in the kitchen. Can your characters stand the heat?
Go wild and crazy and do it with food.
·                     Must have romance and either a happily ever after (HEA) or a happy for now (HFN) ending.
·                     Cover: Shared cover, individual release
·                     Length: 5-18,000 words
·                     Heat rating: Any
·                     Gender Mix: Any
·                     Genre: Any
Release Date: Thursday, November 7th
Example: What happens when a routine burglary call has the officer lusting after more than the pastry shop owner's sticky buns? Does the water boil when the bad-tempered head chef at a five star resort runs into the hotel's latest sommelier? What happens when the bouncer falls for the girl in the gelatin wrestling event at a local strip club? With Thanksgiving is around the corner, can Rome convince Trey he's after more than his pecan pie recipe?
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://spsilverpublishing.com/pages-title-page-20/

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HOLIDAY WISHES
Theme: Christmas (and all other winter holidays)
Submission Closes: August 15th
When it comes to holiday wishes, the magic of the season can act as a catalyst.
It's a season for romantics, dreamers, believers in something greater than themselves. A time for wishes for yourself or another, and for the gathering of dreams you didn't even know you had. A hearts' desire can lead to holiday wishes beyond measure.
What are your characters wishing for this holiday season?
We're looking for your best and brightest holiday stories about wishes made and granted in unusual ways.
·                     Must have romance and either a happily ever after (HEA) or a happy for now (HFN) ending
·                     Cover: Shared cover, individual release
·                     Length: 5k—25k words
·                     Heat Rating: Any
·                     Combination: Any
·                     Genre: Any
Release Date: December 1-25
Example: Wishes can be granted in a number of ways and by a multitude of factors. A Christmas angel is sent to someone's aid on a snowy winter road. A Christmas elf makes the shocking discovery he can fulfill one human's biggest desire…but to do so he must agree to become human himself. Winter snowstorms that leave two enemies stranded together, only to find they're not as opposed as they originally feared. Joe, injured while stringing holiday lights on what he considers the loneliest holiday in history, finds more than his broken arm gets attention when he visits the local ER and comes face to face with a gorgeous man of his dreams.
To submit your manuscript for this call, please go to https://spsilverpublishing.com/pages-title-page-20/

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