Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dreamspinner Press Calls of Submission

Open submission calls can be found HERE at Dreamspinner Press's website

Limited Submission Calls for 2013

Cuddling
Edited by Anne Regan

Dreamspinner Press is seeking romantic short stories about encouraging, reviving, or renewing romance and love within established relationships. 

Possible examples: Jack decides their tenth anniversary is time to take that dream vacation and fall in love with Bryant all over again. After five happy years with Ed, Jack decides he needs to try something new to spice up their anniversary, but Jack's the one who ends up with a surprise. Simon decides to try aphrodisiacs when he fears his live-in lover is straying. Sammy and Don play a kinky game to put some excitement in their sex life. Jim is feeling the seven-year itch but is determined to make his relationship with Paul last. 

Editor's Note: Lead characters must be in established relationships. 

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2013 
Publication Date: August 2013 

Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 - 12,000 words
Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions toanneregan@dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: CUDDLING anthology submission 




Steamed Up
Edited by Anne Regan

Dreamspinner Press is seeking romantic short stories with steampunk themes. 

Possible examples: Ulysses makes mechanical flowers that bloom to try to catch the eye of the quiet, bookish man who lives next door. Shop owner Abe fell in love with inventor Adolph from afar, but what does he have to offer? Nobleman August holds himself above love until he meets commoner Charlie, a man he can't have. Bart and Coleson want a family and adopt an orphan who has an uncommon talent. 

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2013 
Publication Date: October 2013 

Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 - 12,000 words
Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions toanneregan@dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: STEAMED anthology submission 



Heartwarming

2013 Advent Calendar - A Story a Day in the Month of December 

Edited by Lynn West and Shannon Shell 

Dreamspinner Press is seeking romantic short stories set in and involving end-of-the-year winter holidays: Advent, Boxing Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, Saint Nicholas's Day, Solstice, Yule, and events of other cultures and nationalities. Romantic themes could include first dates, new love, reunions, and established relationships and ideally will focus on heartwarming situations/plots with happy endings. 

Editor's Note: Because of the packaged nature of the set, all stories need to stand alone. No sequels to or spin-offs of previously published works, please. 

Submission Deadline: Aug. 1, 2013
Please note earlier deadline. Contract offers will be made by Aug. 20. 
Publication Date: December 2013 

Advent Calendar story length: 5,000 - 18,000 words
Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions tosubmissions@dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: Advent Calendar anthology submission 



Dr. Feelgood 
Edited by Anne Regan 

Dreamspinner Press is seeking romantic short stories with medicine/physical health themes. 

Possible examples: A Band-Aid, a kiss, and a lollipop make kids' boo-boos all better, so Mason decides to try that when his boyfriend bangs his knee on the coffee table. Two doctors in separate departments of the same hospital keep running into each other in unlikely places. A physical therapist struggles against falling in love with his patient. Don't forget dentists, optometrists, and the dermatologists who do laser tattoo removals. Two researchers collaborating on a medical advance start talking about more personal matters. 

Submission Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013 
Publication Date: February 2014 

Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 - 12,000 words
Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions toanneregan@dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: FEELGOOD anthology submission 


Continuous Submission Calls:


Dreamspinner Press is accepting submissions for our in-house genre Timeless Dreams, romantic M/M historical fiction with happy endings. While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma. You can visit the rough and tumble Old West, travel the ancient kingdoms of desert sheikhs, see the black and red lacquer of the Far East, or dance in dramatic Regency England. No matter where or when, in the romantic worlds of Timeless Dreams, our heroes always live happily ever after. 

Manuscripts of any story length may be submitted. You must follow general submission guidelines for short stories for proper consideration. Please list "Timeless Dreams" in the subject line of your submission. 



Dreamspinner Press is accepting submissions for our in-house genre, Bittersweet Dreams, stories of M/M romance with nontraditional endings. It's an unfortunate truth: love doesn't always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears. 

Manuscripts of any story length may be submitted. You must follow general submission guidelines for short stories for proper consideration. Please list "Bittersweet Dreams" in the subject line of your submission. 


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