Sunday, June 3, 2012

Call for Gay/ Lesbian Romance Submissions: Rocking Hard - Serial Anthology (Less Than Three Press | pay: $200 per story)

Post date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Deadline: 30 September 2012

Everybody loves a rockstar. The music, the look, the life—it’s loud and glamorous and wild. From the badboy who can’t stay out of trouble to fresh-faced newbies still getting used to the stage to the softrock boys who actually play nice.

Then there are all the people behind the scenes who keep the rockers on stage: the agents, producers, techs, songwriters, etc. who help bring the music to life. And the fans, who turn the volume up, beg for the encores, and keep the music playing.

Less Than Three Press is seeking stories about the bad boys and girls who make the music and make us want to turn it up and put it on repeat. Got a story for us?

THE DETAILS:
  • Deadline is SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 11:59 EST (GMT -5) (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
  • Stories should be at least 10,000 words. Anything less is too short to run as a serial, as we post them in 5,000 word sections. They should not exceed approx 50,000 words in length, as we do not like a single story to run for too long.
  • Stories must be m/m or f/f romance (threes0mes, etc. are acceptable, but all parties must be the same gender).
  • Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
  • All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.

This collection is centered around the theme of rockstars. All stories must have a strong tie to this theme. Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.

Rocking Hard will run as one of LT3′s serial anthologies. Stories will run one by one on a biweekly basis, to be compiled into a single anthology at the end of the series. Current examples of serial anthologies are Bad Moon Rising and Something Happened on the Way to Heaven. They’re an extremely popular aspect of our serial stories, as readers like the shorter stories mixed in with some of our longer running works.

Payment will be $200 on acceptance of the story and 5% of gross subscription sales while your story is in the serial rotation. Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces and two copies of the paperback compilation.

Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible. They can be submitted in any format (doc, docx, rtf, odt, etc), preferably single spaced with a space between paragraphs, in an easy to read font (Times, Calibri, Arial) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc).

SUBMITTING TO LESS THAN THREE PRESS

To submit a story to Less Than Three Press, send an email to submissions@lessthanthreepress.com or use the Online Submission Form. Include the following in your email:
  • Put SUBMISSIONS in the subject line! Emails without this subject line or sent to another email address (for example, the administrator email address) run the risk of not being seen or read, so please, do not forget this!
  • Your contact name and preferred email address.
  • The approximate total length of the completed story.
  • Whether or not your story is complete.
  • A brief summary of the story, not to exceed approximately 200 words in length.
  • Attach the complete manuscript in .doc, .docx, or .odt format.

Please note the following:
  • Please do not send queries, outlines, or proposals for stories that you have not yet written.
  • Less Than Three Press will not consider manuscripts currently under submission to another publisher or anonymous writings.
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks to hear back regarding general submissions and 3-5 weeks for anthology submissions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to editor@lessthanthreepress.com.

Links: standard submissions guidelines, formatting guidelines

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For queries: editor@lessthanthreepress.com

For submissions:
submissions@lessthanthreepress.com

Website: http://www.lessthanthreepress.com
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