Deadline: 30 November 2012
Coming Together: Triumphantly is a collection of er0tica that deals with reclaiming the body and sexuality after the trauma of illness or injury. This collection will benefit the National Women's Health Network.
We are seeking stories of triumph, of healing, and of appreciating the body and its abilities after (and in spite of) the changes brought about by illness/injury.
Attach submissions of up to 7,000 words to an email in RTF or DOC format and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with TRIUMPHANT SUBMISSION in the subject line. In the body of the email, include the story title, word count, your pen name, and a brief bio. Also, please indicate whether the submission has been previously published. Poetry will also be considered.
This collection will be edited by Dorla Moorehouse, who pitched the idea to Coming Together as follows:
In late 2010, my friend and fellow writer Reesa Brown and I decided we wanted to edit an er0tica anthology based around reclaiming the body and sexuality after trauma, such as illness or assault. This idea was very important to Reesa, who was a breast cancer survivor. We mapped things out, found some interest from other writers we knew, and put together a call for submissions, but then Reesa's cancer returned. She spent most of 2011 fighting, and most of the time she was too ill to work. We planned to relaunch our efforts as soon as she was well, but unfortunately, that day never happened. After grieving her death in January, I've decided I want to continue along with the project as planned, even though she is no longer here to co-edit with me. While more than a year has passed since our initial plans, my motivation is stronger than ever.
Coming Together plans a Valentine's Day 2013 release for this anthology.
ABOUT THE EDITOR: Dorla Moorehouse is a writer living in Austin, Texas, where she shares her home with spouse Ivo Benengeli and a small menagerie. She enjoys writing about all genders and sexualities, and feminism is an important component of her work. Her stories have been published in a variety of print and online venues. Her novella, Behind the Dunes, is available from Sizzler Editions. She also has a number of short stories for sale on Smashwords. When she’s not writing, Dorla's hobbies include swing dancing and baking, and she funds her writing habit with various temp jobs. You can read more about her work at dorlamoorehouse.com
For queries/ submissions: submissions @ the-erotic-cocktail.com