Zombie stories are hot right now... and here at Torquere Press we think they
could be even hotter! Get your delicious brains churning, and give us your
unique, zombie-themed love stories! Is your hero a zombie-slayer -- or is he
in love with one? Maybe your hero is desperately searching for a cure to
save an infected loved one. Maybe he's the one making the zombies in the
first place. Maybe he's even a zombie himself!
These are the stories we want to showcase in "He Loves Me for My Brainsss",
a new anthology of sexy, romantic m/m stories about men finding love in the
face of a zombie crisis. All settings and heat ratings are welcome, but
we're looking for strong characters in fully realized, happy-ending stories
with a little more zing to them than the "survivors meet and fall in love"
stock standard. Note: While it is true that the undead can be sexy, and it
is also true that part of the fun of zombies is their gross-out factor, we
ask that you avoid combining these two elements directly, in order to appeal
to the widest possible audience.
Any word count from 5000 words and up is welcome, no stories shorter than
the minimum please. Stories should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
with Brainsss Anthology in the subject line. Deadline for submission is
October 1, 2012 for a projected January 2013 publication. Stories will be
contracted for first time print and electronic rights, and payment will be
$50.00 US plus contributor copies. Please see our general submission
guidelines for how to format your submission.