Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Torquere Press New Calls for Submissions

January 2014 -- Take It Like a Man -- deadline November 1
Whether giving or receiving, everyone knows that bigger is better, so to kick the New Year off right, we want to unwrap some spectacularly big packages! For our Take It Like a Man anthology, we’re looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT stories about size queens. Who wants it, who has it, and who can Take it Like a Man? Make us laugh, make us cry, or surprise us and make us glow with happy endings!
Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "Take It Like a Man" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is November 1, 2013; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

February 2014 -- Conversation Hearts -- deadline November 15
Call Me? I’m Yours? Bite Me? What does your conversation heart say? And what better time of year for stories of love, ranging from the heart-pounding anticipation of that first kiss to the warm comfort of a long-time partner, with plenty of sweet-hot spice throughout! For our Conversation Hearts anthology, we're looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT Valentine stories. Make us laugh, make us cry, or surprise us and make us glow with happy endings!
Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "Conversation Hearts" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is November 15, 2013; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

March 2014 -- Spinning the Top -- deadline December 15
Twinky tops? Burly bottoms? Topping from beneath? Our Spinning the Top anthology is looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT stories about tops and bottoms who defy stereotypes. Stories need not be BDSM in nature (though that’s absolutely welcome), but these tales should definitely feature a distinct Top and bottom, and should turn those conventional stereotypes around to make them fresh and unexpected. Make us laugh, make us cry, or surprise us and make us glow with happy endings!
Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "Spinning the Top" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2013; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

April 2014 -- Torqued Tales 2014 -- deadline January 15
There's something about a fairy tale that captures everyone's imaginations, so snuggle up by the fire and tell us a Once Upon a Time-- with a Torquere twist! For our Torqued Tales 2014 anthology, we're looking for stories with traditional fairy tale or fable themes with a fresh twist. How about a steampunk Cinderfella? Or a Rapunzel whose princess arrives to save her?
We’re looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT fairy tale interpretations. Make us laugh, make us cry, or surprise us and make us glow with happy endings! Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "Torqued Tales" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2014; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

May 2014 -- Men in Uniform 2014 -- deadline Feb. 15
There's something about a uniform that makes our hearts pump faster and our knees go wobbly. For our Men in Uniform 2014 anthology, we're looking for fully realized, romantic m/m stories about uniformed men. Cops, firemen, military personal, the UPS guy. We’re willing to entertain them all as long their uniform gets someone revved up!
Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "Men in Uniform" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2014; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

June 2014 -- They Do -- wedding stories -- deadline Mar 15
Every fairy-tale romance ends with a wedding -- but not every wedding is a fairy tale! Our They Do anthology will feature LGBTQ wedding stories ranging from groomzillas to rainy day disasters, from sweet I Dos to hot and steamy wedding nights! Remake the gay wedding in your image!
Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "They Do" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2014; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

July 2014 -- Rode Hard -- cowboy stories -- deadline Apr 15
Cowboys, y'all! From the Wild West to the modern era and any time (or place) in between, our Rode Hard anthology will feature fully realized, romantic LGBT stories about cowboys and cowgirls. Whether they make their home on the range or in a neon-filled dancehall, give us real cowboys with real problems. And really steamy love lives!
Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "Rode Hard" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is April 15, 2014; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

August 2014 -- Dawg Days -- wolf/dog shifters -- deadline May 15
It's the way you growl, or maybe it's the way you use your teeth, or the way the moonlight shines on your fur... Wait, what? We want your best canine/lupine shifter stories for the Dawg Days of summer. Keep us on our toes with wolves, coyotes, dingoes or even a pit bull shifter or two. The more biting the better!
Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "Dawg Days" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is April 15, 2014; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

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