Smart is sexy—and we know it. Book Lovers answers the demand for intelligent erotica, offering readers toe-curling tales written by real wordsmiths.
Calling all bad-boy authors, sweet young publicists, biblio-fetishists, and journalist nerds-gone-wild: ever engaged in book tour debauchery, pined for a professor or forced your partner to speak like Faulkner, just to fulfill a fantasy? Pleasured yourself to a Sookie Stackhouse novel, run your fingers through Malcolm Gladwell’s hair or wished for a Nicholas Sparks character to come to life? We’re desperately seeking steamy stories—both real and imagined—with a bookish bent. We want them now and we want them well-written.
Send us your well-crafted fiction, creative nonfiction and illustrated stories of hetero, homo and bisexual romantic encounters connecting literature to libido. Dazzle us with your literary prowess. Turn us on enough to make us turn the page. Wow us with words.
We’re looking for smart, sensual storytelling at its finest. Female, male and transgendered writers welcome.
Stories must be titled. Author’s name must appear on actual submission. Stories should be between 1000–5000 words, doublespaced, paginated and word-processed. No funky fonts. Change character names to protect the guilty. Reprints ok, with permissions.
Pseudonyms ok. Please, no rants or political speeches. References to bestsellers and popular modern literature are appreciated, but we are not interested in fan fiction.
Please include a brief bio (1-3 sentences) in your cover letter.
July 1st, 2013
Please send your submissions to: email@example.com
Writers chosen for the book will be contacted in the fall. Selected stories will be published in an anthology to be released in Spring 2014.
Each contributor receives two free copies of the finished book, shall be included in publicity promoting the book and will be invited to read at literary events associated with the release of the book. Compensation TBD.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shawna Kenney is the author of award-winning memoir I Was a Teenage Dominatrix (Last Gasp), which enjoys international translation and is in development as a television series with the FX Network. She is also the author of Imposters (Mark Batty Publishers), a coffeetable-style book about celebrity impersonators.
Kenney’s work has appeared in Ms., Bust, Juxtapoz, Alternative Press, The Florida Review, The Rumpus and Creative Nonfiction, among others. She has contributed to numerous anthologies, including NY Times Bestseller Hos, Hookers, Callgirls and Rentboys: Professionals
Writing on Life, Love, Money and Sex (Soft Skull Press), Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class (Seal Press), The Underground Guide to Los Angeles (Manic D Press) and Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop (Soft Skull Press).
She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a BA from American University.
She teaches creative writing for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and her own online workshops. For more info see: