Call for Submissions: Rated X-mas and Holiday Surprise Novellas

Loose Id Calls for Submission: July and August

Rated X-mas: Christmas Menage Anthology

One of our most successful anthologies of all time was Rated X-mas, a menage-themed Christmas anthology with some super-sexy fun. We think it’s time to add to that collection with at least three more stories this year. If you’re interested in participating in a Loose Id Christmas classic, write us a 20-30K menage Christmas story and make sure to include some XXXcitement in your story.

To make a Christmas deadline, we’d need a complete story NO LATER THAN October 15. Sooner is better, and decisions on this anthology will be fast-tracked. Stories not accepted for the limited space in the anthology will certainly be considered for separate release. Seasoned authors with a track record of meeting deadlines may be considered on proposal before August 30; all others must submit a completed story. Loose Id authors, please submit to your editor and to Treva Harte. New-to-Loose Id authors are welcome; please send query and completed story to submissions @ loose-id . com and CC Treva Harte at alter ego @ loose-id . com

Baby, What a Big Surprise! Holiday Novellas

Short and sexy is in and on-trend for 2014 and first quarter 2015. If you’re not into menage (or maybe you are but you’re not into Christmas), we’re looking for novellas 20-35K on a theme of holiday surprises. Which holiday? What kind of surprise? That’s up to you, as long as it’s a holiday falling between December 2014 and March 2015.

Loose Id authors may send proposals to their editors by September 1. New-to-Loose Id authors are welcome, as always. Send completed novella, query and synopsis to submissions @ loose-id . com and state in the query that you’re submitting on the holiday surprises theme. Please keep in mind, for Christmas stories, the deadline for a complete story is going to be October 1. For holidays after Christmas, deadlines will be individually assigned.

What We’re Looking For

In addition to these special calls, Loose Id is always accepting quality erotic romance in all sub genres. Neither kink nor excessive sex scenes are required; what is required is chemistry between the characters, heat generated from the connection, open bedroom doors, explicitness in included sex scenes, and sex that is integral (even critical) to the story line. We’ve got nothing against “vanilla”; we just want vanilla that makes you wish you were the one having that sex.

We’re especially but not exclusively looking for multicultural/interracial, het, trans, gay, lesbian, new adult (but not young adult), BDSM, romantic suspense, urban fantasy. High concept, strong hooks, great voices. Current themes of interest: second chances, reunions, sexy billionaires, secret romances, cowboys, Alpha males, and especially for new adult and younger protagonists, first love, friends to lovers, love triangles.

All that said, don’t write to spec. Find the story of your heart, love your characters, and write with passion. What we and the readers really want is to fall in love, and if you haven’t, we won’t.

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