Triskaidekaphilia is the love of the number thirteen. It’s also the name of our anthology series which explores the more shadowy corners of romance and erotica. We are incredibly excited to announce the second book in the series–Ravenous–which will be edited by Ariel Jade and be about all things vampiric!

Ravenous

Dark. Brooding. Tortured. Sexy.

Vampires are a mystery, morphing through history from maligned villains to sparkling saviors and back again. They can be the ultimate bad boys, the supreme seductresses, or the evil monsters. They fascinate and repel us at the same time. What other creature can steal into your bedroom in the depths of the night to stalk or protect? What other ancient being is so accessible yet so powerful? What other enigma is desired as much as feared?

RAVENOUS will explore the paradox that are vampires. We want your romantic stories where vampire men and women, noble or troubled, are worthy of love and hungry for their happily ever after. We want sexy stories about vampire hunters who track down the beasts and, while neck deep in the war against the undead, find comfort and happiness in each other. We want a far future planet populated by only vampires; we want a Victorian city re-imagined with vampires as a dying breed; we want a current world where vampires and humans live in harmony and peace. We want all of that and more—let your imagination run wild.

All heat levels accepted, although plot is important if you want to survive the slush!

The details:

  • Stories between 1,000 – 15,000 words long (query for longer)
  • Reprints accepted by not preferred. When submitting a reprint include information about its original publication in your submission email.
  • Open to all gender pairings and multiple partners
  • Simultaneous & multiple submissions = No

Payment: $10 USD and a paperback copy of the anthology in exchange for the non-exclusive right to include the story in both the print and electronic versions of the anthology.

Open submission period: November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Expected publication date: October 13, 2017

About the Anthologist: Ariel Jade is the nom de plume of an established SFF writer. She’s a member of the SFWA and has published several (non-romance) novels and short stories. Starting in early 2017, she’s embarking on a journey into the world of romance, erotica, and everything in between.

Please note: Pen and Kink Publishing and Ariel Jade welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds (including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, gender/gender expression, age, disability, and national origin), and are always looking for submissions with diverse characters.