Transformed!

Transformed

Release the monster within.

Nothing is quite so deliciously freeing as caving to your instincts. For centuries, shapeshifters have personified our impulse to bow to our animalistic nature. From lycans to skin-walkers and everything in between, shapeshifters give us a chance to connect with our inner-selves and celebrate our intriguing differences, our passions, and ultimately our humanity through their necessity of striking a balance between their human selves and supernatural selves.

We are seeking romantic and heated stories that delve into the different challenges all shifters face while navigating the mysterious paths of love and forbidden attraction.

Transformed will be an exploration of our dark side through characters that challenge the human experience by simply being different. We would love to follow the tale of a misunderstood lycan just trying to find his true place beside the woman he loves. We want to experience the angst of a pair of shapeshifting lovers who must fight against their curse to shift into predator and prey every lunar cycle. We would love for you to explore the endless undercurrents of romance, intrigue, and passion that bubble under the surface of not only human and shapeshifter relationships but also those of star-crossed shapeshifting partners. Give us your misunderstood werewolves and gentle fawn-folk. Build us a world where anything goes and the term “humanity” is a loose distinction. We would love for you to write with passion and energy, but please keep violence to a respectful and tasteful level. All heat levels accepted, but strong emphasis on plot is a must if you wish to succeed.

The details:

  • Stories between 1,000 – 15,000 words long (query for longer)
  • Reprints accepted but 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: June 1st, 2017—August 31st 2017.

To submit: Please submit a .doc or .rtf in something approximating standard manuscript format to charlie.watson.editing@gmail.com

About the Editor: Charlie Watson is a freelance editor ready to make her mark on the Edmonton writing community. Through her work with various writing and editing groups around YEG who deal exclusively with first time authors, Charlie is devoted to ensuring that fledgling authors have a wonderful experience publishing for the first time.

About the Series: 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. There will be 13 volumes in total, each of which will be released on a Friday the 13th.


Riot police walk in the street as a couple kisses on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.(Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Rebellion and Refuge

Sometimes resistance is good–a bondage-loving submissive struggling against the things that bind her. Sometimes resistance is necessary–a rebel alliance fighting back against an evil empire. One thing it never is, however, is easy.

This anthology will explore resistance and rebellion within a romantic context—because sometimes love has to take a stand—but it will also include stories of refuge because you can’t fight all the time, and sometimes love is the only thing that brings you peace (or at least a place to breathe).

We want stories of feisty park rangers fighting the good fight, couples falling in love at protest marches (bonus points if they start out on opposite sides of the issue) and people forced to choose between what is right and what is easy. We want stories where a character’s only emotional refuge is within the arms of their lover and ones where couples work together to do the things they believe will make the world a better place.

We’re open to stories at every heat and kink level, and any sort of pairing (or more-ing) that you can imagine. Stories must have a real conflict and tension with a HEA or HFN ending.

Rebellion and Refuge: resistance is sensual.

The details:

  • Stories between 1,000 – 15,000 words long (query for longer)
  • Reprints accepted but 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
  • Kink is welcome but not required
  • Punching Nazis is encouraged

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: October 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017

Expected publication date: Autumn 2018

To submit: Please submit a .doc or .rtf in something approximating standard manuscript format to penandkinkpub@gmail.com [NOT BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2017]

All profits from the sale of this anthology will be donated to the ACLU and CCLA.

About the Anthologists:

Laura Harvey is an editor, writer, bibliophile, horsewoman, historian, teacher, debate coach, nerd, DIY junkie and occasional rescuer of kittens. She holds a BA, MA, and is ABD, making her an exceptional asset in Trivial Pursuit. She loves reading so much that all of her handbags share one crucial ability: fitting a standard paperback or Kindle. She lives in northern California with a menagerie of beasts (dogs, cats, horses, and family members). Her previous anthology efforts include Demons, Imps and Incubi from World Weaver Press and Legendary from Pen and Kink Publishing.

Cori Vidae is an editor, anthologist and the founder of Pen and Kink Publishing. She works as an Assistant Editor at World Weaver Press and also occasionally finds time to write things. You can find her on Twitter at @CoriVidae or on her website at http://www.CoriVidae.com

Note from Cori: That photo was taken at the site of a hockey riot, not a protest… but it still captures the feeling we’re going for.

 


 

Pen and Kink Publishing and our anthology editors 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.

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