Friday, November 4, 2011
Pink Petal Books - Call for Anthology Submissions
Pink Petal Books likes to focus on erotica with a heavy dose of romance, because they believe "Love is a beautiful thing". Now who can argue with that? I like the looks of this publisher, and I am polishing up a few gems for this call. Now, it should be noted that they have a general call out for submissions, but this is for specific themed anthologies coming out starting next year. The first deadline is January 15th, 2012.
I'm going to take a slight left turn here and comment about royalties from publishers in regards to anthologies. I personally believe that anthologies are a terrific way to get your foot in the door as a newer author, or to introduce yourself to a larger audience. I know some authors don't like that they have to split the proceeds with the other authors, and there are some reviewers who aren't super fond of reviewing anthologies. But in this case, Pink Petal Books will release your story as its own entity after 90 days of the anthology being out. I think that's a great incentive, as I know of one very well-known erotica anthology that pays the authors $50, and that's it - no royalties regardless of how many titles they sell. I might add, that's not that unusual.
Things should eventually change in the face of the ebook revolution, but for many years, ANY type of writing has been difficult to sell if you weren't a top list author. So many respected authors would sell their stories for $20, $40, $50, and with newer authors, free just so they could get the exposure.
Wow. I sure can get distracted. Bottom line, this looks like an interesting call for submission, and if you have a hot story between 7,000 - 15,000 words, and it fits in with one of their themes - you may just get it published! Check it out:
Ok, back to the writing dungeon...