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Taking Submissions: Big Damn Heroines

December 28, 2012 - December 29, 2012

Deadline: December 28, 2012
Payment: Contributors will also be given 2 print copies of the anthology, one PDF copy of the anthology, and one PDF copy of their single release short story.

Big Damn Heroines is a celebration of the plus-sized woman. Specifically, the plus-sized woman kicking ass. The media perception of the heroine is invariably thin, but women come in all shapes and sizes. This anthology aims to show that bigger women can be more than comic relief or the dumpy best friend. They can be a force to be reckoned with all on their own. And if they happen to find Mr./Ms. Right—or Mr./Ms. Right Now—along the way, that’s just a bonus.

We’re looking for stories starring plus-sized heroines. Genre can be fantasy, urban fantasy, sci-fi, ____punk (steam-, diesel-, cyber-, etc), paranormal, or horror. The heroine must overcome some challenge, enemy, or obstacle by her own means, whether that be physical ability, mental acuity, or cunning guile. Some erotic content is required, but a well-plotted tale with a satisfying ending is paramount.

Unless otherwise specified in the particular call, anthology submissions are subject to the following guidelines:

Submissions must be between 10,000 and 20,000 words. All submissions will be edited, but this is no excuse to send in a first draft. Stories should be as polished as possible before being submitted. Submissions must have either a core romantic plot or a reasonable amount of erotic content. Genre, pairing, and/or other restrictions may apply—read the anthology call closely before submitting!

All works submitted to Storm Moon Press must be unreleased works. We are only interested in acquiring exclusive first English language rights. This means if a work has been self-published, published by a subsidy press, on a website, journal, or other public forum, those rights have already been used, and we cannot accept your submission.

Material that includes the following will be summarily rejected:

Pedophilia (sex involving one or more persons under the age of 18)
Necrophilia (sex with dead bodies—vampires, zombies, and the like don’t count)
Scat or golden showers (sex involving urine or feces play)
Gratuitous violence (including splatterpunk, slasher, and torture)
Rape intended to arouse (though we will consider forced seduction or dubious consent if it is respectfully handled)
Snuff (sex during which one or more persons are killed)
Royalties and Contracts

As of June 1, 2012, unless otherwise specified in the particular call, our standard royalty and contract terms are as follows:

Initial contract length will be for exclusive print and electronic rights for three years. One year after the release of the anthology, each author’s submission will additionally be made available for purchase separately in electronic formats.

Authors will receive a single payment of $75-$150 for their story based on length (i.e., $0.0075 per word). Royalties on individual e-book releases will be 50% of cover price on direct sales through Storm Moon Press’ e-store, and 40% of cover price minus distribution costs for sales through third party vendors. All royalties will be paid quarterly.

Contributors will also be given 2 print copies of the anthology, one PDF copy of the anthology, and one PDF copy of their single release short story.

[via: Storm Moon Press.]


December 28, 2012
December 29, 2012