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Taking Submissions: Escape from the Holidays Short Stories, Novelettes, & Novellas!

September 7, 2018

Deadline: September 7th, 2018
Payment: 5K – 8500 : $80.00
8501 – 12K: $100.00
12001 – 15K: $120.00

The end of year holidays can get overwhelming for anyone. Things to do. People to see. Last minute work obligations to take care of. Sometimes it’s just easier to escape from it all, running away from the responsibilities and expectations, or ignore the underlying disappointment from relatives who don’t see eye-to-eye with you.

Because escaping the holiday grind can lead to new, unexpected paths, and breathe new life into one that’s been stuck in a rut. Giving something to run to instead. Sometimes, getting away from it all let’s you know what you really have. Sometimes, taking a chance on the unknown leads to what you really want.

Deadline for submissions: September 7th, 2018
Story lengths that will be considered are:

Short Story: 5K – 15K
Novelette: 15K – 20K
Novella: 20K – 30K

Stories that are off the beaten-track, diverse characters, and are a positive representation of queer culture will be prioritized. We want a well constructed story with a solid plot. It must be a holiday focused story (ones less common are prioritized) with a HFN or HEA ending. All pairings/poly groups from the SGM spectrum will be considered. All genres welcomed, but no erotica please.

No simultaneous submissions, please, or submissions of stories currently carried or soon to be released with other publishers. This also includes previously published stories; only new stories will be considered. In addition, please do not send in multiple stories at once. Give us a chance to read your submission then send in your next one once we’ve gotten back to you.

For the Short Stories, there will be a flat fee per word (as is standard industry practice for short stories) and a general shared cover:
5K – 8500 : $80.00
8501 – 12K: $100.00
12001 – 15K: $120.00

Stories meeting the Novelette or Novella requirements will be royalty paying contracts with their own individual covers. Stories above the novella word limit must be exceptional for us to consider them.

How to Submit:

  1. Format your documents (*.doc or *.docx files only) as follows: Author Name/Title/Page # upper right hand corner, 12 pt TNR, 1″ margin, 1.5 spacing, .25 paragraph indent – no spacing or tabs please. (You can download our submission template below).
  2. The body of the email should include word count, genre and sub-genre (if applicable), a one-to-two paragraph summary, legal name and pseudonym (if applicable), and an email where we can contact you. Please make sure your summary summarizes your entire story – Beginning, Middle, End. We do not want a blurb or a pitch.
  3. Submit stories in their entirety to: [email protected] Attn: Escape from the Holidays 2018 Submission Call, directed to Managing Editor, Sandra Stixrude. You should receive an automatic notice letting you know we have received your submission. If not, send a query to us.
  4. Mischief Corner Books does not accept scenes of incest, rape, or other extreme material included exclusively for the purpose of titillation.
  5. No simultaneous submissions, please, or submissions of stories currently carried or soon to be released with other publishers. This also includes previously published stories; only new stories will be considered. In addition, please do not send in multiple stories at once. Give us a chance to read your submission then send in your next one once we’ve gotten back to you.

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September 7, 2018

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