Does the sight of two men going at it in a boxing ring turn you on? How about those tight baseball and football pants? Do you love to watch a man (or woman!) in a Speedo slice through the water? Or maybe it’s those little track shorts that rev your engine.
I’m thrilled and excited to announce an open call for submissions for a new, yet-to-be titled Summer 2012 Summer Olympics romance anthology. I’m looking for stories that revolve around events happening during the Summer Olympics, being held in London in 2012 from July 27 to August 12. Stories focusing on the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are preferred, though a great story is a great story no matter the year and location, so I will be willing to look at stories taking place at/during previous Summer Olympic years and cities.
Also, please be aware that, as a primarily romance publisher, we require all stories for this anthology to fit into the romance genre, complete with “happy ever after” or “happy for now” ending. Any heat level is admissible, as well as m/f, m/m, f/f and any ménage combination.
The novellas must range between 25,000 to 30,000 words in length, no more, no less, and will be released individually as ebooks in June 2012 and combined as a single print release approximately one year later. Please note, only manuscripts that fall in this word count will be considered for this anthology.
Submissions are open to all authors, published with Samhain or aspiring to be published with Samhain. All submissions must be new material—previously published submissions will not be considered. Additionally, manuscripts previously submitted, whether individually or for past anthologies, will not be considered either. Please be aware that manuscripts submitted to this anthology cannot be resubmitted at a later date unless by invitation from an editor. Please note, we are not accepting multiple submissions for this anthology. If you already have a manuscript under consideration with Samhain and would also like to send in a submission to this anthology, please query email@example.com first.
To submit a manuscript for consideration, please include:
The full manuscript (of 25,000 to 30,000 words) with a comprehensive 2-5 page synopsis. Please include a letter of introduction/query letter. Full manuscripts are required for this as it is a special project.
As well, when you send your manuscript, please be sure to use the naming convention SummerOlympics_Title_MS and SummerOlympics_Title_Synopsis. This will ensure that your submission doesn’t get missed in the many submissions we receive.
Submissions are open until September 1, 2011. No submissions will be accepted after this date-no exceptions. A final decision will be made by October 15, 2011. Please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Summer Olympics Anthology in the subject line. Questions and queries can be addressed to Tera Kleinfelter (email@example.com).