Monday, November 1, 2010

Call for Submissions - My Love Of All That Is Bizarre: The Erotic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Call for Submissions

My Love Of All That Is Bizarre:
The Erotic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Edited By M.Christian


"I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of everyday life."
    - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red-Headed League

An anthology of gay, straight, and lesbian stories exploring erotica in the world of, and featuring, Arthur Conan Doyle's consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.  To be published by Renaissance E Books/Sizzler Editions (http://shop.renebooks.com).

Even though Sherlock said, to his companion and friend, Dr. Watson, "The fair sex is your department," writers for this anthology encouraged to play with the role of both sexes, and with a wide range of eroticism, in the famous consulting detective's life.  While every character in the Sherlockian universe is also open to exploration – Moriarty, Mycroft, Watson, Irene Adler, Colonel Sebastian Moran, and all the rest – creative uses of Sherlock himself are encouraged.  

Stories may feature humor, horror, romance, or mystery, but all submissions must be explicitly erotic.  Stories featuring rape, underage characters, homophobia, bestiality or 'violence porn' will not be considered.

Both previously published and original works will be considered.

If you have questions about whether or not your story may work for this anthology, please contact M.Christian at zobop@aol.com with your questions or concerns.

Story length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline for Submissions: January 1, 2011
Rights: First North American Anthology Rights
Payment: $25, paid on publication

Email submissions should be sent to M.Christian at zobop@aol.com (rtf format only, be sure to include contact information on all attachments)

M.Christian is - among many things - an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 300 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and Web sites.  He is the editor of 25 anthologies including the Best S/M Erotica series, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, The Mammoth Book of Future Cops and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi) and Confessions, Garden of Perverse, and Amazons (with Sage Vivant) as well as many others.  He is the author of the collections Dirty Words, Speaking Parts, The Bachelor Machine, Licks & Promises, Filthy, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and Coming Together: M.Christian; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, and Painted Doll.

M.Christian is also an Associate Publisher for Renaissance E Books.

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