Sex Still Spoken Here – A Call for Submissions for the ERC Anthology!

(So excited about this project! If you have participated in the Erotic Reading Circle since it’s re-start in 2006, please consider submitting your work! -xo, Jen)

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Sex Still Spoken Here: More from the Erotic Reading Circle

Editors: Carol Queen, Jen Cross, Amy Butcher
Publisher: tbd
Deadline:  extended to Dec 1 (original deadline: Nov 1, 2011)
Compensation: TBD (at minimum, each author receives a copy of the finished collection and we will be sharing profits with contributors)

Editors Carol Queen, Jen Cross and Amy Butcher are collecting submissions for a second anthology of hot writings from the latest incarnation of the Erotic Reading Circle. Have you attended the Reading Circle in the last five years? We want your stories, poems, novel or memoir excerpts. All sexual orientation, sexualities, and gender orientations welcome: we want to showcase the diversity and power of writing that has been shared at the Circle. That being said, please do not submit stories featuring sex with children. Submissions welcome and invited from anyone who has shared their work at the ERC since 2006; we will read and consider all submission, though we will prioritize work that has been read/shared at the Circle. Reprints will be considered as long as you retain the rights to the work.

This follow-up to Sex Spoken Here (Down There Press, 1998) will consist of three parts: an introduction to the Erotic Reading Circle (a conversation with the editors); an anthology of erotic writing shared at the Circle in its latest incarnation; and a how-to manual for those wishing to start an Erotic Reading Circle in their communities. We expect to release the book in both electronic and print formats.

Keep in mind that there are two chances to attend the Erotic Reading Circle before the deadline: September 28, October 26.

Payment: Because we don’t yet have a publisher confirmed, payment is still being determined; we will share profits with contributors, and all contributors will receive at least one author’s copy of the anthology on publication. Contract is for one-time rights.

How to submit: Include story title, byline, and the date when the piece (in any form) was shared at the ERC (if it was) at top of first page. Send double spaced Times or Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document (.doc only, NOT .docx) OR RTF of 1,000-4,000 word story. Indent the first line of each paragraph half an inch and double space (regular double spacing, do not add extra lines between paragraphs or do any other irregular spacing). US grammar (double quotation marks around dialogue, etc.) required. In the body of the email, please include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50 word or less bio in the third person to If you are using a pseudonym, please provide your real name and pseudonym and make it clear which one you’d like to be credited as.

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