SHORT STORY SUBMISSION CALL


Men at Work (Gay Erotic Romance Short Stories)
NOTE: This isn’t an anthology; the stories will only be released as individual ebooks.


Publisher: JMS Books LLC

Deadline: February 29, 2016

Payment: 50% net royalties from all channels, to be paid quarterly

Contract: 2 years exclusive, nonrenewable (current authors already published with us may request our standard renewable contract) quarterly

Many of us spend forty hours or more a week at the workplace. Shuffling papers at a desk job, taking orders, waiting tables, working in the field, punching a time clock. Whether it’s a career or simply a job to be done, we do whatever it takes to make a living. Sometimes the people we meet at work are among the best — and the worst — we’ll ever know.

We are looking for short, sexy gay romance and erotic romance stories for our new Men at Work short story line. These stories must be about men who find love and lust in the workplace, whether it’s in the office, on the ranch, at a construction site, or wherever they draw a paycheck. From harmless, sweet flirting to fulfilling hot sex, show us just how much some men enjoy their line of work.

Like our popular Stocking Stuffers, the ebooks will all share a similar cover and be released throughout 2016, hopefully starting as early as January. They will NOT be released as an anthology, and there is no upfront payment; authors will be paid quarterly on actual sales earned. If you haven’t published with us before, feel free to request a sample contract prior to submission.

  • Stories must be between 5,000 to 10,000 words
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romantic pairing must be MM or MMM ONLY
  • Stories must involve a men finding love on the job or while at work(doesn’t have to be with a coworker)
  • Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, historical, western, paranormal, etc)
  • Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com with “Men at Work” and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

We will respond to your email within 2 business days.

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NOVELLA SUBMISSIONS CALL (3 THEMES)

Deadline: Ongoing through July 31, 2016

 

Payment: Standard contract terms (50% net royalties from all channels)

We are looking for LGBT romance and erotic romance stories for three new lines. These will be released at least once a month on a rolling schedule as manuscripts are accepted.

DADDY DEAREST:

There’s no denying it — daddies are hot! We aren’t talking bears here; we’re looking for stories about dads with young kids who need a husband to make them complete. Or maybe he doesn’t think Mr. Right wants someone who comes with a diaper bag and sippy cups in tow. Maybe the man of his dreams turns out to be his new male nanny? However your father figure finds true love, we want to read about it! Show us how Daddy Dearest introduces his new boyfriend to his children. Will they be able somehow to form a family?

BACKUP BUDDIES:

When your life’s on the line, who has your back? For policemen, FBI agents, detectives, and firemen, etc., there is no one they trust more than their buddy, their partner, the one person on whom they depend. What happens when that partnership deepens into something more? Show us — take it beyond the mean streets and flashing lights, into the bedroom or the darkened alleyway. What happens in the long hours of a stakeout? Or late at night in a shared hotel room while on assignment? These men might project a strong, tough guy image to the world, but how tender can be with each other?

ANIMAL MAGNETISM:

Animals can be a great judge of character, and sometimes they know before we do whether or not someone is perfect for us. We want stories about man’s best friend playing matchmaker — not just dogs, but cats, horses, goats, birds, any kind of animal that might help break the ice between two lonely hearts looking for love. Or maybe they weren’t looking, but Fluffy or Fido knows better. A rider’s horse throws a shoe every time a sexy farrier is visiting the stable. A cat gets stuck in a tree, and his owner falls for the hunky fireman who shows up to rescue him. A stray dog on the side of the highway brings together a concerned motorist and a state policeman. How are these men drawn together because of their love of animals?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Individual stories in each line will have a unique cover with a similar theme to tie them together. Stories over 40,000 words that sell more than 50 copies in electronic format will also be released in paperback.

For each line:

  • Stories must be between 20,000 to 60,000 words
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romantic relationship must be MM, MMM, or MMF
  • Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending
  • Stories can be any sub-genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, futuristic, etc.)
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

HOW TO SUBMIT:

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website here. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions.

Send your submission to submissions@jms-books.com with the name of the line and the title of your story in the subject line.

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J.M. Snyder

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