Two down, four to go

Well, I finally did it: I just sent of my short story submission to QueeredFiction. It feels liberating to have it gone. Now it’ll be someone else’s problem for a while. 😉

Although I didn’t blog about it here, a few weeks ago I queried The Writer magazine about a head-hopping article. Unfortunately, they didn’t bite, but now I’ve still officially submitted to two publications. I’ve got four to go to make my New Year’s Resolution, and the year is still young.

Too bad I don’t write horror (I don’t even read it), because QueeredFiction has a new call for submissions out:

Call for Submissions: Blood Fruit (Queer Horror)

Open call for submissions for a Queer Horror AnthologyBlood Fruit – to be published by QueeredFiction where speculative genre is queered. Deadline is 31st May 2009.

Queer, dark, macabre tales of horror, (blood and gore and rotten fruits welcome) are sought by QueeredFiction.  Chill us with your horrifying, sensual tales of gay and lesbian terror. Your submission should be a short story between 4,000 and 10,000 words. We are seeking fiction with positive images of queer characters. We’re not looking for clichés. We do not want reprints. We are seeking first world rights for this anthology which will be published as an eBook and in Print format.

Your submission should be via email to with Blood Fruit Anthology submission in the subject line. Please embed your short story within the body of the email and provide a brief author bio. Payment will be a 50% royalty split of eBook sales between contributors.

Submissions open: 1st March 2009 to 31st May 2009
Reading period begins: 15th May 2009

As a queer publisher, QueeredFiction would like to have an emphasis on the queer community as a whole, rather than by segments. So ideally the perfect submission would have ‘queer characters’ in the forefront and in the background … just mainly prominent!

Queries can be directed via the QueeredFiction blog.
The contract for the QueeredFiction anthologies are available upon request.