Perera Hussein Publishing House is seeking manuscripts for children of all ages with a view to publication. We would like the stories to have a Sri Lankan point of view, to include humour and avoid being didactic and preachy. If you have a manuscript that you think would be ideal for children we would love to have a look at it. No submissions from children will be accepted.
• Submission deadline: 30 January 2012.
• Please make and keep a copy of any manuscript you submit for yourself. We will not return stories to the sender.
• No story will be accepted unless it is accompanied by a completed submission form found below.
DETAILS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE SUBMISSION
AGE RANGE OF CHILDREN WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS BOOK:
WORD COUNT OF SUBMISSION:
GIVE A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE STORY/POEM AND MAIN CHARACTERS (STORY ONLY). (200 words maximum)
Please submit entries by post to:
80A Dharmapala Mawatha
firstname.lastname@example.org / 4858972
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot. – D. H. Lawrence
Sex. You think about it, dream about it, watch it, do it, wish you were doing it, wish you weren’t, but you’d rather not write it, because it’s not respectable. Because you’re concerned it won’t be taken seriously. Because even when you do try to write about it, you find yourself holding back, out of modesty, or shame, or fear. Because you worry about how your parents or even your friends will react when they read it. Because you think you have nothing to say.
We believe you have something to say, and we want to hear it.
This call for submissions is for the second anthology of South Asian literary erotica to be published by India’s Tranquebar press. Tranquebar’s first erotica anthology, Electric Feather, was a best seller and helped erotica gain recognition in the subcontinent as an important and influential literary genre. With this second anthology, we hope to continue the success of the first one while including a greater diversity of voices and sexual experience.
What we’re looking for: Stories that are thoughtfully written, visceral and honest, involving South Asian characters, settings, and/or themes. Stories can be titillating, dark, shocking, humorous, experimental, subversive; they can involve sex with others, sex with yourself, imagined sex, sexual fetishes—it’s entirely up to you. We’re also interested in translations of erotica written in regional languages.
■ Writers should be from South Asia or the South Asian diaspora
■ Accepting fiction and narrative non-fiction
■ 2,500 – 7,000 words
■ Contributors will receive a one-time payment
■ Please attach your submission as a Word document and include a brief bio in the body of the email
Email submissions to email@example.com by January 15, 2012.
Due to an overwhelming number of requests the Submission deadline for our Flash Fiction Collection has been extended till the 31st of October 2010! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who sent in their submissions over the past month and to the rest of you who haven’t yet here’s your chance.