Anthology Guidelines


General Information

Unless otherwise specified in the particular call, anthology submissions are subject to the following guidelines:

Submissions must be between 10,000 and 20,000 words. All submissions will be edited, but this is no excuse to send in a first draft. Stories should be as polished as possible before being submitted. Submissions must have either a core romantic plot or a reasonable amount of erotic content. Genre, pairing, and/or other restrictions may apply—read the anthology call closely before submitting!

All works submitted to Storm Moon Press must be unreleased works. We are only interested in acquiring exclusive first English language rights. This means if a work has been self-published, published by a subsidy press, on a website, journal, or other public forum, those rights have already been used, and we cannot accept your submission.

Material that includes the following will be summarily rejected:

  • Pedophilia (sex involving one or more persons under the age of 18)
  • Necrophilia (sex with dead bodies—vampires, zombies, and the like don't count)
  • Bestiality (sex with non-sentient animals or shifters in full animal form)
  • Scat or golden showers (sex involving urine or feces play)
  • Gratuitous violence (including splatterpunk, slasher, and torture-porn)
  • Rape intended to arouse (though we will consider forced seduction or dubious consent if it is respectfully handled)
  • Snuff (sex during which one or more persons are killed)

Royalties and Contracts

As of June 1, 2012, unless otherwise specified in the particular call, our standard royalty and contract terms are as follows:

Initial contract length will be for exclusive print and electronic rights for three years.

Authors will receive a single payment for their story based on length at a rate of $0.0075 per word. No other royalties will be paid.

Contributors will also be given 2 print copies of the anthology and access to all digital formats Storm Moon Press sells.

How To Submit

Submissions must be sent electronically, through email. Please do not send hard copies of manuscripts to our place of business as we will not return them, nor will they be reviewed.

Submission Requirements:

  • Please send submissions to submissions @ stormmoonpress.com (remove the spaces when surrounding the @ sign when emailing us).
  • Email subject should read: ANTHOLOGY TITLE: STORY TITLE - AUTHOR
  • Include a 300 word bio of the author as a cover page.
  • It is NOT necessary to include a synopsis with your submission.
  • The top left of the cover page should include the following: submission title, author's name, address, phone number, and e-mail.
  • Submissions must be sent as a RTF attachment, the file named ANTHOLOGY_TITLE_STORY_TITLE_AUTHORNAME
  • Double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, 1" margins.
  • Do not indent your paragraphs.
  • Do insert a blank line between paragraphs and use ### or *** between scene breaks.

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Submission Deadline: December 31, 2014
Expected Release: June 13, 2014

Required Word Count: 10,000 - 20,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required? Yes
Heart of a Father
Genres: Any
Theme: General
Pairings: Gay, Bisexual

While plenty of attention always goes to the next hot, young stud out there, the gay and bisexual fathers of society are rarely given a second thought in romance fiction. In Heart of a Father, we're looking for stories surrounding the lives of gay and bisexual fathers as they struggle to balance romantic love and intimacy along with raising their children. We want to see the father's family life showcased, so while they may not be the perfect father, we want to see them doing their best.

The background is completely up to you, so you can have anything from a divorced man who has raised his child/children himself to a polyamorous man who adopted a child only to have his relationship fall through. All we ask is that the father be the focus and their relationship with their child/children be an integral part of the plot. We're especially looking for stories in which at least one of the children are still below the age of ten, but we're open to accepting stories with older kids as well.




Submission Deadline: December 31, 2014
Expected Release: March 1, 2016

Required Word Count: 10,000 - 20,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required? Yes
Song of the Wilds
Genres: Any
Theme: General
Pairings: Lesbian

With so many creatures to explore, why stick with the well-trod examples? Show us shifters beyond wolves and panthers, beyond cats and dogs. Show us birds, horses, snakes, and impala—nature is almost limitless.

Do the shifters travel in clans or tribes or strike out on their own? Do they live more with the animals they resemble or work a 9-5 life like the rest of us? Are there other shifters in their world, and if so what are the power dynamics? Do they have to struggle against the more common forms of shifter, or do they live in harmony? Do they have a common enemy?

How are women treated? What of woman who love other women? Take the theme of shifters and write us something completely new—and make it hot and steamy while you're at it!




Submission Deadline: December 31, 2014
Expected Release: March 1, 2016

Required Word Count: 8,000 - 20,000
HEA or HFN Ending Required? Yes
More to Love
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Theme: General
Pairings: Bisexual

Dark creatures lurk in the shadows, myths and monsters that hunt the unaware. But even creatures of the night need love now and then. For some, it's not a matter of gender but of the person inside. Do vampires care what gender their food is, especially when they can have a little fun while drinking? Do werewolves view packs as a loving commune instead of having singular mates? Does heartbreak send a lonely wizard from women to men? Give us your tales of bisexual vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and wizards. Any type of paranormal will do. Menages, threesomes, and moresomes welcome.