Writing Wednesday – Time Out for Renovations

I haven’t played a “didn’t write” card yet, but this week I’ll be doing it for the first time. See, a few weeks ago, my husband and I got an estimate for the renovations to our living/dining room, and we discussed, decided, and are moving ahead. The original estimate talked about August.

It starts next week.

So, suffice it to say I’ve been emptying the giant wall of bookshelves, re-homing furniture, finding places to store art, putting LEGO in the basement (funny story about Slave-One, by the way), and basically running up and down stairs non-stop, when the dog wasn’t demanding walks despite the horrible rainy weather.


That said, I’m now sitting in a mostly giant empty, and as such will be back on track tomorrow. I may even try to regain some writing time this evening for a short story piece, since I’m more than half-way through June, and I haven’t sent anything off yet.

So, no forward motion in the writing. My bad. But it had to happen. Now, onward to the calls…

Open Calls I know about:

  • The Biggest Lover – Big-Boned Men’s Erotica for Chubs and Chasers; first draft June 1st, 2015; deadline July 1st, 2015.
  • Defying Doomsday – apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters; deadline July 1st, 2015.
  • Threesome: Him, Him, and Me – Matt Bright is editing for Lethe an erotic anthology dealing with one of the more adventurous of trysts, the threesome; deadline August 1st, 2015.
  • The Engorged Book of Gay Vampire Stories – Reprints of gay vampire fiction; deadline August 1st, 2015.
  • Unconventional Love – Short romantic fiction that revolves around attending a convention; deadline August 31st, 2015.
  • Glitterwolf Magazine: Hallowe’en Issue – Dark, queer, weird or horror fiction, poetry, art and photography from (as per usual) LGBT contributors; deadline August 31st, 2015.
  • Defying Doomsday – Apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters; deadline July 1st, 2015
  • Bi Guys – Firsthand Fiction for Bisexual Men and their Admirers; synopsis September 1st, 2015; deadline October 1st, 2015.
  • Ink Stained Succubus – quite a few different calls, including M/f, F/m, M/M, and lots of different genre calls; earliest deadline is September 15th, 2015.
  • Covalent Bonds – Geeks in Love; deadline December 15th, 2015.
  • Friends of Hyakinthos – Fantastical gay male-themed stories set during the time of Ancient Greece or involving Hellenism in later cultures; Deadline January 1st, 2016.
  • Other places to always check include the Lambda Literary Calls of Submission page.

    Heard of any good calls lately? Pop ’em in the comments, too.

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