Editor: Kristina Wright
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication Date: Spring 2010
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2009
Payment: $50 per story, upon publication
E-mail: fairytalelust(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @)
Once upon a time, an editor sent out a call far and wide in search of deliciously naughty adult fairy tales…
In this collection of erotic fairy tales for women, I am seeking reinvented classic tales as well as new fables that blend fantasy and desire. Writers are encouraged to explore the vast realm of fairy tales and reinterpret those that are familiar or lesser known, but are also invited to craft original stories playing on classic archetypes. Diversity and creativity are key! Keep in mind that Cinderella and Snow White have been retold many times over, so it would take a very special touch to make them fresh.
Contemporary settings are preferred, but historical or fantasy settings will be considered. The collection will be primarily heterosexual, though bisexuality and lesbian encounters are also encouraged. I welcome playful, clever stories as well as darker, more intense scenarios. The primary focus of sexual activity should be on female pleasure. Everyone doesn't have to live "happily ever after" but every story should have a strong plot and a satisfying resolution.
Submission Guidelines: Unpublished stories only, no simultaneous submissions. Stories should be 1,500-4,000 words, double-spaced, 12 point font, in Microsoft Word document format only. Do not put extra spaces between paragraphs. Include full contact information (real name/pseudonym, mailing address and phone number) and a brief bio with your submission.
Payment will be $50 per story and 2 copies of the book upon publication in Spring 2010. Contributors retain the rights to their stories. I will notify contributors of their acceptance in October, but keep in mind that Cleis Press has final approval over the manuscript.
Send your submission as a .doc attachment to fairytalelust(
The subject line of your email should include:
Submission: Story Title.
Please direct any questions to the same address above.