Call for Submissions: Erotic Stories About Sex After 50

This turned up in my RSS feed today and it sounds like an amazing project. See below and pass it on!


Joan Price is seeking erotic stories and memoir essays of high literary quality from writers over age 50, featuring steamy characters also over age 50, for a senior erotica anthology to be published Spring 2013 by Seal Press.

Will this be your typical erotica anthology with a few wrinkles?

No, the truth is that we seniors don’t respond to the sopping-wet panties and rock-hard erections that are the hallmark of traditional, youth-oriented erotica. Instead, we want erotica that we can relate to, that encompasses the changes and adaptations of age, that acknowledges how we like to be stimulated. Age is accepted, celebrated, and sensually enjoyed.

Characters may be having spicy sex with partners they love and have loved for decades; or with new loves or casual encounters; or solo with hands, vibrators, memories, and fantasies.  Although I admit my bias towards erotica that is tender and loving, I’m also looking for edgy and kinky stories for a balanced collection.

Seal Press and I will choose submissions of high literary quality, not just good, explicit sex scenes. Arouse us with a sexy, well-crafted plot we haven’t read before, characters who entice us and feel real to us, language that describes sex in a new way. I welcome diversity of all kinds, including race, ethnic background, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, and every other kind of diversity.

Word length: 1,500-3,000 words, previously unpublished preferred.

Payment: $100 on acceptance and 2 copies of the book on publication.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2012 (earlier submissions preferred). Please submit Word document, double-spaced, Times or Times New Roman font. Authors may submit up to 2 contributions.

Before you submit (right now would be good!), please email me atSeniorErotica@gmail.com with the header “senior erotica submission” and include your 75-100-word bio written in the third person and complete contact information: legal name, pseudonym if applicable, mailing address, email address, and phone. Please include your age, also (which won’t be public unless you want it to be). I’ll put you in my database of potential contributors and update you as the project progresses.

Please feel free to copy and forward.

Thank you!
Joan Price

9/22/11 update: I’m receiving submissions already — thank you!  I’d prefer the sex scenes to take place at the characters’ current age (over 50, 60, 70…). A story or two with flashbacks to younger years is fine, but I’m getting too many youthful flashbacks and too few current-age erotic scenes. What makes a story sexy and arousing at our age? That’s your challenge!

3 Responses so far.

  1. Joan Price says:

    Thank you so much, Charlie! It’s obviously time for an anthology like this, because I’ve already heard from 45 writers after only a few days!

  2. BARRY sTANBRIDGE says:

    Hi Joan, as its now June 2013 & having just read your old blog request for submitions of short erotica writings, my partner & I would be keen to know of any interactive blogs chat sites etc as we feel that our situation would improve as other would too as we consider that although our lives may not be unique we have something that few attain or are actualised to in their relationship.
    Any direction would be valued.
    cheers Barry Stanbridge

  3. Barry, your best bet will be to contact Joan directly through her website: here.

     

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