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Call for Submissions: United in Love #charity #anthology #britishredcross #romance

As well as having been completely horrified and distraught by the recent terror attacks in the UK, I’ve also felt quite helpless. The latest attack at London Bridge spurred me into action—I might not be in a position where I can physically help victims, but I can do something. I can put together an anthology where all proceeds go to a charity that will help those affected. So that’s what I’m doing. Please consider writing something for this collection, and do share the call for submissions with anyone you think might be interested. Thank you.

United in Love (tentative title).

I want love stories about unity in the UK. About pulling together in the face of hardship and adversity. About solidarity. About positivity. I want heart-warming tales with a heat level of 3+—so hot romance to erotic romance. No closed-door sex or sweet romance. I’d like stories with a British flavour—so set in Britain. Authors do not have to be British or living in the UK, as long as the story has a British flavour.

I’m not looking for pure erotica, or BDSM/kink/similar. The emphasis is on love stories, and I’m looking to appeal to a wide variety of romance readers in order to maximise sales and therefore monies raised.

Stories should be between 3—6k (there’s a tiny bit of wiggle room, especially if your story is exceptional, but not much), with double quote marks around dialogue, double spaced, indents not tabs, UK spellings, and have been edited to the best of your ability. If you can get someone else to go through it once you’re done, all the better. I will be editing/proof-reading stories that are accepted, but the less work I have to do on that front, the more quickly the anthology can hit digital shelves and start earning money for charity. Stories do not have to be brand new, but they must adhere to the theme, and if they are previously published, please ensure you hold the rights to re-publish.

Which brings me on to the chosen charity. I’ve selected the British Red Cross. They’ve just set up a UK Solidarity Fund to help victims of terror anywhere in the UK—assisting with immediate issues and ensuring that victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties. All money raised from sales of the anthology will go directly to them.

I want to move fairly quickly on this, so the deadline is quite short, I’m afraid. Stories should reach me no later than 14th July 2017. Ideally, I would like to publish the collection sometime during August. Please send your story to lucy@lucyfelthouse.co.uk with the subject: United in Love submission. Please refer any questions to the above email address.

Thank you so much for considering this, and please do share widely!

Lucy

Call for Submissions: Smut by the Sea Volume 3

Yes, it’s true. There’s going to be a Smut by the Sea Volume 3, and we want your stories. All the details below…

 

Editor: Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse

Publisher: House of Erotica

Submission deadline: 31st March 2014

Expected release: Summer 2014

Genres: Any

Theme: Seaside

Pairings: Any

Word count: 4,000 – 6,000

Payment: Royalties will be split 40% of the net profits with contributing authors, exact values will be given once we know how many stories will be in the final anthology. Royalties will be paid to each contributor once their share reaches a minimum threshold of £20.

Due to the success of Smut by the Sea Volumes 1 and 2, Smut in the City, Smut Alfresco and Smut for Chocoholics, Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse are pleased to announce that they’re putting together a third volume of seaside smut.

Smut by the Sea Volume 3 will be a collection of stories with a saucy seaside feel edited by The Northern Birds Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse.

The Smut by the Sea anthology will feature stories from a variety of genres, but they must have that overall “seaside” feel, either in location or style. Read Smut by the Sea Volumes 1 and 2 to get an idea of what we like. If you’d like some clarification before submitting your story then please contact us.

Submit your story by emailing it as an attachment to victoria[at]victoriablisse.co.uk. Please format your story in Times New Roman, 12pt font, double spaced with each new paragraph indented by ½ inch. On your cover page, include your pen name, author bio and word count.

Call for Submissions: Smut by the Sea Volume 2

Call for Submissions

Smut by the Sea Volume 2

Editors: Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse

Publisher: House of Erotica

Submission deadline: 1st February 2013

Expected release: Spring/Summer 2013

Genres: Any

Theme: Seaside

Pairings: Any

Word count: 4,000 – 6,000

Payment: Royalties will be split 50% of the net profits with contributing authors, exact values will be given once we know how many stories will be in the final anthology. Royalties will be paid to each contributor once their share reaches a minimum threshold of £20.

 

Due to the success of Smut by the Sea Volume 1, Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse are pleased to announce that they’re putting together a second volume.

Smut by the Sea Volume 2 will be a collection of stories with a saucy seaside feel edited by The Northern Birds Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse.

The Smut by the Sea anthology will feature stories from a variety of genres, but they must have that overall “seaside” feel, either in location or style. Read Smut by the Sea Volume 1 to get an idea of what we like. If you’d like some clarification before submitting your story then please contact us.

 

Submit your story by emailing it as an attachment to victoria[at]victoriablisse.co.uk. Please format your story in Times New Roman, 12pt font, double spaced with each new paragraph indented by ½ inch. On your cover page, include your pen name, author bio and word count.

Call for Submissions: Smut Alfresco

Call for Submissions

Smut Alfresco

Editors: Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse

Publisher: House of Erotica

Submission deadline: 11th January 2013

Expected release: Spring/Summer 2013

Genres: Any

Theme: Outdoors

Pairings: Any

Word count: 4,000 – 6,000

Payment: Royalties will be split 50% of the net profits with contributing authors, exact values will be given once we know how many stories will be in the final anthology. Royalties will be paid to each contributor once their share reaches a minimum threshold of £20.

 

Due to the success of Smut by the Sea and Smut in the City, Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse are pleased to announce that they’re putting together another erotic anthology.

Smut Alfresco will be a collection of stories with an outdoors theme edited by The Northern Birds Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse.

The Smut Alfresco anthology will feature stories from a variety of genres, but they must have that overall “outdoors” feel, either in location or style. Think fields, abandoned ruins, the alleyway behind the nightclub, your back garden, etc. Read Smut by the Sea and Smut in the City to get an idea of what we like. If you’d like some clarification before submitting your story then please contact us.

 

Submit your story by emailing it as an attachment to victoria[at]victoriablisse.co.uk. Please format your story in Times New Roman, 12pt font, double spaced with each new paragraph indented by ½ inch. On your cover page, include your pen name, author bio and word count.

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Scarborough, UK to Host Saucy Seaside Smut Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2012, The North, United Kingdom.

Convention for erotica readers and writers to be held in the
seaside town of Scarborough on June 22nd, 2013.

Do you like to be beside the seaside? Or more specifically, do you like to be smutty beside the seaside? If so, then the Smut by the Sea Convention and Erotic Marketplace is for you!

The brainchild of Victoria Blisse and Kevin Mitnik, with help from their glamorous assistant, Lucy Felthouse, Smut by the Sea promises to be a smut-filled extravaganza in the beautiful seaside setting of Victorian Scarborough. The town’s library will be hosting the event.

Forget fish and chips, candy floss and ice cream – visit the dedicated Erotic Marketplace, including exhibitors Xcite Books and House of Erotica, with many more yet to be confirmed. Buy toys and books and all manner of saucy things. And don’t forget to get those books signed by the authors in attendance!

You’ll be wriggling in your seat when you attend a range of sexy readings from erotic authors including Victoria Blisse, Lucy Felthouse, K D Grace and Lexie Bay.

Or perhaps you’d like to attend informative panels on getting published, marketing your work and other smut related activities? It’s all covered, so you can check out whatever tickles your fancy!

Smut by the SeaIt’s certainly going to be a fun-filled day – but it doesn’t stop there! In the evening will be the official launch of the Smut by the Sea anthology (calls for submissions available at http://smutbythesea.co.uk/call-for-submissions/, closing date 1st June 2012 – edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse), with readings from the authors, and some seriously saucy swag bags with gifts from sponsors Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium, Total-E-Bound and Lovehoney, to name but a few.

Just as you’re settling down from hearing all those fabulously naughty stories, your heart rate will be rising once more as the result of an intermission with burlesque dancers!

Finally, there will be a Q&A panel with a range of authors, book signings and some good old fashioned networking and socialising.

It’s still early days so there will be lots more authors, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees coming on board as the conference draws closer, but hopefully this has given you an idea of what to expect from Smut by the Sea.

So, what are you waiting for? Mark your diaries for Smut by the Sea, 22nd June 2013. Early Bird tickets have been released, and there are less than 200 available at this bargain price, so make sure to grab yours quick, before it’s too late! http://smutbythesea.eventbrite.co.uk/

Keep your eyes on the following links for further information on sponsors, attending authors, exhibitors and more:

Website: http://smutbythesea.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/smutbythesea

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/smutbythesea

Also, just for a bit of fun, you can share your seaside themed photos on the Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/mitnik/smut-by-the-sea/

The event is still taking on more exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and readers, so if you’d like to get involved, please http://smutbythesea.co.uk/contact-us/

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About Smut by the Sea

The brainchild of Victoria Blisse and Kevin Mitnik, the Smut by the Sea Erotic Readers & Authors Convention & Erotic Marketplace takes place in Scarborough in June 2013. It will be a smut filled extravaganza with readings, burlesque, panels, Q&As, workshops, erotica and more. See http://smutbythesea.co.uk for more details.

About Blisse UK

Blisse UK is the team of Victoria Blisse and Kevin Mitnik. Specialising in bespoke creations, working together they strive to bring originality and excellence into all that they do. Victoria is an award-winning author & Kevin is a twice Webbie winning web designer. They have over 15 years experience of creating successful websites with a portfolio of recent works available on http://blisseuk.com. Smut by the Sea is a new venture as they combine their love of the seaside with a love of erotica.