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Call for Submissions: Queering Romance

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The romance genre is famous (or infamous) for it’s tropes. We love romance, tropes and all, but we also love to cuil things up. So for our next anthology we are looking for

Queering Romance Submissions

Just like the term queer, our queering romance stories can take two forms:

Either take a well known romance trope or plot line and re-tell it with queer characters,

Or take a well known romance trope or plot line, and queer it by making it different or strange and not what readers would expect.

Or, ya know, both at the same time for some extra levels of awesome!

Aromance and asexual stories welcome.

Stories must fit within the accepted definition of romance genre: two or more leads who by the end of the story are in a loving relationship together and get a happily ever after (or at least happily for now).

NOTE: our “NO!” tropes list still applies. There are some really nasty tropes in romance that we just don’t want anything to do with.

The Details

Length: 4,000-25,000 words

Pays: on publication, $25 per accepted story

Cover letter should include: Your name/pen name, the title of the story, word count.

Submission method: email – submissions@cuilpress.com

Remember to use standard manuscript format or something close to it. (We’re not gonna nitpick if you use Georgia or Verdana for your font, but no fancy formatting, have your name in the header, stick to the basics, okay?)

Rights: Electronic and Audio Anthology Rights, non-exclusive. Reprints welcome.

Deadline: August 15th, 2018

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Write an inclusive story.