Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Call for Submissions - A Lover’s Feast: Sensual Food Tales Edited By A. Rosselini and M.Christian

A Lover’s Feast: Sensual Food Tales
Edited By A. Rosselini and M.Christian

"Almost every person has something secret he likes to eat."
M.F.K. Fisher  (1908-1992)

"Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly."
M.F.K. Fisher, 'An Alphabet for Gourmets'

An anthology of gay, straight, and lesbian stories exploring erotica in the world of, and featuring, the elegant and creative mixing our love of great food with our love of great sex.  To be published by Renaissance E Books/Sizzler Editions (http://shop.renebooks.com).

Sex has always been essentially, sensually linked to food.  Just think of the terminology we use to describe sex – isn’t most of it the same words we use to describe a fantastic meal, or the act of eating?  Men and women, here in almost every country in the world share their passion for a great meal with their love of wonderful sex.

While the tales in this anthology will be about cooking and eating food, they will not take place in just the kitchen or the bedroom.  Taking settings and situations from history as well as other cultures that prize the culinary as well as the erotic arts, A Lover’s Feast: Sensual Food Tales will celebrate both food and sex’s preparation, presentation, and enjoyment in many different places and from many different recipes.  How does a German woman prepare a succulent Black Forest Cherry Cake?  How does an Arabian woman serve her husband behind closed doors?  How does the sultan entertain his guests for dinner – does he invite his whole harem or just one special woman?

These stories will push boundaries, ones that go beyond the woman grabbing a cucumber and having sex with it.  Anybody can do that.  Sex can be blatant or just flirting around the edges of erotica.  This book is about taste – all kinds – and about creativity.  These will be stories that will arouse, amuse, amaze, and whet everyone’s appetite for more!

Have a recipe idea instead? Excellent! Submit sexy, playful, erotic recipes instead of stories but they have to be original (not copied from a book or such).

Stories and/or recipes may feature humor, horror, romance, or mystery, but all submissions must be explicitly erotic.  Stories featuring rape, underage characters, homophobia, bestiality or 'violence porn' will not be considered.

Both previously published and original works will be considered.  Authors are welcome to submit stories, original recipes, and/or both.

If you have questions about whether or not your story may work for this anthology, please contact M.Christian at zobop@aol.com or A. Rosselini at alynrosselini@yahoo.com with your questions or concerns.

Story length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2011
Rights: First North American Anthology Rights
Payment: $25, paid on publication
Please include A Lover’s Feast Submission: (Your title) in the subject line.

Email submissions should be sent to M.Christian at zobop@aol.com or A. Rosselini at alynrosselini@yahoo.com (rtf format only, be sure to include contact information on all attachments). 

M.Christian is - among many things - an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 300 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and Web sites.  He is the editor of 25 anthologies including the Best S/M Erotica series, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, The Mammoth Book of Future Cops and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi) and Confessions, Garden of Perverse, and Amazons (with Sage Vivant) as well as many others.  He is the author of the collections Dirty Words, Speaking Parts, The Bachelor Machine, Licks & Promises, Filthy, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and Coming Together: M.Christian; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, and Painted Doll. M.Christian is also an Associate Publisher for Renaissance E Books.

A. Rosselini's erotic works have appeared in Blood Lust Anthology, Underneath It All Anthology, Erotic Fantasy: Tales of the Paranormal Anthology, Story Mistress, Blue Foods, Sensual Venus, Satin Slippers, She Loves Sex.com, Toasted-Cheese.com, and many others. She is the author of the upcoming Shadow Seducer Series: Wicked Kisses (Book 1) and the upcoming Aztec Skinwalker series: Erasing Teresa (Book 1). She teaches sex positive writing workshops such as Writing a Short Story, The Art of Erotic Writing, and How to Move the Story Along.  Her mainstream fiction stories have appeared in the local newspaper and webzines.  She has a blog and uses twitter to connect with interesting people. 

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