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Coming Together : The Erotic Cocktail

erotic fiction & poetry & art & audio to benefit charity

We are seeking submissions of erotic fiction, poetry, and art from established professionals as well as amateur/up-and-coming authors, poets, and artists. Our current publishing focus is on erotic fiction of 5,000 to 20,000 words to release as individual ebooks under one of our many charity lines. We will consider both shorter and longer submissions as well. However, submissions of under 5,000 words will only be released as part of an anthology/bundle. Erotic fiction is our trademark, but we will consider submissions in any genre.

 

CURRENTLY OPEN ANTHOLOGY CALLS

 

Coming Together: Outside the Box

OUTSIDE THE BOX

 

 

Coming Together: Through Time
THROUGH TIME

Coming Together: Like Clockwork

LIKE CLOCKWORK

 

Coming Together: In the Kitchen

SIZZLING RECIPES

 

Coming Together: By the Book

BIBLICAL RELATIONSHIPS

 

Coming Together: Coming of Age

COMING OF AGE

 

Coming Together: On Stage
ON STAGE

 

Coming Together: In Pictures

IN PICTURES

 

CONTINUOUSLY OPEN LINES*

 

Coming Together: Neat

NEAT

 

Coming Together: Tabooty

TABOO & FETISH

Coming Together: Through Time
THROUGH TIME

Coming Together: Off World
OFF WORLD

Coming Together: Colors

COLORS

Coming Together: Hurricane Relief Edition

HURRICANE RELIEF

 

Coming Together: As One

AS ONE

 

Coming Together: Coming of Age

COMING OF AGE

 

 

Coming Together: For the Cure
FOR THE CURE

Coming Together: With Pride
WITH PRIDE

Coming Together: Into the Light

INTO THE LIGHT

 

Coming Together: By Hand

BY HAND

 

Coming Together: On Stage
ON STAGE

Coming Together: Against the Odds

AGAINST THE ODDS

 

Coming Together: Al Fresco

AL FRESCO

         

 

* STORIES OVER 5000 WORDS WILL BE RELEASED AS INDIVIDUAL EBOOKS & AUDIO BOOKS.

STORIES & POETRY WILL ALSO BE PUBLISHED IN ANTHOLOGIES WHEN AT LEAST 50,000 WORDS OF MATERIAL IS AVAILABLE IN THE LINE.

 

 

NOTE: ALL COMING TOGETHER COLLECTIONS REMAIN OPEN FOR SINGLE TITLE SUBMISSIONS TO BENEFIT THE LINE'S CHARITY. SIMPLY QUERY.

 

Since its debut in 2005, Coming Together has donated thousands of dollars to dozens of charities. It has published numerous single- and multi-author anthologies in both ebook and print as well as novella-length single titles and libido-stirring appetizers. All the work is donated, as is all the revenue. Coming Together has garnered much critical acclaim, won many awards, and set the publishing industry standard for "doing good while being bad." Coming Together is a 501(c)(3) voluntary nonprofit association.


Volunteer editors and review/promo coordinators are also needed, as is an eroticist to manage the Toys for Tarts blog (which generates revenue used for advertising and promotions). Want to get involved? Please query using the form located HERE, and thanks for your interest in erotic altruism!


The Erotic Cocktail: Volume 1  The Erotic Cocktail: Volume 2  The Erotic Cocktail: Volume 3  Coming Together (special hurricane relief edition)  Special Memorial Edition (Colleen Thomas)  Coming Together: For the Cure  Coming Together: For Gabrielle  Coming Together: Under Fire  Coming Together: With Pride  Coming Together: At Last  Coming Together: Against the Odds  Coming Together: Out Loud!   Coming Together: Al Fresco  Coming Together: In the Kitchen  Coming Together: In Flux  Coming Together: Arm in Arm in Arm...  Coming Together: In Vein
Coming Together: Pondering the Indelible  Coming Together: For Her  Coming Together: Into the Light  Coming Together: By Hand  Coming Together: In Pictures  Coming Together: Coming of Age  Coming Together: As One  Coming Together: On Stage  Coming Together: Through Time  Coming Together: Off World  Coming Together Presents  Coming Together: Neat  Coming Together: Hors d'Ouvres  Coming Together: Colors  Coming Together: Tabooty Coming Together: Hungry for Love Coming Together: Triumphantly

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

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We are looking for fresh, original fiction, poetry, and artwork.

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All pairings & relationship dynamics are welcome, from traditional erotic romance to down-and-dirty wank-worthy stroke. If it contains a positive portrayal of an illegal activity, however, Coming Together is not interested.

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Fiction depicting sex between consenting adult sentient beings -- any consenting adult sentient beings (including aliens and shifters) -- is welcome. That includes incest, step-cest, twincest, shifter sex, etc. It also includes BDSM, rape fantasies, and other taboo/fetish material.

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"Barely legal" fiction is also welcome. Legal is legal. Age-related role play is also legal.

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A "happily ever after" ending is not required. Coming Together wants erotic, not formulaic, material.

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Explicit sex is not required. Eroticism is about far more than Tab A into Slot B.

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Additional guidelines may exist based upon the theme of the collection/line.

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PLEASE, no simultaneous submissions!

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Reprints are welcome, provided that the submitter holds the rights.

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Exclusivity is not required.


THE NITTY GRITTY:

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Proof all work prior to submission. That means it's not only spell checked, but properly punctuated and thoroughly scanned for homophonic errors (its/it's, there/their/they've, your/you're, etc.)

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Attach an RTF document (for large artwork, use sendthisfile.com or yousendit.com) & email to submissions [at] the-erotic-cocktail.com (and/or to the address provided on the line's individual page) with a subject line beginning with "SUBMISSION:"

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1" margins all around, no headers or footers

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12pt Times New Roman font, double spaced

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Indent paragraphs, and do not include an extra line between paragraphs

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At the top of the file, include your pen name, story word count, a brief synopsis, a promo blurb, and your website/blog URLs. You may also include a BRIEF (150-word) bio.

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If your work is selected for publication, you will be required to sign a publishing agreement which contains your legal name and mailing address. A sample of Coming Together's publication agreement can be found HERE.

 

Last updated Friday October 17, 2014