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Monday, September 27, 2010

Call for Submissions, Lemon Kisses Vol. 2

Call for Submissions

Lemon Kisses Volume 2, A Yaoi Anthology
Edited by: Augusta Li
Publisher: Phaze Books
Deadline: January 10, 2011
Format: eBook (initially, with possible print release)
Payment: royalty of ebook sales, split evenly among authors, plus copies

You must be at least 18 years old to submit to this anthology.

I am looking for well-written yaoi stories for this sequel to the best-selling yaoi anthology, Lemon Kisses. Before submitting, please be familiar with the yaoi genre. It’s not quite the same as m/m romance or gay erotica. If you’re not sure what qualifies as yaoi, please do a little research. A good indication of what I’m looking for is the work in the original Lemon Kisses.  Stories should be between 15 and 25K, and can be in any sub-genre (fantasy, contemporary, historical, etc.). Above all, I’m seeking unique works with solid plotting, good characterization, and a good balance between hot, erotic scenes and story. Explicit sex is encouraged.

Please be advised that I’m likely to reject cliché yaoi plots, such as Japanese school-boy romance, unless you have a really fresh take on it.  Nor am I a fan of gay-just-for-you, again, unless it’s stellar. No anthropomorphic characters, please. Kemonomimi is acceptable if well-done. In fact, I would love to see some good kemonomimi, but characters should be MOSTLY human (no bestial facial features, etc). All characters involved in sexual situations must be at least 18, so sorry, no shota. Anything not normally allowed (rape, snuff, bestiality, necrophilia, bodily waste or pedophilia) isn’t allowed here either. I’ll consider forced seduction, but be very careful.

To submit, please attach your manuscript as an rtf or doc and send it, with the words YAOI ANTHOLGY SUBMISSION in the subject line, to Please follow the Phaze Books formatting instructions located at Include a brief introduction, including your contact information and publishing history, if any.

If you have any questions, email me at the above address.

About Phaze: Launched in November, 2004, Phaze Books has offered a wide selection of erotic romance and women's erotica in eBook and print formats. We are proud to have a number of best-selling and rising stars of romance in our catalog, as well as a Romantic Times Top Pick, an EPPIE winner, and several EPPIE nominees.

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