BDSM Erotic Shorts

BDSM is a multi-layered acronym covering many facets of kinky identity and play. Riptide Publishing wants to explore each letter in its own collection of erotic shorts.

Bondage: Think handcuffs, elaborate Shibari ropework, predicament bondage, the complete immobility of a vacuum bed. Or just being told not to move . . .

Discipline: Someone’s been naughty and needs to be taught a lesson. Someone is trying to follow the rules, but fails and needs to be corrected . . . for their own good.

Domination: The will to power, to control. The rush of having someone do what you tell them to, the thrill of having someone kneel before you, ready for your command.

Submission: Giving yourself up to the will of another, finding peace in following orders, finding tranquility on your knees, even if you’re forced there.

Sadism: Nothing turns you on more than your partner’s moans and tears of pain as you hurt them, as they let you hurt them . . .

Masochism: The heavy thud of a flogger, the exquisite burst of a cane strike, the prick of a knife . . . the power and joy and freedom of pain.

Pick a letter, any letter, and write us a rainbow story that focuses on that letter. In fact, feel free to write a story for each letter. Please note: risk-aware and consensual play is a must.

Note: though our submission guidelines request a 2 to 3 page synopsis, it is not necessary for this particular call. Please be sure you include a blurb/summary in your query letter, though.

Length: 
8,000 to 15,000 words
Genres: 
Contemporary
Heat Levels: 
Hot to Scorching
Ending: 
Any
Orientation: 
Any
Submissions Due: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Acceptance Letters Sent By: 
Nov 1, 2014
Anticipated Release Date: 
Late 2015