College Discovery

Editor: 

College is a time not just to learn a specialty, but for people to learn who they are. Away from home for the first time, in a new and potentially more accepting environment, surrounded by opportunities and temptations never before encountered, those four—five . . . six?—years are a time to meet new people and establish new relationships, a chance to explore gender identity and sexuality.

Send us your stories about college students doing exactly that. Are they coming out about being gay, bi, asexual or pansexual? Are they figuring out that their gender is fluid? Are they finally able to be themselves and love whoever they want? Tell us their stories.

Length: 
25,000 to 120,000 words
Genres: 
Contemporary, New Adult romance in a college/university setting, with a focus on exploring sexuality and/or gender identity.
Heat Levels: 
Sweet to moderate: no sex, fade to black, euphemistic, or mildly explicit.
Ending: 
Strong HFN. An HEA is fine, but not required with younger protagonists.
Orientation: 
Any
Submissions Due: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Acceptance Letters Sent By: 
July 15 for novellas, August 1 for novels
Anticipated Release Date: 
Summer 2014