O Come, All Ye Kinky

Editor: 

The Winter Holidays are times of love, joy, family togetherness, peace, and goodwill for all. They are also times of stress, strife, family feuds, pressure, and heartache. But most of all, they’re chock full of pervertibles: ornament hooks, candles, jingle bells, tape, candy canes, kinky gift giving, and more.

Riptide Publishing will be releasing a 2012 Kinky Holiday Anthology of short stories (5,000 to 10,000 words each). So send us your kinky holiday shorts!

  • Holidays include any end-of-year celebration: Christmas, Hannukah, Solstice, Epiphany, Kwanzaa, even Diwali and western or Chinese New Year.
     
  • Stories should be erotic with a significant kink component: D/s relationships, pervertible toys, holiday-themed kink activities. Don’t be afraid to push erotic boundaries, but please make the BDSM both psychologically and physically realistic, as well as completely safe, sane, and consensual.
     
  • Stories should be relationship-focused and have a happy ending for the main characters. The kink should be in service to an exploration of a stage in the life of a relationship and the ending should be overflowing with holiday cheer and schmoopiness.


This anthology will be packaged, marketed, and sold as a single product, though stories may be released individually, via limited distribution, roughly three months after the release of the anthology.

20% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Leather Association International Domestic Violence Project.

Length: 
5,000 to 10,000 words
Genres: 
All stories must have a significant BDSM component. We're seeking primarily historical, contemporary, and multicultural stories, but other genres may be considered; please query first.
Heat Levels: 
High
Ending: 
HEA or HFN
Orientation: 
Gay, lesbian, bi, poly, trans*, or any variation thereof.
Submissions Due: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Acceptance Letters Sent By: 
August 15, 2012
Anticipated Release Date: 
December 3, 2012