Sports Romance

Queer men play sports. Whether they hide their sexuality or not, they are on the field, in the rink, on the court. And we want stories about how they juggle finding love with their commitment to their sport. We’d prefer major league professional settings (American football, basketball, ice hockey, baseball; European soccer/football, rugby, cricket; etc.), but the Olympics would be fabulous, and any sport will be considered (NASCAR/Formula One racing, polo, X Games sports, etc.). Make the competition a major focus of and conflict with the romance, and you’ve got a winner!

Length: 
30,000 to 85,000 words
Genres: 
Contemporary
Heat Levels: 
Moderate to explicit
Ending: 
HEA or strong HFN
Orientation: 
gay, bisexual, AFAB trans or nonbinary
Submissions Due: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Acceptance Letters Sent By: 
January 1, 2014
Anticipated Release Date: 
Nine months to a year after acceptance