Thursday, March 25, 2010

Accepting Submission for Two New Lines at Ellora's Cave!

Ellora's Cave is launching two new Lines (genres) of Romantica® erotic romance! These lines are open for submission now, to both existing EC authors and new authors, so spread the word!

General descriptions of the two new lines are below. For details and submission guidelines, go here.
Audience: 18- to 25-year-old modern women who would enjoy reading sexually explicit erotic romance stories about heroines with whom they can identify.
Length: Any of our length categories (10K to about 125K)
Tone and Style: The books will have a strong narrative voice. Dialogue and narrative will be very reflective of the target audience’s world.
Heroines: Must be in the 18-25 range, with behavior and attitude to match. The heroine should reflect the lifestyles and values of today's modern young woman. These will not be like our existing stories that happen to have a heroine in that age range—the style will be very different.
Hero: The hero doesn't have to fit into the same age range. He may indeed be of age similar to the heroine, part of her peer group. But we would also accept stories of young women involved with older men.
In addition to being open to submissions from existing EC authors, we are looking to recruit new, authors to write for this line, who have an authentic voice for this age range.

Audience: This line is for women of any age who would, or perhaps already do, enjoy EC Romantica®, but who have a personal belief that sex should not occur before or outside of marriage.
Length: Any of our length categories (10K to about 125K)
Setting: Any setting, but the culture must involve a legal and binding commitment ceremony between the two people that includes the intent of permanence (“’til death do us part”) and monogamy.
Sexual Content: These are as erotic as all of our other books—but the actual sex does not occur until after marriage. The stories should be the same graphic level of sexual description as EC’s existing lines.
These are not religious or “inspirational” stories. The decision to wait for sex is a personal choice of the characters, based on a variety of reasons, and should in no way imply a judgment that other people are wrong or "bad" for making different choices.