editing a new anthology! ‘Leather Ever After’

I’ve been keeping a secret for the past couple of weeks, and folks who know me know that I’m not very good with secrets, but now it’s time to spill the beans (Jack’s magic beans of course)   This afternoon I signed a contract with Ravenous Romance to edit a new anthology titled ‘Leather Ever After’ BDSM retellings of classic fairy tales!   This book has been a bit of a secret dream of mine for a little while now, and when the opportunity presented itself to edit the book well, lets just say it just seemed like a fairy tale ending 😉  The call for submissions (see below) is open until August 1st so please forward widely and start writing!  You know you want to tell me a story!

Call For Submissions:

Leather Ever After

BDSM retellings of classic fairy tales

Editor: Sassafras Lowrey

Publisher: Ravenous Romance 

Deadline: August 1, 2012

Payment: $25 plus a copy of the anthology

Story Length: 2,500 – 5,000 words

Once upon a time, in a dungeon far, far away, you were summoned to join the quest for the hottest and kinkiest retellings of your favorite fairy tales. I’m seeking hot, well-written stories about bondage, power play, sadism and masochism. Think dragon fire-play,  princesses in bondage,  evil step mothers, and happy endings too good to be true. Give me fantasy, or show me the magic all around us, when Prince Charming wins the leather contest with the help of his fairy drag-mother,  Rapunzel is entangled in hair suspension and the little mermaid edgeplays with knives. I’m looking for a strong literary voice and characters with a a diversity of race, sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.  All characters must be over 18.   It’s time to write a new ending to your favorite bedtime story.

Submission Guidelines: Email submissions in Times New Roman 12 point black font Word document (.doc) with pages numbered of 2,500-5,000 words to  LeatherEverAfter@gmail.com . Please include your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), short 50 word or less bio in the third person, mailing address, email, and title of the piece as part of your document.

About the editor: Sassafras Lowrey is an international award winning queer author and artist who came into a gutterpunk leather community a decade ago. Sassafras is the editor of the two time American Library Association honored and Lambda Literary Award Finalist Kicked Out. Sassafras’ first novel, Roving Pack, will be released autumn 2012, an excerpt of which earned hir an Honorable Mention in the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund for Fiction. Ze tours to colleges,and community organizations across the country facilitating workshops that support LGBTQ and Leather people in telling their stories. Sassafras lives in Brooklyn, New York with hir Daddy, two dogs, and two kitties. You can learn more about Sassafras and hir work at www.PoMoFreakshow.com