Tag Archive: Submissions

Mar 20

Call for Submissions: Extended

With the shift in dates for Queermance itself, we’ve been able to extend the dates for submissions to Queermance Volume III until the 2nd of September 2016.

If you’re thinking of submitting a story to us, check out our call for submissions here.

If you’d like to see what we’ve published before, please check out Queermance Vol I, and Queermance Vol II, available as ebooks from Clan Destine Press.

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Feb 16

More Stories needed – and Yes We’re Paying $$

 

First off, a massive thank you to all of our backers who pitched in to get us some money for Queermance Volume II on Pozible. Thanks to you, we’re able to announce two things:

 

Firstly, we’re able, for the first time, to offer at least $20 per story published in Queermance Vol II. We’re still finalising our budget and we may turn around and offer you a contact with more money on it, but please expect to receive at least $20 AUD if you are accepted into our Anthology.

Secondly, we can afford to publish more stories, so we’re extended our submissions deadline to the Monday the 16th of March, 2015. So send in your stories to  submissions@queermance.com.au, we’re standing by and waiting to get our hands on your ideas, and your fingers on our cold, hard cash.

We are looking for stories that:

  • Include a queer relationship. Other elements are encouraged but a relationship must be part of the story, even if it is not foregrounded.
  • Are a minimum of 3000 words and a maximum of 10,000 words.
  • Have a strong connection to either Australia or New Zealand. This could be an Aussie or Kiwi expatriate overseas or a story set somewhere in Australia with a strong sense of place.
  • This call is open to international authors

 

Aug 30

Call for Submissions: Queermance Volume II

We’re back for another year! In conjunction with Clan Destine Press, Queermance Australia is searching out the best of Australian and New Zealand Queer Romantic Fiction for our second Anthology and we’re once again throwing the doors open to all writings both published and aspiring.

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We are looking for Stories which:

  • Include a queer relationship. Other elements are encouraged but a relationship must be part of the story, even if it is not foregrounded.
  • Are a minimum of 4000 words and a maximum of 10,000 words
  • Have a strong connection to either Australia or New Zealand. This could be an Aussie or Kiwi expatriate overseas or a story set somewhere in Australia with a strong sense of place.
  • Are in by Monday the 15th of December 2014. Please email to submissions@queermance.com.au

The best stories will be included in the Queermance Anthology. We are currently seeking funding to pay for our stories, but we are unable to commit to funding at this time–stay tuned for an update! Regardless, authors may be contacted by our editorial team in regards to future publication possibilities, including standalone publication. Queermance Vol II will be overseen by Lindy Cameron of Clan Destine Press, and will be launched at the Hare Hole on Friday the 17th of April 2015.

If you’d like to see what we’ve published before, please check out Queermance Vol I, our inaugural Anthology, available as an ebook download from Clan Destine Press.

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Feb 03

Call for Submissions: The Best of Australian Queermance

Submissions: The Best of Australian Queermance

In conjunction with Clan Destine Press, Queermance Australia is searching for the best of Australian and New Zealand Queer Romantic Fiction, and we’re throwing the doors open to all writings both published and aspiring.

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We are looking for Stories which:

  • Include a queer, romantic relationship. Other elements are encouraged but a relationship must be part of it.
  • Are a minimum of 3000 words and a maximum of 10,000 words
  • Are written by a written by someone living in Australia or New Zealand
  • Have a strong narrative tie to Australia or New Zealand–either in terms of character or setting
  • Are in by Friday 28th of February 2014. Please email to submissions@queermance.com.au

The best stories will be included in the Queermance Anthology. At this point Queermance is unable to pay for stories, but authors may be contacted by our editorial team in regards to future publication possibilities, including standalone publication. The Queermance Anthology will be overseen by Lindy Cameron of Clan Destine Press, Alison Todd of Silver Publishing and Jacob Coates of Jaffa Books. The Queermance Anthology will be launched at the Hare Hole on Friday the 21st of March.

Feb 03

Queermance Launched!

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It’s been over a year in the making, but Queermance 2014 is here. A portmanteau of “Queer” and “Romance”, Queermance runs from Friday the 21st of March to Sunday the 23rd of March and is a combination of literary festival and writers’ conference. It has a schedule of talks and workshops for writers looking to gain skills and inspiration, or just to pick the brain of other authors, editors and publishers.

For writers, conference tickets are $160, or $140 concession. This includes access to all writers conference events, including lunch and morning and afternoon teas, and access to the three big public events at the Hare Hole each night. It will also include a complimentary copy of Queermance, our inaugural Anthology of the best Queermantic short stories from Australia and New Zealand (and if you’re an author, submit your story here). Tickets for the evening events will be available soon.

Our program will continue to grow in the coming month as we lock in presenters, so check back often to find out what’s new. Currently we have confirmed Australian publishers Clan Destine Press and Jaffa Books will be in attendance, and both presses are looking for authors so get your ticket today and polish up your story pitches!

Program Highlights include:

  • Giving Birth – Everything you need to know about getting published
  • The IKEA of Intercourse – Writing Sex and Erotica
  • The Great Debate: Authors vs. Publishers
  • Queerbaret – Closing night @ The Hare Hole