Open Submission Call – Make a Play: No Losers in the Game of Love

January 8, 2013
2013 Daily Dose – A Story a Day in the Month of June
Edited by Lynn West and Shannon Shell

Dreamspinner Press is seeking romantic short stories and novellas containing themes and settings related to sports of any kind. This can be much more than athletes and competitions. We encourage authors to think outside the box.
Possible examples: A fan who goes to baseball games weekly catches the eye of a hotdog vendor. A physical therapist takes a job working on the football sidelines and falls for the coach. A retired athlete takes a high school coaching job and hits it off with another teacher. A college student joins the cheer team and gets more than just a tumbling partner. A single father meets another while they watch their sons at T-ball. Two players face off first at a cutthroat chess tournament and later in the bedroom. The owner of a sporting goods store sponsors an athlete in a local competition and becomes his biggest fan. A rookie player goes to a near-retirement veteran for pointers in the game, life, and love. The kid who was always picked last for teams in gym class falls for the reporter interviewing him when he grows up to buy a major sports franchise.
Editor’s Note: Because of the packaged nature of the set, all stories need to stand alone. No sequels to or spin-offs of previously published works, please.
Submission Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013 - Please note new deadline. Contract offers will be made by Feb. 20.
Publication Date: June 2013
Daily Dose story length: 5,000 – 18,000 words
Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
Send all submissions to submissions(at)dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: Daily Dose anthology submission

Call for Submission Reminder: Snow on the Roof

September 20, 2012

Snow on the Roof
Edited by Anne Regan

“Just because there’s snow on the roof, doesn’t mean the fire’s gone out in the furnace.” There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, and in all of these relationships, at least one of the lovers is over forty. Whether it’s a May/December romance, a second chance at love, or finding a soul mate later in life, these stories prove that it’s never too late for love.

Editor’s Note: At least one of the couple must be age 40+.

Submission Deadline: Nov. 19, 2012

Publication Date: February 2013

Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 – 12,000 words

Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.

Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions to anneregan[at]dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: OLDER MEN anthology submission

Open Calls for Submission: Snow on the Roof

September 2, 2012

Snow on the Roof
Edited by Anne Regan

“Just because there’s snow on the roof, doesn’t mean the fire’s gone out in the furnace.” There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, and in all of these relationships, at least one of the lovers is over forty. Whether it’s a May/December romance, a second chance at love, or finding a soul mate later in life, these stories prove that it’s never too late for love.

Editor’s Note: At least one of the couple must be age 40+.

Submission Deadline: Nov. 19, 2012

Publication Date: February 2013

Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 – 12,000 words

Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.

Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions to anneregan[at]dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: OLDER MEN anthology submission

Open Calls for Submission – Evergreen

August 16, 2012

“Evergreen” 2012 Advent Calendar – A Story a Day in the Month of December

Edited by Lynn West

When it comes to romance, ageless images are carried forever in your heart: A candle in the window burning bright. Warmth billowing from an old stone hearth. Snowflakes falling from the night sky under a full moon. Twinkle lights glinting in a lover’s eyes. Romance during the winter holidays is evergreen, and these stories will get you in the mood for love. Your Christmas present to yourself!

Editor’s Note: Because of the packaged nature of the set, all stories need to stand alone. No sequels to or spin-offs of previously published works, please.

Submission Deadline: Sept. 1, 2012

Publication Date: December 2012

Story length: 5,000 – 18,000 words. Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.

Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions to submissions[at]dreamspinnerpress[dot]com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: Advent Calendar anthology submission

Call for Submission Reminder

June 28, 2012

The deadline is approaching for submissions to the Don’t Try This at Home anthology on July 16.  This one should be a lot of fun, and honestly, who doesn’t have a bad sex story to tell?

Don’t Try This at Home
Edited by Anne Regan

Bonked heads. Rough carpet. Burned dinner. Awkward silence. Bitten lips. Startling length. Spilled wax. Pinched fingers. Shattered wineglass. Closet quickie. Flat souffle. Broken bedframe. Shower sex. Overzealous spanking. Embarrassing ex. Lost wallet. Terrible taste. Sore shoulders. Noxious odor. Absent date. Unbelievable girth. Kitchen canoodling. New toy. Stained sheets. Backward compliment. Stifling pillow. Locked handcuffs. Aching ass. Missing keys. Torn seams. Wrenched back. Angry cat. Overeager pass. Uncooperative zipper.
Something always goes wrong in real life. Fortunately, love blunts the edges so that romance trumps adversity.

Editor’s Note: Humor a plus, no rape/nonconsensual situations, contemporary genre only.
Submission Deadline: July 16, 2012.
Publication Date: October 2012.
Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 – 12,000 words.
Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.

Follow the general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.

Send all submissions to anneregan[at]dreamspinnerpress.com. List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: DON’T TRY THIS anthology submission.

Feel free to share this if you know of other authors who might be interested.

Best regards,

Anne Regan
Dreamspinner Press
www.dreamspinnerpress.com