Calling all erotica authors – sorry – writers of smut. There’s a new publisher afoot.
Paper Bag Press has just founded itself with a four page website seeking submissions. The money quote:
We are seeking new or established authors for exclusive publication. We want writers who can craft a short story with a strong plot that revolves around sexual experience. The stories are not necessarily romantic — the sex is the focus. If the characters are in luuurv, that’s fine, as long as the sex is hot.
There are three length categories we are seeking:
* Weekenders — 10,000-15,000 words
* One-nighters — 4,000-8,500 words
* One-handers — 1,000-3,500 words
Wow. Use of “one handers” inspires me. Not to mention the “luuurv.” As Longmire knows, it’s all about the luuurv.
Then there’s this part:
Other than that, we are an equal opportunity smut peddler. We know that you are taking a chance on us since we are new. Because of this, we are offering a 5% royalty bonus for the first 25 stories that are accepted for publication. This offer will extend through September 30, 2008, or until we get our first 25 accepted stories.
5% royalty bonus on top of what? Am I the only one who looks at a site like this and thinks, “That’s it? You want to do business and you have a four page site with about zero business content? WHY should I do business with you?”
Between the one-handers and the smut peddling, were I a writer of erotica, this would not be my bag.
Thanks to Esri Rose for the link.