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Monday, September 22, 2008


From Samhain Publishing

Call for Submissions: I'm Too Sexy For My Shape

Samhain Publishing is seeking submissions for their as-yet-untitled Summer 2009 shapeshifter anthology. Stories can be of any genre or heat level—make them fun, make them sexy, make them burn right off the pages but whatever you do, they must feature a shifter theme as integral to the story. M/m or same-sex submissions welcome and anticipated.

Submissions should be 20,000 to 30,000 words in length. This anthology is open to all authors previously published with Samhain and authors aspiring to publish with Samhain. Submissions must be new material; previously published material will not be considered.

Chosen manuscripts will be published as separate ebooks under their individual titles in Summer 2009 but will be combined in print titles for Spring 2010 print release.

To submit a manuscript for consideration, please include:
The full manuscript (of 20,000 to 30,000 words) with a comprehensive 2-5 page synopsis. Please include a letter of introduction/query letter. Full manuscripts are required for this as it’s a special project.

Important! When sending your manuscript/synopsis please name them: SS_Title_full/synopsis. For instance, if you’re writing a book called Hot Hamster Love (which we sincerely hope you’re not because that title is ours, darn it!), you’d name your manuscript SS_HotHamsterLove_full and your synopsis SS_HotHamsterLove_synopsis.

Following this naming convention insures that your manuscript/synopsis don’t get lost in the mess of files and submissions we save to our computers, and helps us keep them separate from normal submissions. And keeps them neat and tidy on the ebook reader! It’s harder when you have 50 files called “Synopsis” to know which to look at.

Submissions are open until March 1st, 2009 and final decision will be made by March 23rd,2009.

Send your submission to

Please put Sexy Shifters Anthology Submission in the subject line. Query letters can be addressed to Angela James.

Agent News

Literary agent Emmanuelle Alspaugh has accepted a position at Judith Ehrlich Literary Management.

New contact info:
Emmanuelle Alspaugh
Judith Ehrlich Literary Management
880 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Alspaugh is looking for both contemporary and historical novels, international/multicultural voices, women’s fiction, and romance.


Angela James said...

This isn't exactly the submissions call, which is fine, I guess, except the part edited out did clarify in a fun way that we'll take most any type of shifter.

Maria Zannini said...

Sorry Angie. I can't even see what I'm copying.
Here's the part I missed:

Call for Submissions: I'm too sexy for my shape!

from Samhain Weblog by Angela James

I’m too sexy for my shape!

Bad boys and wild girls. Cats, wolves, dragons and hamsters (just kidding about the hamsters…really). We’re looking for the best of your shifters, no holds barred. Show us your sexy, your untamed and all the growls, purrs and squeaking hamster wheels (still kidding about this part) you think we can handle.