Crossposted from Drollerie Press - http://drolleriepress.com/news-and-commentary/glbtq-imprint-launch/
Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic
edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff
We’re looking for stories about lesbian-identified sorceresses, witches, magicians and magic users of all kinds. Lesbian and trans protagonists are welcome. All stories must include a woman who identifies as a lesbian and who uses magic. The definition of magic is open to interpretation-surprise us, dazzle us, make us believe in all different kinds of magic all over again!
What we don’t want:
No erotica (we love erotica, just not for this anthology); no poetry (we love it too, just not for this anthology); no romance as the primary story plot arc (as in: this story only exists to bring these two characters together)-but romantic subplots are welcome; no fanfiction.
Please query with your story idea before you get started writing your story-we’d like to cut down on duplications as well as off-topic submissions (plus it wastes less of your time if you’re thinking of something we already know we don’t want).
Compensation is an equitable distribution of royalties based on word count.
Word count: 3-8K per story
Submission window: Feb. 15 – May 15, 2010
Submit queries and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
JoSelle Vanderhooft is the editor of the Gaylactic Spectrum-nominated anthology Sleeping Beauty, Indeed and a poet with several collections to her name, including: Fathers, Daughters, Ghosts & Monsters, The Memory Palace, The Handless Maiden and Other Tales Twice-Told and Ossuary, which was a finalist for the 2008 Bram Stoker Award. She has also written one novella, “The Tale of the Miller’s Daughter” and one novel, Ebenezer, which will be released from Drollerie Press in time for Christmas 2010. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah where she works as the assistant editor of a gay and lesbian newspaper and spends the time she isn’t writing collecting perfume, making jewelry and playing with her cats.
Catherine Lundoff is the award-winning author of two short story collections, Crave: Tales of Lust, Love and Longing and Night’s Kiss, and the editor of Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories. Her stories have appeared in over 70 publications in different genres and she teaches writing classes at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and elsewhere. Website: http://www.visi.com/~clundoff.
Causes Catherine Lundoff Supports
The Women's Prison Book Project - provides books to incarcerated women Theater Unbound - promotes theater by women: playwrights, directors, performers...