Thursday, January 11, 2018

Call for Stories for Women Who Love Monsters Anthology

Call for Stories for
Women Who Love Monsters Anthology

It’s a tale as old as time…Beauty and the Beast.

It actually goes back even further, if you consider Greek myths about Zeus and his human lovers, or those Renaissance stories of death and the Maiden.  But contemporary pop culture has been smitten with stories of women who love monsters since King Kong and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, as well as Shrek, Barnabas Collins, Lestat, Hellboy, Swampthing and that sparkly vampire dude, capped off by the recent love affair with The Shape of Water.

In the recent erotic romance novel boom, we’ve seen some wild stuff, like the T. Rex and Yeti loving that have become ebook best-sellers.

Let’s never forget fiction based off real-life stories of women who love incarcerated serial killers, hitmen and “bad boys” of unspeakable dimensions.

So, it should come as no surprise to you that ViceTV decided to do an episode on “Women Who Love Monsters” and they came to Riverdale Avenue Books to interview some of those authors.  We put together a reading of work by award-winning romance author Cecilia Tan, Laura Antoniou (author of erotic classic, The Marketplace), USA Today best-seller Jamie Schmidt, Forensic psychologist and Ripper expert Dr. Katherine Ramsland and Amazon best-selling erotic romance author Trinity Blacio which will air late February/early March 2018.

We had a glorious wild time, which we want to share with the world, so we decided to collect the five pieces that were filmed, as well as new pieces (previously published or new) and publish them as one of our anthologies to tie in with the airing of the show.

We’ll have a NYC pub party too.

So, if you’ve written some glorious monster smut, or luscious metaphorical horror, please send it our way ASAP (or if you’ve read something you think we should know about for this volume). Tell your friends, tell your frenimies.

We’re looking for pieces between 2,000 and 5,000 words.  Can be previously published and can be excerpts from novels (as long as you write an intro that makes it clear what we are reading).

We pay a pro-rata share of the royalties to each author, as well as a copy f the ebook and a copy if the print book for one-time world rights.  Royalties re paid out quarterly.

We have an in house publicist and a social media director, so we will be promoting this aggressively.

Send submissions to by Feb. 10, 2018.