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Zaftig!
Well-Rounded Erotica

Seeking voluptuous fiction for hot, smart, size-positive, sizzling new anthology by women of all sizes and shapes for the upcoming anthology Zaftig: Well-Rounded Erotica, to be published by Cleis Press. Edited by Hanne Blank, author of Big Big Love: A Sourcebook on Sex for People of Size and Those Who Love Them (Greenery Press, February 2000), editor of Zaftig! Sex for the Well Rounded, and associate editor of Scarlet Letters (www.scarletletters.com), this groundbreaking anthology seeks stories that will show the world just how sexy it is to live and love in real, round bodies.

Looking for hot, well-crafted fiction that explores the joys, vicissitudes, triumphs, terrors, and torrid teasing titillations of making love with, to, and in bodies that aren't what society sees as "perfect" -- but that are perfectly sexy in all sizes of large. Queer, straight, bi, trans, kinky, vanilla, polyamorous, monogamous, are all okay -- heck, I'll even consider a good steamy masturbation story! The important things are that it be affirming of body size size diversity, that it have at least one character who is identified as being larger than slender/thin/"average" weight (open to all sizes of large), and that it be sexy as hell.

For an idea of what this might mean, have a look at Scarlet Letters (www.scarletletters.com) and the Zaftig! Sex for the Well Rounded Web sites (http://www.xensei.com/users/zaftig).

  • Stories no more than 20 pages in length should be in Word format (or you must be able to provide a copy in Word on an IBM-readable diskette), double-spaced, with the author's last name and title on each page. Please staple manuscripts if you are sending hard copy.
  • Contributors whose works are accepted for publication will be paid (amount TBD).
  • This anthology is open to women and female-identified trans/intergendered writers only.

To submit via regular mail: send manuscript, cover letter including your legal name, mailing address, email address (if you have one), and phone number, plus SASE, to: Well-Rounded Erotica Anthology, Zaftig Productions, 54 Boynton Street, First Floor, Boston, MA 02130.

To submit via e-mail, please follow these directions exactly: Submit your story in the body of an e-mail (no attachments will be accepted at this stage) to wellrounded@hanne.net with the subject line "Well Rounded Anthology Submission." In your email, please include your legal name, the name under which you are submitting work (if different), your email address, mailing address, and phone number. Please remember to paste your submission directly into your email as no attachments will be accepted. In the event that your submission is longer than your email program will permit you to send, please query and we can make other arrangements.

Questions? Email wellrounded@hanne.net. A copy of these guidelines is available at http://www.hanne.net/anthology.

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