Queering Consent: Call for Happy Endings
Microcosm Publishing is soliciting submissions for our Queering Consent series of queer erotica stories, novellas, novels, illustrated books, and comics!
Pitch us your work in progress or your completed work—make it sexy, make it hot, make it consensual, and make it queer! Titles that fit this series show complex, healthy, joyful queer relationships, have a happy ending, and feature explicit erotic content forming the core of the work.
Anything queer is great! We are especially (but not exclusively) looking for:
- Lesbian erotica
- Real-world (present or past) settings
- T4T content
- Polyamorous content
For books, manuscripts should be no fewer than 2,500 words (for a short story zine) and top out around 40,000 words for a book. Manuscripts can be composed of short stories or one longer narrative. Black and white illustrations are also welcome, and we love graphic novels. We are not able to publish poetry or fan fiction.
We are especially looking for submissions from authors and artists who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, mixed race, disabled, neurodivergent, queer, transgender, nonbinary, or who don’t see themselves well represented in mainstream publishing—including (but not exclusively) #OwnVoices content from these writers.
Here’s a sampling of what we’ve published so far:
We also publish short stories in quickly-read, pocket-sized zine format!
We also are delighted to consider pitches for nonfiction books and zines about queer relationships and sex!
If you have something you think fits, take a look at our full submission guidelines here and drop us a line through the contact form at the top of that page!
We can’t wait to read the wildest adventures and happiest endings your imagination can produce!