Submission Call: Lesbian Christmas Anthology

What a weird time of the year to send out a submission call for a Christmas anthology. The sun is shining, people are outside and thinking about having the first BBQ of the year, the birds are doing things they are supposed to do in spring and well – we are looking for stories for a Christmas anthology.

And here is the official submission call that can also be found on our website:

Christmas Anthology

All profits go to LGBT charities

Robot père noëlFamily, happiness, love, presents, joy, snow, and plenty of food – all things that come to mind when we think of Christmas, possibly the most wonderful time of the year. We want to publish an anthology with stories centering on that special holiday.

So, have you ever wanted to write a Christmas short story, or do you already have one in your desk drawer or saved on your computer? Then send it to us.

Christmas is not a merry time for everyone, however. Some people have to spend it alone; some hate that time of the year and don’t celebrate it; and others don’t even have a home to spend Christmas in. Which is why we decided that all profits of this anthology will be donated to the Albert Kennedy Trust in the UK and the Ali Forney Center in New York City. Both organizations provide housing for homeless LGBT youth.

What are we looking for:

We are looking for lesbian fiction. At least one of the main characters must be a lesbian. If the story is erotica, it must be F/F.

All submissions should have Christmas or Hanukkah as the main theme. The stories can be romantic, humorous, or erotic.

We accept only short stories that haven’t been previously published.

Word count:

We are looking for stories between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length.


Writers whose stories are selected for the anthology will receive a one-time payment of $40 (via PayPal), two complimentary copies of the anthology in print plus a free e-book in each format (epub, mobi, pdf).


The deadline to receive submissions is July 31, 2014.


Electronic submissions only. Please send your story as an e-mail attachment (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) to Put “Christmas Anthology” in the subject line of your e-mail. In the body of your e-mail, please include your name, the title and word count of your story, and a two-or-three-sentence summary of your story.

It will take our editors about three weeks to review your submission; then we’ll get back to you.

We are looking forward to receiving your stories.

Astrid Ohletz


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