Literary Sexts will be a modern day anthology of short love poems with subtle erotic undertones edited by Amanda Oaks & Caitlyn Siehl, set to be published by Words Dance Publishing with hopes that it will be available for preorder in time for Valentine’s Day 2014!
Think 140 characters, think 40 words or less.
Poems that you would text to your lover. Poems that you would slip into a back pocket, suitcase, wallet or purse on the sly. Poems that you would write on slips of paper & stick under your crush’s windshield wiper. Poems that you would write on a Post-it note & leave on the bathroom mirror.
- You must be 18 or older.
- Submit 3-10 short poems that harmonize with the theme above.
- Poems must be around 140 characters or 40 words or less.
- Send all poems in one file.
In the Cover Letter section of the submission form:
- Your name (pseudonyms or pen names are fine)
- Your email address
- Your home or mailing address
- A 50 word or less first person bio. This first person bio will go in the back of the book. Write it like you are talking to the readers of the book.
Each accepted contributor will receive one copy of the anthology upon release.
There are two ways you can submit to this anthology:
You can submit for free or pay a small fee to get a 3-5 day response to your submission. All payments made are going to help us pay for the contributor copies! So even if you are not concerned with how long it takes us to respond to your submission, know that you will be supporting this small press & its writers, a feel good act! Every little bit helps, thank you! (If you opt out of payment, it WILL NOT affect how we view or the result of your submission, we're good people over here & we get it.)
Thank you for your interest, you can help us spread the word about this collection by sharing this link: https://wordsdance.submittable.com/submit
A few examples of Literary Sexts from the editors:
The rush you give me: The way a blade of grass must feel when splashed with a cloud’s cry after days of screaming for rain. - Amanda Oaks
You are laying beside me and my hand is splayed like a starfish across your chest. I can feel the ocean in my fingertips. - Caitlyn Siehl
Your thigh brushing mine is like a thousand doors moaning open all at the same time. - Amanda Oaks
I’m kissing your mouth and it feels like telling the truth. I’m kissing your neck and a volcano is waking up after 100 years of silence. - Caitlyn Siehl
We are looking forward to reading your submissions!
Amanda & Caitlyn