Submission Guidelines

Familiarize yourself with our full submission guidelines prior to submitting. Currently we are only accepting submissions for our two imprints—Mofo Pubs and Afrocentric Books

Mofo Pubs submission guidelines.

Afrocentric submission guidelines

Format 

  • 12 pt Times New Roman
  • 0.3" paragraph indent (no tabs)
  • 1.5 line spacing
  • justified
  • no spaces between paragraphs
  • DOCX (preferred), DOC, RTF, TXT, OTD

Allow four weeks for response. After four weeks direct queries to submissions@mugwumppress.com. 
75,000 to 150,000 words

Familiarize yourself with our full submission guidelines prior to submitting.

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Religion. Sex. Two highly intimate concepts that deserve to be explored in a single anthology.

For this anthology, we are looking for erotic stories that explore the concept of religion. No other parameters apply other than that every story needs to be literary, erotic, and push the boundaries between the sacred and the profane.

We have a preference for Catholicism—the eroticism and hypocrisy are built right in—but stories involving other major world religions are fair game. We also have a soft spot for erotic explorations of world mythologies.

Think outside the box. Stories involving angels, gods, goddesses are more likely to be accepted than those involving ministers, monks, nuns, priests unless the execution is highly original. We love demons, but we already have enough in this anthology unless you’re able to write a demon that utterly blows us away.

We are looking for stories which emphasize the sensual and taboo. Atmospheric, sensual, literary, depraved. Think MadonnaFlorence + the MachineLana Del ReyHozierJesus Christ Superstar. Not Garfunkel and Oates.

Pieces that manage to incorporate the concept of sacrilege will be given priority.

Sacrilege. The violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred.

Genders and orientations are irrelevant. The sex needs to be raw, passionate, hot, and at the story’s centre. Four-letter words are neither required nor discouraged, although we have a preference for graphic lust conveyed through beautiful prose.

As usual, no hard requirements in terms of secondary genres, although stories that have a basis in a world similar to our own are preferred. Traditional romance, science fiction, and horror are unlikely to be good fits, although understated, psychological horror might do well as could science fiction rooted in this world (e.g. Frankenstein). 

The stories in this anthology will offend—this is not a submission call for timid writers. Nor is it a call well-suited to writers lacking literary chops—we are not looking for ‘commercial’ erotica. Stories must be driven by complex characters with compelling internal conflicts.

Please read our general submission guidelines prior to submitting. We prefer the erotic to the pornographic and have an extreme prejudice for stories with a literary style—however, hot, passionate sex must be at each story’s core.

1,000-5,000 words, although we’ll consider pieces that fall outside those parameters on a case-by-case basis. Multiple and simultaneous submissions ok. No reprints.

If accepted, pay is 1 cent per word. The deadline for submissions is April 30th 2017. This anthology, however, is already mostly full, and submissions may close early.

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Afrocentric Books is taking submissions for a mythical fantasy anthology.

We want adult stories. No erotica, though some erotic or romance elements are acceptable. Magic, gods, mysticism, mythical creatures. Bring us old fairy tales with an Afrocentric twist. We are interested in new gods or ancient ones, old religions, houngans, potions, and spells. Your story can be adapted from African folklore or modern mythology. You aren’t restricted in your chosen setting, but priority will be given to stories featuring human characters who live in this world.

We want diverse characters in diverse settings, with a main character of indigenous African descent. Please read our general submission guidelines prior to submitting.

1,000-7,500 words, although we’ll consider pieces that fall outside those parameters on a case-by-case basis. Multiple and simultaneous submissions ok. No reprints.

If accepted, pay is 1 cent per word. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2017.

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Afrocentric Books is taking submissions for a steampunk anthology.

We want adult stories. No erotica, though some erotic or romance elements are acceptable. Bring us your steam machines, airships, pulleys, and cogs. Your story can be steeped in magic, science, or both. It can be an alternate history, an alternate universe, or another world entirely. But let’s not limit ourselves. Your characters can live in the aether, as long as the story’s main underlying theme is built on a steampunk foundation.

We want diverse characters in diverse settings and diverse cultures, with a main character of indigenous African descent. Please read our general submission guidelines prior to submitting.

1,000-7,500 words, although we’ll consider pieces that fall outside those parameters on a case-by-case basis. Multiple and simultaneous submissions ok. No reprints.

If accepted, pay is 1 cent per word. The deadline for submissions is May 5, 2017.

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We are in search of erotic stories centered around the theme of haunted. How you execute this theme is up to you—a multitude of interpretations are possible. 

While fantastical and spooky elements are welcome, we suggest writers familiarize themselves with the full dictionary definition of "haunt" and think outside the box. For this anthology we aren’t just looking for ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters. We want to feel something that is persistently there. Something that twists the mind, invades our waking thoughts, disturbs our sleep. The characters must be haunted or haunting.   

The sex needs to be raw, passionate, hot, and at the story’s centre. Four-letter words are neither required nor discouraged, although we have a preference for graphic lust conveyed through beautiful prose. 

No hard requirements in terms of secondary genres. This theme lends itself well to speculative genres—but think sexy not scary. 

Please read our general submission guidelines prior to submitting. We prefer the erotic to the pornographic and have an extreme prejudice for stories with a literary style—however, hot, passionate sex must be at each story's core. It may help to familiarize yourself with some of our other titles prior to submitting—particularly our short story anthologies and stand-alone shorts. 

1,000-5,000 words, although we’ll consider pieces that fall outside those parameters on a case-by-case basis. Multiple and simultaneous submissions ok. No reprints.

If accepted, pay is 1 cent per word. The deadline for submissions is August 5, 2017.

25,000 - 49,999 words

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submission guidelines prior to submitting.

50,000+ words

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submission guidelines prior to submitting.