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Special Calls

For general submission information please see What We Are Looking For.


Year Round Special Calls


Forbidden Love - year round call

Something so wrong never felt so right. Stepbrother in love with his new stepsister? Stepson can’t keep his eyes (or his hands) off his stepfather? Twins with a relationship beyond the norm? We want to read it.

Send your 5,000 - 60,000 word submission to submissions@torquerepress.com with “Forbidden Love” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general guidelines for royalty rates, formatting, and submission information.

Guidelines:
- LGBTQ, M/F stories
- 5K – 60K (longer stories may be considered, but please query first)
- HEA/HFN not required

 

the red line - year round call

Some stories need to be told, but they cross lines that are sometimes mottled and difficult to discern. Everyone has their own style, and we want to read your tales that cross typical societal lines. Those stories considered “taboo” or “fetish” may be exactly what we’re looking for. Do your characters have a kink that doesn’t fit elsewhere? This line can be any pairing het or LGBTQ. This might be the right home for them. Fully realized plot required; HEA/HFN not essential. *While we have no ‘hard limits’ at this time, some stories might be too much for us.

Send your 5,000 - 60,000 word submission to submissions@torquerepress.com with “The Red Line” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general guidelines for royalty rates, formatting, and submission information.

Guidelines:
- LGBTQ, M/F stories
- 5K – 60K (longer stories may be considered, but please query first)
- HEA/HFN not required

 

Opposites attract - year round call

Torquere Press is actively seeking het (male/female) stories. Have a vivacious vixen and a nerdy scientist hooking up? Younger woman and older guy? Librarian and rockstar? Torquere Press wants to read your story. They don’t even need to really be opposites in nature—just opposite gender is cool with us. These parings MUST be M/F, but may include ménage (or more) if poignant to plot. Fully realized plot required; HEA or strong HFN required with M/F couple.

Send your 10,000 - 60,000 word submission submissions@torquerepress.com with “Opposites Attract” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general guidelines for royalty rates, formatting, and submission information.

Guidelines:
- M/F stories
- 10K – 60K (longer stories may be considered, but please query first)
- HEA/HFN required

 

Twisted Tales of Horror - year round call

Romance can temper even the most horrifying tales, those that leave your stomach clenching with terror, and your mouth bitter with the metallic taste of fear. We’re looking for true horror stories, those that rise above the usual tropes of vampires, ghosts, and shifters, the ones that leave our knees knocking in fear of what lurks in the dark, but still manage to show an element of LGBTQ romance. Send us your most gripping psychological thrillers, your utterly horrific monster tales, and electrifying gothic horrors from 10K to 60K!

Send your 10,000 - 60,000 word submission to submissions@torquerepress.com with “Twisted Tales of Horror” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general guidelines for royalty rates, formatting and submission information.

Guidelines:
- LGBTQ stories
- 10K – 60K (longer stories may be considered, but please query first)
- HEA/HFN required


mysteries of all kinds- year round call

Mysterious Mysteries, Gothic Mysteries, Cozy Mysteries with a Dash of Romance – We’re looking for mysteries with strong LGBTQ characters who solve puzzles and fall in love; mysteries set in darkly atmospheric locations, featuring resourceful LGBTQ characters with a strong romantic subplot; and amateur sleuths, private eyes, and intrepid detectives in idyllic settings, solving puzzles, clue gathering, and falling in love.

Please send your 10,000 - 60,000 word submission to submissions@torquerepress.com with
 “Mysteries of all Kinds” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general guidelines for royalty rates, formatting, and submission information.

Guidelines:
- LGBTQ stories
- 10K – 60K (longer stories may be considered, but please query first)
- HEA/HFN required


Cogs and Gears - year round call

There’s always something about stories involving steampunk, cyberpunk, dieselpunk, biopunk, or any version of punk you enjoy that gets our cogs in a bunch. Bring us your corsets, body mods, goggles, clockwork, dystopias, and bioengineered plots. Blow our minds while you build your worlds to show steamy romance lit by gaslight.

Send your 10,000 - 60,000 submission to submissions@torquerepress.com with “Cogs and Gears” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general guidelines for royalty rates, formatting, and submission information.

Guidelines:
- LGBTQ stories
- 10K – 60K (longer stories may be considered, but please query first)
- HEA/HFN required


Rainbows Come in all Colors - year round call

Love stories come in all flavors and all sexual orientations and/or all gender identities. We want to see you explore all colors of the rainbow that differ from the standard gay or lesbian romance.

Bring us your stories of trans, queer, bisexual, asexual, pansexual and polyamorous relationships. Your characters sexual or gender identity should be central to the story but basic story genre can be varied. Let’s take this opportunity to give everyone their happy ending.

Send your 10,000 - 60,000 words submission to submissions@torquerepress.com with “Rainbows Come in all Colors” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general guidelines for royalty rates, formatting, and submission information.

Guidelines:
- LGBTQ stories
- 10K – 60K (longer stories may be considered, but please query first)
- HEA/HFN required


Tales of Leather - year round call

Like your short stories with a little bondage, dominance, spanking, or submission? So do we! In fact, we like BDSM play stories so much that we’re giving them their own category. Tales of Leather will be guaranteed to bring on all the hot BDSM action that readers crave. We’re looking for romance stories with happy endings, engaging characters, and a fresh point of view.

Send your 10,000 - 60,000 words submission to submissions@torquerepress.com with “Tales of Leather” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general guidelines for royalty rates, formatting, and submission information.

Guidelines:
- LGBTQ stories
- 10K – 60K (longer stories may be considered, but please query first)
- HEA/HFN required


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