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February is a busy month for Passionate Ink. The 2023 Summer Anthology is opening for members’ submissions. The 2022 Holiday Shorts Anthology had an AMAZING run and will be taken down very soon. There will be an announcement on the total we earned for ProLiteracy by the end of the month. (It was a lot). Did you publish in 2022 or do you have a hot debut manuscript ready for publication? The Passionate Plume kicks off on February 14, Valentine’s Day. We already have judges waiting to read your work. And just in case you haven’t been persuaded to join or renew by our spectacular workshop lineup, members save a bunch on entry fees.

Free for Members: Check our private Facebook group and Forum (link in the menu above) for workshop information, writing fun, and the latest chapter info! (Membership required to access.)

What is Passionate Ink?

We’re an online special interest 501(c)(6) non-profit organization for erotic fiction authors incorporated in Texas, supporting all erotic fiction genres (such as erotic romance). Our goal is to promote erotic fiction through education and to encourage good will and respect for all erotic fiction writers, regardless of the genre in which they write. This is the place for erotic fiction writers to be heard, understood, educated, supported, and encouraged. Learn more

What we do

What is “Erotic Fiction”?

The goal of erotic fiction is first and foremost to deliver a well-crafted story. Erotic fiction may contain or reflect multiple genres and themes (ie: historical, paranormal, LGBTQ, BDSM culture, polyamory, contemporary, romance); however, for erotic fiction, the erotic element is the *primary* defining genre of the work. Learn more

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2023 Passionate Ink Anthology

Mark your calendars now!

The 2023 Passionate Ink Anthology is being organized now. We’re excited to offer the opportunity for published and unpublished authors to work together to benefit ProLiteracy. Please read the following information carefully. All participating authors will receive a contract with the details defined prior to publication.


Summer holidays and celebrations: 4th of July, Memorial Day, Summer Solstice, etc. including non-US celebrations. Your story need not relate to a holiday as long as you feature a summer theme. For example, beach, pool, heat wave, summer brown-out/rolling blackout etc.

We welcome love in all its forms! Give us ALL the stories with diverse characters and relationships!

Requirements of Participation

  1. 10,000-word max for submissions. Must have a minimum of five (5) entries to proceed. All submitting authors must be current members of Passionate Ink.
  2. The submission must not have been previously published and must not be published elsewhere for 120 days from the date of publication of the anthology. The only exception to this rule will be for the Plume winner’s Virgin entry, which will be treated as a sneak peek and not subject to this restriction should they choose to include their winning entry.
  3. Submission must include an erotic/steamy storyline with the designated theme.
  4. Stories must be submitted in a ready-to-publish state of editing with an author bio, story tagline, and a story blurb. Blurbs and bios are limited to 250 words and may include a website address and newsletter sign-up, but no buy-links or “other works by” lists. Authors are strongly encouraged to include a newsletter sign-up, but need not have a website. Free tiers are available on most of the popular bulk mail providers.
  5. Author must participate in paired editing/critiques. Authors will be provided guidelines, but will be checking for continuity, typos, etc.
  6. Author must meet all deadlines as defined on the website or in communications from the Anthology Committee.
  7. All works must be submitted to a professional editor for final proof. All proofread edits will be accepted by the PI Anthology coordinator(s) unless clarification from the author is required. The final proofed copy will be provided to the authors.
  8. Author must promote the work during the release and at least monthly thereafter during the period of publication, and will be given the opportunity to participate in formal release parties and takeovers in selected Facebook groups.
  9. All proceeds will be given to the ProLiteracy charity.
  10. Writers retain their copyright.
  11. Passionate Ink will provide the copy editing, proofreading, book cover, and formatting, as well as periodic graphics for the ongoing promotion efforts.
  12. Passionate Ink does not discourage the use of any trope—however, keep in mind that entries will be disqualified for portraying illegal acts including (but not limited to): incest, violence with the intent to titillate, and acts involving minors or other individuals unable to give legal consent. The decision to include any work will be the final decision of the Passionate Ink Anthology Committee.
  13. Any entry which is found to be a plagiarism of another author’s work will be summarily disqualified. No exceptions. The decision of the Passionate Ink Anthology Committee is final.

Anthology Calendar

Feb 14: Submissions open
April 24: Submissions close
May 9: Announce participating authors.
May 10: Swap submissions between authors for the first edit
May 18: Authors return submissions for revision. (tentative date)
May 30: Edited entries returned to coordinator.
June 4: Entries sent to editor for edit. (tentative date)
June 26: Entries sent to editor for proofread.
July 12: Proof edits accepted; prep to to live.
August 1: Anticipated release day.