Passionate Ink – Some Like it Hot

Passionate Ink | Erotic Fiction Authors Organization

Passionate Ink Anthology

The 2025 Anthology will be announced in September. Stay tuned!

 

Changes for 2024

Theme

Administrative Changes

 

Requirements of Participation

  1. 10,000-word max for submissions. Must have a minimum of five (5) submissions to proceed, and up to twelve (12) submissions will be selected. 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 The submission must not have been previously published and must not be published elsewhere for 125 days from the date of publication of the anthology. The only exception to this rule will be for the winner of the 2024 Passionate Plume Virgin category, 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, but need not be a romance with a happy ever after or happy for now. Erotic fiction portraying the sexual journey of its characters is also welcome.
  4. Stories must be submitted in a ready-to-critique state with an author bio, story tagline, and a story blurb. It need not be professionally edited as that service will be provided by Passionate Ink after paired critique.
  5. Author must participate in paired editing/critiques. Authors will be provided guidelines, but will also be checking for continuity, typos, etc.
  6. Author must meet all deadlines as defined on the PassionateInk.org website or in communications from the Anthology Committee. A finalized calendar will be provided to all authors upon receipt of a signed contract.
  7. All works will be submitted to a professional editor for final proof at Passionate Ink’s expense.
    1. 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.
    2. Editing will be provided on a first come, first served basis by Briggs Consulting LLC.
  8. Author must promote the work during the release and at least weekly thereafter during the period of publication, and will be given the opportunity to participate in formal release parties and takeovers in selected Facebook groups.
    1. Authors may use social media, newsletters, etc.
    2. Authors may also obtain paid promotion at their expense.
  9. Passionate Ink will provide the copy editing, proofreading, book cover, and formatting, as well as periodic graphics for the ongoing promotion efforts.
  10. 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. Inclusion of any work will be the final decision of the Passionate Ink Anthology Committee.
  11. Any entry which is found to be a plagiarism of another author’s work or includes the use of generative artificial intelligence will not be included. No exceptions. The decision of the Passionate Ink Anthology Committee is final.
  12. Failure to submit a signed contract by the submission deadline will result in disqualification.

 

Formatting and Style

NOTE:  These instructions need only be used for the manuscript submitted for paired critique and to the professional editor. Authors may use their preferred formatting while writing. Passionate Ink charity anthologies are meant to give emerging authors a taste of what they can expect when they submit their work to agents, editors, and publishers, many of whom have formatting requirements and will immediately disqualify a submission which fails to meet those expectations. We have chosen a formatting convention that is common for this purpose.

Failure to adhere to the formatting guidelines will result in disqualification. If you have any questions, please contact the Anthology Committee at vp@passionateink.org.

 

Tentative Anthology Calendar (subject to change)