💕 💕 SUBMISSIONS FOR SCREW CHOCOLATE 2 now OPEN 💕 💕
write with us!
(scroll below to see what we did last year)
DEADLINE: December 31
(yes, I’m going to start editing on Jan 1; this is what happens when one stops drinking)
Length: 1500 words or less—shorter encouraged. Like, be brilliant in 150 words, and I’ll be beyond thrilled.
Mode: any. Prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction.
Theme: Valentine, love, romance, anti-romance, erotica, first love, lost love, worst love, future love, fuck love, platonic love, kinky love—you get the picture, right?
💕 💕 I’d particularly love to see some… unconventional love scenarios, unusual pairings, successful triangles, amicable break-ups… challenge what Hallmark means by love and queer it up, kittens.💕 💕
Does it have to be dirty?
No. Obviously, my preference, because everything I write ends up reading like smut. But that’s probably all the more reason for the rest of you to balance me out a little.
Calgary writers only please and thank you; otherwise, we be as inclusive as we can. English as a second (third, fourth, fifth) writers welcome–I’d love to see some stories in translation in here this year!
Wanna see what we did last year? Look:
a collection of 14 QUEER valentines
to get you through February 14
by YYC Queer Writers
curated by M. Jane Colette
photography by Jennifer Weihmann
Valentine 1: Mountains & Moments by T
Valentine 2: Karma, in Pronouns by Marzena Czarnecka
Valentine 3: The Long Commute by L. Sara Bysterveld
Valentine 4: It Happens Like This by Dana Stan
Valentine 5: Try by M. Jane Colette
Valentine 6: Sunrise by Brooke Nicholas
Valentine 7: Want by T
Valentine 8: Get The Fuck Up & Love by Dallas Barnes
Valentine 9: Elizabeth by Nola Sarina
Valentine 10: Instructions by PW Zelli
Valentine 11: Unmentionables by Alyssa Linn Palmer
Valentine 12: The Shy Girl’s Guide to Sexting by M. Jane Colette
Valentine 13: Delivery by Elisa Kae
Valentine 14: Alter Ego In A Red Tie by Lotis Cervantes
WANT TO LISTEN?
You can listen to several of our sultry Valentines, as read by voice artist Elisa Kae:
Valentine 1 Audio: Mountains & Moments by T
Valentine 5 Audio: Try by M. Jane Colette
Valentine 7 Audio: Want by T
Valentine 12 Audio: The Shy Girl’s Guide to Sexting by M. Jane Colette
Valentine 13 Audio: Delivery by Elisa Kae