SCREW CHOCOLATE

💕 💕 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)

PARAMETERS: 
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.💕 💕

QUESTION:
Does it have to be dirty?

ANSWER:
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.

OPEN TO:
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!

SEND TO:
mjanecolette@gmail.com

Wanna see what we did last year? Look:

SCREW CHOCOLATE

a collection of 14 QUEER valentines

to get you through February 14

by  YYC Queer Writers

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curated by M. Jane Colette

photography by Jennifer Weihmann

 NOW UP:

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