Gay (M/M) Office Romances Submissions
Gay (M/M) Stories - Contemporary Office Romance
11,000 - 17,999 words (Extended Amber Kiss), 18,000 - 39,999 words (Novella), or 40,000 words - 165,000 words (Novel)
Although we publish stories that fall into all Heat Level Rating categories, please note that we prefer stories with the highest Heat Level Rating of 3+ (Love scenes should be extremely explicit and contain graphic language. Stories may also contain sexual situations or storylines that push the envelope—heavy bondage, spanking, as well as ménage, domination and submission, multiple sexual partners, etc.).
Note regarding sexual content: Although subplots featuring hetero (M/F) or ménage (M/M/F, M/F/M, etc.) pairings may be acceptable for secondary characters, they should not take up more than a small percentage of the overall story. The heroes (the main focus of each submission) must be strictly gay and not bisexual—they should have no sexual desire for females. For storyline purposes, your heroes may have a history of heterosexual or bisexual activity, but generally, they are now either fully out of the closet or will be fully out before the story concludes. Your heroes, however, may participate in gay ménage (M/M/M) or all-male group sex. Again, all "female" involvement within the story should be kept to a minimum, and when it comes to your heroes, all sexual content should be M/M only.
Could this theme be named How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying? No. More like How To Succeed In Business Once Learning A Man's Secret Desires. Picture it...an ambitious mailroom clerk uses his "hidden talents" on one or more key executives in order to leapfrog his way up the corporate ladder, and in the process, he discovers true love instead. Or perhaps two rival business executives decide to move their differences from an "animus boardroom" to an "amorous bedroom." Or maybe the owner of a company is just itching to induct his new vice president into the mile-high club aboard the corporate jet and will go to great lengths to do so. Whatever the situation, a private office, an employee lounge, an executive bathroom, or even the copy room should act as the location of corporate passion, and your heroes should take full advantage at every opportunity. Make it daring, make it fervent, or even flirt with the taboo, but before a Donald Trump Wannabe utters the dreaded phrase "You're fired," bring your heroes together in a liaison so fiery as to make the water coolers combust! Stories should be a Contemporary setting, and your heroes must be "white-collar" workers, and sub-genres such as BDSM, Voyeurism, etc. are welcome. Moreover, all stories should include a "happily ever after" ending, or at least what is considered a "happily for now" conclusion. If the story being submitted is part of a planned series of books, that is also acceptable, but please send only the first book within the series (also see next paragraph).
Important notes: Amber Allure will not consider any previously published stories, therefore each submission should include only new material. Additionally, the submission should not be part of a series published at another house. Only completed manuscripts will be accepted for consideration. Please also include a detailed synopsis of the manuscript as well as a query letter. And finally, no simultaneous submissions please.
Deadline for Submissions:
February 1, 2014
After preparing your documents according to the "Overall Submission/Formatting Info" listed above, please submit the full manuscript, synopsis, and query letter to: