Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rooster & Pig New Guidelines and Extended Contest

R&P Publishing Welcomes You

The Rooster and the Pig started as a little publishing House in Tonawanda, NY, so named because of the Chinese zodiac signs of its original founders. The owners decided the Publishing House would laugh at lines in the sand, and publish whatever tickled their fancy, and push all the shiny red buttons and only worry about whether or not the fictional stories, or poems, or autobiographies, or non-fiction tales were well written and not give a rip about whether they were about men loving men, or women loving women, or men loving women. Those beliefs still hold true today.

So, at Rooster & Pig Publishing you'll find everything from the fluffiest of a romance you could ever hope to lay eyes on, to the rough tough true grit of tales that plumb the depths of the human heart and soul. We wouldn't have it any other way. Come on in. Poke around. Find something you like, scamper off and read it, and then come on back again. Our doors stay open, and there's always something worth reading somewhere around here, no matter what you're in the mood for.

We are currently open to submissions.
We have a new anthology call. October 1-31th: Theme: Interracial Vampire Love . Word count: 10-20k words. One character must be a vampire the other MC must be of a different race than the vampire (for example: if the vampire is black, his love interest must be white or Hispanic or whatever). We are looking for M/M or M/M/M+ pairings only.
Submissions go to: submissions.rppublishing@gmail.com.

Anthology Guidelines

Submissions must be between 10,000 and 15,000 words. All submissions, once accepted, are subject to editing, but this isn't an excuse to submit first drafts by any means (beta readers are your friend).

All works submitted must be unreleased works. If you've published anything, anywhere, on public forum, it is considered published and therefore cannot be submitted.

This is the "No-No" List. If you're manuscript contains the following don't even try:
  • Bestiality (intercourse with animals)
  • Necrophilia (intercourse with a corpse)
  • Rape (rape can be a part of a characters past but the rape must be handled respectfully)
  • Scat or golden showers (sex or play with feces or urine)
  • Snuff (sex in which one or both participants are killed/murdered)
  • Obscene violence (slasher, splatter punk, and torture porn)

Submitting Your Manuscript

Submissions must be sent via email. Please do not send hard copies of your manuscript to our place of business, they will be recycled and not reviewed.

Submission Instructions:

Rooster & Pig has had a policy change and is now accepting partial manuscripts. Send in your synopsis and your first three chapters and it will be considered!

Rooster & Pig accepts all genres, pairings, and lengths for publication.

Rooster & Pig has an open door policy.

Rooster & Pig's name comes from the Chinese zodiac and shows that we are ambitious, loyal, strong, dedicated, passionate, and intelligent.

All submissions are to be sent to: Submissions@Roosterandpigpublishing.com
  1. Please send your manuscript to submissions.rppublishing@gmail.com
  2. Your email subject line should read: Anthology Title: Story Title: Author Name
  3. Include a 300-350 word bio of the author as a cover page
  4. The top right corner of your cover page should also include: Anthology Title: Submission Title, author's name, address, phone number, and email.
  5. Author's name, anthology call, anthology title, and page numbers, should be on every page at the top of your anthology submission. The best way to do this is in the header of your document. Page numbers are under "Insert."
  6. Your submission must be sent via attachment in Word, .doc, or .docx format, the file named Anthology Title- Submission Title- Author Name
  7. Also include a brief synopsis, no more than 500 words, with your submission (be sure to include the beginning, middle, and ending in your synopsis)
  8. Double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, with 1" margins
  9. Please, do not indent your paragraphs.
  10. Do insert a blank line between paragraphs and use ### between scene breaks
Please allow three to four weeks after an anthology submission is closed regarding the status of your submission.

And Now For Something Completely Different: Writing Contest!

That's right! We are holding a Writing Contest during the month of August. So, get your pencils ready, round up your beta-readers, and get cracking on a short story with a steam punk theme and you might just win a $50 Amazon gift card as well as the chance to see your work included in one of our short story anthologies!

The rules are fairly simple: write and submit a story with a steam punk theme and setting. We will have categories for M/M pairings, F/F pairings, and M/F pairings as well as a category for "no romance." Once your story is finished and you've made all the tweaks to it you think it needs, email it to us as an attachment (.docx, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc only, please). In the body of your email, please include your legal first and last name, your postal address, the category you're entering, your pen name (if you have one) and the title of your story. Also, be sure to label the subject line "Steampunk Contest Entry" so we know what you're sending. Stories should be at least 2,500 words and no more than 30,000.

The submission period will begin August 1, 2013 and end August 31, 2013. You can read the full rules and conditions here.

Best get cracking immediately! We're looking forward to reading what you've got!

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