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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on Jan.18, 2016, under Author Posts

Maybe a Hero?

Raymond Chandler once said “down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man.” If men come in every shape and size then it seems to reason that heroes do too. What really makes up a hero?

Submissions should:

  • All stories should have a hero as a main character – the definition of a hero is up to the author it does not have to be a super hero
  •  Suggestions: a policeman or fireman (or a couple made up of one of each) dealing with the effects to him and his city after 9/11; a returning soldier trying to fit back into home life; two comrades in arms during World War I or II falling in love on the front lines; an EMT just trying to survive after all he’s seen
  • Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k
  •  Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed
  • Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 1, 2016, stories will release during the month of November 2016

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on Jan.18, 2016, under Announcements

The Value of a Moment

What is the value of a moment? Do you know in that time and place that your world is changing? Whether it’s… meeting your soul mate… the death of someone close… the birth of a child…joining the military…coming out and being thrown out…graduating college…moving across the country. The moments that make up our lives are varied and numerous but do you know the value of that moment until it’s a memory?

Submissions should:

  • All stories should have a defining moment for a character
  • Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k
  • Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed
  • Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE July 10, 2016

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on Jan.18, 2016, under Announcements

The Dark Side

 

Is your romantic lead a good man, but his job requires him to do 
really unpleasant things and/or make harsh decisions?

We all have a dark side and some people have to use it to do their 
job. Does he isolate himself because of this? Building walls to 
protect other people /from him/, positive no one deserves to fall in 
love with a person like himself? How does a man like that even meet a 
potential partner?

And what man could fall in love with that kind of anti-hero? What kind 
of effort would it take to love a man who lives on 'The Dark Side' of 
life?


Submissions should:

All stories should have a 'dark' hero as a main character.

  Suggestions-- police sniper, a security specialist, a military
    marksman, an interrogator, an undercover agent in a criminal
    organization, a medical professional who assists with end of life
    treatment, a government assassin (doesn't have to be our
    government!), or...maybe an IRS auditor? Get imaginative!

Be a minimum of 5k, maximum of 40k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2016, 

Stories will release during the month of September 2016

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com
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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on Oct.02, 2015, under Announcements

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Leaving on…
…a jet plane? a train? a car? a ship? a camel? on foot? We all have our ULTIMATE trip of a lifetime. What could be more magical than visiting Rome? Or the city of love Paris? What if your trip is to hike Machu Picchu? See the Pyramids at Giza? The midnight sun in Alaska? The Great Barrier Reef? Everyone has a trip they want to make some time. The destinations are as endless and varied as the men that want to take them.

Submissions should:

  • All stories should have a theme of trip of a lifetime
  • Suggestions: a bookish travel agent that wishes he were the one going on the trip; a flight attendant that wants to be traveling for pleasure with the one he loves; a son that has been watching over his parents that is now free to go somewhere; a couple planning their honeymoon
  • Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k
  • Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed
  • Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2016
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The 2014 Rainbow Awards …MLR winners are:

by on Dec.09, 2014, under Announcements

Congratulations to our MLR’s authors who are winners in the 2014 Rainbow Awards!

Best Gay Sci-Fi/Futuristic — WINNER!!!!! —Rarely Pure and Never Simple by Angel Martinez

Best Gay Mystery/Thriller —- RUNNER UP — Pawn of Satan by Mark Zubro

Best Gay Romantic Comedy — RUNNER UP — The Ghost Slept Over by Marshall Thornton

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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on Nov.10, 2014, under Announcements

Raise Your Heart Rate

What is it about a man in a white coat? Ooooh, or scrubs? Why does that make a heart rate accelerate and other things raise? The man behind the degree (whether it’s a medical or nursing degree) does more for his patients and their families than just practice medicine in some cases.

 

Submissions should:

Have at least one character that is in the medical field (doctor, nurse, physical therapist) and has medicine as a part of the story line (not just a characteristic of one of the MCs)

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

 

Rev Your Engines

Put on some leathers. Piercings? Tattoos? Straddle a motorcycle. Then hit the road. The bad boys catch our attention and our imaginations. What would happen on the open road? What about back at a club’s bar.Motorcycle clubs are family. Breaking in to one or out of one could be the death of someone. In this close nit group figuring out love could be a challenge.

 

Submissions should:

Have at least one character that is in a motorcycle club

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 30, 2015

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on May.27, 2014, under Announcements

It’s illegal to what?

There are still a LOT of strange laws on the books around the US: you can’t have sex in front of a horse with a rodeo clown in Massachusetts; Mustaches are illegal in Indiana if the owner of said facial hair “has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans; in Wisconsin, a man may not fire a gun while his partner is having an orgasm; and there are many more – check out WeirdSexLaws.com. Wonder what would happen if someone got caught?

Submissions should:

Have at least one weird sex law that’s still on the books today

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 15, 2014

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

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