E X H A L E: A Queer Erotica Anthology — A Call for Submissions



The theme of Exhale is wrapped in the idea of a release, a letting go, breathing out. An orgasm. We want compelling, well-crafted and imaginative stories that speak to the array of experiences where queerness, pleasure, and sensuality intertwine. We want readers to Exhale. This is about sexual freedom, imagination and expression.

We recognise that sexuality is a complex and wide space, it is not possible to present all forms of representation in one place. We recognise that there are not many erotica stories written about these experiences on the continent, by queer African writers. We hope to use this as an opportunity to invite queer people to write their fantasies, their experiences, and their wildest dreams.



How to Submit:

  • Submissions must be in English.
  • All submissions must be in by the 31st of January, 2019.
  • All submissions should be short erotic fiction. Don’t be afraid to make it steamy, sexy and as compelling as possible!
  • Stories must be a maximum of 3000 words.
  • Please submit original, unpublished work!
  • Please number your pages, use font point 12, Times New Roman, and 1.5 point spacing.
  • You can submit up to three (3) separate pieces in your submission.
  • Please send all your submissions to, exhale.submittable/submit, or at this Submittable link, or at eroticexhale@gmail.com.



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