eXcessica submission guidelines
We are indefinitely closed to outside submissions.
*****PLEASE REVIEW eXcessica’s EDITING GUIDELINES BEFORE YOU SUBMIT!*****
Just because we like to push the boundaries doesn’t mean we don’t want an actual story with our erotica. Excessive sex is great (we like excess!) so sex in every chapter is fine—but sex without any semblance of a plot is not. We are looking for fully developed characters, plots and settings.
eXcessica is not a vanity publisher, so we will not charge you to publish with us. With eXcessica we offer you a simple contract, giving eXcessica the non-exclusive contractual right to publish your work, and we keep a very nominal 10%. That’s right, we take just 10% percent of your direct site sales, as opposed to the 30%, 40%, even 65% some epublishers take—and we only take that nominal 10% to cover our business costs.
And we will accept previously published works if you hold the rights (and have proof of such.)
We do NOT, however, accept queries or partial submissions. Manuscripts must be complete and follow our submission guidelines.
Non-erotic, or love scenes are not consummated, or if the love scenes are consummated, graphic details are not given.
Some adult language and grapic sexual desciption. Some love scenes. These are more sensual then graphic.
Explicit adult language. Sensual, yet more explicit love scenes, and the language may be more graphic and direct.
Very frequent, more explicit love scenes described using graphic and direct language. Might be offensive to some.
Erotic. Extreme sex scenes. Hard-core language. Will contain subject matter that some readers consider objectionable.
Nothing offensive to a reasonable person. Relationships are heterosexually oriented.
May contain reference to objectionable material, but doesn’t go into graphic detail.
May contain one or all of the following: gay relationships, multiple partners, toys, fetish, mild to moderate bdsm
May contain nonconsent, incest, extreme bdsm, or other possibly objectionable material.
Short Shorts: Under 3K
Super Novels: 70-140K
Super XL Novels: 140-250K
Super XXL Novels: 250K +
Anthologies of shorter works
Bondage, submission, domination. We push the boundaries here, of course, so check our warnings for things like knife or blood play.
Sometimes hot, always creepy, these are the tales that give you shivers in more ways than one!
Hot, sexy man-lovin!
Historical erotica fiction.
These are works that just make you laugh out loud—so if you like your sex fun, check out this category!
Black and white, white and Asian, Indian and … well, whatever! Mixing it up is hot!
Girls loving girls!
Three or more!
Whodunnit? This is our sex-filled romp through Sherlock Holmes’ territory!
All things woo-woo—vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, ghosties, you’ll find them here!
It makes your heart melt, go pitter-pat, and it might or might not end happily. If you’re set on the fairy tale, check the heart-rating!
Big girls and guys and the folks who love them!
Alternate worlds, strange universes, futuristic scenarios, sexy aliens, fairy tales and mythology are in this catch-all category!
Well we had to have some boundaries!
Underage sex—a controversial topic to say the least. Since we are based in the U.S. and considering the current political climate, we have to say that underage is defined as someone under the age of 18. So no descriptive sexual situations with underage persons will be allowed—however, allusions and reference to it happening in the past is okay.
Rape—this is a soft boundary. We do accept some non-consent work. Submit it and we’ll see!
Necrophilia and bestiality—no surprise, the dead folks and the earth-animals are still off-limits, folks. Of course, this doesn’t include the UNdead (vampires) or fantastical animals (shapeshifters, werewolves, etc.)
Attach ONE document .doc (Word) or .rtf (Rich Text File)
Email subject line: EXCESSICA SUBMISSION: TITLE OF WORK
1 inch margins all the way around
Arial —12 point font
double line spacing
0.5 at beginning of each paragraph
No extra returns between paragraphs
Use * * * * (four asterisks with spaces in between – center this on its own line) between scene breaks
In longer works, begin chapters with the word “Chapter” followed by the chapter number
Insert hard page breaks between chapters
The first page and your cover email must contain at top left:
Title of work
Warnings (Ex: This title contains f/f sex, nonconsensual and anal sex)
A NOTE ON EDITING: When it comes to editing, we expect you to be incredibly diligent about your work. It needs to be as error-free as possible before submission. Your mss will be read and reviewed for both content and errors. If your mss has clearly been sent to us unedited, it will be returned to you. Once accepted, your mss will be line-edited before publication.
****PLEASE READ OUR EDITING GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING!****
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at questions@eXcessica.com