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Delicious Divas Writing Competition

Xcite Books has teamed up with the UK’s leading lesbian magazine Diva to find hot new writing featuring lesbian writing talent.

Using the Delicious Divas theme we are looking for lesbian-themed short stories of between 3000 – 5000 words. This theme can be very widely interpreted but must be a short story rather than the description of an experience.

As with all Xcite books, all sexual activity must be consensual and legal.

Stories must conform to the Xcite books guidelines. Full guidelines can be found here

Five winning stories will be published in an ebook anthology produced by Xcite Books called Delicious Divas, which will be published on August 1st.

Submissions should be sent as a word document attachment to by June 1st.

The judging panel includes Xcite editor Elizabeth Coldwell and Diva editor Jane Czyzselska. The judge’s decision is final.

The winners will be announced on June 30th and the ebook released on August 1st. The winners will also receive copies of Xcite’s lesbian short story collections Wanton Women and Girl Fun 1.

Entries can be accepted under pseudonyms.

The winners will be announced and notified on June 30th 2012 and the ebook released on August 1st 2012.

Copyright for the winning entries will be retained by Xcite Books for five years. Winning authors will be paid royalties each month of 50% of net receipts.

This is a unique opportunity to get your work noticed by the Xcite editorial team and could pave the way to become a prolific author.

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