Open call for Book It! – A Literary-Lover’s Anthology

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Open call for Book It! – A Literary-Lover’s Anthology
Edited by Harley Easton and CM Peters

Take a peek between the pages with SinCyr Publishing. Editors Harley Easton and CM Peters want lovers of a bookish nature. Give us your best librarian, book dealer, first-edition collector, or bookstore owner. We don’t mind the stereotypical Marion the Librarian, but we’re excited to see other inspired options. Is your bibliophile actually an illiterate adult yearning to understand the written word? Could your ‘meet cute’ happen at the Little Free Library on the neighbor’s lawn? Whether they are snuggled in the cozy home book nook or trying to ignore the sexual tension during book club, give us characters we’d love to see jump off the pages and into our sheets.

These editors prefer storytelling with sensuality and depth. Characters should be relatable people facing real problems. If you choose to have sex scenes, focus on sex-positive characters and storylines that showcase healthy sex practices – consent is super sexy. Character diversity is encouraged. Write people of all different shapes, sizes, races, genders, and orientations. Be creative. Give your characters backgrounds and dialogue that move the story forward. Please, nothing illegal – rape, beastiality, pedophilia, etc.

 

Word count: 3k to 10k
Theme: Literary lovers (Book lovers, book collectors, anything books, as long as books are included)
Genre: Romance – can be historical, paranormal, contemp, etc. (can include sex but not an obligation) No erotica, please.
Pairing: any (M/F, M/M, F/F, multiple)
Heat Rating: Sweet to Sizzling, but not erotic
Submission limit: One story per author
Submissions Open: June 1, 2019
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019


Send submissions to sincyr.submissions@gmail.com with the anthology name and your story title in the subject line. See submissions page for formatting details. Please send word docs.

Payment – 60% of net royalties split between authors. Book will be in print and ebook formats. 

“Shifting culture, one story at a time”

  • Standard Submission Format (https://format.ms/story.html)
  • American English
  • Fully edited
  • Please provide a short bio, word count, and story description.
  • Also, please indicate if you use Google Drive or prefer MS Word (for editing purposes)
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Kintsugi Featured Author Tom D Wright

Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma’s featured author is Tom D Wright. Sale links below!

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Tom D Wright is a science fiction author in the Pacific Northwest. He graduated with a Masters in Psychology from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland and is the Board Chair for Cascade Writers, a non-profit dedicated to helping authors achieve their creative potential through education and community. Learn more about his writing at http://www.tomdwright.com/

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Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.

Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.

Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.

This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).

Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.

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Kintsugi Featured Author TammyJo Eckhart

Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma’s featured author is TammyJo Eckhart, Ph.D.. Sale links below!

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TammyJo Eckhart (tammyjoeckhart.com) writes fiction and non-fiction across several genres. Her work has appeared in magazines, journals, anthologies, and, of course, her own books. She lives in Indiana with her poly kinky family. An ancient historian by training, she uses those skills to craft amazing worlds. She loves attending conventions and conferences when she can to meet readers. Her live readings thrill audiences while her workshops, discussions, and panels open minds and hearts.

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KintsugiEcover

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.

Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.

Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.

This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).

Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.

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Kintsugi Featured Author Louise Bayliss

Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma’s featured author is Louise Bayliss. Sale links below!

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KintsugiEcover

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.

Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.

Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.

This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).

Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.

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Kintsugi Featured Author Jennifer DeLeon

Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma’s featured author is Jennifer DeLeon. Sale links below! This story published with Kink-E Magazine shortly before finding SinCyr Publishing, so we’re giving a big shout to Marabelle for creating such a wonderful fetish friendly and alternative lifestyle community!

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I am blessed to be a conduit of messages and healing from the spirit world, the evolution of which, began in 2014 after a personal tragedy ended my occupation as a caregiver. My words are the magic through which I inspire others, to transmute tragedy.  I am honored that my story, “The Resilience Plan”, was accepted for such a powerful anthology.

I was able to create a new career as a life coach for alternate relationships and lifestyles, aptly name, Life Coaching With A Twist.  I now specialize in transitioning clients through the cuckoldry dynamic, with optimal satisfaction for all involved. https://www.lifecoachingwithatwist.com/.

My amazing partner and I are in the process of moving off-grid into, The Untainted Forest, where we are creating a magical, community refuge to help ease the suffering during THIS AMAZING REVOLUTION!

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KintsugiEcover

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.

Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.

Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.

This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).

Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.

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Kintsugi Featured Author Tazi Marie

Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma’s featured author is Tazi Marie. Sale links below!

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Tazi Marie’s real life consists of parenting and unschooling three precocious daughters, living with two husbands, providing behavior support with teens with Autism, and Alternative Lifestyle coaching for those who live lives unique to society. The story included in this anthology is the current mid-point of healing her trauma associated with her childhood. If you would like to read more about her journey, please visit www.dynamicsofcounseling.wordpress.com to read her blogs on healing trauma, her journey through polyamory/BDSM, and her exploration of her own Asperger’s, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder.

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KintsugiEcover

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.

Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.

Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.

This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).

Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.

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Kintsugi Featured Author Brandi Elizabeth

Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma’s featured author is Brandi Elizabeth. Sale links below!

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KintsugiEcover

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.

Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.

Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.

This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).

Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.

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