Coming Together: Under the Mistletoe 
Edited by Delilah Night

Deadline: September 1, 2016 

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow because we’ll be heating up this sexy December anthology.

I am looking for your best winter stories. Are your characters
cuddled up inside while a blizzard rages, or are they snowbirds spending
Christmas Day on the beach in the tropics? Who belongs on Santa’s
Naughty List? Is your billionaire a Scrooge? Is this the year they come
out to their family? Do they have a special someone to kiss when the
ball drops?

While the theme is winter, you may also add in your favorite December
holiday, but this is not mandatory. I’m looking for compelling stories
with compelling characters and a rich plot as well as beautiful poetry.

  • Your story should be set between December 1 and December 31 whether explicitly or implicitly.
  • All orientations, ethnicities, pairings, and interpretations of “winter” are encouraged.
  • All sub-genres and time periods welcome (contemporary, historical, paranormal, sci-fi, steampunk, you name it).
  • All heat levels from sweet and romantic to down and dirty—as long as it is plot driven.
  • HEA/HFN preferred, but not required.
  • Stories up to 7,500 words
  • Poetry is welcomed and encouraged
  • No underage, no scat, no non-consent, no incest

Coming Together is a charity organization. You retain all rights to
your stories, and previously published stories and poetry are welcomed
(as long as you hold the rights).

Please use Times New Roman font, size 12, and double spaced with one
inch margins. No extra lines between paragraphs. Set indentations to .5 –
do not use tabs or spaces to indent. Use .docx, .doc .rtf formats only.

Submit your final, best version of the story by email to
[email protected]. Use the subject line “Under the Mistletoe [your
story title] [your penname]”

Do not send multiple versions of the same story. Up to two
stories/three poems will be considered from each author. Include your
legal name (and pseudonym if applicable and be clear which one is
which), mailing address, and up to 250 word bio. Do not paste your story into the body of your message.

You will be notified as to the status of your story by no later than October 1, 2016.

Coming Together is a non-profit organization, and all Coming Together
authors and editors have generously donated their talents to various
causes. Compensation for inclusion in this work is a PDF contributor
copy of the finished product and your name on Santa’s Nice List (or
Naughty, if that’s your preference). You retain all rights to your
story. All proceeds go to Project Linus, which provides home-made blankets and hats to children in crisis.

Questions? Email me at [email protected]