Call for Submissions!

Condoms & Hot Tubs Don’t Mix:
An Anthology of Awkward Sexcapades  

Sex in the real world isn’t as glamorous or tidy as romance novels or pornography frequently portray. Real, consensual sex is messy, silly, fun, and sometimes more than a little bit awkward. We want to hear your stories of untimely boners, shower-stall slip-and-falls, the police showing up at your post-prom romp in the park, and that college escapade where you realized condoms and hot tubs don’t mix.

We are looking for literary-quality work in all genres and mediums that reflects on and celebrates consensual sex between adults as a fallible act done by fallible people. We are particularly interested in works written by and/or featuring people of color, LGBTQ+ relationships (especially polyamory), and safe sex practices (such as use of condoms and dental dams, acquisition of consent, and solo sex). We’re happy to read works ranging from your most teasing vanilla romance to your most titillating hardcore BDSM kink.
However, we will not consider stories of non-consensual sex or any form of sexual abuse, such as pedophilia or rape.

Contributors will be given 2 contributor copies and be able to buy additional copies at a discounted rate.
All profits from this collection will be donated to Planned Parenthood.


Essays will be selected and edited by Jennie Jarvis and Leslie Salas, and published in 2017.

Submission Guidelines:

Creative Nonfiction Please send one (1) creative nonfiction piece of up to 5,000 words attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read “CNF–Your Full Name–Title of Your Work.”


Fiction Please send one (1) fiction piece of up to 5,000 words attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read “FICTION–Your Full Name–Title of Your Work.”


Poetry Please send up to five (≤5) poems attached in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read “POETRY–Your Full Name–# of Poems: Title(s) of Your Work(s).”


Graphic Narrative (Comics) Please send up to six (≤6) pages of a black & white (or greyscale) graphic narrative comic as a .pdf file. You may send a lower resolution (web quality 72dpi) for consideration, but please have a high-resolution version (print quality 300dpi) available for printing. The email subject line should read “COMIC–Your Full Name–Title of Your Work.”


Art (including Photography) Please send up to three (≤3) images as .jpgs or a .pdf file. You may send a lower resolution (web quality 72dpi) for consideration, but please have a high-resolution version (print quality 300dpi) available for printing. Please note that pieces accepted for publication in the interior of the text will be printed in greyscale. Color pieces may be considered for cover art. The email subject line should read “ART–Your Full Name–# of Images: Title(s) of Your Work(s).”


Payment: Contributors will be given contributor copies and will be able to buy additional copies at a discounted rate.
All profits from this collection will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Submit To:  CondomsAndHotTubs@gmail.com

Deadline:  January 31st, 2017