I am thrilled to be working with Riverdale Avenue Books on a Hanukkah themed anthology to be released in December of 2020. The details and submission deadlines are below. If you have any questions, you can reach me at author@rachelkenley.net

Hanukkah Erotica

An anthology of sexy Hanukkah stories

It’s time for a little balance this holiday season romance with latkes, candles and eight passionate nights. Hanukkah is a wonderful festival that gets little play in books and movies, so Riverdale Avenue Books is looking for your HOT sexy romances which feature characters celebrating this holiday.  How about a game of strip dreidel? The challenge of blending family traditions? Gelt or guilt? Eight nights to change someone’s mind? Have fun and help us celebrate love and miracles.

Please – do not submit stories like the ones attempted last year by Hallmark. We will not accept Christmas stories in disguise.

LGBTQ+ and under-represented characters/voices are welcome and encouraged.

Any setting – contemporary, historical, fantasy – acceptable but traditional celebration of Hanukah must be included.

The higher the heat level – the better!

All submissions will receive an acknowledgement email and a response by or before September 25, 2020. Please inquire about reprints. Original, previously unpublished work is preferred. Payment is prorated share of the epub, print and audio royalties split evenly among all contributors, a pdf and print copy of the book. Rights are for seven (7) years, reusable during that time with permission and notification.

All submissions should:

  • Be submitted as a Word document
  • Be between 4000-8000 words long (query for longer stories)
  • Be proofread and edited
  • Include a HEA or HFN ending
  • Use Times New Roman 12 point and underline italics
  • Use ### or *** centered for scene breaks with a blank line above and below
  • Include title, last name and page numbers in upper right hand corner using the ‘header’ feature.

Submission deadline: September 12, 2020

Expected publication: December 10, 2020 (to coincide with the first night of Hanukkah)

Send submissions via attachment to submissions@riverdaleavenuebooks.com

Put Hanukkah Anthology in the subject line