Book Contest

Second Annual BDSM Book Contest

Riverdale Ave BookWe are working with several publishers again this year including Riverdale Avenue Books and The Wild Rose Press to provide you with an opportunity to have your BDSM book published.

For our 2015 BDSM Book Contest, Riverdale Avenue Books and The Wild Rose Press are offering the winners a book contract. This is a great opportunity for new authors to obtain their first book contract and established authors to try a new line or enhance the one they already have.

Our BDSM Book Contest is open to both published and unpublished authors in any genre including LGBT, romance, horror, steampunk, mainstream, paranormal, etc.

Our BDSM Book Contest categories are as follows:

Dominant men – submissive women

Dominant women—submissive men

LGBTQ – Dominance & submission

Non-fiction books on Dominance & submission

Submission specifics: Electronic submissions only. Complete manuscripts required. Word count from 35,000 to 75,000. Novellas, Chick lits or full length novel accepted in any genre (LGBT, romance, horror, steampunk, etc.) Light, medium and dark side of BDSM and D/s relationships are welcomed. Novice and aspiring authors are encouraged to enter! Contest is FREE.

Submissions are accepted through May 1, 2015. The publishers & BDSM Writers Con, Inc. reserve the right to reject any submission if the story does not fit our criteria or is poorly written. The intent of the BDSM Writers Con is to help expand knowledge of what BDSM is and isn’t for writers AND readers, and the intent of this contest is to support that goal. Therefore, it is important that contestants avoid the pitfalls that often occur in unrealistic BDSM writing. It seek and encourage positive and credible Dominance and submission portrayals. Understandably, no children nor young adult stories aceepted.

Formatting:  word document, double spaced, standard formatting, Times New Roman, font size 12, submit via email to: NO previously published works for this contest! Published books should apply for the Golden Flogger Award.

If you have any difficulties submitting your novel for consideration or have any questions please contact us. (

In 2014, seven authors received a contract as part of this contest and another twenty-one authors received a book contract as part of our First Annual BDSM Writers Con Anthology. All our contests Finalist were invited to submit a story for our Anthology and six authors received a book contracts, three making their writing debut with us.

BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to the empowerment of BDSM authors and their fans!

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