Guidelines

Here at Juicy Secrets, we strive for the highest quality erotica. The three of us who run this site — Cheryl Taggert, JetBoy, and Naughty Mommy — are determined not to include anything but what we consider the finest efforts. When you are published here, you will know you have impressed a trio of writers who have been working successfully in the field for a number of years.

If you wish to offer a story to us, please follow these Submission Guidelines:

  1. We ask that you submit stories to us through email. Our submission address is juicysecrets@email.com. We check this mailbox frequently, but please be patient if you do not receive a response right away, because we may have to discuss it first. One of us will email you when we find you have submitted a story for consideration so you’ll know we’ve received it.
  2. Male characters are acceptable, but only in a very limited role when it comes to sex. This is not a hetero-sex site. Look around. Juicy Secrets is for lesbian fiction, with a particular emphasis on woman/girl relationships and lesbian incest. Sex between a man and woman is okay as long as it is not the focus of the story and is important to what is the focus, the Ff sex.
  3. Stories may be any length, but keep in mind that the more detailed the story, the better it is — at least to a point. Leaving too much to the readers’ imaginations in stories such as these can result in a dissatisfied reader, and doing it well is extremely difficult. Just ask JetBoy about how hard it was to write a story like “Welcome Home, Sweetheart.” And that one didn’t lack details exactly, just the other side of the conversation. On the other hand, too much detail can bog the story down, sacrificing plot for details that are better left out. It’s a delicate balance.
  4. Any submitted story MUST be accepted by all three of the authors/owners of this site for it to be published. Each of us has veto power over including a story. We aren’t being “snooty,” just choosy. It is our goal to become known as the best site on the Internet for our type of fiction.
  5. While we know you’re hoping for your story to be accepted, please be willing to have a story rejected if you send one or more in. We will be polite if we reject a story; please reciprocate with politeness when following up on any correspondence. We are aware that a rejection can cause hurt feelings, and we will do our best to be careful of your feelings. But we will accept your story only if it is well-written overall and not simply because it contains a hot scene or two.
  6. If you would like feedback on how your writing can be improved, please request that. Our input can either be brief, e.g., “Work on developing characters who feel genuine to the reader.” Or it can be detailed, depending on how much time we have to make suggestions. It will be up to you whether or not you wish to implement any suggestions. Please let us know one way or the other should you receive suggestions from us. Keep in mind that we also provide each other suggestions for our stories. There is a blog entry here where you can see what we mean.
  7. Once a story is accepted, it will appear on the website under the heading of “Other Authors” with your name as author. It will also be advertised on our home page to attract readers. Please use whatever name you wish to use for authorship in all correspondence. We will do our best to post the story within one week of accepting it, depending on where we are in our posting schedule. We reserve the right to correct a few obvious typographical errors; however, we will not act as editors of your story in any way, meaning we will not alter the story or “clean it up” to match our own ideas, nor will we make numerous corrections to spelling, grammar, syntax, etc. It is your story, so PLEASE do your own proofreading. Too many errors makes for a sloppily written story and will result in rejection of the story even if it would otherwise be very good. If you don’t care that your story is not as good as you can make it, why should we take the time and effort to make suggestions, post, and advertise it?

With all that in mind, if you believe you have something of high quality to offer us, we would be glad to consider it. Good luck, and happy writing!

6 Comments on Guidelines

  1. No One says:

    A question regarding rule #8 and the exclusivity period:

    Since it says “a story that is not posted anywhere else,” an obvious solution for someone who wants their stories spread far and wide, and read as widely as possible without worrying about exclusivity, would be to always post new stories elsewhere first.

    This feels like a loophole that avoids the spirit of the rule though. I assume you folks would frown on someone doing this? Or is that fine?

    I don’t want to piss off anyone here, but at the same time, I’m really not keen on waiting 3 months before getting further feedback on a story.

  2. No One,

    Basically, the “other sites” reference is mostly concerning the Lesbian Lolita website because we have a page on our site of some of our favorites from there, started back when we thought that site was going to disappear, along with all the stories, many of which are well-written and very enjoyable. While every once in a while we receive a request to consider a story that was posted somewhere else, it rarely occurs, and we aren’t exactly aching to find stories published somewhere else.

    Should you wish to submit elsewhere, that’s your choice. You don’t have to like our requirements. We just ask that we be allowed a short time where the only place the story appears is on our site. Believe me, we aren’t pissed at all. We turn down far more stories than we accept, making publishing here a sort of badge of honor, if you will. If you would like for us to consider a story you wrote that you had published somewhere else, please feel free to ask by contacting our website email as mentioned in the Guidelines.

    And if you think our requirements are onerous, check out some of the national periodicals that still publish stories. Some require a year’s exclusivity, in which they maintain legal rights for any other publication of the story for that period, meaning if the publishers own another magazine, they can publish it there, too, without any compensation to the author. This is why the rights offered by the author should be stated clearly with the submission, such as “First North American Serial Rights” or something similar.

  3. No One says:

    Thank you for the reply, Cheryl, I understand. I don’t think your requirements are unreasonable, it’s quite natural that you’d want exclusive content for the site.

    I will give it some thought for my future stories.

  4. karen says:

    Will you accept stories that include Male characters as well? I used to have nearly 40k followers on instagram and almost a thousand on Wattpad before having both accounts deleted

  5. Thanks for the question, Karen. Take a look at #2 above, where it says: “Male characters are acceptable, but only in a very limited role when it comes to sex. This is not a hetero-sex site.”

    If you think some of your stories still might meet our guidelines, feel free to submit them as directed.

  6. NOTE: The clause (#8) that the comment above refers to was later removed. We still prefer that our stories be granted a reasonable period of exclusivity after publishing them here, but we no longer demand it.

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