It’s that time again.

Time to post a shirtless, pantless, muscular Santa taken from “8 Stock Photo Sexy Santas That Will Confuse The Hell Out Of You.”

Here St. Nick is preparing for the Season of Giving.

And at Short Fuse Publishing, we’re opening up to submissions for our annual Hot Holiday Reads charity anthology! As with last year’s anthology, THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG, we’ll be donating 100% of our profits. This year’s beneficiary is the Malala Fund, which advocates for safe, quality education for women.

OK, writers, here are the details. We’re asking for non-exclusive rights to your story, so you’re free to publish it elsewhere if you’d like. If your story is accepted, you will receive a single payment of $10, which you can choose to have donated to the Malala Fund. There is no fee to submit. Stories of all lengths will be considered, but those between 5,000 and 8,000 words are preferred. Winter-holiday-themed romance only, any sub-genre, with higher heat levels preferred. As always, diversity is encouraged, so all orientations, fetishes, menage combinations, etc. are welcome. If you have any questions, leave a comment here so everyone can benefit.

To submit, email your query letter to shortfuse(at)fuseliterary(dot)com with your story attached in Word format (.doc only, please) . Submissions close on Halloween, and the anthology will be released as an ebook in December!