I just want to add that for Eden Cafe - Rayne is AWESOME to work with - she will give you feedback if you ask and she will be glad to clarify anything you have questions about.
Her email addy is rayne @ edenfantasys.com (take out the spaces).
Here is a sample - its an email I sent to her for some feedback on ideas I had:
I have a few article ideas I wanted to run past you- let me know what you think. I also don't remember how many articles you have from me that are in the que - I know I need to finish my erotica piece...hopefully it will be quiet enough this week that I can finish it (I write best at night for that).
Anyway - here are some ideas:
I almost gave my husband away - may need different title - but its a funny story along the lines of what Erma Bombeck would write (you may be too young to remember her)- but basically - my husband was away from home for several weeks at school. I visited one weekend and before I left (he'd gone to classes) - I left him all sorts of notes around the room - like "Coffee, Tea or Me?" etc. Only thing was...the maid cleaned the room early that day....and saw the notes before he did. She wrote on one of them in red pen (how he eventually figured out she'd seen them) - and basically was taking him up on his "offer". Poor guy was too naive to understand that - and he left her a note the next day explaining the situation.
Qualities in a good marriage - After 31 years of marriage, I've learned a lot about communication and marriage tips. I think one of the greatest things that is needed is humor - but also forgiveness, understanding, trying to see things through their eyes. This one would probably be a longer article - probably your longest length because I would most likely give examples from our own life about how these things helped
Communication in marriage - not like above although you might think so. Basically, I've come to see communication in marriage a lot like a tennis game. You can never choose how your partner will act - but you can choose how you react to them - and sometimes - a soft answer really can calm down the situation and help you work things out. But it takes being willing to choose your words that you say in response.
Making it through the tough times in marriage - or "when you feel like your spouse is an alien" - I have found that my husband goes through a 6-8 week cycle every year where it is like an alien has invaded his body and he is mean and nasty and just hard to live with. Some years are really bad and other years are mild - but I've learned some techniques for making it through those times
Sexy/Sex doesn't have to be expensive - there was a post on the forum today about a gal who was going to buy all this stuff for a special night of sex - mind you - her paycheck had only been $340 and she's often whining about how much she doesn't have. Anyway - I would not refer to her specifically but my point is that you don't need to spend a lot of money to have a fun time together - and sometimes you can do cheaper things like watch an old favorite movie together with popcorn and soda and then have sex - or other things (I swear I think I've gotten to the point where I could be sexy in a burlap sack because its what you do with the burlap sack that makes it sexy).
Those are just the ones off the top of my head.
She replied back that she liked all the ideas - that she can only have four articles in the queue waiting to be published and that they can now only take one submission per person per week.
Also remember that it may take her 72 hours or so to get back to you as she gets a lot of submissions and of course if you're contacting her on the weekend or over a holiday - it make take longer.