Queer and Trans Calls For Submission–Summer 2014

(Updated 7/20/14) These are LGBTQ calls that are not specific to erotica. Erotic content may be welcome. Erotica calls are listed here. Queer and Trans Calls Skin to Skin, a coffee table magazine for the LGBTQ community is seeking submissions for their upcoming issue. (8/1/14) The Women’s Committee calls for submissions to the fifth annual Gloria […]

Erotica Calls-Summer 2014

(Updated 7/13/14) Rose Caraway (Stupid Fish Productions) is looking for Dirty Thirty stories for an audiobook (7/30/14) Barbara Cardy (Constable & Robinson)  is looking for Uniform Erotica (7/30/14) Lucy Felthouse and Kevin Mitnik (House of Erotica) are looking for Sapphic Smut (8/1/14) Lynn Townshend (Coming Together) is looking for sci fi erotica (8/15/14) (charity anthology-no payment) Elektrik Milk Bath […]

A few resources on kink and chronic pain

In kink communities, we don’t talk a lot about chronic pain. We talk about pain as solely sexy, as punishment, as desired. In general our communities want to spend time talking about fun, hotness, and desire, and are much less interested in conversation about things like oppression, illness, disability, nonconsensual violence, or chronic pain. Someday, […]

Writing Erotica for Trans Readers, Part 3: Is Something Missing?

This is part 3 of my 3 part series for #OutWriters on Writing Erotica for Trans Readers. Part 1 and Part 2. In part 2, I described how one of the main ways I write erotica for trans readers is by avoiding specific and detailed descriptions of gendered bodies. As these are the norm in […]

Writing Erotica for Trans Readers Part 2: How I Write for Trans Readers

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series, written for #OutWriters. Part 1 is here. Part 3 is here. In my smut, I endeavor to describe sex and bodies so trans readers are less likely to be jolted out of erotic engagement. That is one of my primary goals in my erotica. I write with […]

Writing Erotica for Trans Readers, Part 1: Being a Trans Reader

When I heard about #OutWriters, I knew that I wanted to write about this subject, which is one of the central projects in my erotica writing. This is Part 1 of a three part blog series. Here is part 2. Part 3 is here. Being a Queer and Trans Reader There’s a thing that queers […]

Imagining Disabled Characters in Erotica

About two years ago, Sharon Wachsler asked Sinclair Sexsmith this question, as part of an interview about Best Lesbian Erotica 2012: “what would it add for you to find more disabled characters in erotica?” I thought it was a really useful question, and I wanted to contemplate it, and perhaps blog about it. It’s taken me […]

Elust #60

Welcome to Elust #60 - The only place where the smartest and hottest sex bloggers are featured under one roof every month. Whether you’re looking for sex journalism, erotic writing, relationship advice or kinky discussions it’ll be here at Elust. Want to be included in Elust #60? Start with the rules, come back August 1st to submit something […]