Resources for Writers of Erotica and Erotic Romance

I guess you’re interested in resources for writers of erotica or erotic romance or you wouldn’t be here;-) Well, you’ve come to the right place! As a former newbie unpublished author, to a published author of erotic historical romance, I’ve come across some great sites while researching the creative and business aspects of publishing in this genre. Let me share with you some of my favorite websites on writing erotica and erotic romance that I’ve found noteworthy.

Let’s begin with the Erotic Readers & Writers Association From the description on the site:

“The Erotica Readers & Writers Association, online since 1996, is an international community of men and women interested in the provocative world of erotica and sensual pleasures. We host a private subscription based E-mail Discussion List and the Erotic Lure newsletter (both free) and this website featuring original erotic fiction, calls for submissions and professional advice for authors, recommendations for erotic books and adult products, and an adult forum focusing on sexual issues, activities and relationships. If this is your first visit, please join us for a Tour of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association website.”

They have an amazing Authors Resource page containing extensive listings in the “Call for Submissions” section which includes both print and e-markets. You really need to visit this site if you’re serious about writing erotic romance.

Erotic Romance Read It, Write It, Sell It  From the website:

“Started in 2006, the Erotic Romance blog’s main serious purpose is to provide information about sales figures for this genre, where possible broken down by publisher. Erotic Romance is also an aggregator blog for news, views and gossip from erotic-romancelandia. As with any blog there is also quite a lot of frivolous nonsense on related (and sometimes unrelated) topics.”

If you’re interested in publishers, sales data, and general articles about the industry and other interesting tidbits, check it out!

Write Sex – The Definitive Guide to Writing Erotica  This site’s focus is on how to add erotic elements to your writing. A group of erotic authors contribute a variety of articles to the site. Recent posts include: From the Editor – Selling the book via the sexy excerpt, Growing your market in erotica, and How to get noticed. Additional information on story structure, pseudonyms, marketing and more, is included!

Happy Writing!