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Anthologies

3 Anthologies
Ellora's Cave

Best Women's Erotica 2016
Cleis Press

Christmas Stories
Books To Go Now

In Verse
Coming Together

Love Slave
LoveSlave.org

New Experience Erotica
Insatiable Press

Rough Edges
Red Moon Romance

A Slice of Sin
A Two Dame Production

Strange Shifters
Coming Together

Various Open Calls
Totally Bound Publishing

Various Monthly LGBT Calls
Torquere Press

Various Open LGBT Calls
Torquere Press

Valves & Vixens Vol 3
House of Erotica


Gay Anthologies/Novels

Cowboy Roundup
JMS Books

Various Open MM Calls
Pride Publishing


Lesbian Anthologies/Novels

Best Lesbian's Erotica 2016
Cleis Press

From Top To Bottom
Ladylit Publishing

new Taboo Lesbian Kink
Liz McMullen Show Publications

Tales of the Grimoire
Ylva Publishing


Magazines & Journals

The Act Itself
Erotic fiction & artwork

BUST Magazine
One-handed read section

The First Time Journal
Works inspired by First Lines

Penthouse Variations
Fiction & letters


Website Publishers

Bright Desire
Erotic short stories & flashers

For The Girls
Erotic short stories & flashers

Juicy Pink Box
Lesbian erotica

SilkWords
Interactive stories


Self-Publishing Services

The Self-Publisher's Ultimate Resource Guide
Prepare, publish, & promote

Firebrand Publishing
Book production & marketing

Kindle Direct Publishing
By Amazon

Archway
By Simon & Schuster

Booklocker
Print/Ebook, sales & distribution

Createspace
Do-it-yourself to full service

Lulu
Choose services you want

SmashWords
Your ebook, your way

Writers Resources


This page is divided into three sections all focused on resources for erotica authors, and authors in general.


Marketing & Promotional Services

Erotica Readers & Writers Association (ERWA) - Variety of promotional opportunities for authors, publishers, and retailers. Founded in 1996, the Erotica Readers & Writers Association has been commended by Playboy, ELLE magazine, AVN online magazine, Writer's Digest, MSNBC online, and recommended in a host of books and articles as the premier website for people interested in erotica and adult products. ERWA's high-profile ensures successful marketing at affordable prices. Contact Adrienne

Lulu professional marketing services - Offers a wide rang of marketing services including: Publicity, professional reviews and events, promotionals via websites, and book videos, business cards and various promotional materials.


Authors Resources

How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes by Ashley Lister: This book demonstrates some of the most effective ways that convincing sex scenes can be portrayed on the page. Using examples from a broad range of writers, and containing exercises that have been tested successfully in workshops and classrooms throughout the country, this is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to include compelling, well-crafted and saleable sex scenes within their fiction. Available at Amazon & Amazon UK.

Rights: What They Mean and Why They're Important, by Marge Gilk. "It's important to understand what rights you're selling or licensing away, not only to protect your interests, but to keep you out of legal hot water. Understanding rights can also help you make more money on a piece by -- legally -- reselling it again and again."

WritersWeekly.com is one of the longest running sites on freelance writing, published continuously since 1997. Keep in mind that Writers Weekly is owned by Booklocker.com, Inc. so some articles may be slanted towards the owners. Of particular interest is Writer's Weekly Warning Report featuring weekly reports about shoddy publishers, scams, and unfair contract terms.

Preditors & Editors: A guide to publishers and writing services for serious writers. Their sole purpose is to provide writers with information and contacts for the purpose of seeking publication of their work. There's an enormous amount of important information on this site, including lists of agents, publishers and editors to avoid. Highly recommended!

National Writers Union: The union for freelance writers working in U.S. markets. Offering include grievance resolution, industry campaigns, contract advice, health & dental plans, member education, job banks, networking, social events, and much more. Membership dues are based on your annual writing income.

EPIC the Electronically Published Internet Connection, is a professional organization for published and contracted e-book and print author. EPIC offers an extensive knowledge base that includes contract information, hints, guidance, and provides networking opportunities for exchange of information about promotion and market growth. Authors must qualify for membership, and pay annual dues.


Book Cover Designs


Book Review Sites/Blogs


General Writing Resources: dictionaries, thesauri, & grammar guides

WordWeb  is a one-click thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia. There's a free version and a Pro version. Highly recommended.

Urban Dictionary is an excellent slang dictionary constantly updated by users.

Your Dictionary  is a free dictionary with definitions, thesaurus entries, spelling, pronunciation, and etymology results for your word. Includes links to language and research tools.

OneLook's Reverse Dictionary lets you describe a concept resulting in a useful list of related terms with the best matches shown first.

The Free Dictionary is a comprehensive resource including dictionaries, encyclopedia and thesaurus. Includes fun facts, word games, articles and more.

Free Thesaurus for a no frills but very effect thesaurus/synonyms tool.

The Elements of Style is the online reproduction of the classic reference book, The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. - a must have bookmark for all writers.

Guide to Grammar and Style includes a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage Jack Lynch put together for his classes.

Guide to Grammar and Writingis an easy to use comprehensive guide maintained by Professor of English Charles Darling for English courses at Capital Community College and for the general online public.

Alta Vista This is probably one of the best language translation services on the Web, and it's free.

The Dialectizer turn any text into dialect, including redneck, jive, pig Latin, cockney, Elmur Fudd and the Swedish Chef. Useful and lots of fun.


Copyright Issues

Rights: What They Mean and Why They're Important by Marg Gilks: This is an excellent, easy to understand definition of various rights, and why it's important to understand what rights you're selling.

U.S. Copyright Office provides a wealth of information about copyright law, including guidance on how to obtain a copyright registration, current regulations, links to outside copyright resources, and much more.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) - A comprehensive explaination of the United States copyright law (DMCA), that "criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works." This is an important document, read it!

The 'Fair Use' Rule - An discussion of when use of copyrighted material is acceptable. Sooner or later, almost all writers quote or closely paraphrase what others have written. This article will help writers navigate Fair Use correctly. Bookmark the URL, you will refer to it often!

10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained What are you allowed to do with someone else's copyrighted work? 10 Big Myths FAQ attempts to answer common myths about copyright seen on the Net.

Copyright Confusion? This excellent article written by Neil Wilkinson (a practicing attorney, and adjunct profess of Intellectual Property Law at the KSU Michael Coles School of Business) is feature on the WritersWeekly.com website.


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Publishers

Bella Books
Lesbian fiction

Bold Strokes Books
GLBT genre fiction

Cleis Press
Fiction & nonfiction

Cosmo Red-Hot Reads (Harlequin)
Contemporary sexy stories

Dreamspinner Press
M/M erotica & romance

Harlequin
Various imprints

JMS Books
GLBT erotica & romance

Kensington Publishing
Erotica & erotic romance

Loose Id
Erotica and erotic romance

Omnific Publishing
Romance...withoug rules

Pink Flamingo Publications
BDSM/Spanking/General

Riptide Publishing
LGBTQ erotica & romance

Samhain Publishing
Erotica & romance

SeX Files
Wide variety of erotica

Siren-BookStrand
Erotic Romance

Storm Moon Press
GLBT & alternative lifestyle

Torquere Press
Gay & lesbian fiction

Totally Bound Publishing
Erotic romance


eBook Publishers

Avon Impulse
Romance & erotica

BannedFiction Press
All genres of erotica

Blushing Books Publications
Spanking & BDSM

Breathless Press
Romance & erotica

Carina Press
All genres

Changeling Press
Quality erotic adventures

Circlet Press
Erotic sci-fi & fantasy

Cobblestone Press
All genres of erotica

Coming Together
Doing good while being bad

Crimson Romance
Romance & erotica

Erato
GLBT fiction

Ellora's Cave
Erotic romance

eXtasy Books
Erotica genres

ForbiddenFiction
Intense sexuality

Harlequin Digital First Series
Variety of ebook series

Insatiable Press
Erotica & erotic romance

Lyrical Press (Kensington)
Romance & erotic romance

Mischief Books
Erotica & erotic romance

Musa Publishing
Variety of genres

Ravenous Romance
Erotic romance

Strange Flesh Press
Lesbian fiction & nonfiction

Xcite Romance
Erotic romance