Last year, I took the erotica writing workshops I'd been teaching at sex toy stores, conferences and colleges and turned them into something new: a 4-week online erotica writing class called Between the Sheets at the literary website LitReactor. I'm gearing up to teach my sixth LitReactor class starting February 11th, 2016 and am so proud of my students and excited to continue to keep learning how to best serve them. (Note: The price of my new class will go up $25 on January 1st, so if you're interested in taking it, register by December 31st to get the best price. Registration will remain open until we reach the maximum of 16 students or through February 10th, whichever comes first.)
One of the things I'm most proud of is encouraging my students to submit their work to erotica publishers. That's what we spend a large part of our time in my LitReactor class working toward, and whether or not they're successful, I think submitting your work is a valuable experience, and a great first step toward getting readers.
So I was thrilled to see that the story "Feeding Her" by Suanne Schafer, which was started as part of my August-September 2015 LitReactor class, was just published in the House of Erotica oral sex anthology Licked, edited by Jillian Boyd. Plus one of my other previous LitReactor students, Jessica Taylor, also has a story, "Vapour, Venom, Oleander," in the book! Congratulations to them. Want to submit your erotic short stories (or longer works) to House of Erotica? Here's their guidelines. They have two current calls for submissions, one for Mad About the Boys, a male/male erotica anthology with a January 25th deadline, and Going Down, a hotel-set erotica anthology with a February 4th deadline.
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In an interview with author Dale Cameron Lowry, here's what Suanne said:
What’s your story about?Here's more info on Licked, which you can purchase at Amazon US or Amazon UK:
In “Feeding Her,” two women must come to terms with one partner’s breast cancer.
What made you want to write a story for Licked?
I actually thought my story was too “serious” for erotica, but Rachel Kramer Bussel (Passion: Erotic Romance for Women, Best Bondage Erotica, Hide and Seek: Erotic Stories) encouraged me to submit it.
Sit back and enjoy seven lip-smackingly sensual stories of all kinds of oral pleasure. Stories of nostalgia for the taste of a lover, long distance relationships, and revenge. Stories taking in both the distant future and pleasures in the past. Oracles, ranchers and café cooks, all united by their love of using their mouth. And tongue. And fingers, for assistance.
Edited by Jillian Boyd (Spy Games – Flappers, Jazz and Valentino) Licked is a tribute to the act of oral sex – to the intimacy, trust and the taste of your lover, the scent, the feelings the act invokes in both the giver and receiver. With stories from the likes of Rob Rosen, Jessica Taylor and Dale Cameron Lowry, Licked is a sizzling fictional exploration of some of the many ways oral sex can inspire so much more than just a hot flash of arousal.
Come in. Have a taste.