Email: rachelkramerbussel at


Lusty Lady

Watch my first and favorite book trailer for Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica. Get Spanked in print and ebook

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Erotica 201 Writing and Publishing Online Workshop April 30, 2-5 pm PT

My three previous online erotica writing workshops for She Bop were two hours long and we found that there were still lots of questions at the end I didn't have time to answer. So now I'm teaching a new three-hour Erotica 201 class, with both writing prompts and exercises and readings and lots of publishing information. Those who've attended previous workshops will get plenty of new information, with a little overlap, and beginners are welcome, especially for those interested in getting their erotica published. Includes a writing tips handout and bibliography/publisher listings handout. Registrants will have access to the live class Sunday, April 30, 2-5 pm PT/5-8 pm ET and a recording of the class accessible for a week afterward. Registration and details at She Bop. If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact She Bop.

Erotica Writing 101 online workshop

Labels: , , , , , ,

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Need help with your sex memoir or erotica manuscript? Hire me!

When I had my website redesigned in 2019 (shoutout to Hunter Rook of Rowdy Ferret Design), I knew I wanted to make a mission statement that would try to sum up all the various types of things I do with words (fiction and nonfiction writing, copywriting, anthology editing, consulting with authors, teaching writing classes). This was my best stab at it: I write memorable stories and teach people how to craft their own.


I work with aspiring and published authors of erotica, erotic romance and nonfiction around sexuality and relationships to sharpen their manuscripts, generate ideas, navigate building an author brand and platform and more. I'm part writing coach and cheerleader and part consultant, copyeditor and advisor on marketing and publishing based on my over 20 years of experience with erotica and writing essays, sex columns and journalism for print and online publications. You can learn more about my consulting work at if you're interested or know anyone who is. I offer rates on a per word basis for novellas, novels, memoir and essays and consulting calls for those who have general or specific questions. You can read what clients and students have said about working with me in the testimonials section.

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

3 new erotica anthology calls for submissions

Good news: I'm editing three new Cleis Press erotica anthologies! Here are my erotic short story calls for submissions, with May 1 and June 1, 2022 deadlines, and payments of $100 for Couples Erotica and Sexy Strangers and $225 for Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 9, which has a theme of temptation.

December 2021 Release Month Events Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 7 December 7, 8-9 pm ET Virtual Panel The Ripped Bodice Facebook Page December 8, noon-1 ET Twitter Spaces, #TheSexualitySpace Hosted by @DoctorJAuthor December 9, 8-9 pm ET Revel

The first two for Couples Erotica and Sexy Strangers are open to all writers, and Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 9 is open to authors who themselves are women, gender nonconforming, genderqueer and/or nonbinary who have not been published or scheduled to be published in the first eight Best Women’s Erotica of the Year volumes edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel; all volumes have this stipulation around authors' identity and I don't repeat authors in the series to make room for as many writers as possible. The first 8 volumes have included work by 146 authors. Everything I'm looking for is listed in the guidelines, but if you have any questions I don't answer in the guidelines, please email me at the address listed with the call. That's the only way you should be contacting me with questions about these anthologies.

Please spread the word! I've worked with over 700 authors in my anthologies so far and my goal is to get to 1,000 authors, so I'm hoping to fill these books with as many authors I haven't worked with before as possible. That's one of my favorite aspects of being an anthology editor.

Labels: , , , , , , , , , ,

Friday, February 04, 2022

Celebrate The Big Book of Orgasms, Volume 2 on Twitter Spaces Wednesday, February 9 with me

Get excited: On Tuesday, February 8, Cleis Press will publish my new erotic flash fiction anthology The Big Book of Orgasms, Volume 2: 69 Sexy Stories, which includes my new story, "Dirty Pictures," and then on Wednesday, February 9, from noon ET until 2 pm ET, Dr. J., aka Donna Jennings, Ph.D., another contributor to the book (her story is "Maintenance Needed"), will host me and other authors in a Twitter Spaces chat! I encourage you to follow Donna on Twitter and tune in to her weekly #TheSexualitySpace Twitter chats. We will be chatting about all things erotica with Ella Dawson, Meka James, Allison Hope, Evie Bennet, HL Brooks, Suzannah Weiss, Rien Gray, Heather Lin, jordan Monroe and Elle Stanger!


And pre-order The Big Book of Orgasms, Volume 2 wherever you buy books or ebooks or ask for it at your local library!


Labels: , , , , , , , , , ,

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Online Erotica Writing 101 workshop Sunday, January 30

I'm late in posting this but wanted to let you know that Sunday, January 3, 2022, from 5-7 pm PT.8-10 ET, I'm teaching my online Erotica Writing 101 workshop for She Bop! All the details are over on the She Bop site and you can contact them if you have any questions. All registrants will get access to the live event, access to the video recording for one week, and two handouts, a bibliography and a list of five tips for writing sex scenes. If you're curious about how to write erotica, want to enjoy a fun and sexy pre-Valentine's Day date, or are looking to start an erotica writing career, this is a great workshop for you!

she bop erotica writing workshop january 2022

Labels: , , , , ,

Friday, November 19, 2021

Bid on the Romance for Chencia auction for hotel stays, signed books and more

Romance author Chencia C. Higgins is facing homelessness and the romance community is stepping in with the Romance for Chencia auction. I'm part of that because I donated a bundle of signed copies of 3 books, Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5, 6 and 7. Volume 7 doesn't hit stores until December 14 so you'll be getting your copy a little bit early and supporting a wonderful cause! romance for chencia The auction has 144 items and runs from today through November 26. Check out all the items, including a stay at a Disney Hilton Head hotel, manuscript critiques, bookstore gift certificates and so many signed romance novels.

romance for chencia 2

You can also donate to Chencia directly if you want to help. Via her Twitter feed, here are links to donate directly:




If you can't donate, please spread the word using the hashtag #romanceforchencia on social media.

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Monday, November 08, 2021

My op-ed on my first pandemic concert and pandemic socializing

For the Philadelphia Inquirer, I wrote about attending my first pandemic concert and pandemic socializing. Hope you'll check it out. Also, since I wrote it, I've gotten my first pandemic haircut!


Labels: , , , , ,

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Book launch event December 7 for Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 7

I'm very happy to share that the official book launch event for Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 7 will take place on the release day, Tuesday, December 7, at 5-6 pm ET, 8-9 pm PT with The Ripped Bodice bookstore! You can watch free on The Ripped Bodice Facebook page and can RSVP here (optional). Joining me will be contributors Adriana Herrera, Lucy Eden, Corrina Lawson, Angelina M. Lopez, Holley Trent, and Erin McLellan, sharing a range of hot pansexual stories and talking about their writing process. Ask us anything! You can pre-orer the book from The Ripped Bodice and when you watch on the 7th you'll get a 15% off discount code for any books on their site.

Save The Date!

In the meantime, a reminder that you have until this Friday, October 15, to enter to win Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 7 on Goodreads!

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,