the contest starts tomorrow

Soo, I’ve received a big of feedback about the header – glad y’all like it. The whole reason I created it, actually, is because I’m working on a little reader contest, and I want to have a tile ad you can (if you, you know, feel so inspired) post on your own site with a link back to here.

And what is the contest, you ask?

Well. Ahem. It will be …

It’s a reality blog contest, of sorts. Here’s how it’s going to work:
  1. You, the readers, will enter the contest by giving me an erotica scenario that you would like for me to write
  2. I will pick my top 5 scenarios – five finalists – from the submissions, and write all of them
  3. Judges (probably you readers) will choose the best story out of the five finalists
  4. The winner will be awarded something fabulous, to be determined primarily by geographic location. If you’re in the New York City area (or nearby), I would gladly take you out for dinner & drinks (and, of course, the possibility of acting out the scenario). If you’re in another part of the country, we may have to do some creative negotiation

Some fine print:

Anyone can apply, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, kink, geographic location … or any of those other things (ability, class, race – they seem to be less relevant to mention overtly, but still don’t matter).

The more explicit the scenario, the better for my writing. Photographs are welcomed, especially if you want the scene to be about you or someone specific.

You may be asking, why is she doing this? Primarily, I’ve realized recently that I write better erotica scenes when I have some sort of template, some sort of plot already played out, which is partly why writing about what actually happened is the easiest. Getting from A to B to C is easier when I know what A and B and C are. So really, this is primarily to ask you to be my muse for some (hopefully) good erotic writing.

This is also because the femme top I dated recently said I should really make tee shirts that said I was a Sugarbutch star, (and I actually may do that, and I owe her a big thank you for that idea), and we had some great conversations about a slut phase (it’s coming, I can feel it). I’m trying to stay inspired in my sex life and sex writing, and I thought this might just be the way to do it.

I’ll accept submissions for two weeks, until the end of July, and then pick my favorites. I will post a more elaborte how-to-apply tomorrow. Meanwhile, any questions?

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

4 thoughts on “the contest starts tomorrow”

  1. Kimi Dreams says:

    That's just mean Sinclair! Getting girls' hopes up all across the nation that she might find herself in bed with you all for the low price of a small fantasy scenario! Wow…now I REALLY have to star thinking!

  2. Vic says:

    It's a fantastic idea, mate. A great way to keep you inspired and writing.I'll definately be in a the tile link and hopefully think of a submission…

  3. birdonthewirenyc says:

    you getting good head. er. header. uh. i mean, you've got a nice header.yeah, that's it.slut it up, baby.

  4. Ms. Avarice says:

    This definitely sounds like a win-win situation. Participants get to spend their time thinking up sexy scenes, then we get 5 original sugarbutch stories – maybe even 6 if the winner enjoys the prize (and undoubtedly, he or she will)!I agree, new header was a nice surprise today :)

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