Call for Submissions: Guest Posts on Sugarbutch

I occasionally post stories by guest writers on Sugarbutch, and I’m looking for more to publish in 2018.

Criteria: Erotica, 1500-2000 words, extra dirty / kinky / bdsm, queer. Here’s some ideas of what I like.

I’m open to other non-fiction articles about butch identity, master/dominant identity, and strap-ons, and possibly a few other things; please contact me with a pitch before sending me anything.

Pays $50 for one time rights (meaning I get to publish it this one time and you get to publish it however you want after that).

Email me the file, a short bio for you, and a reference or two: sinclair@sugarbutch.net. POC & gender radicals to the front!

Please ask if you have questions!

Edited to Add:

Deadline: July 31, 2018. I’ll accept these on a rolling basis. I’m publishing one (max) per month, and will accept as they come in. I already have about a dozen submissions (which, if they all fit, would be a year’s worth of guest posts). I hope to have 10-15 after this call.

(I also have another editing project coming up, so keep an eye for that if you don’t get one in by July 31!)

References: I’m looking for character references particularly. It’s difficult to judge just based on a really good story and a great bio who someone really is — I don’t want to accidentally publish someone with TERF politics, for example (not that they’d ever submit here). Your Twitter account, your blog, your Facebook would all be okay references; sharing a mutual friend or someone you think I know would be even better, so I can have a quick chat with them. I don’t say this to scare anyone off, but by publishing someone else on my platform, I’m basically endorsing them. I will be clear regardless that all I can really “endorse” is this one story that I like, and whatever they do separately from this has nothing to do with me and is not necessarily endorsed by me. But I want to ensure good politics & community on this story AND outside of this story as much as I can.

That said, I’m pretty sure, if you have even seen this, then you read Sugarbutch or follow me somewhat regularly, so then we have a lot in common. I’m not that worried about it, just trying to be professional & thorough!

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.

2 thoughts on “Call for Submissions: Guest Posts on Sugarbutch”

  1. Melissa Burkes says:

    I am VERY interested in adding short stories to your collection. I have not been published and do not know how to go about doing this? Friends have read and greatly enjoyed my stories and i would like to share my words with others. How do i do this Sir?
    Melissa Burkes

  2. Sonya Bolus says:

    Damn! Missed the deadline. I’ve got some raunch that just might be too raunchy for something like LBE. Oh well. Please let me know if you ever need something very filthy and leather and edgy in the future, quite likely with a dash of genderfck thrown in.

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