I’m not organizing the awards, so if you have any questions, best to reach out to them directly.
Here’s the info:
Submissions should be excerpts from published works that total no more than 3000 words. Entries open now until 16 May, with winners announced on 28 June.
Our judges will be considering not only prose, imagination, and titillation, but body positivity, diversity, and consent.
Work that’s been published online or in print at any time, including self-published books as well as blogs that publish the work of multiple authors. Authors can live anywhere in the world. In order to be able to distribute your work to the judges and promote the winners, authors are required to confirm that they are the author of the work and that they will not be in violation of existing rights agreements by submitting the work.
If you have questions about whether your work qualifies, please write to us at [email protected]
A cash prize of $150 (US) will be awarded to the winner of each category.
Expressed verbally or physically, sexy consent writing is a fine art.
Best sexy talk
Great banter can make for a great sex story, be it witty, dirty or romantic.
Best LGBTQI scene
The hottest, sweetest or most compelling LGBTQI love scene.
Best thought leadership
Who’s moving the conversation forward? Non-fiction.
Best feminist sex
The sexiest scenes that embody feminist values.
The best sex writing exploring BDSM or fetishes.
Best use of sex toys
The hottest scenes with a bit of help from our sex toy friends.
Finalists from each category will be entered here.
The Good Sex Awards has an amazing lineup of judges, including Cindy Gallop, Rose Caraway, Tasha L. Harrison, Andrew Gurza, Emily Nagoski, Twanna A. Hines, Katrina Jackson, Stoya, Fiona Zedde, Cecilia Tan, and many more.
Hope you submit something!