Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 6

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 6

Paperback & Ebook
Release Date: January 4, 2022
ISBN: 9781627783132
eISBN: 9781627785266
Lesbian Erotica, BDSM, Fiction: LGBTQ
© 2021, Cleis Press

Where To Get It

“Get ready to be transported into a fabulous breadth of stories that are simultaneously tender, steamy, and thought provoking. Don’t let the “lesbian” title fool you – the diversity captured within these pages is fresh and relevant to the gamut of queer experiences.”

— Sam’s Cat, Sex Educator and Founder of Shrimp Teeth

About the Book

Reaching far beyond the confines of traditional erotica, prepare to explore the intersections of ace and kink, of pan and submissive, of exquisite torment and explicit consent.

In the sixth stunning and representative volume, Sinclair Sexsmith once again offers a dazzling array of voices, perspectives, and persuasions navigating boundaries and identities in truly inventive narratives. These twenty-three steamy stories are meant not just to titillate, but to validate—spanning past the pulsing power of desire to make pleasure and trembling release both a healing and radical act.

Find and then lose yourself as you traverse the complexities of full-spectrum sexuality, one delectable story at a time.

“So many of them had a line or more where the dom and/or top checked in. I was SO HERE FOR THIS. Consent is my number one kink. … I am ALWAYS secure in Cleis Press and Sinclair Sexsmith about trans representation.” — Isaiah, MI Book Reviews

Where To Get It

“An anthology that unequivocally proves the value of erotic art and labour, especially during difficult times. Some stories take place within the pandemic, while others lift us far away from current events. Whether grounding us in this moment and affirming that we are not alone, or providing fantastic respite of freedom and escape, the collection connects us — despite differences and distances — in an invitation to explore our queer desires as subjects of health, and vitality.”

— Jiz Lee, queer porn performer and author “Coming Out Like a Porn Star

“”What I absolutely adore about this volume in the Best Lesbian Erotica series is the diversity. I love reading all of the voices and different scenarios. . . Sinclair Sexsmith has compiled a panty-wetting, heart swelling, and I need to get me a person volume of erotica that you will keep by your bedside.” — Mx. Phoebe, Phoebe’s Randoms

Table of Contents

1. Something Had Shifted — BD Swain
2. Home — Ash Orlando
3. Documenting Desire — Luisa Margo Park
4. Code — Meg Elison
5. Private Dancer — Meka James
6. Operation O — Therin Salem Christy
7. Being Present — Tobi Hill-Meyer
8. New Normal — Sonni de Soto
9. A Good Day — Lianyu Tan
10. Something Slutty — Mx. Nillin Lore
11. The Office Halloween Party — Bear Nicks
12. Conductor — Megan Stories
13. Bridesmaids — Katrina Jackson
14. A Year of Love, An Evening of Lust — Quenby
15. Rematch — Tiara-Jordanae
16. Be Rough — Kel Hardy
17. Take Me To Church — Titus Androgynous
18. Relentless — Sinclair Sexsmith
19. I Just Really Love Cats — Cassandra Cavenaugh
20. Like a Fucking Mother — Sarah B. Burghauser
21. The Moon and Your Eyes — August In Flux
22. Magic Is Coming — Stephani Maari Booker
23. Homecoming — Jacqueline St-Urbain

Online Erotica Readings & Virtual Tour

  • December 16, 7pm ET, Thursday, Drunken! Careening! Writers! presents “Happy BLE!” Featuring Sarah Burghauser, BD Swain, and Jacqueline St-Urbain, with your special guest host, Sinclair Sexsmith, and hostess, Kathleen Warnock
  • January 6, Wednesday, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET at The Ripped Bodice (online), featuring Sonni de Soto, Ash Orlando, Tobi Hill-Meyer, & Meg Elison
  • January 20, 4pm PT / 7pm ET, at Glad Day Books (Online), featuring Kel Hardy, Titus Androgynous, Meka James, & Quenby


Press Release

Download the press release from Cleis Press, December 2021; click here..

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About the Editor

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. Find more of their work at

“These stories sizzle! If you want sexy queer erotica that turns you on and will stay on your mind long after you finish reading, check out this book!”

— Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor, Women in Lust and the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series