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I have had lot of submissions so far, but a considerable percentage of them are superb stories written in the first person - as requested - but are more ‘stories’ than ‘confessions’.

Just to clarify, the reader needs to believe these are real confessions written by real people about an erotic experience that has been had. They still need to be well written and on the shocking side, but probably with less dialogue than you would expect in a story – instead that can be told in the narrative.

I'm taking this to mean (assuming I'm one of the writers being addressed) that my erotica is too literary to be considered good smut.



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Jun. 8th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Well, there's real and then there's literature. It sounds like they want the first one. Can't please everyone all of the time. ;-)
Jun. 8th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
Of course, they don't really want real either. Real would be:

"Fuck, that hurts."


"You're putting it in wrong."

"I dropped the lube. There's cat hair on it now."

"I said that hurts. Quit it. Pull out. Plus, I think I have to go to the bathroom."

"Okay, I'll wash the cat hair off the lube."

"I love you."

"Yeah, me too."
Jun. 8th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Hi, you don't know me, but I'm a friend of the OP and when I saw your reply:


I think I love you. Have my babies? I know we just met and all, but... ;)
Jun. 8th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
LOL! Well, I'm in an 11 year relationship. It's how I know what "real" sex scenes are like. ;-) I mean, there's the hot awesome, too, but sometimes the damn dildo comes out and stabs you in the tailbone instead and it's just OWW, dang it!

Thanks for the Internets, though! Now I can plan my global domination tactics.
Jun. 9th, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
15 years for me. We've definitely seen our share of *facepalm* sex moments. :D

Thanks for the Internets, though! Now I can plan my global domination tactics.

LOL. Enjoy! If you agree to spare my life once you take over, I will build altars and sign hymns in your honour! ;)
Jun. 9th, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
I do not know you, but I will make you Overseer of Literary Sex Scenes, Realism, Cat Hair Removal, and LOLs.

Yes we can.
Jun. 9th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
*bows* Thank you, O Coffee Thyme, Lord of Earth! *grovels*

Edited at 2012-06-09 07:05 pm (UTC)
Jun. 9th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'm going to start shipping you two.

(ETA, becauase if there was ever a need to use the right form of the word, this is it.)

Edited at 2012-06-09 07:35 pm (UTC)
Jun. 9th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
LOL! But what would our relationship be called? StarThyme? CoffeeHawk? Coffee2005? So many choices...

Jun. 9th, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I've been friended! *goes to friend you back* *starts to compose said hymns*
Jun. 8th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
How did you get into my bedroom??
Jun. 8th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
Hee! :-D
Jun. 8th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
True. It was really more of an experiment. I had sold this editor a previous piece for one of the same type of anthogies. I'm just slightly upset that spending six years trying to make my fanfic transcend the worst cliches of the form might have ruined me for a
successful career in pornography.
Jun. 8th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)

On the other hand:
Isn't 'good smut' relative, though?
Jun. 8th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
In this case, it's clear that they want something more in the old "Letters to Penthouse" genre. My last six years of writing what (IMAO) is pretty "literary" fanfic, might make me a bad fit for what this editor is looking for. It's just that I do think my best fanfic is both HOT and Literary.
Jun. 9th, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
*pets you* Keep looking, hon. I'm sure eventually you'll find the right fit. No pun intended.

Besides, you definitely get points for trying, in my book. I haven't even bothered trying to write anything that isn't fanfic.
Jun. 8th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Maybe you just should have written, "I lay down and OUCH OH OMYGOD YES YES YES YES GIVE IT TO ME YES YES and then I felt ashamed of myself."

Too bad you have the misfortune of being a good writer!
Jun. 8th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Well, we're talking about all of 25 quid in this case, so it's not the end of the world. I'm going to try another one and make it more in the "Letters to Penthouse" genre and see what happens.
Jun. 9th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
That's a flattering and horrible comment all at once... :)
Jun. 9th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
I'm still waiting to hear from the editor as to whether she means my work specifically. For what it's worth, I think the email was sent to all the writers who'd submitted for this bunch of e-book anthologies. She says she'll read mine this weekend and let me know if it needs tweaking.
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