There is a big appetite at the moment for positive erotica in literature – that is, overtly consensual sex. Quite possibly in the wake of the ‘Me Too’ movement, sexual violence for entertainment, especially against women, is quite rightly frowned upon more than ever.
Perhaps that goes some way to explaining the increasing popularity of positive erotic writing . Forward-thinking publishers and tech companies are providing the modern female reader with what she’s looking for – short erotic stories featuring women, written predominantly by women.
One such company is Sunsette, www.thesunsette.com, an app which sends subscribers a short (10 minute) erotic read to their phones four days a week at sunset. The stories are diverse in theme and category, and come with a ‘kink’ rating so readers have an idea of what’s in store!
Sunsette pledges 10% of profits to ending sexual violence, and has been featured in several media articles about the importance of making erotica positive, such as this one in Bustle http://tiny.cc/au5s8y.
I had my first story published through Sunsette two days ago. Entitled ‘Perks’ it’s about a young female whizz kid who founds out her new job offers certain benefits she hadn’t expected. It was great fun to write and I’m interested to see the reader feedback metrics that Sunsette sends its writers.
Writing for Sunsette was a very good experience. Their communication was excellent and the publication journey certainly wasn’t drawn out, so it’s an avenue I would recommend for writers of erotica. If you are interested in submitting to Sunsette, you can find out more here https://www.thesunsette.com/authors.