"Brainy beauties like Rachel Kramer Bussel don't come along every day, especially ones who have their own Village Voice column, a fabulous and constantly updated blog, dozens of short erotic stories in a variety of delightfully dirty books (not to mention an editorship of a book dedicated to erotic spanking), and a cupcake fetish. It's amazing she found the time to strip down and show off that fabulously natural and curvy bod of hers, but let's just say, I'm really glad she did." Fleshbot (by Violet Blue)
"Rachel Kramer Bussel is the most knowledgeable and prolific book editor and spoken word producer in contemporary erotic literature."
"If you want to start boning up (har) on quality erotica, you'll want to start with the work of some stellar modern female authors. Perhaps best known is Rachel Kramer Bussel, who edits and contributes to a slew of top-notch anthologies"
–BUST, February/March 2013
"What part of feminist sex-positive cupcake-loving literary pin-up doesn't sound awesome?"
–The L Magazine
"Rachel Kramer Bussel has created her own type of erotica. An
earthy-true-to-life style that draws her readers in and keeps then
focused until the very last word.
She can take a fantasy and make the world seem real or take a real event and paint the scene softly, to appear more like a fantasy. I am in awe of her tremendous output, in the positive way she includes all genres in her collections, and in her constant desire to bring erotica and sex in general to the mainstream."
– Alison Tyler, erotic author and editor
"Bussel always portrays sex as delicious, wonderful, and fun."
"Ms. Bussel is the current mistress of intensity in spanking fiction."
– Erotica Revealed
"Rachel Kramer Bussel's love of erotic creativity, the craft of writing and her desire to support fellow erotic writers is joyful to experience. In her workshop she will send you to the depth of your erotic imagination and leave you feeling inspired to explore, write and share like you never have before."
– Ducky Doolittle, Lead Sex Educator, New York Academy of Sex Education
"Rachel Kramer Bussel brought her enthusiasm, sharp skills and years of experience to the class. The format allowed for plenty of writing time, sharing time and a good amount of Q and A. I think even professional writers would learn a lot from Rachel. She's definitely welcome back to teach in our store any time!"
– Lucky Tomaszek, Education Coordinator, The Tool Shed (Milwaukee)
"I loved attending Rachel's Erotica Writing workshop. Whether you're a professional erotica writer or a hobbyist, her class has something for you. She's an excellent facilitator and gives valuable suggestions and feedback for making your writing sexier and more compelling."
– Kate McCombs, sex educator at katemccombs.com
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Visit my calendar page for my latest events, including erotic writing workshops and readings September 6 and 9 in Seattle, September 10 in Portland, OR, September 12, 13 and 14 in Los Angeles as part of sexuality conference CatalystCon, September 15 in San Francisco, September 18 in Portland, Oregon, September 23-24 in Portland, Maine, September 28 in Chicago, September 30 in Milwaukee and October 24 in New York.
My 4-week online erotica writing class for LitReactor starts October 16th! Attend any time of the day or night; it's perfect for those looking for an in-depth workshop, writing critiques and getting your stories in front of editors looking for new writers. Click here for details.
Erotic fiction and nonfiction sex writing critique service
As an editor of over 50 anthologies, I have read thousands of erotica stories and can help you hone your story or sex scene into one that will dazzle on the page and impress editors. As a former sex columnist forThe Frisky, Penthouse and The Village Voice as well as contributor about sexuality to publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, Glamour, Harper's BAZAAR, Salon and others, I can help shape your first-person sexuality essay or sex journalism and offer feedback to help expand your reach in the marketplace. For erotic fiction or nonfiction sex writing, you will provide a story, essay or article (or draft) for me to critique and offer feedback and discussion.
Written critique of up to 5,000 words plus 1 hour phone consultation : $80
Written critique of up to 7,5000 words plus 1 hour phone consultation: $100
Written critique of up to 10,000 words plus 1 hour phone consultation: $120
All payments should be made via Paypal to email@example.com
Once payment is received, I will contact you within 48 hours and have you submit your written work for critique and schedule the phone consultation ASAP.
Hourly pricing for longer projects available upon request.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Consulting" in subject line.
Private erotic writing workshops available
2 or 3-hour daytime, evening and weekend private erotic writing workshop for groups: please query email@example.com for rates
Designed to provide newcomers to erotic writing as well as those with writing experience a welcoming space to unleash their ideas on paper. Workshop will provide numerous story prompts, information on how to craft compelling erotica, an overview of the market for erotic fiction, and the 411 on how to get your stories noticed by editors, from the editor of over 50 anthologies and prolific erotica writer of 14 years. Can be tailored for specific group interests/topics. A version of this workshop has been presented at Northwestern University, SUNY Purchase, The University of Pennsylvania, Babeland, Book Passage, BookWoman, CatalystCon, Nomia, Self Serve Toys, The Smitten Kitten, The Tool Shed, and numerous other venues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Workshop" in subject line to query and include group name, location and desired date/time.
Hot off the press:
Hungry for More features 21 explicit women's erotica fantasies ranging from "Kitchen Slut" to "Madam Secretary" to Tiffany Reisz's m/m baseball story "Bringing the Heat." click on cover for Table of Contents and introduction
The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales features BDSM flash fiction of all kinds. click on cover for excerpts of all 69 stories, free! Pair The Big Book of Submission with a box of very sexy treats from Unbound Box, who've chosen the book for their back to sexy school themed Erotic Education box. Use code SUBMISSION10 for 10% off! Read part of my story "Reverse Psychology" on their blog.
Best Bondage Erotica 2014 (click to read the introduction and table of contents)
Lust in Latex: Rubber Sex Stories (click to read the introduction and table of contents)
Buy The Big Book of Orgasms from:
Kindle ebook edition
Nook ebook edition
IndieBound (find your nearest local independent bookstore)