"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
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Visit my calendar page for my latest events, including 2 3-hour workshops on erotica and nonfiction sex-writing on March 14 ahead of CatalystCon in Arlington, Virginia.
Visit my submissions page for 3 calls for Cleis Press anthologies: Best Bondage Erotica 2015 (March 1 deadline), female fantasy erotica (March 1 deadline) and sex toy erotica (April 1 deadline).
Consulting on erotic fiction and nonfiction sex writing
Early bird consulting prices through February 28; prices go up March 1.
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 : $60
Written critique of up to 7,5000 words plus 1 hour phone consultation: $80
Written critique of up to 10,000 words plus 1 hour phone consultation: $100
All payments should be made via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with "Consulting" in subject line.
Private erotic writing workshops available
2-hour daytime, evening and weekend private erotic writing workshop (up to 20 people): $500 plus travel expenses - please query firstname.lastname@example.org for rates for larger groups
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 email@example.com with "Workshop" in subject line to query and include group name, location and desired date/time.
Hot off the press:
Best Bondage Erotica 2014 is out now!
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)
The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories, which is my favorite of all my books, is out now! This one has something for everyone. Read the introduction here and find out what's new @BigBookofOrgasm on Twitter and on Facebook.
Want a free postcard? (U.S. only) Email orgasmantho at gmail.com with "Postcard" in the subject line and your mailing address in the body.
Aural Sex with Audible audiobooks! Many of my books are now available in audiobook form - click to listen to free samples. Here's the latest titles: