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I'm in the midst of teaching a wonderful online erotica writing class for LitReactor, with the next one to beheld August 13-September 10 (to find out about future classes and other events, sign up for my monthly newsletter at left). Check out my calendar page for events in New York, Burbank and online (and stay tuned for my rescheduled Portland, Maine events in the fall). Can't make those? See below for my private critique rates for erotica and nonfiction. See my submissions page for guidelines for the anthology Best Women's Erotica 2016, open to all women authors. June 1 deadline.

My biggest news is that I wrote my first article, "Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface" for The New York Times, which ran in their Sunday Styles section recently. Read it here.



I'm thrilled to announce my anthology Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, is out now in print and ebook. This collection of 21 stories features jingling nipple clamps, vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, selfies, ice cubes and more, including some very creative fictional sex toys! Find out all about it at, where you can read Q&As with the authors and get more information, and on the book's Tumblr, Facebook page and @comeagainbook on Twitter.


Buy your copy of Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica from:


Kindle ebook U.S.

Barnes & Noble

Nook ebook





Cleis Press

Amazon UK

Kindle UK

I’m thrilled to start the new year with a new anthology: Best Bondage Erotica 2015! It’s hitting stores any day now and you can keep up with the news @bestbondage on Twitter. Isn’t the cover gorgeous?


Buy Best Bondage Erotica 2015 from:


Kindle ebook

Nook ebook




IndieBound (find your local independent bookstore)


Cleis Press

My first essay collection, the ebook Sex and Cupcakes: A Collection of Juicy Essays, was just published by Thought Catalog Books! Yes, that's me on the cover. These highly personal pieces deal with everything from orgasms to sex apps to why I got the word "heart" tattooed on my arm, to "Champagne Sex" and "Monogamishmash." The title piece is a mini memoir about how I went from being a nice Jewish girl to a full-time dealer in dirty words, and tackles sex columnist stereotypes, "the number," and even offers erotica writing tips. Only $4.99 on Kindle (you do not need a Kindle to read it, you can download Kindle for your computer or smartphone or read in your web browser).


Click image above to buy Sex and Cupcakes for Kindle.

Sex & Cupcakes is also available as an audiobook, narrated by Rose Caraway, and is only $1.95 at Amazon ($2.99 at Audible or $2.09 for Audible members):


Big news: I'm now writing the weekly Let's Get It On sex column for Philadelphia City Paper! The first column, entitled "Are you a slut?" is on slut shaming and The UnSlut Project. The second column is "Why Sex Ed Weeks on campus make sense." It feels wonderful to return to my columnist roots after starting the Lusty Lady column in 2004 in The Village Voice. I welcome column topic suggestions; email rachelkramerbussel at with "Column" in the subject line. Want to talk about the column on Twitter? Use the hashtag #cpsex.


I wrote my first piece for TIME's website entitled "Jennifer Lawrence's Breasts Don't Send Mixed Messages," about nudity, consent and ownership of our stories/bodies.

I also wrote about why I admire Kim Kardashian, her nude Paper spread and her quest to maintain her fame.


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 for The Frisky, Penthouse and The Village Voice and current sex columnist for Philadelphia City Paper and DAME, as well as contributor about sexuality to publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, Glamour, Harper's BAZAAR, Salon, Slate 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.

Rates are as follows (pay via PayPal button below):

Written critique of up to 5,000 words $100

Written critique of up to 10,000 words $150

Written critique of up to 20,000 words $225

Written critique of up to 5,000 words plus 1 hour phone call $175

Written critique of up to 10,000 words plus 1 hour phone call $225

Written critique of up to 20,000 words plus 1 hour phone call $300

Written critique

Written critique plus 1 hour phone call

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 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 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 with "Workshop" in subject line to query and include group name, location and desired date/time.


latest essays, interviews and columns

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 is out now!

Best Bondage Erotica 2014
(click to read the introduction and table of contents)

Buy Best Bondage Erotica 2014 from:
Amazon UK
IndieBound (find your local independent bookstore)
Cleis Press

Lust in Latex: Rubber Sex Stories
(click to read the introduction and table of contents)

Buy Lust in Latex from:
Kindle ebook
IndieBound (local independent bookstore)
Cleis Press

Buy The Big Book of Orgasms from:
Kindle ebook edition
Nook ebook edition
IndieBound (find your nearest local independent bookstore)
Google Play
Cleis Press