If you're reading this, you most likely have an erotic story or poem you'd
like to share with our readers. We happily consider all stories and subject
matter, but only if they follow the guidelines as presented here. Please
take the time to read through this before submitting, as it will help
you see your work published on the Web much sooner.
By submitting a story
to Literotica, you certify the following stipulations to be true:
- You are the sole
creator of the submission;
- You are 18 years
of age or older and legally able to write, submit and read erotic or
- You grant Literotica
the right to publish your submission as received by Literotica.com.
Still with us? Great!
Here's how to be a Literotica author.
* Steps To Becoming
A Literotica Author *
1. Sign up
as a Literotica
Member. Remember, your author name will be public, so choose
your pen name with this in mind.
2. Be sure
your story has a sexual theme, unless you are submitting to the Non-Erotic
category. Chose a title and a category. Note: We reserve the right
to edit the title and description.
3. No sexual activity involving bestiality (you can write stories
about supernatural beasts like ghosts, unicorns, werewolves, etc.)
underage persons will be considered. For the purposes of this site,
the minimum legal age is 18. This site does not publish stories,
articles, essays, or other material supporting, encouraging,
or defending child
abuse and/or exploitation.
4. We do
not currently accept submissions under 750 words.
5. All manuscripts must be submitted as via the site scripts as
Word files (.doc), text files (.txt) or Rich Text Files
(.rtf), or pasted into the submission form. If your story uses bolds
ot italics, you will need to submit it as a .doc or .rtf.
(You may submit
via email, but your story will be considered & posted much, much
faster if you submit through your online profile as described in our
FAQ. Important Note: If you DO submit
via email, you MUST follow the instructions for doing so in the FAQ.
If you simply send us a story via email without following the procedure,
your submission will be ignored.)
6. Run your manuscript through a spell checker and then read it over
for anything the spellchecker missed before submitting. This should
eliminate the majority of errors which might cause a manuscript to be
rejected.We expect submissions to come to us ready for the public. Stories
with obvious spelling and grammatical errors are poorly received by
readers. Even spell-checking your work with a software program can make
the difference in whether readers like or dislike your work. If you're
looking to further polish your piece, we strongly encourage you to contact
one of our Volunteer Editors.
We encourage both
seasoned and first-time writers to submit their work, and do not expect
grammatical and structural perfection in every piece. We expect that
as you post stories and apply the suggestions from readers and Volunteer
Editors to your work, your abilities as a writer will be honed.
break your story into reasonably sized paragraphs. Reading on a screen
is different from reading from a book or magazine, as the flicker from
computer monitors is tiring on the eye. Excessively long paragraphs
are hard on readers' eyes.
8. If you have specialty formatting requests, such as the need for
bolds or italics in certain parts, PLEASE LET US KNOW
in a note at the top of the story. Otherwise, all special formatting
will be stripped from the stories before posting.
9. No HTML links or web addresses are allowed within stories.
10. Manuscripts are copyrighted in the name of the author. This
means you must be the author of any story you submit.
More specific information
can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions
area. Please go through these before emailing us with any questions
you may have.
Now you know what
we want from you, but what do you get out of this? The first question
is always about payment. As a free story site, Literotica does not pay
for manuscripts. Of course, your story under your name is inducement enough
for many, but Literotica offers much more than that. The following section
should answer your questions.
There are a number of people willing to read and edit your manuscript
free of charge. Using this program significantly improves
your chance of publication at Literotica. Volunteer editors range in experience
from those who did well in English classes right up to professional copy
editors. For more information, check the Volunteer
Feel free to take advantage of the articles and other help at our Writer's
Resources section. We add articles here as we receive them, so
check back occasionally!
CONTESTS: Every month, the stories with the best reader votes are
eligible for cash and prizes. For full details and lists of winners, go
to the Literotica Contests page.
AWARDS: Each story is given a voting meter and those selected by our
readers as the most outstanding are honored each year in the Literotica
Awards. The Award winners & nominees are posted to a permanent list
for all readers to see for years to come. In addition, they win cool prizes
and the accolades of their peers. :)
You can vent, brainstorm, and just hang out Author's
Hangout forum, read or request feedback from readers at the Story
& Poetry Feedback forum, or submit your story for critique
by other Literotica authors in our Story
There is much more
to be found at Literotica, from free e-mail to an erotic chat room to
a Bulletin Board, but the chance to polish your skills is the single best
inducement for becoming a Literotica author.
Now all you have to
do is write that story!