Bold Publishers: Erotica, Edge

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My publisher: Mischief/Harper Collins UK—clearly, the publisher with the most exquisite taste and just enough courage and daring. Right?

JUST FOR FUN: Harlequin’s Erotic Fiction Flow-Chart

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Their actual competition:

Indies I chose to pitch (a couple of them I dallied with):

 Indies I never got around to pitching, but thought about:

A great resource of places to pitch: Get Started in Writing Erotic Fiction by Judith Watts and Mirren Baxter (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013).

Disclaimer: I haven’t read the book. I skipped straight to the list of publishers in the appendix. Because… well, that’s a point of debate for another place: can you teach someone to write well? You can teach a formula, certainly. But all the best writing subverts formula and reader expectations. Turns convention on its head. Can you teach that, learn that, or does that just happen?

MORE: Google “top erotica publishers” “publishers who accept unagented submissions” “erotica publishers [your country]” “independent publishers [your country or your genre].” And keep on Googling.

HOW TELL ME GOT PUBLISHED: Gets told, in serialization, every Wednesday, starting January 8, 2014, on m jane colette and every Thursday on WattPad.

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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me (Harper Collins, 2015), the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery) (coming May 2 2017), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure (releasing June 15, 2017), as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway (GENRES were made to be BROKEN, 2017). Closet poet. Currently torturing novels four, five, and six simultaneously. Which is not a good idea.

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