Welcome to the Smutlancers! If you’re wondering what a “smutlancer” is, you’re not alone. To be completely honest, it’s a made-up word that founder, Kayla Lords, came up with when she realized a site like this needed to exist. And since it didn’t, she was going to have to make it.

What being a smutlancer means to us is that we create content about sex (mostly through writing), and we get paid to do it. Even more important, we made this our career, and we support our families with our smut-writing money.

What is a Smutlancer?

While there are plenty of excellent resources out there for writers of any topic, there isn’t a lot for anyone writing about sex. We’ve spent years reading between the lines on other writing websites because some rules are universal. But in the sex-writing world, we have extra considerations. What do you do when no one will host your website, publish your words, or give you a platform because what you write is “obscene?”

You deserve to get paid for what you do. You deserve to view your work as any other writing professional does. Here at The Smutlancers, we share all the different aspects of what it takes to get paid as a writer from who accepts pitches to how to be a professional writer and everything in between.

This space is a resource for writers to learn from each other which means sharing what we know.

Who are the Smutlancers?

Founded in 2017, the original Smutlancer was a one-woman site run by Kayla Lords. The vision she had in her head for this site could be was enormous, and she soon realized she couldn’t do it alone. A random tweet, a DM from a friend, and a collaboration and partnership were born — Molly Moore joined in to take the site to the next level. From that moment, it was no longer just “the smutlancer,” we became The Smutlancers.

About Kayla Lords

Kayla Lords is the SmutlancerKayla Lords is a freelance sex writer, podcaster, blogger, all-around sex content creating human, and she really likes creating content. As a writer, she focuses on sex and kink primarily on BDSM and power exchange. She works with private clients to write their content and manage their social media, while also co-hosting two podcasts, running a YouTube channel, and managing multiple blogs. Let’s just say, she stays busy and wants to keep it that way.

Kayla is an international speaker and an award-winning sex blogger.

She believes we are stronger together as a community than we are isolated and apart. We all deserve to get paid for the work we do, but until we understand our cumulative power, we’ll all wonder if we’re “the only one” doing this smutlancing thing.

About Molly Moore

Molly Moore bio imageMolly Moore is a sex blogger, podcaster, and smutlancer who has more ideas than time in the day (much like Kayla!). She started blogging in 2010 with no plan or expectation, and ten years later, that decision turned into a full-time smutlancing career. She took over Eroticon, a sex writing conference that every smutlancer needs to attend at least once, in 2016 and organizes this live event in Camden, London every year since. Molly also runs and organizes the Top 100 Sex Blogger award list — she took it over in 2015 from the original creator of the list.
Molly is a force to be reckoned with at the negotiating table, in the smutlancing community, and at a keyboard.
She admits to having to pinch herself when she realizes that starting a blog all those years ago resulted in a business and career. She loves her work and is proud of her achievements, big and small. Helping other smutlancers to achieve their own goals is her way of giving back to the smutlancing community.