Erotica Submission Opportunities | December 2020

Editor’s note: We’d like to welcome Calliope (they/them) as a regular contributor. They will share erotic writing submission opportunities on a regular basis to help erotic writers find places to submit their work. Calliope has written for Smutlancers in the past, and we’re so glad to welcome them in this capacity!

Whether you have some pieces waiting to send out or are looking for a publication with a theme to spark a story, I’ve rounded up places eager for your writing.

Make sure to read both submission guidelines and terms and conditions closely. Many publications have specific guidelines or requirements for stories along with things like formatting, information from you, and more. While reading the terms and conditions can seem tedious but it’s important to understand what a publication is going to do with your work. 

Lusty List Erotic Contest – Deadline soon!

Liberator 7th Annual Lusty Lit Erotica Contest 

Deadline: December 14, 2020

Not Paid: Winner gets a $1000 gift card

Word Count: 600-1,000

Looking for: Requires inclusion of a Liberator shape – Any genre, time period, sexual orientation 

Scandalous Anthology

Scandalous edited by Zak Jane Keir

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Paid: 60% of net royalties split between authors

Word Count: 2,500-4,000

Looking for: Contemporary genre preferred but others will be considered

Sexy Fantastic

Sexy Fantastic Magazine

Deadline: January 1, 2021

Paid: $100 plus a one-year subscription to the magazine

Word Count: 3,000-15,000

Looking for: Issue 2’s theme is goddesses, nymphs, and super vixens

Reluctant Bride Anthology

Reluctant Bride by Evernight Publishing

Deadline: February 7, 2021

Paid: Anthology authors earn 50% gross royalties from sales from the website and 50% net royalties from distributors.

Word Count: 10,000-20,000

Looking for: Contemporary romance – May/December forced marriage

Ongoing submission opportunities

Shag Story

Deadline: Rolling

Paid: $50

Word Count: 2,000-5,000

Looking for: All genres and perspectives welcome

Deadline: Rolling

Paid: $5

Word Count: 250-1,000

Looking for: Erotic sci-fi/fantasy and related genres (no horror)

Nobillis Erotica Podcast

Deadline: Rolling

Paid: $25 (audio rights)

Word Count: 2,000-6,000

Looking for: Speculative fiction



Calliope (they/them) is a femme Leather boy blogging about power exchange and kink. You can find them at or on Twitter and Instagram @QueerCourtesan.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for listing Sexy Fantastic Magazine open call submission guidelines! Here are the updated guidelines for the current issue:

    Sexy Fantastic: The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy for Adults
    Issue 3
    Theme: Stars

    Deadline: 2/1/2021

    Word Count: 3000-10,000 words

    Guidelines Page:

    • Kayla Lords says:

      Thanks! Calliope included the latest submission in their January round-up. It seems your site is on their radar so I imagine more opportunities will appear in future months, too!

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