In the Flesh is a monthly reading series held the third Thursday of every month at the appropriately named Happy Ending Lounge, and features the city's best erotic writers sharing stories to get you hot and bothered, hosted and curated by erotic writer/editor Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Sex Writing series, Do Not Disturb, Spanked, Dirty Girls, etc.). From erotic poetry to down and dirty smut, these authors get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Themed nights have included True Sex Confessions, Revenge of the Sex Columnists, GLBT Night, and Comedy Sex. Readers have included Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Susie Bright, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler, Stephen Elliott, Martha Garvey, Gael Greene, Andy Horwitz, Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Tsaurah Litzky, Suzanne Portnoy, Sofia Quintero, M.J. Rose, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Veronica Vera, Zane and others. In The Flesh debuted in October 2005. Contact rachelkramerbussel at for bookings, press, or questions. Click here In The Flesh: Los Angeles. “…writer and host Rachel Kramer Bussel welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures to the Happy Ending lounge on the Lower East Side.,” New York Times UrbanEye newsletter, August 15, 2007 email rachelkramerbussel at for booking or other information or interview requests

Friday, November 21, 2008

Call for Submissions: Peep Show

I promised I'd post this, so here it is! Would love to see submissions from In The Flesh attendees. PLEASE make sure you read the call in full and follow all the guidelines. That's what they're there for!

Call for Submissions: Peep Show

Peep Show
Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
To be published by Cleis Press in Fall 2009

Editor Rachel Kramer Bussel is looking for erotica stories about exhibitionism and voyeurism. All genders/sexual orientations will be considered though the book will contain primarily heterosexual stories. Stories should have exhibitionism and/or voyeurism as a central theme; the more creative your plotline, the better. Please see my previous books Caught Looking and Hide & Seek for examples of the kinds of exhibitionism/voyeurism stories I like. Stories should be original and unpublished (no reprints). All characters must be over 18; no incest or bestiality.

Payment: Contributors will receive $50/story and 2 copies of the anthology on publication in Fall 2009.

How to submit (you MUST follow these directions or your submission will not be considered): Send double spaced Times New Roman or Times 12 point font Word document OR RTF of 1,500-5,000 word story along with your legal name (and pseudonym if applicable), mailing address, and 50-75 word bio to peepshowantho at - make sure you indent HALF AN INCH at the start of each paragraph and do not add extra lines between paragraphs. To see a properly formatted story as a Word document, download this story of mine.

Authors may submit ONE story only. If you want to make sure I’ve received your submission, please state that in your cover letter. Send only the final version of your story; do NOT submit a draft or unfinished version only to later submit an updated version or your submission will likely not be considered. I cannot read or comment on drafts or story ideas; if your story contains exhibitionism and/or voyeurism, that is sufficient.

If for some reason it is impossible to send your story as a Word document or RTF attachment, please paste it into the body of your email. If you’d like to see a properly formatted story, please email me and I will send you one.

You can expect to hear from me by July 2009 at the latest.
Any questions about this anthology should be sent to peepshowantho at

Deadline: January 4, 2009

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