Where could I look, or what could I search for, in order to find sites that allow user based publishing of erotic stories online?

The only site I currently know of is literotica.com. I am not trying to advertise for them, this is the one example I know of, it is no more an ad than if I listed agentquery.com or manuscriptwishlist.com when looking for how to find an agent.

I am not encouraging anybody to go read erotica. I am interested in whether other writers know of additional places to publish erotic stories, or have found a way to search for them. I think this question is general and could help other authors that may hesitate to ask.

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    Welcome to Writing.SE! Could you edit your question to add something about what criteria you are looking for in the sites and whether or not you are affiliated with the site? Right now this looks an aweful lot like spam... If you have a moment please take the tour and visit the help center to learn more about the site. Have fun! – Secespitus Aug 9 at 11:52
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    I don't understand why this is being closed; we allow questions on finding agents and publishers, which I have found helpful. We allow questions about finding beta readers and reading groups. Is this simple prejudice against writing erotica? – Amadeus Aug 9 at 16:09
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    @Amadeus I agree. I also find no evidence for thinking that this is spam either. It seems to be a legitimate question looking for simple information. The question is very brief and no further clarification has been given—but I'm not really sure if more clarification does need to be given. – Jason Bassford Aug 9 at 21:18
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    @MichaelKjörling I see two recent Q "How do you generally share your novels with the masses?" and "Where to find a place to publish a specific kind of work?", also "Where can I find literary agents that publish books by minors?". Search "is:question find an agent" (15 res) & "is:question find a publisher" (50 results), mostly unmolested by "Close" votes, often with a handful of answers. This seems like a lot of close votes for THIS Q, whether an argument can be made for being on topic or not, we generally allow these questions to proceed. IMO all that is different here is the word "erotica". – Amadeus Aug 10 at 10:47
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    @Pawana Not having done any other research is not a reason to close a question. Most questioners here have not done any other research; this IS their research; asking other experienced authors. This is no worse than somebody asking "how do I find a publisher for my genre? All I know about is xyz.com." – Amadeus Aug 10 at 19:54

One quite effective alternative is: storiesonline

They have the option to also post non-erotica, and have a very effective categorisation tool. You can actually find writing on a reasonable breadth of topics here, although the primary focus is erotica.

Another place to post original work online is: fictionpress

They don't appear to have an erotica category - so I suspect hardcore material would not be allowed - but some perhaps soft-core stuff would be welcomed in the romance section.

If you go to the effort of setting up your own site for publishing then this is a great place to promote that work: topwebfiction

  • Another site they might consider is questionablequesting.com. There's also a number of fanfiction sites that allow erotic content, though often they're restricted to fan works of a single fandom. Of course, none of this would help them find a publisher for their works - often, publishing your content online first will prevent a publisher from being willing to publish book versions of your works. – nick012000 Aug 11 at 7:25

I think Wattpad allows erotica in their stories and is a pretty popular platform from what I can tell, check them out and see if that works out for you. You could also just publishing collections or novella's through kindle and build a following through twitter. I have found a number of decent erotica authors go this route. It certainly saturates the environment more, but erotica/romance fiction has always been a high demand market so if you build those connections through social media you could definitely find some decent readership.

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