If you are an erotica writer or you are thinking about become one, I have a great tip for you. Submit to Literotica. If you already have, you don’t have to read the rest.
Literotica is a website where you can upload your story and people will read and give you votes. There are many different subcategories, and you don’t have to worry about content. What I mean is, if you want to write a really graphic story you can, as long as everyone is 18 or over.
The site is very simple in its layout and it’s not hard to upload your story. Either copy and paste it into a dialog box or upload a Word file. You do not have to convert to mobi for example.
It does take a few days before your story is online. Once it is you have a very simple dashboard to keep track of how many readers you have, votes and comments.
The best part of Literotica is the interaction with the readers. I have been publishing erotica on Amazon and Smashwords for over a year. I have only published on Literotica for two weeks. During this time I have had more thirty comments, which is more than twice as much on the other sites. They were not only “great story”. The reader actually took the time to tell me what he or she liked and didn’t like about the story. Some went as far as giving editorial advice. If you are a writer this kind of feedback is extremely important. It helps you become a better writer.
Having that said. Some readers suggest you should get an editor. I have been told so and I have seen other authors getting the same advice. As we know, editors can be a friend or a professional, either way some kind of cost is involved, whether it be a six pack of beer or a few hundred bucks. The readers don’t pay a cent for the stories, and after reading some of the comments on some stories I think they should be a little more forgiving. An author should always present his or her best work, but sometimes mistakes happen, but that doesn’t mean the story itself is destroyed.
I strongly suggest you try the site for yourself. If you get a negative comment, leave it alone. Learn from it and move on. Do not get into an argument or you might lose readers.