You can contact us by
e-mail at webmaster (@) darkerpleasures.com
or at mattnicholsonwriter (@) gmail.com.
Notes on Submissions
We are not publishing new paid
material at this time. We always
accept unpaid submissions and will give accepted
stories the same treatment and
exposure we give all our books--including
editing, cover design and creation,
formatting and distribution, promotion, etc.
Authors of accepted stories will also
receive a Smashwords coupon code that will
allow limited distribution of their short
story (as well as any anthologies in which
they appear) to friends and family. They will also
be able to get free copies of other darker
If you wish to submit a story for unpaid
publication, please include a brief cover
letter and resume or summary of your writing
history. These say a lot about you, so
it's in your best interest to ensure they
are as properly punctuated and written as
your work should be. Finally, make
sure you follow the guidelines noted below.
A good article to read about writing the
kind of stories we publish is "How
to Sell Sex Stories" at Everything2.
General Submission Guidelines
1. Darker Pleasures' primary
focuses are female breast
punishment or male CBT. If
female breast bondage and/or breast-oriented
torture or male CBT is not the primary
fetish of the story, it should be featured
prominently with others.
2. Any extreme or
brutal torture must be with some level of
the recipient character's consent, whether
conscious, subconscious, or consensual
4. Torture and/or
bondage predicaments that depict scenes of
permanent mutilation (tattooing or piercing
excluded) and/or amputation, excessive blood
play and/or overly severe forms of
bondage/torture may not be
5. The writer should
do adequate research to ensure that the
forms of bondage and/or predicaments used
are ones that could reasonably and
believably be used.
6. Stories will not
feature characters, settings or situations
that derive from other copyrighted medium.
(i.e. no readily identifiable characters or
settings from literature, games, television
7. Stories will not
feature celebrities, public figures or any
person who may be readily recognized.
8. Stories that have
excessive grammatical, punctuation, or
spelling errors may be rejected without
Word if possible
New Roman 12 point font
as opposed to e-publication variations (i.e.
double spaces after periods, not single
Stories must be approximately 5,000 to 15,000
11. We prefer stories that are
considered "erotica," in that they should
contain not only erotic sado-masochism or BDSM
and sex, but plot, characterization, and
style. That isn't to say we don't also
publish pornographic stories that lend
themselves a lot more toward just the sex and
BDSM, but they need to be exemplary.
11. Stories including any of the
following topics will be summarily rejected:
a. Incest (Sex between
(Sex with animals)
(Sex with children)
d. “Snuff” (The
brutal murder of the “victim” solely for the
e. Necrophilia (Sex with deceased
fetishes (“watersports,” defecation,
addition, there are other fetishes or
practices that, though they have a following
elsewhere, are typically viewed with mixed
emotions at best by the general adult erotica
reader or are out of our particular niche. As
such, these topics should be avoided:
a. Foot or body
fetishes outside of the breasts, bottom and
the age of forty
overweight (BBW) victims
with non-typical objects (fruits,
vegetables, sports equipment, bottles)
depending on story quality.
Please make certain all
submissions are properly spell-checked,
grammatically correct, and
professionally punctuated. Your
name or pseudonym should be a "real"
name, such as "Matt Nicholson," or "Jude
Mason," not "Erotic Author,"
"masterman," "slavegirl69," etc.
Feel free to contact us if you have any