Smutathon is now in its third year!
Started in 2017, it is an annual fundraising erotic writing challenge that was started by sex blogger extraordinaire, Amy from Coffee and Kink.
At each event, a group of intrepid sex writers – bloggers, erotica authors, sex educators and more – would get together and write like mad things, each with their own personal challenge of words to complete, stories to write or chapters to finish. All the stories, essays and photographs were published during the challenge and we were sponsored for our efforts.
Each Smutathon lasts for 12 hours – how much could you write?
It is fun and frantic and hot and exhilarating and one of the highlights of the erotic writing year!
In 2018, we supported Abortion Support Network and raised £1100 when eight writers congregated in a small AirBnB in Chester to write as much as we could in 12 hours, which ended up as over 10,000 words in 48 posts.
Smutathon 2019 was a huge success!
Smutathon 2019 was much, MUCH bigger with writers all over the world joining in to write and publish smut and erotica and personal essays. We took our show across the Atlantic with an international Smutathon gathering in Montreal at the headquarters of our sponsor, Bellesa. We supported a US-based abortion charity – the National Network of Abortion Funds. They do invaluable work, both funding abortions but also in help to reduce all barriers to accessing abortions – from travel to childcare and everything in between.
We published 49 posts in the 12 hour marathon plus linking 14 posts from guest authors and raised over $3000. It was truly extraordinary!
You can read all the wonderful posts here.
We’re already planning Smutathon 2020!
We have enjoyed ourselves much too much to stop now so have already started planning our 2020 challenge! It’s likely to involve a meet up in Europe but we will definitely be welcoming writers from around the world to join us remotely.
Sound like fun? Why not get involved too!
If you write sex and erotica, or would like to, check out how get involved and we can’t wait to hear from you!
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Currently our 2019 fundraiser is still open so if you’d like to donate to our worthy charity, please click the button below…
Thank you so much!