It’s time for SMUTATHON 2020 – September 26th!
Woooohoooo, Smutathon is BACK! With 2020 turning out to be a pretty crappy year so far, what better reason to look forward to a fine weekend in Autumn when the Smutathon team will be creating a mountain of erotica, personal essays and simply fabulous sex writing – all for you!
Put SEPTEMBER 26th in your diaries and get ready to read all manner of delight from 12pm to 12 am BST
Find the latest posts shared on our site on the blog feed or check out previous years for links to the posts published at each event.
In 2020, we have decided to support Endometriosis UK, the leading UK charity that supports people who suffer with endometriosis. One in ten people with uteruses endure unrelenting pain that affects every aspect of their lives each day. That’s over 1.5 million people who desperately need support and information to help them understand this chronic condition. Endometriosis UK is a small charity that receives minimal funding and we are delighted to be supporting them this year!
Smutathon is now in its FOURTH year!
Started in 2017, Smutathon 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 – 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!
On the first Smutathon on July 1st 2017, we raised £2000 for Backlash UK and Rape Crisis England and Wales – 10 writers from around the world coordinated efforts to write thousands of words. 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 much, MUCH bigger with writers all over the world joining in to write and publish smut and erotica and personal essays – here on this specially designed site . 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. We published 49 posts in the 12 hour marathon plus linking 14 posts from guest authors and raised over $3000. It was truly extraordinary!
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!
If you like what you see and want to support our cause, please do follow us on Twitter and share our writing using the hashtag #Smutathon. And don’t forget to subscribe to our blog so you’ll be informed when we start making new plans.
Thank you so much!