Let’s goooooo: Smutathon 2021 kick-off and link-up

And we’re off! Smutathon 2021 is underway, and our team of erotica and sex writers (plus an array of friends and guests) will spend 12 hours chained to their laptops (metaphorically speaking, unless you’re into that sort of thing) for the fifth annual Smutathon fundraising event! 

This year we’re fundraising for Gendered Intelligence in the UK and Trans LifeLine in the US – and here’s how you can get involved!


We’re so excited to be working with two brilliant charities who do vital work to support trans people, advocate for their quality of life, and connect them to the resources they need to survive and thrive.

Gendered Intelligence is a trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation that works to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve the lives of trans people.

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. They’re run for the trans community, by the trans community.

These are charities who your hard-earned cash will really make a difference to. With the hate campaign against trans people the media are waging and such a concerted effort to roll back the rights of trans people this year, it feels more important than ever to Do Something Practical about All This Transphobia. Especially if you’re cisgender, this is a really practical way for you to show up for trans people right now.

If you’re in the UK, please go here and donate to Gendered Intelligence. If you’re in North America, please visit this fundraising page and donate to Trans Lifeline. If you’re somewhere else entirely, we’ll leave you to pick between the two! 

And remember, every donation of £10 to Gendered Intelligence/$10 to Trans Lifeline gets you a entry into our raffle to win sex toys and other smutty prizes!

Write with us

The Smutathon committee (some of whom are writing together in person at The Smut Shack) are being joined today on our writing marathon by sex and erotica writers from around the world. And we’re always happy for other folks to get involved.

If you want to write with us, please slide into our DMs on Twitter (@SmutForACause) or send us an email to smutathon2019@gmail.com. If you want to join us today, feel free to email us your posts and we’ll upload them to the site for you.

Remember, you don’t have to write for the full 12 hours! You can dip in and out and post as much or as little as you like! Full stories, WIPs, flash fiction – as long as it’s smutty or sex positive in some way, we want to read it!

You’re also welcome to join in and write something on your own site. If you’re doing that, you can grab our Smutathon badge to add to your post, and link-up your post below! Remember to link to our fundraising pages for Trans Lifeline and Gendered Intelligence.

Here’s the code to add our badge to the blog post:

The Smutathon badge showing a woman in fishnets bending over a chair with tagline 'Erotic writing for a cause

And here’s the link-up tool to add your post to:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

2021 Raffle!

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  1. November 6, 2021

    […] Gendered Intelligence in the UK and Trans Lifeline in USA. To steal Quinn’s words from our launch page, ‘these are charities who your hard-earned cash will really make a difference to. With the […]

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