What is Erotica?
Erotica [ih-rot-i-kuh] is literature or art intended to arouse sexual desire. It is not pornography, which is understood to have sexual arousal as its main purpose. Erotica includes a sexual aspect but it is only one part of the larger aesthetic. In other words, writing erotica is not about graphic descriptions of people having sex, it’s about making your reader want to have sex. It’s a tease, a flirt, a seduction …
Who is Cthulhu?
H.P. Lovecraft wrote smart, surreal, supernatural horror stories in the early 20th century. Cthulhu is one of several fictional creatures created by Lovecraft in the early 20th century. Lovecraft’s stories, and some of the works of his followers, outline what we now call the “Cthulhu Mythos”. Mythos characters include both the monsters and the men who discovered them.
Cthulhurotica is the place where sex and madness meet.
Cthulhurotica was a fabulous horror anthology that I am super proud to have been a part of. Many of the stories are available for free as pdf downloads, including my own, “Transfigured Night”.
Dagan Books is awesome and always looking for new and diverse takes on their chosen subject matter. So here’s a last-minute signal-boost for erotica writers. Deadline’s July 31, and I know they’re looking for more subs. Get creepy with it, y’all.