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The theme for our next issue is ‘FOREPLAY‘.

Foreplay is an art that triggers the fusion of physiological, physical, and psychological responses needed to transport two bodies into the sublime terrain of luscious arousal. Like all arts, foreplay requires a level of mastery that helps balance the plethora of words, touches, sounds, stare, and silence that builds a depth of intimacy, a height of passion, and a length of exploration, that point lovers push boundaries and are consumed in the purest form of eros!

In this submission, we are looking at how writers explore the wonder of foreplay. Do you prefer it virtual, creating a thirst trap that eggs on your audience to the point of the precipice? Or is it the candlelit dinner at the rooftop of a fancy restaurant, where staring into each other’s eyes arouses the hormones and neurons in the right places? Or do you prefer your fore-fantasy in the garden, where caressing each other teases nature to lustful jealousy? Or is it ripping your costumery hindrance as you dissect each other’s bodies with surgical precision? Whatever your idea of foreplay is, let’s bring it to life!


We want your best work revolving around the theme of eroticism, romanticism or sensuality.

We encourage emerging and established writers of every gender, sexuality, disability, race, age, etc., to submit. We strongly encourage submissions from every part of the world. We want to see diverse speculative romantic traditions.

We are interested in work about bodies, desires, sensuality and sexuality. We want poems and stories expressing and portraying kinkiness and other forms of non-traditional sexual explorations. We want you to tell us “SEX” with or without mentioning “SEX”. Yes! We want it Subtle. We want it Raw. Flirt with our minds. Push the boundaries. Make us vibrate. Send us something that will continue to give us orgasm days after reading it.


For the purposes of this publication, Rape is not erotic. Children are not erotic. The government is not erotic. People of colour are not erotic simply because they are people of colour. Members of the LGBT community are not erotic simply because they are members of the LGBT community. Horror is not erotic. Torture is not erotic. Please take time to enjoy the content on the site, as well as the page About Us, and get a better understanding of what we publish before submitting.



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June — July (November Issue)


Submissions are always free. Despite their growing prevalence in the literary community, we do not believe in submission fees and never will.

For submissions, we make use of our electronic or online Submission Portal. Please use the appropriate fields when you upload your file on our Submission Portal, but avoid including your name or contact information anywhere within the file itself. When we read, we read blindly so as to be as fair as possible, and this makes our work easier.


  • Submissions are open internationally, to any writer writing in English.
  • All submissions must be no more than 10 pages: no more than 1 prose, and no more than 3 poems.
  • Send us only your best. We will be extremely selective.
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but we will not accept any work that has already been published elsewhere (including personal blogs or social media).
  • We do not accept multiple submissions. Please submit all your poems in ONE document.

If the work you submitted to us is accepted elsewhere, or you need to withdraw the work, please send an e-mail to with the subject “WITHDRAWAL—(Title of Work)”. We do not publish anything without your consent, anyway; if another journal beats us to the work, congratulations!


Once a work is published on The Erozine, we retain the exclusive copyright for a period of 30 days from the date of publication. Within this period, the work cannot be re-published elsewhere even in an adapted and modified form or version. All rights to the works revert to the writer after that period. If the work is published elsewhere, it must be acknowledged that the work was originally published on The Erozine. We will be doing all we can to promote your work and hope that this is a joint effort!


We aim to respond to submissions within two months. We will be in touch whether or not your work is selected. Please query if we do not respond three months after your submission.


Unfortunately, at this time, The Erozine is not a paying magazine. However, one of our objectives is to be able to provide a platform where erotic writers can be paid for their work. We are working hard to achieve that. When we have proper funding, we will amend our compensation policy.

The Erozine
Poistwin, NC 29344

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The Erozine