Sex in fiction: what we write when we write about sex

The annual Bad Sex in Fiction award is enough to put any writer off writing a sex scene. But that doesn’t mean you necessarily shouldn’t. After all, plenty of literary fiction features excellent examples of well-written sex. What’s more, there’s also an entire world of literary erotica waiting for readers and writers to get their teeth (and other bits) stuck into.

2018 has seen the launch of our ‘sex in fiction’ project, where we’ll be compiling a set of resources, guides, toolkits and general information about what writers are doing when they write about sex.

Keep a tab of this page for news and updates, as well as links to all the digital resources you need when it comes to sex in fiction (bad or otherwise).