Erotica is a fiction genre that that deals with sexually explicit subject matter. The stories are intended to arouse the reader sexually. Although similar to erotic romance novels, erotica stories do not conclude with a happy ending.
Ground-breaking writers in the genre are Pauline Réage and Henry Miller. A notable twenty-first century writer is Alison Tyler.
What has previously been considered to be a male-oriented genre has now entered the mainstream with the commercial success of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Book Country's genre map will continue to change as new literary categories emerge and others fall out of fashion. If you write erotica, explore this genre to connect with other like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.