CONTEST: #AuthorSexts

We all know that sex sells. And sometimes sexts sell books.

Last Valentine’s Day, anyone who pre-ordered Sam Pink’s latest novel, Rontel, received a special edition eBook containing Sam’s phone number. They could text him, and he’d sext them back. Now a decidedly NSFW transcript of those sexts is available on our blog. (We assure you, Hot Pockets have never been so, well, hot).

While we’re pretty sure that it was the publishing world’s first author sexting campaign, we’re absolutely certain that it was the last. But that doesn’t mean the fun is over.

Today we’re hosting an author sexting hashtag contest. Embody the voice of your favorite writer in a sext (or sext-up a title) and tweet it at @electriclit with #authorsexts before 8 pm tonight. We’ll give away a 5 free copies of Rontel to the author of the sexiest, hilarious, most perverse, or psychologically disturbing #authorsexts.

As a form of foreplay, below are a few examples to get your started. And remember, please practice safe sext.

“The Old Man Inside Me” — Hemingway #authorsexts

“A Tale of Two Titties” — Dickens #authorsexts

“A good man is hard to bind.” — Flannery O’Connor #authorsexts

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. Let’s go down that one and fool around for a while.” — Robert Frost #authorsexts

For more inspiration, read Sam Pink’s sexts here. Or just read his novel now.

 — Benjamin Samuel is the Co-Editor of Electric Literature. This is not what he signed up for. Commiserate with him on Twitter.

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