Thank you, Krystal Ball for having me and Paul Chan on your show to talk about the New Lovers erotica series. We had a blast, even if my face was twitching uncontrollably.
oh. And there’s also this trailer for How To Train Y.our Virgin. LOL
Text from the article:
Interviewer: I’m surprised to hear you say that you think these might be–this is a for-profit venture? These are meant to make money? Because We Love Lucy, it’s pretty straightforward porn, I actually appreciate the sort of lack of story. But How to Train Your Virgin is so surreal. It’s not exactly a one-handed read, right?
Paul Chan: “I don’t know. The nice thing about what we do is we have no idea what we’re doing. And so we learned in the process of publishing these books what we’re actually doing. Just because you say, ‘Oh, I’m going to publish erotica’ doesn’t mean you know what you’re doing. And I’m very open about the fact that we have no idea what we’re doing. But we thought we’d give it a go. And so we started reaching out to friends and friends of friends to see if people might be interested, to see if artists, curators, writers, critics might be interested in writing erotic fiction. Sooner or later people started getting into it and sending us submissions and we went through a process where we picked the ones that we liked the most, and then they wrote it and we went through an editing process. But this whole process is about learning what people are reading, what people are willing to write, and what ideas of sexuality exist today, whether or not it has widespread appeal.”
In other news, I was pleased to see that both The New Museum and The Guggenheim Museum, both in New York City, are carrying How to Train Your Virgin in their stores.
You can’t take these little erotica volumes too seriously. They are silly fun, and buying them supports Badlands Unlimited’s publication of art books.
It’s true. The hallowed New York Times blog has mentioned the proliferation of erotic literature (literotica as some call it), and mentioned Badlands Unlimited New Lovers series in particular. How to Train your Virgin is mentioned as “Smutty Books for Smart People.” Read it here, then for goodness sake, or for badness, like my mean and powerful main character, The Queen, go buy it here!
Vogue interviewed game-changing artist, Paul Chan, in the March issue of Vogue. You can read the article here at Scribd or pick up Vogue’s latest issue! Who does’t like vogue? Just like: who doesn’t like virgins? It’s a no brainer.
Is this shameless self-promotion?
Yup. But this will be a space for erotic writing soon enough…
Buy How to Train Your Virgin today!
It’s funny. It’s feminist. And it’s awfully gross. But you might get a baby rise out of it. Buy today.
Also, what do you think about the slut-shaming of erotica writers? I’m growing some theories on this topic!
Don’t forget we have a historic book launch on March 10, 2015, at the Guggenheim Museum.
Holy March 10, 2015!
How to Train Your Virgin, an erotic fantasy novella by me, Wednesday Black, is a part of the Badlands Unlimited New Lovers series. Publisher Paul Chan is making history by holding the series launch at the at the Guggenheim Museum. Buy tickets now! Students may RSVP using the link for a free admission. Check it out and support writers of meaningful, awesome and just plain sexyyyyyyyyyyyyy erotica!