Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Joy Of Sex

Do you remember this book or are you too young? I associate reading it sneakily while babysitting. The hairy-ness, the nakedness, the language, the ...gulp...group stuff. Ah me.

Celebrating 40 years of The Joy of Sex 1972 edition


We invite poems of up to 40 lines, images (artistic recreations of the front cover) and flash fiction of up to 1000 words. The subject is 'The Joy of Sex'. It can be based on the book or on the wonderful subject of the great joy of sex! 

Deadline: 30th May 2012.

Judges Mabel Watson (winner of Poetry Lostock 2011) & Wendy Klein (Cuba in the Blood)

First Prize: The Joy of Sex (Alex Comfort)  1972 plus £100

Second Prize: How to Be a Good Lover plus £50

Third Prize: The Illustrated Karma Sutra plus £25

All poems plus 20 shortlists to be included in a new anthology: The Joy of Sex 2012

link here

2 comments:

Brigid said...

I am definitely old enough to remember that book...I thought I'd buried those images and all that hair..not sure if I'm brave enough to enter that comp though!!

Emerging Writer said...

You could resort to a pseudonym...isn't it your first pet's name and the name of the street you grew up on?