ASSTR, or the Alt.Sex.Stories Text Repository, is a free online archive and authorship resource for adults who love to read and write erotic literature. It was founded in 1995 as a part of Usenet’s alt.sex hierarchy, and its mission is to provide an open and free platform for authors of all backgrounds to express their creativity without censorship or judgment. Today, ASSTR has become a leading hub for original erotic stories, poems, fiction and other multimedia content from contributors around the world.
Ranging from erotica and romance to historical fiction and horror, ASSTR offers something for everyone with an interest in adult writing — providing a safe space to explore boundaries, push the envelope of what’s acceptable in fiction, and just have fun while trying out new wordsmithing skills. As an open-access resource with unlimited reading material available for free, it’s no wonder why ASSTR is home to over 1000 authors today!
Discovering great writing amidst such a vast collection can be a daunting task however; luckily ASSTR makes navigation easy with a range of categories including ‘Main Stream Fiction’, ‘Nonconsensual Conflict’, ‘Romances’ and various other sorting options. Plus each story is tagged by genre — allowing readers even more freedom to explore what tickles their fancy!
Eager scribes can also join the fray of renowned authors featured on ASSTR by submitting their own original writing pieces via their secure submission page. Authors set their own terms regarding reprints; some allow stories to be reprinted (at which point they are credited as anonymous works), while restrictions also ensure that user URLs remain anonymous too — ensuring no real-life identities will ever be made public either. Alternatively, those looking for an uncensored outlet can post on Alt Sex Stories Author boards — where anyone over age 18 can submit work under a chosen pseudonym!
From amateur writers trying out new things to experienced professionals honing their craft, there’s something for everyone at ASSTR; so go on – give it try! You won’t regret immersing yourself in its wealth of well selected writing content crafted by some of the most creative minds alive today – you may just discover your next favorite author!