Profanities, perversities, befoulings of beauty, joyful transgressions, rapturous taboos, kinks, confessions, salacious desires, depravities; the unplaceable, unspeakable blue. We want to know how sex collides with philosophy, identity, being. Send us your shameless short stories, artwork, poems and essays that seek to challenge and delight or disgust. Anonymity granted where required

Our online and print magazine is looking at short fiction, poetry, art and essays for its next issue!!!  

Poetry leads to the same place as all forms of eroticism — to the blending and fusion of separate objects. It leads us to eternity, it leads us to death, and through death to continuity. Poetry is eternity; the sun matched with the sea

― Georges Bataille, Erotism: Death and Sensuality

send us your fantasies and desires

Essay: 1500 - 3000 words

Fiction: 1500 - 4000 words

Poetry: send up to three poems

Art: up to 10 drawings, phone photos, paintings, film photography, illustrations

please send only original work which has not been published elsewhere to: 

rupa@thevanitypapers.com and georgie@thevanitypapers.com 

before Sunday 22nd May 2022

please send a short bio with your work e.g.

RAVI TAGORE studies Creative Writing at Kellogg College. He thinks you may be a figment of his imagination and worries you may not imagine him back.