Over at Nerve, Rick Moody weighs in on "good" sex in fiction.
"The literature of sexuality, for me, begins to do its job when it begins depicting sexuality in light of these everyday sexual experiences. Enlarged prostates, dry vaginas, sexually transmitted diseases, excessive body hair, too much yelling, not enough yelling, bitter tears, salacious come-ons that verge on the inappropriate. Every day, somewhere, someone, or probably a lot of someones, are living out these parts of the madness that is sexual congress, and they are feeling that maybe they can manage to do it, or maybe not. So if it's happening like this all around us, let's hear about it!"
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.