Hi everyone! Welcome to the 18th Annual Literotica Reader's Choice Awards
, where you decide your favorite work submitted during 2016 in your favorite categories.
The contest voting will be open for 60 days, closing around 7am PST on September 3rd
, so please do take the time to read (or reread) the stories up for nomination and choose your favorites. Feel free to bookmark this thread and revisit it as you read through and vote on the various categories.
: please do not post in the voting threads. If you wish to discuss the nominee stories, please do so in The 2016 Literotica Awards Discussion Thread
. All flaming, trolling, and negativity directed at the nominees or the contest itself will be removed.
Thanks to everyone who submitted and/or read stories in 2016!
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Most Helpful Editor **for writers**
Most Influential Writer
Most Influential Poet
Sexiest Female Character In A Story
Sexiest Male Character In A Literotica Story
Sexiest Transgender/Other Gendered Character
Most Literary--Genre Transcending
Most Original Sex Scene Choice
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Best Anal Story
Best BDSM Story
Best Celebrities & Fan Fiction
Best Erotic Couplings Story
Best Erotic Horror Story
Best Exhibitionist & Voyeur Story
Best Fetish Story
Best First Time Story
Best Gay Male Story
Best Group Sex Story
Best How To Story
Best Humor & Satire Story
Best Illustrated Story
Best Incest Story
Best Interracial Story
Best Lesbian Story
Best Letters & Transcripts Story
Best Loving Wives Story
Best Mature Story
Best Mind Control Story
Best Non-Erotic Story
Best Nonconsent Story
Best Nonhuman Story
Best Novel / Novella
Best Review / Essay
Best Romance Story
Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Story
Best Text With Audio Story
Best Toys & Masturbation Story
Best Transsexuals & Crossdressers Story
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Best Erotic Poetry
Best Illustrated Poetry
Best Non-Erotic Poetry
Best Poetry With Audio
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Thanks for your votes!!
How Story & Poem Category Nominees Are Decided:
On the 15th of every month, we tally up the votes from stories submitted during the previous month. The story in each category with the best voting score compared to all other stories submitted that month is automatically eligible for that year's Literotica Author Awards voting. These are posted every month in the Awards & Contests forum under the subject "Congratulations to [month]'s Category Nominees", and can be found in the Awards & Contests forum.
At the end of the year, we have 12 nominees in each category. The 5 stories in each category with the best voting scores at the end of the year will go on to the final voting. One will be selected in each category – by voting in this contest – as the top story for that year. If there are less than 5 nominees in a category, the top scoring submissions in that category during the calendar year become eligible.
If a single author had duplicate nominations in a category, we choose only the top scoring story as eligible in order to give more authors a chance to be read & appreciated. If there are less than 5 nominees in a category, multiple submissions from the same author may be eligible. Stories with 50 or more votes are given priority.
Turning off voting on a submission at any point during the year disqualifies the submission from any and all contests or awards, as does removing submissions or membership from the site.
The Special Category Nominees
were selected by the nominating process that took place here
. In the case of a tie, the authors who contributed the most stories and poetry during the year received the nomination. Author self-nominations are excluded from the tally in the case of a tie.