Omnia Vanitas Review originated as a journal of literary erotica and has now blossomed into a press, publisher, and producer of literary erotica.
Erotica, because she commonly lays in undiscovered continents, is often derided, shamed. She is rarely given much literary acknowledgment. Porn, which is a complicated feminist topic, is generally patriarchal in its gaze. We think of erotica as the subversion of porn. Both born of desire, erotica is another constellation entirely. A move from sight to touch. Erotica is beautiful, she stirs and explodes in every direction, not just the one.
We wanted to create a space for the poetic misfits of literotica, of cliterature. We as a press are an all-inclusive space. Your work is your work. It will not be unneccessarily corseted by word count, medium, or genre.
We believe art is not property, it is movement, momentum. The work we publish is often available for free on our website. A pdf can be downloaded for free. Our paperback books are sold as a commodity and can be bought at traditional book prices. If you purchase one of our books, you are making a donation to art, to the press, and most importantly, to its contributing authors. Nothing can replace the joy and wonder of holding, inhaling, devouring, feeling the weight of words and people in your hands. Reading is a communal act. Sacred. Eucharistic. Sexual. These goddesses and gods of the printed page deserve more than we throw at them. In that vein, we also accept donations of any kind : be it money or labor. We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love we have already received. We cannot thank you gorgeous souls enough.
You all have spoken. You want good erotica.
And we want to give it to you.
So please, give it to us.
Omnia Vanitas Review also offers editing services.
Please contact via email with all queries. We work on a sliding scale.
The Anatomy of
Omnia Vanitas Review
Catherine Borders is the founder and executive editor of Omnia Vanitas Review. Her first book, A Suburb of Monogamy, a novel about the invention, withdrawal, and body of a liaison, was published with OVR in 2016. Catherine is a nihilist for whom only art can fill the void. Omnia Vanitas Review is a space for her to disseminate the beauty of its powers.
Lily Robert-Foley is the author of Jiji (Omnia Vanitas Review 2016); m, a book of poetry-critique-collage (Corrupt Press, 2013); graphemachine, a chapbook of visual poetry (Xerolage, 2013); the creative annotations for The North Georgia Gazette (Green Lantern Press 2009); Frozen Assets, a work of experimental translations of snowflakes cut from bank loan papers (APR press, 2014); and the Soloflex poem, a poetry blog that asks if poetry can help us lose weight. She is the translator of The Room Under the Willow Tree by Sophie Loizeau (To Press, 2016). She teaches for money.
Sarah Elizabeth Blake
Sarah Elizabeth Blake is a very nerdy person who lives in San Francisco with her cat. She sometimes funnels her high anxiety and obsessive tendencies into writing things. Some of those things have been published, by Omnia Vanitas Review, Green Lantern Press, and The Walrus. When Sarah is not writing, she can be found running D&D, knitting, and teaching 4-year-olds to fight the patriarchy.