Now in its 13th year, the award is for literary fiction which is anything but erotic.
The award aims "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it."
The winner will be announced on December 1 at the In & Out Club in London. You can see the contenders here, and thank your lucky stars that you are not on it! (Though this year, there are some mighty big names in literature on the list!)