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Smut Marathon 2019: Voting Round 8

Even though I know it can happen, and I have mentioned this in several rounds before, I was surprised at the number of withdrawals in this round. All of them due to personal circumstances, which withheld them from writing a story. This is very much part of the marathon, that people have to stop for various reasons, but in this stage of the marathon it normally doesn’t happen. I guess I have now been proven wrong. Still, the seventeen writers who remain, have done their best with this assignment, to bring us sexy, moving and interesting stories. I am sure you will enjoy all of them and that it won’t be easy to choose your top 3. Only fourteen writers

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Enigma Variations: A 2018 Smut Marathon Guide to Erotic Writing

In the past months Resonance Press and I have worked hard on the Smut Marathon 2018 anthology, and because of personal circumstances it took a bit longer to get the book out than we anticipated before. But, finally the book is here! The book bears the title of the winner of the 2018 Smut Marathon – Exhibit A – and it has selected stories from all the rounds of the Smut Marathon 2018. Those selections have been done by the five 2018 judges – Tiggs, Marc van Lier, Molly Moore, Michael Knight and Liza Daen – as well as by Marie Rebelle. The book contains the best stories written by Annie Savoy, Aurora Glory, Beatrix Bottomsby, Brigit Delaney, Cara Thereon,

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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 7

Round 7 is the first of the knockout phase of the Smut Marathon, meaning that those who ended with the least points (jury and public combined) at the end of the seventh voting round, will have to leave the competition. This is regardless of the points those writers have accumulated in the first six rounds of the competition. Since we had 26 writers in the seventh round, and only 21 are allowed to advance to round 8, this means we will have to say goodbye to 5 writers. This is the point of the competition I really don’t like (yep, I know I am the one who made the rules, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it), as

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Smut Marathon 2019: Voting Round 7

We have arrived in the second part of the marathon – the knockout phase. As from this round, those writers who end up at the bottom of the rankings will be knocked out of the marathon, regardless of the points they have accumulated in the first six rounds. By the time we reach the tenth round, only eight writers will be competing to be the winner of this year’s edition of the Smut Marathon. The assignment Just like the 2018 marathon this year we also used an image as a prompt for a story. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and where the writers were not allowed to write that many words, they have crafted some lovely

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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 6

We have come to the end of the rankings phase of the Smut Marathon 2019, and are entering the knockout phase, where writers have to leave the marathon at the end of all of the next rounds. And of course, now, at the end of the sixth round, where the writers had to write a story using the words ‘wedding dress’, fourteen writers will not continue to round 7. News about the Smut Marathon 2018 anthology I am delighted to tell you that currently I have the proof copy of the anthology in the email, and as soon as I have gone through it with a fine comb, we will be able to announce the publication date. Also, once it

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Smut Marathon 2019: Voting Round 6

Before we get on to the voting round, I want to direct your attention to our sponsors. All sponsors have now been announced, and thanks to them, the winner and two runners up will receive some beautiful prizes. And don’t forget, the very first prize winner is announced after this voting round: the winner of the rankings phase. Our sponsors are: Eroticon Sheets of San Francisco Godemiche Satisfyer Tabitha Rayne/Ruby Glow Resonance Press ElectraStim Please pay them all a visit and show them some love! The assignment For the sixth assignment, the writers had quite some freedom to craft a story, with some minor restrictions. This was a round where writers could really go ‘out of the box’. The assignment

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ElectraStim, Sponsor of the Smut Marathon 2019!

Another newcomer to this year’s sponsor pool is ElectraStim, and it’s a delight to have them on board! Who is ElectraStim? A short introduction from them: Over the years we’ve won numerous international awards for our product range including trophies from ETO (Most Innovative New Product- Jack Socket in 2016 and Best Specialist Products Distributor 2014), Adultex (Best Product Design- Silicone Noir 2015 and Most Innovative Male Product- Jack Socket- 2016) and most recently the XBIZ award for ‘BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year- 2018’. The ElectraStim team and brand thrive on innovation and maintaining the highest possible quality in our products. If we’re not satisfied that customers are going to love a new product, we’ll go back to

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Resonance Press, Sponsor of the Smut Marathon 2019!

In several posts over the last couple of weeks I have promised that I would share news with you all regarding the anthology of the Smut Marathon 2018. One of the sponsors for the 2018 marathon was Sexy Little Pages, who was going to do the book. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, Sexy Little Pages stopped their business. In the process that came after they stopped, I was informed that Resonance Press would take over the publishing of the anthology, and all future anthologies. It has taken some time, but in the meantime the authors who have been selected for the 2018 anthology have received their contracts. The book itself is almost ready to go. All that it still needs

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Tabitha Rayne/Ruby Glow, Sponsor of the Smut Marathon 2019!

After announcing Eroticon, Sheets of San Francisco, Godemiche and Satisfyer as sponsors for this year’s marathon, it’s now time to welcome back another sponsor of last year. Last year Tabitha’s very own toy, the Ruby Glow was offered as a prize for the Smut Marathon, and this year she’s doing the same. Or is she? Tabitha’s words Tabitha Rayne and Ruby Glow are proud and excited to sponsor Smut Marathon again this year – with a brand New Toy! Just as this writing competition is a marathon, so too is the journey of bringing a new sex toy to market. Tabitha, Ruby Glow and Rocks Off have been working hard designing and testing prototypes, and are hoping at be offering

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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 5

For the fifth assignment, the writers were all thrown into the dark. Some of them stayed in the dark, others ventured into the light, but all of them wrote wonderful and sexy stories. When I announced the results for the fourth voting round, I mentioned that I had some news about the anthology of the Smut Marathon 2018. I haven’t revealed anything just yet, but soon, very soon, I will! It’s really going to happen! Let’s get to the results for the fifth voting round! Authors 1. Seducing the Vampyr – Chloe Sheila 2. Blind Touch – Andra Ashe 3. Dining in the dark – Wittie 4. The Sensory Pleasure Chamber – toolie 5. Out to eat – Nikki 6.

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