Smut Marathon 2018: The Winner!!!

We have a winner for the Smut Marathon 2018!I sit here, staring at a blank screen and just one thought keeps on repeating in my mind: the Smut Marathon 2018 is really over. I can hardly believe it! I have mixed feelings about this: a tinge of sadness, a moderate out of satisfaction and I am so proud I could burst. Proud of all the writers from beginning to end for doing an excellent job; proud of the jury members for all their hard work, proud of the public support for the marathon and yes, also a bit proud of myself for running this.

I have said before and I will say again: there will be a 2019 edition of the Smut Marathon. Entries will open on 15 December, which is less than two weeks away!

I know you really, really want to know who the winner is, but allow me to do the official part first, before I announce the winner!

Authors

  1. The butcher – Charlie Powell
  2. For a Cause – Cara Thereon
  3. Broken… – The Other Livvy
  4. Eye of the Beholder – Kitt Wolf
  5. Enigma Variations – Exhibit A
  6. Pillow Slip – Violet
  7. Careless Talk – May More

Public vote

During the voting round I keep track of all the votes, and when I see irregularities or strange patterns, I take action. The action can either be a warning to a writer, the elimination of a vote or the disqualification of a writer. I do give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but will not tolerate any cheating. Please note that the rules clearly say: one vote per person.

That said, let’s get down to the result of the public vote.

In total 61 legitimate votes have been received (you can see the voting in the images below).

The result of the public vote for this round is as follows:

Winner: Enigma Variations – Exhibit A
First runner up: Pillow Slip – Violet
Second runner up: The butcher – Charlie Powell

Results of Smut Marathon 2018 finals

Jury vote

Each jury member sends in their votes individually. These votes are added up and divided by 5 to get to a jury results.

The result of the jury vote for the final round is as follows:

Winner: Enigma Variations – Exhibit A
First runner up: The butcher – Charlie Powell
Second runner up: Eye of the Beholder – Kitt Wolf

This is the result for the jury votes:

Author Story title Jury 1 Jury 2 Jury 3 Jury 4 Jury 5 Jury result
Exhibit A Enigma Variations 8 10 6 9 10 8,6
Charlie Powell The butcher 10 6 10 10 6 8,4
Kitt Wolf Eye of the Beholder 4 7 8 8 9 7,2
The Other Livvy Broken… 7 5 9 6 7 6,8
Violet Pillow Slip 6 8 5 5 8 6,4
Cara Thereon For a Cause 9 4 7 7 5 6,4
May More Careless Talk 5 9 4 4 4 5,2

Overall results round 10

The public votes and that of the jury are added up to get to the end result for the round. This time I am listing the stories in the order they were in the voting round, and not with the winner on top.

Building suspense…

No Author Story title Jury result Public result Final result
1 Charlie Powell The butcher 8,4 8,0 16,4
2 Cara Thereon For a Cause 6,4 4,0 10,4
3 The Other Livvy Broken… 6,8 5,0 11,8
4 Kitt Wolf Eye of the Beholder 7,2 6,0 13,2
5 Exhibit A Enigma Variations 8,6 10,0 18,6
6 Violet Pillow Slip 6,4 9,0 15,4
7 May More Careless Talk 5,2 7,0 12,2

 

*drum roll* *drum roll* *drum roll*


The second runner up (third place) is…

Violet


The first runner up (second place) is…

Charlie Powell


The WINNER of the Smut Marathon 2018 is…

Exhibit A

 

The rest of the results:

Fourth place: Kitt Wolf
Fifth place: May More
Sixth place: The Other Livvy
Seventh place: Cara Thereon

Congratulations

Congratulations to Exhibit A on winning the Smut Marathon 2018, and of course also to the two runners up, Charlie Powell and Violet. But, I also want to congratulate the other finalists, as you have written truly amazing stories and have made it through the marathon! Thank you to every other writer who has taken the challenge to start on the Smut Marathon.

I hope to see everyone back for the 2019 edition!

Sponsors & Prizes

I want to thank our sponsors — Eroticon, Godemiche, Sexy Little Pages, Doxy, Tabitha Rayne & Rocks Off and Satisfyer — for the prizes they have provided for the Smut Marathon 2018. The marathon can’t exist without the prizes you have provided! The prizes will be sent out to the winners as soon as possible; that is, after some behind-the-scenes administration has been done.

As you all know, there will be an anthology for the Smut Marathon 2018, which will be published by Sexy Little Pages. Stories of ALL writers, from the beginning to the end of the marathon, can be chosen for publication, so writers, please keep an eye on your email, as we hope to contact you before the end of the year!

So that’s it!

Once more I want to thank everyone who has made the Smut Marathon possible — writers, jury members, sponsors, and last, but not least, the public!

I wish everyone a wonderful, festive month, and even though it’s a bit early, a very good 2019! See you all back then (or sooner)!

~ Marie Rebelle

14 comments

  1. Just well done everyone – I was so happy to have made it to the final and all the stories were just amazing – Big congrats to ExA, charlie and Violet – 😉

  2. This was an incredible undertaking, Marie. The amount of work you put in to running this event is astounding. You absolutely should be proud — and not just a little bit! 🙂

  3. Congratulations to everyone! I may have only made it a couple rounds, but I’ve learned so much from the marathon this year and enjoyed all the stories. Marie, amazing job.

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