Smut Marathon 2019: Enter now!

Only two weeks ago the Smut Marathon 2018 ended, and here we are, kicking off the next edition of the marathon! You can now enter for the Smut Marathon 2019!

Before you enter, let me point out some things to you.

The most important rule!

Probably the MOST important thing of all is that you are not allowed to share anything of your entry until after the results of a voting round has been published. This rule is to keep the competition fair to all participants, and I urge you to abide by it, as breaking this rule can result in disqualification.

Assignments

A tip I always give in all my assignment mails, is to start writing as soon as possible after you have received the assignment. Don’t wait until the last day. Get something on ‘paper’ and then let it rest, mull it over, eat it, breathe it, sleep it… then edit it, let it rest and edit it once more and only then you send it in. Not many of us can write our best pieces under pressure.

Assignments start with very little words, and the further you get in the competition, the more words you are allowed to write. The first two writing round last 1.5 weeks, the next two last 2.5 weeks and all the rest 3.5 weeks. There is more than enough time to work on an assignment.

All assignments are decided on before the marathon starts. The only thing about the assignments that I might change during the marathon is the number of words for the specific round, as that depends on the number of participants in the race.

Assignments are never given to trick anyone, but always to try and teach you something. Sometimes you might like an assignment and sometimes not, but please always try to write something for it, as it’s better to send in something than nothing. You might just surprise yourself.

There is a vault of valuable information for you in the links section, where participants of the 2018 marathon has written about their experiences. Here I want to point out the posts written by May More (finalist 2018) and Violet Fawkes (second runner up,, 2018).

The planning & rules

A couple of days before the marathon starts (27 January 2019), you will get an email with important things for you to know, as well as the planning for 2019.

Besides the planning, the rules are also important to read through. I once again refer you to the section above – the most important rule!

How do you enter?

Smut Marathon 2019Sign up for the Smut Marathon 2019 by entering the following information in the form below:

Compulsory information

  • Name/Pseudonym
  • Email address
  • A short bio of 50 – 300 words

Non-compulsory information

  • Link to your blog/website
  • Twitter handle

Entries closed on 20 January 2019.


Please note!

  • Entries close on 20 January 2019 at 23.59 CET time.
    (CET time is the time in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Please use the Time Converter to check what time it is in your time zone!)
  • All entries will be confirmed within 72 hours (3 days). If you have not received a confirmation, please re-submit the above form or send me an email.
  • All information you give above (except for your email address) will be published on this site when we introduce the participants.
  • The email address you provide is the email address I will use to send you your assignments. It is your responsibility to check it frequently.

Last but not least

The most important thing is that you have fun while you participate in the Smut Marathon. Use the assignments to challenge yourself, to think out of the box and to learn more about yourself and your own writing.

Thank you to all who sign up for the Smut Marathon 2019. Success with the race!

~ Marie Rebelle

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