Smut Marathon 2020: Enter now!

Smut Marathon 2020: Enter now!

The Smut Marathon 2019 ended two weeks ago, and on 1 December 2019 we announced this year’s winner.

But, here we are, kicking off the next edition of the marathon, which means you can now enter for the Smut Marathon 2020!

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

The most important rule!

Probably the MOST important rule 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 for this year have already been discussed and decided. Assignments are never given to trick anyone, but always to try and teach you something, whether it’s about a writing element, or teaching you more about your own writing because the assignment forces you to think out of the box. 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 and 2019 marathons have written about their experiences. Here I want to point out the posts written by May More (finalist 2018), Violet Fawkes (second runner up, 2018) and Marsha Adams (finalist 2019).

The planning & rules

A couple of days before the marathon starts (26 January 2020), you will get an email with important things for you to know, as well as the planning for 2020. This email is your guide throughout the marathon.

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?

Please note: Entries have closed as we have reached the maximum number of participants.

Sign up for the Smut Marathon 2020 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

Number of places left: 0 (of 120)
Last updated: 07.01.2020


Please note!

  • Entries close on 19 January 2019 at midnight Amsterdam time (please see the countdown in the sidebar of the website).
  • The number of participants is maximized to 120.
  • 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 with the requested compulsory information.
  • 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.
  • None of your personal information will ever be used for anything else but the marathon, and never provided to anyone else. Emails are sent out using the BCC field for email addresses.

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 2020. Good luck with the race!

~ Marie Rebelle

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