Experience has learned that it is necessary to have a jury to judge the stories alongside the public. The public tends to choose the stories that made them horny, and don’t always check whether the assignment has been fulfilled or whether the author has spent time to edit his text.

A jury will never know beforehand who has written which story. All stories are anonymized before they are sent to the jury, and hard criteria such as the number of words are checked. It is the task of the jury to check the following:

  • Has the writer understood the assignment and fulfilled it?
  • Is the story erotic in some or other way?
  • Does the text seem to have been written hastily or has the writer sent in a well-edited text?
  • Is there any feedback you can give the writer for future stories?

Just like the writers and the readers, the jury members make a commitment for a full year. At this stage of the Smut Marathon we cannot offer you any kind of remuneration, but we will try to get sponsors for that.

Want to be a jury member for 2018? Get in touch.