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Smut Marathon 2018: Voting Round 1

It’s finally here: the first voting round of the Smut Marathon 2018! This first ‘virgin’ round of the renewed Smut Marathon is a round where everyone (writers, voters and jury) has to get used to how it is done, or… to get used what I expect of them. Some writers got very nervous when I send emails to remind them of the deadline for the first assignment. However, those mails are not sent to make them anxious in any way, but is a service from my side to let them know the end of the writing round is near. Now with the voting round, I can imagine that both the public and the jury members are feeling like they’re walking

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Smut Marathon Writers

Smut Marathon 2018: The Writers

I have been planning this for months… the revival of the Smut Marathon, and of course, the first edition of the new Smut Marathon. From 15 December 2017, the day the entries opened, my emotions ran from excitement to gratitude and back to excitement again. From the moment the entries opened until they closed on 20 January 2018, there were only 3 days on which I have not received an entry. By the time the entries closed, there were 89 participants. Eighty-nine! (Note: On receiving the first assignment two people have withdrawn from the race, therefore there are only 87 names listed below.) We have introduced the jury in the past weeks, but now it’s time to introduce the participants.

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Liza Daen

Jury Member: Liza Daen

Today is the last day you can enter for the Smut Marathon 2018, and also time for the last jury member to introduce herself. You have already ‘met’ Tiggs, Marc van Lier, Molly Moore and Michael Knight, and this week you meet Liza Daen. She is a Dutch erotic writer and a leader in the Dutch erotic community. Besides Dutch, she has written several stories in English and has been to Eroticon in 2016 and 2017. The erotic writers marathon of EWA Nederland has captivated me for the last three years. The first year, 2015, I won (yeahoo!). The second year I came in second and third year I was out in the semi-finals. You could conclude that I was

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Michael Knight

Jury Member: Michael Knight

During the five weeks in which you can enter for the Smut Marathon 2018, the jury members introduce themselves.ย  You have already ‘met’ Tiggs, Marc van Lier and Molly Moore, and this week Michael Knight introduces himself. Just like his wife Molly, Michael is known to many. He is the Technical Director at Eroticon and has been and always will be the rescue to many a self-hosting blogger when they run into trouble. His technical knowledge seems limitless. Hi Smutmarathoners! @domsigns here writing my introduction as a jury member for this exciting journey. I am supposed to tell you some things about me and how I will be looking at and considering your work. I suppose some background for those

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Molly Moore

Jury Member: Molly Moore

During the five weeks in which you can enter for the Smut Marathon 2018, the jury members introduce themselves.ย  You have already ‘met’ Tiggs and Marc van Lier, and this week it’s time for Molly Moore to introduce herself. I’m quite sure that almost everyone knows who Molly is – blogger, photographer, speaker, Operations Director at Eroticon and a leader in the erotic blogging community. When Rebel told me her plans for the Smut Marathon I was really excited. Many moons ago when it was run by Alison Tyler I took part and managed to get right through to the final. It was a really valuable writing experience and one that resulted in more than one piece of writing that

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Marc van Lier

Jury Member: Marc van Lier

During the five weeks in which you can enter for the Smut Marathon 2018, the jury members introduce themselves.ย  Last week you ‘met’ Tiggs, and this week it’s time for Marc van Lier to introduce himself. He is a writer of sex articles and erotica and has been a jury member for the Dutch Smut Marathon. He is in the process to making his site bilingual. Marc van Lier is an alias that I use to write on my own blog or as a guest on other blogs. I have been blogging and writing erotic stories since the 1990’s and I have published two non-erotic books under my own name. Although I usually blog and write in Dutch, I am

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Jury - Tiggs

Jury Member: Tiggs

Last week the entries for the Smut Marathon 2018 opened and, starting today, the five jury members will introduce themselves. The first is Tiggs, a beautiful reader of so many erotic blogs and on occasion she has written something for Wicked Wednesday. I have struggled writing this as what could I possibly say that would appease, entice or seduce those of you reading this of my qualities to be on this jury? After all I have no blog or giant twitter or Instagram account. In search of a defence I asked advocates and eye witnesses what they would say about me. This turned out to be quite touching an experience; the kind words kinky folks took the time to write

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Smut Marathon 2018: Enter now!

I have been looking forward to this moment for months, ever since I have announced that I will be running the Smut Marathon 2018 (and hopefully 2019, 2020, etc too). The time has come! You can finally enter for the Smut Marathon 2018! But before you do that, first read through the next piece and then I will tell you how to enter. What can you expect? The first writing round of the Smut Marathon starts on 28 January 2018 and lasts for two weeks. The second writing round also last for two weeks, the third and fourth for three weeks and the rest of the ten rounds all last for four weeks. Between each writing round there is a

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