Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 3

When I look back on the past week, in hindsight I think I should have put a trigger warning on the voting round, as there definitely were stories that could have and have triggered people when they recognized themselves in it. One story in particular made me think of my husband and me, and how protective I sometimes feel of him when I see how other people look at him. It’s not like he needs me to protect him, because he can definitely fend for himself, but it’s just this thing in me that wants people to see him for who he is, and not only see his disability. I believe we all have things that can trigger us, but

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Smut Marathon 2018: Voting Round #3

It has been three weeks since the results of the third voting round had been published and we had announced which 41 writers went through to the third round. In the last three weeks the writers had worked on the third assignment and today, finally we can present you with their work. The assignment The assignment for round 3 was: Write an erotic character sketch of an ‘imperfect’ character ‘imperfect’ is written between quotation marks because you are to decide in which way your character is ‘imperfect’. What I don’t want is ‘perfect’ characters who has everything going for them. There were more questions after the assignment was sent and I told the writers that they had to think about

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Godemiche

Godemiche, Sponsor of the Smut Marathon 2018!

Back in February I announced our first sponsor – Eroticon – and since this is the Eroticon weekend, I thought it is time to announce the second sponsor: Godemiche! Who is Godemiche? To me, Godemiche is Adam and Monika, two beautiful people I had the privilege of meeting at Eroticon in (I believe) 2015 in Bristol. It could also have been 2014 (I tend to forget the exact dates). But, the date is not important. What is important is to tell you about Adam and Monika. They are two beautiful, hard-working people who are sex positive and a huge part of and support to the erotic community. These two people had a dream: they wanted to make people happy and

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Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 2

After a week of nail-biting and intense nerves, it is time to reveal not only the results of the second round, but also the 40 writers who will go through to the third round. Yes, there are 22 writers who will sadly have to leave the marathon, as has been described in the rules. I know it’s a lot, but it is needed in order for the stories to get longer. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every entry that has been written for the marathon assignments and was sad when I saw which writers have to leave the race. I would have loved to have everyone in the race until the end, but if we have 75 writers who

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Smut Marathon 2018: Voting Round #2

The two weeks that the authors had to work on the second assignment has flown by. Only two weeks ago we announced the results of the first voting round, and here we are, ready for the second! And ready you should be, because the authors have written some lovely stories – hot ones! The assignment The first assignment wasn’t easy, but (in my own opinion) the second was a bit easier. Only a bit though… Where we had 75 writers in the first round, only 62 remains. Congratulations to all the authors who have sent in their assignments! You rock! This was the second assignment: Write a flash fiction story using one of the entries from the first round. Specific

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Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 1

The renewed Smut Marathon is a learning curve for everyone involved – for the writers, the jury, the public and for me. I might be the one with the most experience, seeing that I have run this for the Dutch public too, but I know it takes some getting used to for the writers to stick to a theme and so little words, for the jury to read so many entries and judge them and of course for the public too. It takes getting used to that you can vote only once. More about that later. For now I want to address the writers. By now you have probably read the feedback on your entry and if you have read

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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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Eroticon Smut Marathon Sponsor

Eroticon, Sponsor of the Smut Marathon 2018!

At the end of the Smut Marathon 2018, the participants ending on places 1, 2 and 3 will be offered prizes by our sponsors. I am so very proud to announce our first sponsor: Eroticon! What is Eroticon? Eroticon is the ONLY conference in the world that is dedicated to sex writers and erotic creatives and where you can learn more about writing, about making money from your work, about doing podcasts, where you can network with companies AND socialize with other writers. The term ‘sex writers’ include anyone who writes about sex – bloggers, authors, journalists, columnists… anyone! Eroticon was founded in 2012 by Ruby Kiddell, who ran and grew the conference successfully before passing it on to a

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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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