Eighty-nine, of course.
Okay, so my puns are terrible. What’s not terrible is eighty-nine; as in, eighty nine writers signed up for Smut Marathon 2018.
Marie Rebelle — who is running the Marathon, in charge, not actually lacing up sneakers — posted the submitted bios of all the writers in this very cool post you can find by clicking here.
I briefly touched on the rules in this post here, but an easy way to follow along is to subscribe to the Smut Marathon blog. I will be posting helpful links as well. Below is another brief recap of the rules.
Jan. 28-2018 Start assignment 1
Feb. 10-2018 End assignment 1
Feb. 11-2018 Start voting round 1
Feb. 17-2018 End voting round 1
Round 1 + 2: All participants [89 total]
Round 3 + 4: 55 participants
Round 5 + 6: 45 participants
Round 7: 25 participants
Round 8: 18 participants
Round 9: 12 participants
Round 10: 8 participants
Feb. 18-2018 Start assignment 2
March 3-2018 End assignment 2
March 4-2018 Start voting round 2
March 10-2018 End voting round 2
The absolute most important rule is: you never ever tell anyone which story you have written. If you want to post a story you have written for the Smut Marathon on your blog, you do so only AFTER the results of the voting round have been announced.
The assignment/task is a secret and will be revealed when all stories are posted on the Smut Marathon website at the start of a voting round.
The voting round opens between 12pm and 3pm on the day after the writing round has closed and it lasts a week. Voting is done on the Smut Marathon website and in each round voters have to choose three stories. You are allowed to promote the Smut Marathon and ask people to vote, but you are not allowed to tell anyone which story you have written.
When you read the entries during the voting round, please take the time to leave some feedback. We want the writers to learn something from this experience and therefore feedback is very important. Feedback like ‘nice story’ or ‘I liked them all’ is nice to get, but writers don’t learn anything from that. If you could leave feedback like ‘maybe you could vary the length of your sentences’ or ‘it would be easier to read when you use more punctuation marks’ or other constructive and instructive feedback will be highly appreciated.
All comments on the site are moderated, which means that feedback will only become visible after a voting round has closed. This is to make sure other voters are not influenced in their choices of stories because of the feedback on the site.