After six intense rounds, we have come to the end of the Blogable Fiction Marathon 2021, and it’s time to announce the winner. First, we have information regarding prizes.
We already mentioned Isoellen, published writer, will feature a finalist on her popular podcast, but also – hot off the press – Posy Churchgate is gifting an erotic anthology of short stories, autographed by a few of the authors (including herself), to one of the final writers. Details to be discussed with the winner and runner-up.
Now, let’s share the results of the final round.
- Hindsight’s 2021 – Stephanie Scissom
- One. Last. Time. – Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway
- Future’s Past – Mrs k
- Drifting with the Current – Marsha Adams
- Behind Closed Doors – Kinky Katie
We kept track of all votes during the public voting round, and in total 39 legitimate votes have been received. We are grateful for your support!
Winner of the public vote: Behind Closed Doors by Kinky Katie
The result of the voting can be found below.
This is the full result of the public vote:
|Author||Story title||Public votes||Public result|
|Stephanie Scissom||Hindsight’s 2021||30||9|
|Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway||One. Last. Time.||19||7|
|Marsha Adams||Drifting with the Current||20||8|
|Kinky Katie||Behind Closed Doors||34||10|
We have four jury members, and each of them individually rates all the stories from 1 to 10. The average of the highest three jury scores is the jury result for the writer.
Winner of the jury vote: Drifting with the Current by Marsha Adams
The jury’s votes are as follows:
|Author||Story title||Jury 1||Jury 2||Jury 3||Jury result|
|Stephanie Scissom||Hindsight’s 2021||6||10||6||7,3|
|Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway||One. Last. Time.||5||9||8||7,3|
|Marsha Adams||Drifting with the Current||10||8||10||9,3|
|Kinky Katie||Behind Closed Doors||7||7||6||6,7|
The public votes and that of the jury are added up to get to the end result for the round.
The overall results for round 6 are as follows:
|Author||Story title||Jury result||Public result||Result round 6|
|Stephanie Scissom||Hindsight’s 2021||7,3||9||16,3|
|Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway||One. Last. Time.||7,3||7||14,3|
|Marsha Adams||Drifting with the Current||9,3||8||17,3|
|Kinky Katie||Behind Closed Doors||6,7||10||16,7|
The winner of the first edition of the Blogable Fiction Marathon is:
The rest of the writers placed as follows:
- Kinky Katie
- Stephanie Scissom
- Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway
As you know, during the first four rounds of the BFM 2021, writers accumulated points, and then all remaining writers started with a clean slate in the semi-finals. However, since we keep track of all points in Excel, we also kept track of the final scores of the finalists, in other words, added their points for the last two rounds to those of the first four.
The outcome of that is as follows:
- Marsha Adams – 98 points
- Stephanie Scissom – 96,7 points
- MrsK – 91,7 points
- Kinky Katie – 82,7 Points
- Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway – 77,7 points
Feedback and reflection
We invite all writers to give their feedback on this year’s marathon, as that’s a valuable tool for us to learn from. Also, as the organization of this competition, May and Marie will review the marathon, and make the necessary changes for the Blogable Fiction Marathon 2022.
You can either leave your feedback in the comment section below, or write a piece about your experience in the Blogable Fiction Marathon 2021. If that piece is on your blog, please share it on our link page. If you don’t have a blog of your own, please get in contact with us, and we can help you find a place to share your writing — either on one of our sites, here on Blogable, or you can submit it on Wicked Wednesday.
Next year’s marathon — judges and writers
The entries for next year’s marathon will open on Valentine’s Day, the same it did this year. Keep an eye on the planning for the dates for the Blogable Fiction Marathon 2022.
As for judges, the jury for next year has not been decided yet. If anyone wants to be a judge for next year, please let us know, so we can put your name on the list.
A last word
Thank you to…
- … everyone who supported the marathon this year, and helped us to make it a success;
- … the judges for all their hard work, reading every story and adding their points;
- … the all the writers — an extra special thank you — for all your lovely, entertaining stories!
We hope to see everyone back for next year’s marathon!
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