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Winter 2013 Short Story Contest!

Postby Jenrak » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:13 pm

I'm the current host for this winter's Short Story contest. Rules are pretty simple, as per CM's previous story (slight modifications):

  • Writing Deadline is January 15th (Subject to change)
  • 6000 Word limit
  • No fanfic, public domain characters are fine
  • Mind the site rules
  • The story must be original and for this contest only

We've got myself, Nazi Flower Power, and Valinon as the judges this time. The scoring rubric will be:

  • Characters: /25
  • Plot: /25
  • Setting: /15
  • Creativity: /15
  • Style: /15
  • Grammar and Spelling: /5
  • Overall Score: /100

Anything is subject to change, but best of luck to everyone!
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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:16 pm

Any specifics, or free reign?
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Postby Jenrak » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:17 pm

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I'll try.
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Me is joining!

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Postby Canuckland » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:25 pm

I'll try my hand at this.
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I'll actually try this time.

Also, if I want to write a story about an OC which is in a certain universe (the Carsverse to be exact, I regret nothing) is it fine as long as it doesn't involve any of the regular characters like McQueen and Dusty?
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Postby The Republic of Llamas » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:28 pm

Also, 6000 word limit? Just confirming that that's what you meant and not a typo, as when I think short story, I think closer to 4000.

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Do we write them here or are there going to be a thread for this?
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Postby Jenrak » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:43 pm

The Republic of Llamas wrote:Also, 6000 word limit? Just confirming that that's what you meant and not a typo, as when I think short story, I think closer to 4000.


CM's old limit was 7500. I bumped it down to 6000. People rarely hit anywhere close to that number.

StellarGate wrote:I'll actually try this time.

Also, if I want to write a story about an OC which is in a certain universe (the Carsverse to be exact, I regret nothing) is it fine as long as it doesn't involve any of the regular characters like McQueen and Dusty?


Sure.

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Postby Sat-Vel » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:03 pm

Count me in.

I suppose writing a story existent in your nation's lore is alright?

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Sat-Vel wrote:Count me in.

I suppose writing a story existent in your nation's lore is alright?


Sure.

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Winter short story contest, shouldn't have that have been in July?
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I've been wondering what had happened with these... I will unleash another, erm, masterpiece on the world. I just need an idea.

Australian Republic wrote:Winter short story contest, shouldn't have that have been in July?


Splinter Southern Hemisphere contest? Probably be just you and me but you never know.
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I've already done the winter horror story last year.

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Postby Seljuq Kyiv » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:34 pm

How many submissions per person maximum?

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Forsher wrote:
Australian Republic wrote:Winter short story contest, shouldn't have that have been in July?


Splinter Southern Hemisphere contest? Probably be just you and me but you never know.

Nope, just trying to eradicate Northern Hemispheric bias
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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:45 pm

Australian Republic wrote:
Forsher wrote:

Splinter Southern Hemisphere contest? Probably be just you and me but you never know.

Nope, just trying to eradicate Northern Hemispheric bias

Southern Hemisphere, they write backwards, y'know. They spend all of their mental power translating it to Normal, so our stories will be better.

It's science.
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Nationstatelandsville wrote:
Australian Republic wrote:Nope, just trying to eradicate Northern Hemispheric bias

Southern Hemisphere, they write backwards, y'know. They spend all of their mental power translating it to Normal, so our stories will be better.

It's science.

You just revealed one of Australia's greatest military secrets
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Postby Canuckland » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:11 pm

So...where do we submit our stories. I'm really interested.
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