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SUMMER 2014 SHORT STORY CONTEST

Postby Nazi Flower Power » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:42 pm

Hello, A&F. It's been a while since we had a short story contest, so I am starting a new one. To enter, just post your story in this thread.

  • Writing Deadline is June 30th (Subject to change)
  • 6000 Word limit
  • No fanfic, public domain characters are fine
  • Mind the site rules
  • The story must be original (not published or previously posted on the internet)

The scoring rubric will be:

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

Judges: Conserative Morality, New World Oceania, and Kannap

卍卍卍 Good luck everyone! 卍卍卍 (Swastikas are good luck.)
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ENTRIES AND JUDGEMENTS:

Helsary

CM: 15/100
Occupied Deutschland: 21/100
Kannap: 10/100

Avg: 15.3/100


Nazi Flower Power

CM: 76/100
Occupied Deutschland:69/100


Super-Llamaland

CM: 41/100
Occupied Deutschland: 38/100


StellarGate

CM: 49/100
Occupied Deutschland: 45.5/100


Respubliko de Libereco

CM: 88/100
Occupied Deutschland: 70.5/100/spoiler]

Volmachtia

[spoiler]CM: 47/100
Occupied Deutschland: 51/100


Wymyslensko

CM: 36/100
Occupied Deutschland: 30/100


Nerotysia

CM: 92/100
Occupied Deutschland: 81/100


Forsher

CM: 57/100
Occupied Deutschland: 48/100
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Postby Conserative Morality » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:31 pm

I could judge if need be.
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Postby Respubliko de Libereco » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:49 pm

I'll probably enter again.

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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:17 pm

Conserative Morality wrote:I could judge if need be.


Cool.

Respubliko de Libereco wrote:I'll probably enter again.


Yay!

I am planning to as well, but we'll see if I actually get a story done in time.

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Postby New Babylonia » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:28 pm

I'll probably enter, because why not.
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Postby Crimson Futures » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:22 pm

How do we submit an entry? Just on the forums?

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Postby Raurosia » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:01 pm

Hmm...I'll want to enter but will probably forget.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Crimson Futures wrote:How do we submit an entry? Just on the forums?


Yes, you post it on this thread. Usually people spoiler the story, but that's not an actual requirement, just good etiquette because the stories tend to be longer than a normal forum post.

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Postby Anollasia » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:04 pm

I'll try again.

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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:58 am

Anollasia wrote:I'll try again.

And it doesn't feel like summer, more like spring.


I debated whether to put spring or summer, but went with summer because it'll be summer by the time the contest ends.

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Postby GARRETTLANDIA » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:23 pm

I would just like to know, does it have to be a short story? Can I post a prolouge and the 1st chapter of a story?

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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:42 am

GARRETTLANDIA wrote:I would just like to know, does it have to be a short story? Can I post a prolouge and the 1st chapter of a story?


You won't be disqualified, but it will be judged on how well it works as a short story. You'll probably lose points for incomplete plot and characters arcs.

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Postby Volmachtia » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:22 am

I may try my hand at this. Good practice for my writing.
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Postby Novaya Tselinoyarsk » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:33 am

Hmm, I may need to take part of this. I really haven't written anything is such a long time.
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Postby GARRETTLANDIA » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:19 pm

Can I also submit (following my other message) a summary of the entire story, ir just the main plot?

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Postby Respubliko de Libereco » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:57 pm

Just wondering: Is narrative poetry allowed, as long as it meets the other requirements?

EDIT: Nothing more complicated than blank verse, of course; I wouldn't want to be too far divorced from a "proper" short story.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:46 pm

GARRETTLANDIA wrote:Can I also submit (following my other message) a summary of the entire story, ir just the main plot?


Respubliko de Libereco wrote:Just wondering: Is narrative poetry allowed, as long as it meets the other requirements?

EDIT: Nothing more complicated than blank verse, of course; I wouldn't want to be too far divorced from a "proper" short story.


Both of those are allowed, but will still be judged on how well they work as short stories.

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Postby Rio de Fuego » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:28 pm

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Postby Forsher » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:44 am

A new short story context? Must find time. Ideas and skill irrelevant to entry.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:43 pm

We still need two more judges if anyone is interested.

Forsher wrote:A new short story context? Must find time. Ideas and skill irrelevant to entry.


:lol:

Can always count on you to throw something at the wall and see if it sticks...

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Postby The New World Oceania » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:36 pm

I'll judge, if necessary. It's not as if I'm biased towards mortifyingly weird Joycean stream-of-conciousness with scarring plots or anything.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:22 pm

The New World Oceania wrote:I'll judge, if necessary. It's not as if I'm biased towards mortifyingly weird Joycean stream-of-conciousness with scarring plots or anything.


This is why there are three judges, to account for the fact different people have different tastes. Lemme go edit the OP...

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Postby Utopian Freedom » Thu May 01, 2014 6:28 am

I may enter if I get a story done in time.

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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sun May 04, 2014 5:36 pm

Bumping this so it doesn't get lost...

Also, we still need a 3rd judge.

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Postby The South Polish Union » Sun May 04, 2014 7:57 pm

I'll enter.
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