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WINTER 2015 SHORT STORY CONTEST

Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:55 pm

Hello, A&F. It's another short story contest! (Yay! Short stories are awesome!)

Rules:

Writing deadline is February 28. (Your post containing your entry can not be edited after the deadline.)
6000 word maximum, no minimum
No fanfic, but public domain characters are fine
Mind the site rules
The story must be original (not published or previously posted on the internet)

Judging:

Judges: Vancon, Laerod, Forsher

If there are extra volunteers to judge, I'll put together a list of back-ups, and back-up judges will be TG'ed if their services are needed.

Back-up list: Norstal

Scoring rubric:

Code: Select all
[b]Characters:[/b] /20
[b]Plot:[/b] /20
[b]Setting:[/b] /15
[b]Creativity:[/b] /15
[b]Style[/b]: /20
[b]Grammar and Spelling:[/b] /5
[b]Bonus:[/b] /5

[b]Total:[/b] /100


Most of the scoring categories are pretty self-explanatory, but the bonus points might be a little less obvious to someone who has not participated in previous contests. Judges may award up to 5 bonus points if they feel that a story was good, but just didn't fit the rubric well. When awarding bonus points, judges must explain their reasoning (e.g. "I had to take points off because there wasn't much description of the setting, but I don't think describing the setting would have improved the story at all.")

Judges are encouraged to explain their reasoning for all parts of their scoring, but it is only required for bonus points. It is up to the individual judges to decide how much or how little commentary they want to write.

Feel free to post questions if you are confused about anything.

These contests are a recurring thing, so if you miss the deadline for this one, you can still finish your story and save it for a later contest.

卍卍卍 Good luck everyone! 卍卍卍 (Swastikas are good luck.)

ENTRIES:

Krytonus

Forsher: 65
Vancon: 63
Laerod: 73

Avg: 67

Bunkeranlage

Vancon: 59
Forsher: 53
Laerod: 51.5

Avg: 54.5

Nazi Flower Power

Vancon: 69
Forsher: 62
Laerod: 78

Avg: 69.7

Shaggai

Forsher: 68
Vancon: 64
Laerod: 80

Avg: 70.7

Britanania

Laerod: 66
Forsher: 40
Vancon: 57

Avg: 54.3

Schiltzberg

Laerod: 49
Forsher: 49
Vancon: 71

Avg: 56.3

Occupied Deutschland

Laerod: 76
Forsher: 79
Vancon: 70

Avg: 75

Fralinia

Laerod: 60
Forsher: 49
Vancon: 56

Avg: 55

New Kvenland

Laerod: 50
Forsher: 54
Vancon: 63

Avg: 55.7

Ever-Wandering Souls

Laerod: 79
Forsher: 65
Vancon: 63

Avg: 69

Old Tyrannia

Laerod: 85
Forsher: 75
Vancon: 76

Avg: 78.7

ImperialistSalvia

Laerod: 55
Forsher: 53
Vancon: 62

Avg: 56.7

Nerotysia

Laerod: 75.5
Forsher: 73
Vancon: 66

Avg: 71.5

Conserative Morality

Laerod: 62
Forsher: 49
Vancon: 63

Avg: 58

The High Lords

Laerod: 68
Forsher: 62
Vancon: 63

Avg: 64.3

Respubliko de Libereco

Laerod: 86
Forsher: 80.5
Vancon: 80

Avg: 82.1
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Postby The High Lords » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:57 pm

I'll volunteer to judge, but that's up to you.

I also intend to post a submission, so...
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:07 pm

The High Lords wrote:I'll volunteer to judge, but that's up to you.

I also intend to post a submission, so...


You can't do both.

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Postby Anollasia » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:10 pm

I'll join, but this time I'll try to actually write a story. :p

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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:17 pm

Anollasia wrote:I'll join, but this time I'll try to actually write a story. :p


Good plan.

I think I'll try that too.

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Postby Forsher » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:24 pm

Could I try my hand at judging?
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:25 pm

Forsher wrote:Could I try my hand at judging?


Sure thing.

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Postby The High Lords » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:32 pm

Nazi Flower Power wrote:
The High Lords wrote:I'll volunteer to judge, but that's up to you.

I also intend to post a submission, so...


You can't do both.


Alright, I'll just post a submission then. See how it goes.

Oh, does the story have to be complete? As in beginning to end?
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:33 pm

The High Lords wrote:
Nazi Flower Power wrote:
You can't do both.


Alright, I'll just post a submission then. See how it goes.

Oh, does the story have to be complete? As in beginning to end?


You'll get points off if it's not.

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Postby Shaggai » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:25 pm

I will attempt to finish up the submission that I never got done for the last contest.
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Postby Respubliko de Libereco » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:20 pm

I didn't get my entry for the last contest done in time, but I should be able to get something done for this one, hopefully.

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Postby Conserative Morality » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:01 am

I could backup judge or submit.
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Postby Insaeldor » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:30 am

I'll definetly try my had at this since I wanted to do one for the Fall 2014 contest but missed the deadline.
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Postby Gyllenemark » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:33 am

I'll join! I really was interested by fall. Writing for me!
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:42 am

Conserative Morality wrote:I could backup judge or submit.


For now, I'll go on the assumption that you're writing a story.

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Postby Laerod » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:22 am

I endeavor to judge more cruelly, more harshly, and with more beastliness of thought this time. >=D

At least as far as spelling goes.

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Postby Forsher » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:51 am

Laerod wrote:I endeavor to judge more cruelly, more harshly, and with more beastliness of thought this time. >=D

At least as far as spelling goes.


2/5. Endeavour is spelt incorrectly. :twisted:

Obviously I won't force people to use international spellings or risk deductions when it's the real deal.
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Postby Laerod » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:57 am

Forsher wrote:
Laerod wrote:I endeavor to judge more cruelly, more harshly, and with more beastliness of thought this time. >=D

At least as far as spelling goes.


2/5. Endeavour is spelt incorrectly. :twisted:

Obviously I won't force people to use international spellings or risk deductions when it's the real deal.

Goes without saying. So long as it's consistent. Also I'll take off one point per error at most.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:57 pm

Laerod wrote:I endeavor to judge more cruelly, more harshly, and with more beastliness of thought this time. >=D

At least as far as spelling goes.


Oh, gods! We're all doomed. Everyone can plan on getting 0/5 for grammar/spelling.

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Postby Respubliko de Libereco » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:02 pm

Nazi Flower Power wrote:
Laerod wrote:I endeavor to judge more cruelly, more harshly, and with more beastliness of thought this time. >=D

At least as far as spelling goes.


Oh, gods! We're all doomed. Everyone can plan on getting 0/5 for grammar/spelling.

Everyone but me (assuming history repeats itself).

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Postby New Kvenland » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:05 pm

Looks interesting, but I'm probably not the best at short stories... Eh, I'll try anyway.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:33 pm

New Kvenland wrote:Looks interesting, but I'm probably not the best at short stories... Eh, I'll try anyway.


It's a good excuse to practice and get feedback, even if you don't win.

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Postby Gyllenemark » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:11 am

Is it fine if I submit stories on My nacion?
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:16 am

Gyllenemark wrote:Is it fine if I submit stories on My nacion?


Only one story please. But it is OK to write about your nation.

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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:57 pm

Bump. Want to keep this near the top of the forum so people will know it's here.

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