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Short Story Contest

Posted Feb 24, '13 at 3:50am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,977 posts

Rules:

1. Type up a short story of 500 words or less (I probably won't count unless it's really long).
2. It must be original (NO PLAGARIZING!).
3. It must be written for this contest, not one you wrote up earlier.
4. It must fit the contest theme within a reasonable degree of interpretation.
5. It must be submitted at or before 11:59pm AGtime on the deadline date.
6. One official submission per user per round. If you make more than one, denote which is the official entry.
7. The same user can't win twice in a row, but can enter for fun.
8. Nothing too gory/obscene.
9. No excessive foul language.
10. Have fun!

General Notes:

Make sure it's structured the way you want it to be before submitting to avoid repeats.
!!!Tab doesn't indent in the text box and can lead to accidental submissions!!!
Please indent paragraphs by starting a new line with enter, then spacebar 3-10 times (whatever you want, but be consistant)
Greater than and less than symbols can sometimes cut off your post.
Some characters/fonts are not recognized/accepted by the text box.

Theme and Due Date:

I (or future co-judges) will choose the theme and due date every week or two, depending on how popular this gets. If you're interested in being a co-judge, message me.

The current theme is: Sliver of Silver
Due: in one week - Mar 3

 

Posted Feb 24, '13 at 12:22pm

xeano321

xeano321

2,557 posts

Knight

I probably won't count unless it's really long

Did you intend to say "I probably won't count if it's really long"?

 

Posted Feb 24, '13 at 12:36pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,977 posts

Nope, but I guess it's easier to paste it into word than to actually count it, so I'll do that.

 

Posted Feb 24, '13 at 8:26pm

thoadthetoad

thoadthetoad

5,439 posts

I think the word limit should be pushed up to 750 or 1,000 words, but I'll do my best to put it within 500 words.

 

Posted Feb 24, '13 at 9:43pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

4,192 posts

1. Type up a short story of 500 words or less (I probably won't count unless it's really long).

College...COM classes....*curls into a ball and weeps* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

I'm already doing this kind of thing. >_

 

Posted Feb 24, '13 at 10:02pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,977 posts

I think the word limit should be pushed up to 750 or 1,000 words

The limit might change. This is just a trial run to see how it goes.

 

Posted Feb 24, '13 at 10:46pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,553 posts

500 words or less? That ought to only take 30 minutes or so for the whole process. When I'm not busy looking through the Poetry Contest entries, I'll get around to banging something out.

 

Posted Feb 25, '13 at 11:17am

Strop

Strop

10,823 posts

Moderator

Okay, I struggle with word limits. Also I got totally carried away. No idea how long this actually is, but it's probably too long, so I guess I'm just going to link to it:

Let me know if it does/doesn't qualify as a submission.

 

Posted Feb 25, '13 at 11:48am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,977 posts

No idea how long this actually is, but it's probably too long

Yep, 2660 according to Microsoft Word. Sorry, that's a bit too much for the contest. It doesn't qualify. I'm sticking to the 500 limit for now.

 

Posted Feb 25, '13 at 5:13pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,553 posts

I'm getting started on mine as soon as I brew up some coffee. It'll be interesting to see how well it turns out in 500 words or less.

Thankfully, I'm a huge fan of sci-fi shorts from the 50's. You know, the kinda that were in a magazine with loads of stories for the price of a quarter. So I'm calling upon those and my love of the book Neuromancer for inspiration. ^_^

 
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