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Literature Contest

Postby Tenshi Nova » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:26 pm

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Ladies and Gentlemen, newcomers and veterans of Snafu, inspired by the Art Contest, we welcome you to the Lit Sect's Literature Contest. Writers, be it from professional authors to those laying in bed with your diary, it's time to share your talents. Here we are to compete for bragging rights, and the winner receives a $25 Vanilla Visa Gift Card!

In celebration of that the day of frightful fun, the theme of the contest is going to be:

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Funny events, or dreadful ghost stories, the choice of the contents is up to you.


This is a whatever weapon of choice you want to use. You can tell your readers an adventure, create poem of dreams, or bring out a dark nightmare You can have your own characters and worlds, or make your own fanfic. Do what makes you comfortable, the only limit is your imagination.

Rules


1: There is a 1,000 limit. Anything over 1,000 words will need to be shortened.

2: Everyone is allowed one entry per person.

3: Collaborations are allowed. It is up to the winners on how to split the prize. Be sure to plan the split before to avoid conflict.

4: Keep your works PG-13.

5: Place your works in the Literature Section, under your own thread, and provide the link here. You're free to show your progress in your Literature thread, and link the results.

If any rules are broken, one of the three anonymous judges will notify you and discuss what needs to be changed.

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The Voting Thread will open in the Literature Section. Names and links will be posted there.

Opened: September 17 - October 20th
Voting: October 20th - November 3rd


Prize money may be raised depending on the number of entrees, but not lowered.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:31 pm

The rules don't say anything about originality (In relation to fanfictions) or about past works.

So according to the rules, can I link to my story 3 years in the making within my signature, or create something entirely different?

Though I do think it's a "little" over 1000 words. It may be closer to like... A million. But I can make a 1000 word part for it based off of Halloween- unless I have to make something else completely.

I can see the rules, but not so much the goals. What exactly do I do for this contest if I want to participate? Now that I think about it, a rather lighthearted halloween section might be perfect for what I'm thinking up...
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tenshi Nova » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:42 pm

I can't tell if you're asking me a question, or answering your own.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tuor » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:43 pm

He seems to have done both, so idk, man
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:45 pm

I'm simultaneously asking if I can make a 1000 word part for my story which is already up and submit it here while also planning how it would turn out should I actually do it.

I haven't done a holiday part before, so I'm asking if I can while still having it link to my story in progress: The Chronometal Wars.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tuor » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:47 pm

Maybe you should try writing something other than TCW
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:49 pm

I was thinking that too, of course. I'm just weighing my options.

I'm still planning out how to make a 1000 word story about Halloween... interesting. No offense to Halloween of course.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Exodis » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:55 pm

This sounds like a Creepypasta contest.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tenshi Nova » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:59 pm

It's not a creep out horror thing. As long as Halloween is involved. You could make a funny Trick or Treat story if you really wanted to.

As for Bird's thoughts. Only the 1k word entree would be taken, if others don't feel like reading it because they feel obligated to read what you've written prior, that's up to the readers, and a risk you'd be taking.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Birdofterror » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:01 pm

Randori wrote:This sounds like a Creepypasta contest.
Horror... huh? I haven't considered that. I kept thinking of the light hearted thinly veiled magic that is Halloween, the candy... the costumes... the happy kids, though I guess the horror route is open as well.
Tenshi Nova wrote:As for Bird's thoughts. Only the 1k word entree would be taken, if other don't feel like reading it because they feel obligated to read what you already have, that's up to the readers.
Oh, of course I would need to make it applicable to new readers. That's one of the things I was thinking.

I was just wondering if it was against the rules or not.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tenshi Nova » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:11 pm

Any story, original or fanfic. Any other, all welcomed. As long as it falls into the few rules given, you may.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Belwicket » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:00 pm

I'm in!
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Re: Literature Contest

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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Maru » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:38 pm

Can someone please destroy my Feathers thread? I wanna make sure I don't end up breaking the rules and I have everything of that godawful thing backed up.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tenshi Nova » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:54 pm

I think you can link that to one of the mods and ask them.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Blood Lord » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:32 pm

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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Birdofterror » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:43 am

I've been writing my thing, but after my first day of writing I've already been constrained by the 1000 word limit. I managed to cut the story off at the 995 word limit and it still feels like half of a story. :?

I pass the setup and organically introduce all of the characters and I'm already 600 words in, leaving 400 to the actual story. Ack.

Maybe I just need to pick a different subject... something that can convey the feeling of Halloween while still being a good story, introducing all of the characters and making people care about them in under 300 words.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tenshi Nova » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:57 pm

I'm debating between happy ending or a sad ending.
I'm still not sure what my entry will be, but I have a basic idea of what I want.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Blood Lord » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:00 pm

Yeah, I'm in.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Sigment » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:36 am

If I have the time, I might post something. Though I may just watch and see what everyone else enters with.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tuor » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:22 pm

Can the piece just be creepy? Or does it have to specifically mention/allude to Halloween?
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tenshi Nova » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:28 pm

Yes, you can enter a creepy story. The theme was more of the Halloween mood OR the need for Halloween in the story. The theme wasn't meant to be too limiting.

Say TheOctoberScarf's entry, there's nothing Halloween based in it, but it helps with the mood.
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Tuor » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:52 pm

Mkay, coolbeans
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: Literature Contest

Postby Sigment » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:14 pm

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Re: Literature Contest

Postby MissTikilicious » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:48 pm

Where do I post my entry? Here? Or do I make my own thread for it?
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