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    Exclamation Literature Network Annual Short Story Competition '06

    Dear All,

    The Literature Network will hold an annual short story competition, which will be open to all its members. The rules of the competition are:

    1. The stories should be submitted as email attachments in MS Word format and should be minimum 500 and maximum 2000 words and include your Forum names as well. Please send your stories to [email protected]. Please do not post your stories on the Forum!

    2. There will be 5 selections (in February, April, June, August and October) throughout the year and only the stories which have been submitted by the first of these months latest will be included in that month's elimination. The five stories which win the each selection will take part in the final voting in November and December.

    3. Members can submit only one entry for each selection round. If their story is a winner, they will not be allowed to take part in other selections.

    4. The Admin or Moderators are not responsible for editing or correcting of the stories and therefore the writers themselves are required to make sure that there are no grammatical or spelling errors. The submitted copy is final and further corrections by the writers will be disregarded.

    5. Only those members with at least 100 posts can vote in the polls.

    6. Those who enter the competition agree to keep the information on their identities and stories confidential till the end of that year (only the Admin and Moderators will have access to that information). Those who breach this rule will be disqualified automatically.

    7. All entries should be your own original work and not have appeared anywhere else before. Authors retain the copyright rights for the stories submitted to the competition.

    8. All submissions must be your sole creative work and written for this particular competition. Anyone found plagiarising will be disqualified from this and all future contests.

    Good luck!

    Reminder: In accordance with the rules, the first leg of the eliminations will take place in June. Please email your stories by May 31st to enter. Thanks.
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    Well now you've got me interested in trying my luck at short story writing. I haven't done it in years. I hope I can find the time.
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    Good luck to all and I look forward to your submissions
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    A couple of pedantic questions if I may.

    Can someone submit a story every draw?
    Can someone submit a story in another draw if they've already won in a previous one?

    I'm just wondering whether it's better to put all my eggs in one basket or to diversify here.

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    I would say.

    1. Yes
    2. No

    Once you're entered in the finals you shouldn't enter in any more subfinals. Save it for next year.

    Also, there is probably going to be some sort of prize for the grand winner. I may also publish all the finalists in a little book, we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin
    I would say.

    1. Yes
    2. No

    Once you're entered in the finals you shouldn't enter in any more subfinals. Save it for next year.

    Also, there is probably going to be some sort of prize for the grand winner. I may also publish all the finalists in a little book, we'll see.
    Just as long as it's not one of poetry.com's little books!

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    What's the limitation on subject matter?
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    I will surely try but my exams are near. Then I will try next year. Well... but thanks admin and moderators for this all. What a fine surprises today in the early morning!

    Is there any word limit?
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    The first post says, 500 to 2000.
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    can i send 2 stories in one draw?
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    I think 2000 words is too short. Most of my works in progress already have double that!

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    Well, it is a short story. I think that 2000 word limit is very fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensive
    Well, it is a short story. I think that 2000 word limit is very fine.
    2000 words is only 4 pages in a book. Pretty much the minimum for a short story. More like an essay.

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    I wasn't quite sure about the selection process. We will be voting in this somehow, or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xamonas Chegwe
    2000 words is only 4 pages in a book. Pretty much the minimum for a short story. More like an essay.
    I agree with Xamonas. 2000 is way to short for a developed story. I can't even imagine 500.
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