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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    Annual Short Story Competition 2008!

    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. Please still submit your stories in MS Word.docs. or Rich Text.rtf or Notepad.txt files, but PLAIN TEXT only.

    If you want to FORMAT your stories, use the vBulletin forum codes, which can be found here:

    http://www.online-literature.com/for....php?do=bbcode

    6. Only those members with at least 100 posts by each voting period can submit stories for the competition and vote in the polls.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. If one of the 5 entrants selected for the final vote are no longer a member of the site at the time of the final vote, they forfeit their entry and the second place entry for their leg of entries gets bumped to first place.

    Good luck!
    Those members who would like to take part in the first elimination in February can send their entries now (no later than January 31st).

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    Please post to this thread only if you have specific questions about the competition and we will try to answer as soon as possible.

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    If I want to participate, and I couldn't submit my story before Jan, 31st. Am I allowed to submit it before the other selections take place?
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    Yes of course Nossa, there will be a total of 5 selections (in February, April, June, August and October) so if you don't get it in on time for the Feb. one you can submit it for the April one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    5. Please still submit your stories in MS Word.docs. or Rich Text.rtf or Notepad.txt files, but PLAIN TEXT only.
    Does that mean no italics or bold?

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    Yes Dick you can still use bolding, underline, italics, etc. just please use the vBulletin codes to create them (as you would creating a forum post bascially) not html

    http://www.online-literature.com/for....php?do=bbcode

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logos View Post
    Yes of course Nossa, there will be a total of 5 selections (in February, April, June, August and October) so if you don't get it in on time for the Feb. one you can submit it for the April one
    Thank you Logos
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    Too bad for me... I want to participate as well but sad to say I have only few posts...only those who have at least 100 posts may be qualified...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyemaker View Post
    Too bad for me... I want to participate as well but sad to say I have only few posts...only those who have at least 100 posts may be qualified...
    You can increase your post count very quickly, eyemaker (visit the Games section! ) And there will be five elimination rounds throughout the year so you should be able to qualify before the year ends.
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    I'll, by God's grace, participate this time around.
    The source of any bad writing is the desire to be something more than a person of sense--the straining to be thought a genius. If people would say what they have to say in plain terms, how much eloquent they would be.
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    I am keen. i have a few stories that i think are worthy.
    i just have to get my post count up there first!!!

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    I'm going to try something. It needs to be in before the end of this month, January, right? I keep asking the same old questions... anything beats working on the story. Just kidding

    Ничего нет лучше для исправления, как прежнее с раскаянием вспомнить.

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    Isn't this the day the entries are to be posted for the latest competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    Isn't this the day the entries are to be posted for the latest competition?
    yeah, where are they? I've been waiting for them too

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    Isn't this the day the entries are to be posted for the latest competition?
    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyWitch View Post
    yeah, where are they? I've been waiting for them too
    Yes, it is the day and now the poll is open.

    Since everyone is so eager, there won't be any shortage of voters this time round, I guess!

    As Virgil mentioned somewhere else, unfortunately Moderating is not our day job and we still have to work and pretend to have families and even lives at times. That said, as soon as someone pays us, we can always consider taking up the offer and post stories and poems alike first thing in the mornings of the announced days - before you guys even get out of your warm beds!

    However, sorry for keeping you all waiting; now, let's get reading and voting!

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    Last 4 days to submit your short stories!

    Also, please do not send them as attachments but texts within the email.
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