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    Annual Short Story Competition 2011

    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 before the first of these months 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.

    11. You can withdraw a story during the submission period; however, once the voting starts, no story can be withdrawn.

    Good luck!
    Those members who would like to take part in the first elimination in February can send their entries now (by January 31st).
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    I have some questions:

    Can one submit the same story for each submission period, on the assumption it isn't chosen the first time [and perhaps with adamant disregard betwixt its perceived and actual quality]?

    How many submissions does the contest regularly receive over the year?

    With submissions does/should one include their real name?

    Is there still a cash prize?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arrytus View Post
    Can one submit the same story for each submission period, on the assumption it isn't chosen the first time [and perhaps with adamant disregard betwixt its perceived and actual quality]?
    No, the stories need to be original for each round.

    How many submissions does the contest regularly receive over the year?
    Around 25.
    With submissions does/should one include their real name?
    No, only the Forum username will be sufficient.
    Is there still a cash prize?
    Yes, the award is given every year until the Admin says otherwise.
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    thanks for the info.
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    Last week to post your stories for the February round.
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    Last two days to submit your stories.
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    You can now submit your stories for the April round.
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    Newbie

    I just joined, can I post a story for the competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parmindersingh View Post
    I just joined, can I post a story for the competition?
    Welcome to the Forum.

    Please read the competition rules, which appear in the very first post of this thread.
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    You can submit your stories for the June elimination by May 31st.

    Please read the competition rules before doing so.
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    how do i get to read the short stories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubercritter View Post
    how do i get to read the short stories?
    You can read the previews years' winners in the archive section:

    http://www.online-literature.com/for...lay.php?f=3160

    The new stories for the next elimination round will be posted in June.
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    thank you for your reply. I was little confused because in the earlier archives (2006 and 2007) you can read all the short stories that were submitted, as attachments in the topic post. for the rest of the years 2008 - 2010 i could not find any, other than the winner's. i was actually looking to read them ALL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubercritter View Post
    thank you for your reply. I was little confused because in the earlier archives (2006 and 2007) you can read all the short stories that were submitted, as attachments in the topic post. for the rest of the years 2008 - 2010 i could not find any, other than the winner's. i was actually looking to read them ALL.
    The stories are removed because they are still their writers' properties.

    Some of them are posted in the Short Story Section, though.
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    2000 words max? Short stories usually word out to be 2000-3000 words, don't they?
    All works copyright © 2011 Trever Bennett

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