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    Short Story Image Contest

    Discussion in 'Image Story Contest' started by Daniel, May 29, 2007.

    We're pleased to annouce our latest short story contest.

    In this contest you must write a story based on the image we supply. The story has virtually no guidelines content-wise; it just has to be based of the image.

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    The image is supplied courtesy of spyroteknik at deviant art. View a larger image here.

    The story must also be between 500 and 3500 words. The contest will continue for two months and will close at 12:00 am Central Standard Time on July 28th.

    I will then select the top 10 entries and start a public poll. Everyone can vote once on the entry they deem the best. Any attempts at asking for votes, creating multiple accounts, or other forms of attempted cheating will warrant a ban.

    The current prize is a $25 deposit via paypal.

    If you have any questions, please post them in this thread.
     
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    Do we post the stories in this forum/category? Do we submit them in some other way?
     
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    EDIT: Never mind, question was unneeded.
     
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    Sorry if it wasn't specified enough. Yes, all entries should be posted as an independent thread in this forum.
     
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    Ah, that's good then, because I went ahead and did that...

    Interesting what it came out to be, actually. Not what I had expected to write.
     
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    Is 3500 words the limit and no more?
     
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    Correct.
     
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    how

    how do i enter the contest here in the forum after i write about the image.:confused:
     
  9. Daniel
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    Create a new thread in this forum and post your writing - that's it!
     
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    gottcha. thanks.
     
  11. Xen DarkWolfe
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    I need some competition... >_>
     
  12. Daniel
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    I know!
     
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    I guess, as happened last time, most people will post theirs as the deadline gets closer... unfortunately, that's a month away.

    Gah, my entry is all alone... :(
     
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    Ok I think you answered all of the possible qestions but I have some more.

    1. When people do post their stories can we comment them or do we wait until the poll comes around?
     
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    I had originally intended for no comments, but last contest people wanted to, so I let them.

    So you can go ahead and comment if you'd like, for now.
     
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    well i've tried now :p watch your back lol
    Heather
     
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    it doesn't have to start out on the picture does it can't it end with the picture
     
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    that's what i have done, the picture occurs about half way through mine.
     
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    Same in mine. Short stories aren't really my forte, but I felt like joining in :)
     
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    What's the voting period going to be for this, LP?
     
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    Yup, it doesn't have to start with the image.

    The voting will last for a week once the contest ends.
     
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    Are we allowed to comment on other writers' pieces? I'd like to compliment a couple of them...
     
  23. Daniel
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    I'm allowing that in this contest, yes. Feel free to comment.
     
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    Payment

    What if the applicant is not able to receive payment through paypal? Is there any alternative or can the prize money be nulled for the particular participant? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Cash through paypal is the only option for cash, though I would be willing to purchase something from somewhere online (i.e. amazon) and have it shipped to you.
     

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