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PostSubject: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:17 am

Ok so there was a suggestion for a monthly writing challenge, which i think is a great idea. I'd like to know though what you would like, would you like it to be a competition every month where we submit poetry and short stories on a certain vague theme like 'love' 'death' etc. and have people submit and vote anonymously and have a prize (special banner/rank) ? or just have a challenge with no contest or prize and have people submit and critique each other like a writing exercise?

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:59 am

I'm game. I don't know how many of them I'd actually be able to do (that one on the Draft was a bust. I've been too busy) but it sounds like fun. And I do like the monthly theme idea.

As for the prize, I'm game for making the banner/icon if we want to go that route. I've been itching for a new photoshop (*cough*lunapic*cough*) project.

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:58 am

i'm the same, i may not be able to enter everytime but i'll definitly vote and i'll also (if people want) give ranks to the winners (if its a comp)

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:24 pm

I'd love to try, but I don't know about every month. It really depends on my work schedule. But I'll definitely give it a shot!
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:25 pm

Yeah i think thats how we all are but i think it will be good for exercising those creative muscles!

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:09 pm

I'll totally do it! I like the banner/rank idea too! I'm excited!
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:30 pm

I'd love to try when I can Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:41 pm

I'll help come up with ideas and topics!! Should it be an open ended submission, like people can write poetry, short stories, etc? Or should we be more direct, poetry one month, short stories the next etc. ??
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:45 pm

Personally i don't mind. I suppose we could have two categorys for each theme - one for poems and one for short storys if there was enough interest for both? or like you said one every other month?

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:28 am

Okay, so. We have decided to go ahead with the monthly writing challenge. Here are the rules and guidelines:
1. There will be two categories: poetry and short stories. You can enter one piece in each category, but no more than one in each.
2. The maximum word count for short stories is 3,000 words and poems are not to exceed 35 lines.
3. Judges -- For now the judges are Emily and myself, but this month's winner will join the panel. And then next month's winner will take that place. And so forth. The previous month's winner will not be able to enter the next month's contest.
4. Please send all entries to jennabee13@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Any questions, feel free to ask.

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:30 am

NOTICE:

The theme for March is death. Remember, 3K max word count on short stories, 35 lines max on poems. Email them to jennabee13@yahoo.com. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:08 am

I'd love to try, but I've also got a lot of writing for my class that I have to do. I'd love to give it a shot though!
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:27 am

Think I'll give the poetry a shot, just to see what my poetry is like. Hope Novel and Emily won't be sick.

Is there a "minimum number of lines" stipulation?
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:10 am

I'll give it a shot! It should be fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:28 pm

Great!! Smile I think theres a limit of 35 lines on poetry ReNu

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:17 pm

For poetry, max limit is 35, and there's no real minimum.

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:59 am

Is the deadline March 31st? ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:29 am

its the 25th March but we can extend it if people would like.

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:12 pm

When is the deadline to email them?
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:23 pm

The 25th. I'll get them that day. You have time. And if you're a couple days late, not a problem. Just let me know if you're going to be late so I don't start judging without your entry.

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:41 am

I'm not going to enter this time round, because I'm doing way too much at school at the moment, but I'll be interested in future competitions!

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:35 pm

Thanks Novel! I think I'll be able to get something in by that time!
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:13 pm

No prob, imaginary. Just make sure to let me know if you're going to be late. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:33 pm

Oh, I won't be late!! :-) At least I'll try not too!
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PostSubject: Re: Monthly Writing Competition (Currently CLOSED)   Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:10 pm

I love you guys! Major MAJOR writer's block just overcome because I just completed the entry for your challenge! YAY!

Lol, it's probably, like, the longest oneshot I've ever written. About four hundred words under the max XD.

Sorry ^.^ I'm giddy.
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