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Old 01-10-2015, 01:48 AM   #1
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Short Story Competition Beta

Round 2 in our most recent string of short story comps.
Weaponized was the winner of our last one and here's a link if you havent seen it:

This time around I'm gonna try a couple different things. First, we are going to have a theme. Second, we are going to try a new rule about judges since we had so little judges last time. So, let me know what you think of the changes, but other than that the competition will pretty much go the same way the last one did.






RULES:

#1. NO PLAGIARISM. Pre-written stories are fine but no using other people's stories without their permission.


#2. If you enter the contest, YOU MUST BE A JUDGE, BUT YOU CANT JUDGE YOURSELF. Once, we have reached the deadline, judges/contestants will write and email lists of their most favored stories, numbering them from best to worst. Any more questions about this just post here or PM me. This is the new rule I'm trying out so let me know what you think.


#3. Since we had a one month deadline last time and still had to push it back, im gonna give it a month and a half this time.
ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY Mar. 9, 2015


#4. This time around our theme will be: FAMILY. So, writers, your stories should have some kind of family element to them, whatever "family" means to you. Entries not complying with the theme will not be reviewed for competition entry.


#5. Entries should be between 1,500 and 10,000 words. This might change as if a majority decides it should.

#6. No re-submitting entries. If you have already submitted an entry as part of the last comp, you cant use that same entry.

Check back with the OP for updates or edits every once in awhile.
So, there ya go! Let me know what you think of the changes and get writing!
Good luck everyone!
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:34 AM   #2
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:37 PM   #3
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I'm in, once again! Be prepared for another ****ed up entry from me
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:50 PM   #4
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I think I will post a story.
thanks for making the deadline longer.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:22 PM   #5
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:28 PM   #6
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Old 01-14-2015, 12:46 AM   #8
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I'll write something serious this round, and not about Eastwinn, I suppose. And I promise it won't start with a cheesy gunshot sound and be about a cliche chase seen. #writingmemes.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:21 AM   #9
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:28 AM   #10
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:55 AM   #11
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:31 AM   #12
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Submitting this old untitled piece i did awhile ago.

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Old 01-17-2015, 12:50 PM   #13
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First time eh, second time better, been doing writing exercises with a friend, writing short stoires based of a first line prompt and a theme. Two hour time limit, 1000 words or less.
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does family mean it can be about incest
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:00 PM   #15
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does family mean it can be about incest

"family" theme means it can have anything to do with a family, in relation to a family, or have family overtones. lets not turn this into the 50 shades of grey generator.
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"family" theme means it can have anything to do with a family, in relation to a family, or have family overtones. lets not turn this into the 50 shades of grey generator.


it's not my family though
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it's not my family though

Look, theo, all im saying is, keep it classy. thats all. all other Pit rules still apply here so just follow those along with our contest rules and i think you will be alright. remember, all the other contestants are going to be the ones who judge.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:34 AM   #18
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Oh wow, thanks for the bump. This completely slipped my mind. Will probably start writing when I find some time this week.
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less than 2 weeks until the deadline if anyone is still up for this
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