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Well considering that my final last semester was a 40,000 word novella I'm wondering how this will go...although the competition on this site is incredible! Guys like Boc, darkreever, dark angel, Mossy Toes, Euphrati and many more than I care to mention are gonna give me a run for my money!

Quick question though to Ploss: Are you going to be the only judge, and if so, why not a panel of judges (to ensure consistency)?

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Quick question though to Ploss: Are you going to be the only judge?
yep, just me. As a literary coach and author, i believe i am the most qualified of the staff to make a decision in this area. This is not to slander any of my fellow staff members. I felt that a panel would make the judging more of a popular vote, than a competition of quality. I am capable of making a critical, pragmatic, assessment without any notion of bias.

Without giving away too much of how i'm going to be judging this contest, i simply ask that everyone do their best.

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Could a mod close this thread as it seems to just turn into "I'm going to enter this fic contest" as a way to gain posts.

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Could a mod close this thread as it seems to just turn into "I'm going to enter this fic contest" as a way to gain posts.

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lol no. That is the reason for this thread. for people to express their interest in the competition and have a gander at the prizes and ask me questions. That would be like, someone who just posted a thread of their uber-painted minis, and then we closed the thread because of the replies saying "good job! i like the way you painted those!" seems pretty pointless to post something if you don't get any feedback.

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Definitely going to enter this, it'll be like practice for essays next year, but fun. Think my ideas going to look at a pretty uncovered area.

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Definitely going to enter this, it'll be like practice for essays next year, but fun. Think my ideas going to look at a pretty uncovered area.
glad to hear it.

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Could a mod close this thread as it seems to just turn into "I'm going to enter this fic contest" as a way to gain posts.

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Yes that one post has raised my standing amongst the members of this site so much, i'm now an esteemed member of the forum and can thus reek havoc.

Jesus i've never heard such bullshit

Note this was a pointless post and thus i will add a question

Are we allowed to use charactors pre established in fiction, such as could i do something involving Alzibeth Bequin etc?

Also is it one submission per person?

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Are we allowed to use charactors pre established in fiction, such as could i do something involving Alzibeth Bequin etc?

Also is it one submission per person?
Yes, and Yes. You are allowed to use pre established characters in your stories, and yes it is only one entry per person. If you write more than one, be sure to pick the one you think is best.

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I have a question. Now, truthfully, does the time you submit your story effect how you will judge it? Like, would a submission on the 1st be judged any differently then one on the 31st?

I know this is probably a stupid question, but I'm exhausted right now and probably not thinking clearly.

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Another stupid question: Does the title count towards the word count?

And what shoulder, & what art. Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? & what dread feet?
What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp, Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
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