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:star: Starija ~ girl, Zackypoo, you should've sent this journal out again a day or so before the deadline to remind potential entrants! Still, 10 entries is a good number. Our first group contest is over as of now! Thank you all for participating, and we'll look forward to seeing more from you guys in the future! We will be hosting more of these with different (better /coughcough/) genres.

Good luck, contestants as well as judges! And seeing as I'm not a judge myself, I'll shut up now. aheheheh :star:

:star: Founder here, again. I was out of power for a week due to Hurricane Sandy (It was not fun, and extremely cold and now the fire alarms are spazzing), so I've changed the due date because everything in life has been pushed back. Submit entries by the 16th of November!! Thanks!! :star:

Note: WE'RE HOLDING A JOINT CONTEST WITH THE CO-FOUNDER Starija! LOTS OF POINTS FOR PRIZES! (Entries from that contest will be submitted to Fiction-Writers's SECRET SANTA contest folder!)
[CLOSED]update: CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY OVER. I WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY MORE ENTRIES. PLEASE GO CHECK OUT MY LATEST JOURNAL FOR THE UPDATE.
edit: oi oi, did ya'll know that you can enter BOTH a poem AND a story???

:star: THIS CONTEST IS BEING SPONSORED BY iskarlata, WHO HAS PROVIDED THE POINTS AS TOP PRIZES :star:
I am dedicating this contest to promoting two of my writing groups! Please join, as they are both in need of more writers. I promise I'll read your stuff.
:bulletred: Deadline: Christmas Day, December 25th, 11:59 PM PST
:star: PRIZES :star:
(Feel free to donate anything you want! If you'd like me to, I'll feature you on my page and the group's for a year or however long you want.)
:bulletblue: 1st
1000 :points:
Llama from me, my other account, TurquaticTurtle, LightOverpowers58, xXPandaBlossomXx, psto1464
1 year feature on my page and all my journals, journal feature from TurquaticTurtle, TouchedVenus, :devlightoverpowers5


SCIENCE FICTION WRITING CONTEST - 440 :points: total for prizes!

Pick up your pen, pencils, markers, quills, and/or keyboards ladies and gentlemen, it's contest time. I hope. I mean, really, it'll be loads of fun guys. Unlike the screaming that is emitting from the show my family is watching right now. That's not fun.

So, here's how this contest is going to work out. I'm going to pick from a hat one of our folders, and, that'll happen as soon as I find paper that doesn't have a part of my book on it... *wanders off for a while* FOUND ONE!! *pops out of stack of papers*
:iconwritingplz: :iconpaperplz:

So, just as a refresher, our folders are as follows:

Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
Fantasy
General/Everyday
Futuristic
Spiritual/Demonic
Superpowers
Romance
Fan Fiction
Mixed
Horror
Short Stories
Mixed
Poetry

The category Short Stories will be used as the basis. Every entry will be a short story.

Main category is: Science Fiction

Rules:
:bulletred: Everything goes!!! I don't care if it's got mature on mature on mature. If you want to write that, go right ahead! But if someone is insulted, I'm not getting you out of that. I will not be that kind admin. And yes, you may submit old works!

:bulletred: Try to keep it a good length. Not too short, but please don't write a twelve page essay. I'd die if I had to read that. There's no word limit.

:bulletred: HAVE FUN. I think this is the most important rule. If you're not going to have fun, then don't do it. I can always find some other use for you.

:bulletred: You have to be a member (or a member of an affiliate) to join this contest, so please join us, writers!

:bulletred: Please submit entries to the SCIFI CONTEST folder, NOT THE SCIENCE FICTION OR ANY OTHER FOLDER! If it is not in the specified folder, your entry will not count!

:bulletred: Deadline is 11:59pm EST, November 16th.
Other notes:
I need judges. So if you don't want to write, but you'd love to critique, come join the judging club. Just send me a note or comment here. I'll only take four other judges. Judge places given on first come first served basis. Judges, I'll be making a chat room for us to use to discuss entries as the deadline gets closer.
Judge 1: Fackio-Zally
Judge 2: this lovely person 1negative1
Judge 3: Nyatto, you're awesome!
Judge 4: strawburdeath, thank you soo much. :meow:
Judge 5: TheDorsai. You saved me.

:star:I'll be sending you all a note closer to the deadline so we can all get together and start doing things. :star:

Prizes:
:bulletgreen: If you donate, Starija will feature you for 3 months or maybe even permanently on her profile page, as well as the group.

People donating prizes:
PRIZES GUARANTEED:
Kymira12 will donate 100 points, 1 llama, poetry/prose commission, and a journal feature (for 1st place) - 50 points, 1 llama, poetry commission, and journal feature (for 2nd place) - 1 llama and journal feature (for 3rd place)
PizzaPotatoNBacon - featured on page for 3 months (for 3rd) - 6 months (for 2nd )- 1 year (for 1st) - llamas for all participants & and journal feature for all winners
Cait-Cait93 - 50 points, 1 llama (for 1st) - 25 points, 1 llama (for 2nd) - 15 points, 1 llama (for 3rd)
Starija will donate a llama to every participant
Winners Package from :iconanothercontestgroup:


PRIZES TO CHOOSE:
TurquaticTurtle will donate a monochrome drawing and a poem to winners
Starija will donate a oneshot story or poem & features to winners
Fackio-Zally will donate a oneshot to winners
SparkyGoesRawr will donate 200 points, a llama, and a poetry request. (points can be divided up between other winners!)

:bulletgreen: 1st place: You'll get THREE prizes of your choice, and you'll be featured in a box on our group's and Starija's front page for 6 months! (To choose, you pick 3 of the donated prizes above and one prize counts as 1 choice.)

:bulletgreen: 2nd place: You will receive TWO choice prizes. Sorry, no special box for you! You will be featured on Starija's page for 6 months.

:bulletgreen: 3rd place: Best for last, I always say. But that's because I always come in last at my cross country meets. ^^; You'll be getting ONE choice prize and a 6 month feature on Starija's page. Yay, doesn't that seem like fun?


So, yes, it'd be REALLY REALLY REALLY fun if you guys participated in this!! Because you know, it's as fun as getting your teeth pulled while you're waiting to see if you won, but it's totally worth it. :3

This is your Admin, your very own Loki, (because I am very mischievous, you can just tell by all my glorious non-existing), hoping you'll join our little contests because we're all great writers here and we all deserve a little recognition every once in a while!

And yes, this was hilarious in my mind. You can stop thinking I'm insane now. Because I am. Isn't that reassuring.
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Fackio-Zally Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ahahaha, sorry about that. I kind of passed out after closing the submissions and sending out the note to the judges.
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Starija Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
lol
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Starija Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Writer
whoops. forgot about this. ahe. /not entering then as it's already past ;D
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Fackio-Zally Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeahh, sorry about that. Thanks for getting this out there!
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Bookmouse Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Could this be fanfiction or would you prefer that I didn't. Sorry if you mentioned this in the above and I missed it. Thank you!
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Fackio-Zally Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It can be fan-fiction, But Science fiction is required. Sorry for not replying sooner.
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Avatar-720 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have 10 hours to write it.

Challenge accepted.
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Fackio-Zally Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
7 hours and fifty minutes.
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Avatar-720 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Scrap that, my mood has tanked and so I've lost any and all motivation I had to do anything.

Thanks again, brain.

Good luck everyone else.
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Fackio-Zally Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whelp. Thanks for the good lucks. People might need them. Mostly the judges. But also the people cramming.
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