L S O 2010 - S S 700wd Fest Pursuit Archive
Current Event - Short Stories 700wd Fest Pursuit
How it Works
Due to popular demand and overall levels of awesome, the first event will be like our Epics and Short Stories EpicFest. In the UK, there is an event called World Book Day, in which people celebrate the books they love and enjoy. Authors and authoresses of published novels can write a short story related to their book or book series, and sell them for about 1 pound. It opens up new ideas, possibilities, and challenges for these writers to expand upon their novels in a shorter format. It's also pretty fun!
In this first event, contestants are required to write a short story based on either:
1) An epic (or epics) they've already posted, or
2) An epic (or epics) posted by another member.
The short story(s) must contain elements of the original epic(s), like characters, situations, and/or places.
How to Enter
Before July 13th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EDT, post your entry in the Short Stories forum, then post a reply in this topic containing this info:
- Your story title and topic URL
- Title and URL of the epic you're writing about
- One entry per member.
- The story must be new; cannot be previously posted elsewhere on this website.
- The story must be at least 700 words long.
- Yes, you are allowed to edit your story until the deadline, July 16th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EDT. Any editing after that results in disqualification.
- Although you don't need the permission of an author to write an SS about their epic, please PM them to let them know what you're doing. It's only polite, after all.
Q: Can I post a new epic now and write a short story about it?
A: Yes, that's fine.
Q: I can really write a short story based on the epic of somebody else? Like, GaliGee?
A: Yep! You don't need their permission, but it would be nice if you notified them.
Q: Do I have to enter all three events?
A: No, you can enter just one, two, or all three. It will have no effect on your standings.
Q: Why haven't you announced prizes for anything?
A: Toa_Velox is working on the prizes, do not pressure him about this.
First place: $15 Amazon Giftcard, lifetime Premier membership, and 500 posts
Second place: One year Premier membership, 250 posts
Third place: Six-month Premier membership, 100 posts
If you have a prize you'd like to donate, please PM Toa_Velox!