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Concerning Questions about the contest [FAQ here soon?]
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If you have an element you need clarifying on, just shoot me a PM. That's all you need to do, or maybe ask here. I'll post answers here anyways. The things you need to remember is

=- Lots of freedom of content. Almost ever original storyline and Genre is open.

=- 1 Month (febuary 15th is the unofficial due date)

=- ~5-~20 page limit on stories. We will accept some amount over this limit if need be.

=- Every subject instead of adult.. but you can send those to Dusterbayala, she's made
an unoffical pledge to offer rewards on those *cough*

=- Everyone is a newbie, and is allowed to join barring they aren't banned from CR.


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riiko wrote:

Where finished novels must post?


Please use the group Jorlwind highlighted in his first post. More detailed questions may be asked in that group.

I won't answer any specific questions because this was Jorl's idea, however, if you get stuck, and need some advice, i'm happy to give it.


Edit:

Just a note... If you want to write an "adult" story.. PM those to me, or email them to [email protected] I will give out a prize for the adult stories.
*grin*


It is more than acceptable to me if you wish to dictate some policy shelley. Anyways, as I stated in the post, you can either post them in a separate topic in the group, or PM me a link so that I may download the script and add it to a database.


waltzforthemoon wrote:

aw, i wanna do this! i love writing, but i don't know if i can finish in a month. i'll have to really get inspired this time!


I don't see how time could be an issue. o.o The limit is around an ill-defined 20 pages, and I've put out 15 in one night before. If you do about ~2/3 a night you should be alright.


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5. *IMPORTANT!* It's common for contests to insert a key to prevent story stealing. For this contest, I will ask that you insert two references to chemistry history, chemical reaction, or just the word chemistry. Highlight this please in your submission. And yes, using them in metaphors is perfectly cool. Think things like, "The air in here was cold enough to freeze water". Things like that.


please explain this. DOes it mean we need to write a story which will include 'Chemistry history' 'chemical reaction' 'chemistry' in a sentence?


No, I mean you can use metaphors, likenings, just the words themselves, and anything from those subjects. That gives you enormous flexibility


Hylia wrote:

Damn, i'll totally be in... if i didnt suck that much at writing in english... And even tho i could translate my texts, i doubt the results will be the same.

Anyway, here is 3 question:

-Can it be "broken" in short stories?

For example, 30 short stories of 1 page? or 15 shorts story, one every 2 days?
Of course they would have to be all sent in ONE PM because keeping everything organised would be a living hell if it wasnt that way~

-Can someone apply with more than 1 story? or its one story by person?

I was use to write a impressive amount of stories and little texts before. I was wondering if someone who wanted t submit 2 of their story could do it... Its all a question of organisation.

-Is the stories gonna be "published" on CR ?

As much as i love to write, i hate to see someone taking my texts and making them their whitout giving me credits. I was use to post them in forums and such alot, then i realised they was spreading arround and i was very sad to see that i wasnt credited, so i stopped.
I just wanted to know if all the contestant stories will be published on CR.
Some may like it, its always fun to have people reading what you wrote ~

PS: I admit i smiled on rule 13... *sigh* im hopeless
PS2: Kazuma, it was kinda mean ~ Its a fun project. pppfffttt =P


For the sake of Judge's time, it's going to have to be 1 story a person. However, your 1 text can contain as many stories in it as you please, as long as it's within the word limits or close (For the sake of said judge's time).

As far as publishing goes, I'd like you to have your stories on public display within the group. If you win, it could be submitted to the Onigiri with your permission. In this contest though, you control full copyright. If people are sufficiently scared of having their short-story stolen, I'll have it moved to just judge's eyes only. People generally aren't interested in stealing shorts though.


june_151996 wrote:

Can we turned in scripts we've made?


The idea is that you'll start now with fresh material, but it's not like i'll know. It'll just need the requirements to be met.


Kevwu wrote:

well id enter but im not all that great of a write so haha i guess you can leave me out of this


If you don't enter now, I'm going to kick your ass.


squisheh wrote:

Hello Jorlwind! ^^ I have a question or two for you about your contest! [because I'd LOVE to participate!]

Would it be alright if I submitted an excerpt or perhaps the first chapter from a novel that I am writing?

[I ask because at the moment I have about 3 novels on the go, and about 7 more that I'm going to write & I'm not quite sure if I can squeeze any of them into a short story, so I was wondering if that would be acceptable, as I have a proboard in which I post all my writing [poetry, novels, journals and whatnot]


If you can make 1 chapter into a complete story, then fine.


jprovido wrote:

lol boring contest.


Go to hell D:<



What dose rule five mean? Chemistry?

Rule 5 - just insert two instances that make a reference to chemistry. Not that complicated. It helps prevent plagiarism.


questions questions questions..u probably get em alot..lol but anyways...first of all if i even join this contest...when i'm finished with my story can i just PM u my short story

I'm starting to feel obligated to say that while you can PM me the entries, I can't keep them private =x this is because then if you won, it would seem like I was giving out to a "phantom" writer, not to mention that it ruins the community spirit this contest is trying to inspire. Just remember, few people ever publish short-stories for money, so their is little reason for your stuff to be stolen.



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can i just send in 5 short poems, instead of one long one

I'm already cutting it with allowing poems in the first place, so no. I want a long poem, not a bunch you cobbled together.


just wondering where i send the short story/peom for the contest!

I've been getting a lot of questions that are a bit annoying in the sense that its all in the first post. ALL of it. To remind, entries can either be PMed to me with a download link to the file, or you can create your own topic in the guild and post it there. Its all good.


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Well, I write a lot of flash-fiction stories (around 500 words apiece). So would I be able to include my three best f-fiction pieces in one file as a contest entry?
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i have 2 questions:
1) poem writers obviously make the poem flow by writing shorter sentences will it be unfair that the poem ppl have half the amount of words in 5 pages than one writing a story?
2) are you allowed to submit a 3 page poem or do i have to have to make it 5?
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SATANIC_WHORE wrote:

i have 2 questions:
1) poem writers obviously make the poem flow by writing shorter sentences will it be unfair that the poem ppl have half the amount of words in 5 pages than one writing a story?
2) are you allowed to submit a 3 page poem or do i have to have to make it 5?


In a way no, I don't think it is more unfair.

You must make it a ~min of 5. I'd like to see at least one 20 pager myself : p but oh well. Poets don't have to post as many words, but they HAVE to meet that five page limit in 12pt average sized font, no exception with this one.

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"You can either submit your story as a PMed doc-download link, or a separate topic in the group that will host this contest (The CR Society of Folklore and Story)."

So we can make a new 'Forum Topic' in here right?

Directions with naming topics? Like: "CrMoWri - xxxxxxx title xxxxxxxx" yea?

Is suicide/depression/abortion counted as PG14+?
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must i write the theme for the story first before i start the story?i can write my own thoughts about the story right after i finish writing? and even if i write 20 pages,i cannot exceed 5000 words?
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julia_hotcocoa wrote:

"You can either submit your story as a PMed doc-download link, or a separate topic in the group that will host this contest (The CR Society of Folklore and Story)."

So we can make a new 'Forum Topic' in here right?

Directions with naming topics? Like: "CrMoWri - xxxxxxx title xxxxxxxx" yea?

Is suicide/depression/abortion counted as PG14+?


I'm not religious, so abortion isn't a touchy subject with me, and suicide is fine o.O But damn that's depressing.


romeoxjuliet wrote:

must i write the theme for the story first before i start the story?i can write my own thoughts about the story right after i finish writing? and even if i write 20 pages,i cannot exceed 5000 words?


I don't want you to go very much further than 5000 words, but you can if need be. (there is a limit to this tolerence though). 250 words/page is the general outline for that limit, which words out to about 20 pages. However, if you find yourself at 23 pages in, and only averaging 200 words a page, then feel free to continue until that 5000 word mark, even it's like 25 pages at the end. The word count is the REAL limit, because otherwise you guys would squeeze/stretch margins and type in itty-bitty font. The ~20 page limit thing is really just an outline.

And you don't have to begin with a theme, just as long as you have something written at the end, thats fine with me.

As to topic titles, your outline of -CrMoWri - titlehere - is fine.
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does the story have to be complete?
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fadisha wrote:

does the story have to be complete?


I think the answer would be yes...If you wanted to get anywhere in the ranking anyway. You also have a month so it should not be hard to finish within the time period ^^

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If i write the theme,does it included in the word count?Because i already having trouble writing below 5000 words
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If i write the theme,does it included in the word count?Because i already having trouble writing below 5000 words


Erm ... shouldn`t the theme be spread out through the story ? What I mean is that if the theme for example is that people should not be judged by how they look , blah blah blah ... the story must focus on that topic . Usually , in a story , the theme is not said in the first paragraph . The theme is displayed throughout the story . The reader is usually left alone to think what the theme is .
Do you get me ?
EDIT : If you want for your theme to be counted for sure , state it directly [ `cause it`s a part of the story now ] . Have a character say the theme but it shouldn`t be , " The theme is ... " It could be , " You shouldn`t judge one by their looks because it doesn`t say much about that person . "

Meh , nevermind
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romeoxjuliet wrote:

If i write the theme,does it included in the word count?Because i already having trouble writing below 5000 words


No, thats seperate. title, forewords, and theme-packs will not be counted.
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romeoxjuliet wrote:

If i write the theme,does it included in the word count?Because i already having trouble writing below 5000 words


No, thats seperate. title, forewords, and theme-packs will not be counted.


Hmmm ... I`ve always thought the theme could be counted if it`s stated directly ... but okay . Your rules .
Nevermind what I said then ...
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Oh sorry,i usually write out the theme after i finish the story so that my teacher can understand my essay better.That is how i do it everytime
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Hmmm ... nevermind .
I think I`ll just write something else .
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