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Offline Overlord

Are you entering the contest?
« on: January 04, 2012, 03:18:46 PM »
Are you entering the contest?
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Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 04:06:08 PM »
Yes.
A contest sounds like fun and not knowing what it is all about yet doubles it. ;)
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Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 01:35:41 AM »
I want to enter the January writing contest but the directions on where/how to post/submit my entry is a bit confusing- the page for the contest says "submit entry below" and then there is no place to submit it. Please clarify! Thank you-
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Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 03:56:42 AM »
I want to enter the January writing contest but the directions on where/how to post/submit my entry is a bit confusing- the page for the contest says "submit entry below" and then there is no place to submit it. Please clarify! Thank you-
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The January contest is a different contest.  The Anthology contest runs a lot longer and umm...hmmm...I'm not really allowed to say more yet. ;)  More details coming soon! :)

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Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 10:58:33 AM »
This is a different contest ;)
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Offline Nyki Blatchley

Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 05:16:03 PM »
Could I just clarify whether there's any official or informal cut-off for "new and unrecognised", and if so where the bar is?  I'm not particularly recognised compared with some of the people here, but I've had a couple of dozen pay/semi-pro credits, and I have a story coming out soon in a pro magazine, but I'd love to enter if I can.  I imagine there are quite a few members at a similar level.

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Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 06:35:21 PM »
Could I just clarify whether there's any official or informal cut-off for "new and unrecognised", and if so where the bar is?  I'm not particularly recognised compared with some of the people here, but I've had a couple of dozen pay/semi-pro credits, and I have a story coming out soon in a pro magazine, but I'd love to enter if I can.  I imagine there are quite a few members at a similar level.

I believe for the contest anyone can enter, but the story that you enter needs to be unpublished.  I'll double check with the boss for clarification. :)

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Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 10:15:38 PM »
I'd like to enter the contest, although I doubt anything I write would be good enough to get published, but my big problem is length. My wife teases me that I'm unable to write less than 10,000 words for anything. Just because she can pack about 10 pages worth of story into a paragraph! A skill I greatly envy. The 'Tale' is intriguing and I hope to be able to contribute to that.
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Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012, 11:46:54 PM »
Could I just clarify whether there's any official or informal cut-off for "new and unrecognised", and if so where the bar is?  I'm not particularly recognised compared with some of the people here, but I've had a couple of dozen pay/semi-pro credits, and I have a story coming out soon in a pro magazine, but I'd love to enter if I can.  I imagine there are quite a few members at a similar level.

I believe for the contest anyone can enter, but the story that you enter needs to be unpublished.  I'll double check with the boss for clarification. :)

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Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2012, 12:47:25 AM »
Could I just clarify whether there's any official or informal cut-off for "new and unrecognised", and if so where the bar is?  I'm not particularly recognised compared with some of the people here, but I've had a couple of dozen pay/semi-pro credits, and I have a story coming out soon in a pro magazine, but I'd love to enter if I can.  I imagine there are quite a few members at a similar level.

I believe for the contest anyone can enter, but the story that you enter needs to be unpublished.  I'll double check with the boss for clarification. :)

Thanks

Yup, anyone can enter.  As long as the story is unpublished, you stand as good a chance to win as anyone else does. :)

Offline Phil Norris

Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 10:44:32 AM »
I plan on entering the contest but I have a question.

The story entered has to be un-published but what about the author? I've had a short story and three flash fictions published - the short I was paid for - does this exclude me entering?

I know some anthologies only want entries from un-published authors.

To have an idea is not enough - no matter how good the idea is.

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Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 10:59:21 AM »
Should have read the posts above more carefully as I see my question has been answered already...D'oh!
To have an idea is not enough - no matter how good the idea is.

Offline Overlord

Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2012, 02:04:18 PM »
By 'unpublished' we mean an author not published (in novel format) through a publishing house. Short Stories within anthologies and self-published novelists are fine and welcome :)
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Offline Nyki Blatchley

Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012, 06:25:51 PM »
Hum.  I've had a novel out from a small publishing house.

Offline Tegh

Re: Are you entering the contest?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012, 10:39:56 PM »
Got to say...good timing on this lol.  I've been a tad busy recently, but things are finally winding down, then I see a contest is about to start :)

I'm going to give'r a go, haven't been published in anything, so it'd be cool if I could get a start here lol.  Now to think up something to write...
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