This was brought up on IRC a few days. It partially came about because I was discussing my Camp NaNo project, and one chapter i wrote more as a joke than anything.
@BrownOwl suggested that we should have story contest, but before I go through the trouble of making the necessary changes to the Discourse settings for this I’d like to know this: Is there any actual interest in doing these from the general population?
Would you be interested in a story contest?
- Yes - As a writer
- Yes - As a reader only
Feel free to leave any questions or comments below.
I said yes as a writer, and I would definitely start a story for the contest, but I am almost incapable of finishing a story so take my yes with a pinch of salt. If a competition started I would definitely start a new story and do my best to get it submitted.
I’m the same way. I’m thinking if I’m forced to commit to a contest I can break out of my writers block. I really do want to go back to “Magic”. I don’t want to be a “dead” or “unfinished” story writer.
Traditionally, contests have usually had two base requirements:
- Be a short story
- Be a new and complete story on submission with reasonable accommodations for edits if necessary. From stories I was told by @ClawdiaWolf and @Penguin apparently @Cute-Kitten can tell you of the dangers of drunk editing and why that editing accommodation exists
Also, haven’t our contests usually had some kind of theme that you had to incorporate in the story somehow?
From what I’ve seen, generally speaking, beyond some holiday based ones, no. Apparently the themed contests were more of a Claudia thing, and she certainly had soe uh… odd themes.
I mean teaching cats to sing. What the fuck was up with that?!
I set the poll to close on May 1st, but I’d say there’s enough interest to go ahead and start making the settings changes required.