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The Arcade => Completed Contests => Flash Fiction Contest VI - Escape Pod => Topic started by: darusha on March 02, 2020, 11:49:11 PM

Title: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: darusha on March 02, 2020, 11:49:11 PM
It’s no joke: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020!

Submissions will be open from April 1-15, 2020, via a dedicated portal on Moksha.

To be a valid submission to the contest, each story must adhere to the following rules:
The three stories with the highest votes will be published on Escape Pod. Authors will be paid $40 USD, making this a pro sale of at least eight cents a word.

Please share widely and loudly!
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Post by: Deborah L. Davitt on March 29, 2020, 02:41:59 AM
I, for one, am excited!  :D
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: Thunderscreech on April 01, 2020, 05:20:04 PM
Red 5, standing by.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: VSHarriman on April 01, 2020, 07:25:22 PM
Can you explain the voting requirements?  Do you have to read a minimum number of submissions?  How are they ordered and posted?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: darusha on April 01, 2020, 08:56:55 PM
The stories will be anonymously and randomly grouped for voting, and you should read all stories in a group before voting in that group. You can read and vote in as many (or as few) groups as you like. Each group will have around ten stories (plus or minus a few to make the numbers work out).

Voting will likely start on May 1, but that's subject to change.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: jordanshiveley on April 02, 2020, 08:48:12 PM
YAY!
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: darusha on April 06, 2020, 09:10:49 PM
I've had a couple of questions about the contest, so I'll answer them here for everyone:

Please don't submit your contest entry elsewhere, as we’d rather not have stories withdrawn if they progress through the contest. If a story doesn’t advance, however, it would be free to be submitted elsewhere at that time.

Also, for those of you who are new to Escape Artists Flash Fiction Contests, the forum threads with contest entries are moved to an archive on the forum after the contest closes, but that archived forum is still accessible by active forum members. You can find them in the Completed Contests board.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: jordanshiveley on April 11, 2020, 05:20:35 PM
How long is the judging cycle for this contest usually?
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: darusha on April 12, 2020, 12:49:06 AM
The voting period depends on the number of entries. At the moment it looks like voting will likely take up the month of May, but if we get a huge number of entries on the last day, which can happen, it might extend into June.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: Marc Lensly on April 13, 2020, 01:43:34 PM
New here, so thanks very much for the explanation of the contest.
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Post by: RajivMote on April 14, 2020, 03:16:36 AM
If I remember correctly, a "hello" post initiates the ability to vote in the contest. So... Hello! Standing by.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: markv on April 14, 2020, 01:16:58 PM
Thank you for the  details. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: Scott W Baker on April 15, 2020, 12:52:44 PM
Assuming that social distancing stretches through May (which I expect), the timing on this is very good. I always enjoy reading the stories for these contests. Nice to have something to look forward to each week.
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Post by: Languorous Lass on April 15, 2020, 07:20:26 PM
Hi —what time tonight does the contest close?  I’m in EDT.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: Feverwood on April 15, 2020, 11:40:37 PM
Have you changed the submission portal? Or is it just cosmetic?
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: darusha on April 16, 2020, 02:01:50 AM
The portal will close at 0700 UTC 16 April 2020.

The portal hasn't changed since the beginning of the contest. You can find it at: https://escapeartists.moksha.io/publication/escape-pod/15/submit
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: JohnAMcColley on April 16, 2020, 03:17:59 AM
Feeling like I just snuck it in there, fewer than four hours from the deadline... but I'm in. I only had the thing 4/5 written this am when I realized what day it was... Best of luck to all. I look forward to reading some amazing stories... Wait, can I say "amazing stories?" What I mean to s--&^$***eeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Post by: NathanielEakman on April 16, 2020, 09:30:43 AM
Barely squeaked an entry in before the deadline, but I'm also here.
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Post by: MilvusScribe on April 16, 2020, 05:31:42 PM
My first time participating! Looking forward to seeing everyone's entries <3
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Post by: Android Astronomer on April 17, 2020, 01:24:09 AM
This is my first time as well. I look forward to reading. Thank you all for competing.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: mdouglaswhite on April 20, 2020, 04:23:03 AM
Hello! I'm very excited to join the Escape Artists forum, and to read some terrific stories in the upcoming Escape Pod Flash Fiction contest :)
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: ferdwrites on April 20, 2020, 03:38:40 PM
Hey guys! This is my first Flash Fiction contest. Excited to read everybody else's stories!
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: StainlessSteelRatt on April 23, 2020, 09:17:02 PM
Hello everyone. I'm looking forward to the contest, I submitted and am really just looking forward to the feedback. This my first time reading or writing for the contest, and I'm very excited.
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Post by: HCTurner on April 27, 2020, 04:27:49 PM
Good Luck to those who submitted and happy voting, all.
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Post by: DoctorLogic on April 29, 2020, 10:01:13 AM
Hurrah!  Can't wait to read all the stories.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: LinkP on May 26, 2020, 01:43:14 AM
Congrats to everyone that moved on to the Semis!  Well done!
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: Canijo on May 28, 2020, 12:29:13 AM
I'll try next time.
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: darusha on June 12, 2020, 12:13:08 AM
In what was a very close race, including a tie for third, the winners of the Escape Pod Flash Fiction Contest for 2020 are…

"Butterfly" by Drew Czernik

"In Roaring She Shall Rise" by Rajiv Moté

"Death Poems of the Folded Ones" by Carol Scheina

"The Day the Sun Went Out" by Hannah Whiteoak

Congratulations and we’ll hear these stories on an upcoming episode of Escape Pod.

Thanks to all the authors who entered stories and special thanks to all the readers who voted!
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: darusha on September 04, 2020, 03:16:17 AM
And the episode is now live! https://escapepod.org/2020/09/03/escape-pod-748-flash-fiction-contest-winners-2020/
Title: Re: Escape Pod’s Flash Fiction contest returns on April 1, 2020
Post by: Languorous Lass on September 04, 2020, 04:44:35 AM
Yay!  Thanks, Darusha!