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Author Topic: Escape Pod Flash Fiction Contest 2016 - Submission Rules  (Read 12572 times)
SpareInch
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« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2016, 09:42:35 AM »

I'm new to this, so I'm not certain how the contest works. Does Escape Pod vote internally or do forum members vote for their favorites?

You can see how it works if you look at the completed contests. The stories will be posted in a series of groups , with forum polls where we can all vote. There will be at least 3 rounds I imagine, and the top 3 stories from the final poll will be the ones that go onto the podcast.

It's the forum members who decide the winners, not the editors. Cheesy
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« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2016, 10:55:10 AM »

I'm new to this, so I'm not certain how the contest works. Does Escape Pod vote internally or do forum members vote for their favorites?
Forum members vote :-) and, welcome!
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Thunderscreech
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« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2016, 10:58:07 AM »

If you're new, it's considered polite to vote for my stories in all contests.  You can tell because they've got that 'well, at least he tried' quality.
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Not-a-Robot
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« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2016, 01:14:59 PM »

I'm new to this, so I'm not certain how the contest works. Does Escape Pod vote internally or do forum members vote for their favorites?

All forum members can vote.  There are a couple of cavats to be careful of:

1) It's anonymous, so if you give away which story is yours, you're disqualified

2) Mods are careful to check IPs (to make sure that no one is cheating), so if you have more than one person using your computer, notify a mod beforehand
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« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2016, 02:20:36 PM »

I'm going to post the full rules over the weekend. I'll also send them by email to all the authors, so that those who aren't forum members will know what's going on.

In case anyone is curious at this point, we had 133 submissions, which is pretty decent given the short lead time to this contest. I'm currently thinking the first round will consist of 12 groups of 11 stories each (one will have 12)
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Fenrix
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« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2016, 02:49:06 PM »


In case anyone is curious at this point, we had 133 submissions, which is pretty decent given the short lead time to this contest.


Nice! It should also be a little less taxing than 212 stories.
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Anthony Creamer (Poisonwaters)
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« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2016, 03:51:46 PM »

Forum members vote in their favorites from each round
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Not-a-Robot
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« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2016, 05:55:25 PM »

I'm going to post the full rules over the weekend. I'll also send them by email to all the authors, so that those who aren't forum members will know what's going on.

In case anyone is curious at this point, we had 133 submissions, which is pretty decent given the short lead time to this contest. I'm currently thinking the first round will consist of 12 groups of 11 stories each (one will have 12)

When is the estimated launch date?
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eytanz
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« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2016, 05:56:50 PM »

If all goes well, March 1st.
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« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2016, 06:03:08 PM »

If all goes well, March 1st.

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« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2016, 12:25:33 PM »

I'll also send them by email to all the authors, so that those who aren't forum members will know what's going on.


This makes a lot of sense, given that in the past contests there were people who submitted something and didn't know what happened next because they weren't active forum members.
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« Reply #71 on: February 18, 2016, 08:22:38 PM »

If you just want the links to previous contest winners, they are on the wiki page, here.
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Not-a-Robot
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« Reply #72 on: February 19, 2016, 04:33:12 AM »

In case anyone is curious at this point, we had 133 submissions.

Funny.

I have a rule that I worked out.  Take the number of submission grinder reports, multiply by 5 and you have the real number of submission.  This has worked pretty well for me for most markets where editors have announce the total submission numbers

Escape Pod FCC = 26 x 5 =  130

Pseudopod FCC didn't follow this rule at all... there were only 15 submission reports.
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« Reply #73 on: February 20, 2016, 03:55:35 PM »

Pseudopod FCC didn't follow this rule at all... there were only 15 submission reports.

We're a reclusive, shadowy bunch.
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« Reply #74 on: February 20, 2016, 04:42:18 PM »

Sounds great.
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« Reply #75 on: February 26, 2016, 07:58:03 AM »

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We may or may not allow minor typo corrections if those slip in

Is this still an option? Just found a typo, and it's really bothering me.
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« Reply #76 on: February 26, 2016, 08:49:33 AM »

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We may or may not allow minor typo corrections if those slip in

Is this still an option? Just found a typo, and it's really bothering me.
Same, there's one part where I have 'the' and I actually meant to type 'thespaceshipblastedupwardsonamightypillarofflameasitsfusionreactorlaboredmightillybeforeburstingoutoftheatmosphere'.  Also, there was an instance of 'dog' that I wanted to replace with another, eh, compound word.  Yes, compound word.
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« Reply #77 on: February 26, 2016, 10:06:08 AM »

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We may or may not allow minor typo corrections if those slip in

Is this still an option? Just found a typo, and it's really bothering me.
Same, there's one part where I have 'the' and I actually meant to type 'thespaceshipblastedupwardsonamightypillarofflameasitsfusionreactorlaboredmightillybeforeburstingoutoftheatmosphere'.  Also, there was an instance of 'dog' that I wanted to replace with another, eh, compound word.  Yes, compound word.

 Cheesy
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« Reply #78 on: February 26, 2016, 10:13:57 AM »

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We may or may not allow minor typo corrections if those slip in

Is this still an option? Just found a typo, and it's really bothering me.
Same, there's one part where I have 'the' and I actually meant to type 'thespaceshipblastedupwardsonamightypillarofflameasitsfusionreactorlaboredmightillybeforeburstingoutoftheatmosphere'.  Also, there was an instance of 'dog' that I wanted to replace with another, eh, compound word.  Yes, compound word.

The rules advised to not use the title to subvert the word count restriction but no there was no mention of, eh, compound words.
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« Reply #79 on: February 26, 2016, 10:26:41 AM »

Has the first set of stories been posted yet?  I am not on here much so I don't know where to look.
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