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Author Topic: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules  (Read 12307 times)
danooli
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« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2016, 11:33:40 AM »

I always meant to ask what the 'YA' stands for anyways?

Defining YA is not easy. And, we tend to have a more liberal and broad definition than many. I tend to look at what YA doesn't include, instead of what it does. No gratuitous sex, violence, drug use, obscenity.

Our submission guidelines page goes into more detail Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2016, 11:36:12 AM »

I always meant to ask what the 'YA' stands for anyways?

"Yellowstone Adjacent". CoW only publishes stories that take place in Wyoming, Montana, or Idaho.
Phew!  I lucked out, then, this is going to be one wild Hogwarts field trip.
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« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2016, 12:14:26 PM »

I always meant to ask what the 'YA' stands for anyways?

Defining YA is not easy. And, we tend to have a more liberal and broad definition than many. I tend to look at what YA doesn't include, instead of what it does. No gratuitous sex, violence, drug use, obscenity.

Our submission guidelines page goes into more detail Smiley

Wait, no profanity??

checks 579 word manuscript for profanity...
removes profanity...

489 words. Perfect.
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« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2016, 12:22:15 PM »

I always meant to ask what the 'YA' stands for anyways?

Defining YA is not easy. And, we tend to have a more liberal and broad definition than many. I tend to look at what YA doesn't include, instead of what it does. No gratuitous sex, violence, drug use, obscenity.

Our submission guidelines page goes into more detail Smiley

Wait, no profanity??

checks 579 word manuscript for profanity...
removes profanity...

489 words. Perfect.
hahaha!  nice!
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« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2016, 08:34:51 PM »

I shouldn't have submitted so early...waiting is ha-ard!

I want an oompa loompa NOW Dani!
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« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2016, 06:41:21 AM »

I shouldn't have submitted so early...waiting is ha-ard!

I want an oompa loompa NOW Dani!

Tell me about it Shane! I'm reading these stories and want EVERYONE to read them! 12 more days...just 12 more days!  (Should I mention that it was my decision to extend the submission window? Smiley no? OK, I won't mention it then!)
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« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2016, 08:02:21 AM »

Should I mention that it was my decision to extend the submission window? Smiley no? OK, I won't mention it then!
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« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2016, 07:45:26 PM »

I did it! Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2016, 12:24:47 PM »

Should I mention that it was my decision to extend the submission window? Smiley no? OK, I won't mention it then!


::danooli makes a note to keep an eye out for Thunderscreech's entry and laughs maniacally::
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« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2016, 12:25:33 PM »

I did it! Smiley

Yay!
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« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2016, 12:33:46 PM »

::danooli makes a note to keep an eye out for Thunderscreech's entry and laughs maniacally::
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« Reply #51 on: September 22, 2016, 03:00:57 PM »

Almost have my story done... there'll only be two in my family submitting this time.  I'm assuming that the same old rules apply for us- we'll tell the moderator who we are and what stories we submitted, and then we won't vote for each other.  Anything else?
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« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2016, 05:52:55 PM »

Almost have my story done... there'll only be two in my family submitting this time.  I'm assuming that the same old rules apply for us- we'll tell the moderator who we are and what stories we submitted, and then we won't vote for each other.  Anything else?

Nope, that sounds about right Smiley
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« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2016, 10:20:42 AM »

Video footage of us watching the calendar now:

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« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2016, 09:09:00 PM »

*panicking*
I have never been this late before. I don't know if I can make it! ImhVe something. It's bad. I d Not like it. I need to rewrite it. Friday is my birthday, people. I'm not supposed to be panicking on my birthday. Would the story please just rewrite itself? 

*wanders off muttering*
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« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2016, 08:04:40 AM »

No worries FireTurtle. I'm right there with you. Still in the editing process, and leaving town on Friday. That means... one less day...
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« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2016, 02:27:33 PM »

You can BOTH do it!

*waves pompoms*
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« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2016, 08:29:35 AM »

Woo, completed and submitted. Although I'm not sure if in the end my story was kicking with life or in its final death throes...
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« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2016, 02:46:45 PM »

submitted. *bites knuckles and looks nauseated*
Sometimes, (after much flash fiction contest experience) the stories feel good, complete, and basically ready to fly. Other times they feel iffy, incomplete, incoherent and barely ready to crawl out of the primordial word ooze. This was one of the latter. But I did it. Phew. H

Not-a-Robot and FireTurtle have not missed the contest!
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« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2016, 03:16:13 PM »

*bites knuckles and looks nauseated*
That'd be a killer title.
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