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 @Leah and @Penguin apparently @Cute-Kitten can tell you of the dangers of drunk editing and why that editing accommodation exists