Hey everybody, Babybutt and I have been working on the rules and such of the contest and we have hammered everything out so i guess all that is left to do is tell you guys about it.
Firts off you will haveto post an outline to a story, ill be giving you the details later in this post. Then after all the outlines are in , you will be assigned a random outline. Everyone who wishes to enter must post an outline.
We are going to use a mix of voting and judges for this. So we are going to have two judges who will remain nameless through out the competition, one writes stories for the board the other on doesnt. Then we will also put it to a public vote aswell.
you guys are going to have about a month to write your story after you get your outline, and the story has to be between 3,00 and 10,000 words long.
Ok so if i have forgotten anything Babybutt let us know but i think i have said everything. so with out further adew here are the rules for the outlines.
The Deadline For The Outlines Is Midnight Of April 7th 2009
Outline Submission Rules
- All submissions need to be sent by private message to the user UCSS by no later than Midnight of April 7th, 2009 EST. Anyone can submit an outline, and may submit more than one.
2.All entries are to be kept anonymous. If the identity of an author of a submission is revealed, then the outline will be disqualified.
3.All outlines must meet the following criteria:
A)It may not include the main character’s gender, or any physical feature (ie… height).
B)It must include their occupation, with one specific characteristic (ie… an uptight twenty five year old mechanic that works on motorcycles). The occupation has to be a mainstream occupation (Doctor, lawyer, clerk, etc…).
C)It must give a general idea of why they’re there, what they’re trying to accomplish, and any limiting circumstances.
D)It must include a place, but not a particular location. (an amusement park is OK, but Disney’s Magic Kingdom is not.)
E)The purpose of the outline is not to provide the story, but to provide specific elements that constrain the direction of the story.
F)Options can be included, that would give the author the ability to take the story in one of several directions limited by the choices.
G)Along with the premise, the description of the main character, and the location, the submission may include no more than eight limiting circumstances.
H)The outline submission needs to be submitted using the format of the example below.
Premise: The character decides they need to relax so it’s time for a vacation and books a cruise. During the cruise, they meet a person that really interests them. In the process of getting to know each other, the person is determined to get the character to relax.
Main Character: a high strung, thirty year old air traffic controller.
Location: Cruise ship.
- Character makes their way to the ship and finds their cabin.
- Meets person at dinner the first night.
- They agree to spend the next day on an excursion off ship
- They find they’re really attracted to each other, and end up spending the night together.
- The next day, the person takes the plunge and explains that they’re an AB.
- OPTION. Either the person convinces the Character to try this, or the Character enjoys caring for the person.
Good luck everyone, the contest has now officially begun