Fan Fiction Competition:
Somewhere, sometime in the Star Wars galaxy…
That’s right, senators. It’s (high) time for a new fan fiction competition, and the theme for this one is:
Not necessarily Chalmun’s Cantina in Mos Eisley. Not necessarily the Outlander Club on Coruscant. Any old cantina.
Stories can be about any characters, locations, time periods, or events - pre-made or original. The limit is your imagination only, as long as your story ties into a cantina. Your characters can pass through a cantina, be heading to / from a cantina, mention a cantina, work at a cantina, hate cantinas, or any number of other options involving one or more cantinas, but a cantina should affect your story in some way.
-The winner will be decided by public poll. There will be prizes! (Watch this space to find out what they are….)
-The competition entries will be posted anonymously to ensure a fair competition.
-All entries should be submitted to me (DC) in word (.doc or .docx) or similar format via email: darillcylleym[at]yahoo.com
Stories will then be posted without author name into a secure location (TBA) for fair viewing. Let me know if you’d like to submit in a file format other than word, and I’ll let you know if I’m smart enough to figure out how to use it….
-A discussion thread will be set up so people can leave comments if desired.
-No author is to reveal their story before the end of the contest. That spoils the fun! Revealing which story is yours will result in withdrawal.
-Please use spoiler tags as necessary so that others can comment as they read instead of only after reading all the stories.
-First and third person point of view stories are both welcome. Alternative Universe stories are also welcome.
-Very poor grammar and punctuation are not acceptable. A beta reader is a great idea to help you correct any glaring mistakes. You should consider a beta reader even if you’re confident in your writing skills - it’s often both helpful and fun to get some constructive feedback on your writing. If you are unsure about how to find a beta reader or are unsure what one is, please PM me. I’m very willing to beta read, but be aware I tend to make loads of suggestions.
-Stories must be longer than 1200 words, but must still qualify as short stories (i.e. they must be able to be read in their entirety in one sitting (under an hour-ish)).
-Collaborative stories are allowed but are restricted to only two authors working on the story.
-Plagiarism will result in disqualification (and stern reprimands from yours truly), so don't even consider it.
Submission Deadline is 15 December 2011.
I'll check for the last entries sometime 16 December, CST, so get them in on the 15th and you'll be safe!
-Your story only needs to be 3 pages long! I hope we get loads of entries.
-The Force is with you!