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Enclave Story Challenge (2012) Rules

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  • Enclave Story Challenge (2012) Rules

    If we're going to get the Challenge in this year, we'll have to work fast and if we start immediately, say this weekend, we'll still be two weeks short of last year in terms of writing time. That said, I propose the following rules.

    1. Challenge Start Date = 12 Oct 2012 ; A special forum has been created for posting entries. (On same basis as previous years-i.e. no posting in other people's threads.)
    2. Challenge End Date = End of 31st Dec. 2012 (Your local Time)
    3. There's only one theme this year, but it's fairly open as we have chosen "Steam Opera" as opposed to simply "Steam Punk". Steam Punk is of course, accepted, but this way we can play with the genre a bit.
    4. Entries may be prose, verse, or pictorial; pictorial entries can be presented as thumbnail attachments with posts or uploaded to the Image Hive and then 'hot-linked'. (Please notify the Image Hive managers if uploading images to the Limbo gallery <> so a album can be created for you).
    Alternatively you may host images on a 3rd-party servers, i.e. Flickr, Photobucket, etc. but any bandwidth restrictions are at your own risk.
    5. Length of entries:
    1.Prose = 10,000 words
    2. Verse = 'start at the beginning and keep going until you reach the end, then stop' <>
    3. Pictorial = max. 24 pages (assume standard 'US comicbook' format)
    6.Frequency of entries: you may post weekly or fortnightly or as and when you have something to post. Alternatively you may wait until final week/day/hour to post your complete entry.
    7.You may enter one story into the Challenge at any time prior to the Challenge End Date. Prior notice of participation is not required but is appreciated. You may delete and re-start and/or edit/revise your entry at any time prior to the Challenge End Date. No changes or revisions will be permitted after the Challenge End Date (your local time).
    8. There is no guarantee of any prizes for entering the Challenge; after the End Date a poll may (or may not) be posted to allow people to choose their favourite; the organisers may (or may not) investigate the possibility of collecting all entries in a POD or e-book. Nothing is guaranteed.
    Last edited by Thongor; 10-10-2012, 12:33 PM.