//Fandom Holiday Fan Fiction Contest - Sign-Up Thread.//
November is known as a National Writing Month to some and as the Holidays are approaching, plus, with Katie's possible requests for Holiday stories; we're going to work on possibly doing a piece where each of you, who sign up, volunteer to write your own fan fiction about a certain fandom or media of your choice where the characters celebrate the Holidays.
Although, I would personally prefer that it is kept to the Winter Holidays, Winter Solstice, and the character's celebrating the various Winter Holidays; I will also open this up to Thanksgiving, the Autumn Equinox, and the Harvest Season as well.
No, you may not write about Halloween.
Realize that almost anything here, seasonal or holiday is open.
Note that I will also open it up to Autumn and Winter as well.
This is a Fan Fiction collection and works of original fiction should not be entered. There is no minimum word count; however, the minimum page length requirement is a page. The maximum amount of pages would be enough to cover a short story. So, 8 to 10 pages could be considered the maximum. Even though, I am willing to read 12 pages of a well-written fan fiction, on the other hand, others may not. I am not going to limit you to this or that; however, it has to be an existing work and try to remain within the realms of the obvious boundaries.
As for the Contest element, I will be one of the judges, even though, there's a chance I may enter a fan fiction work of my own. This may or not occur; so, take it with a grain of salt, if you will. I will also allow for several other judges to join me on this quest.
Although, note that I will be willing to help you work with rough drafts and provide you with feedback; however, who knows whether or not the other judges may do so as well. I will only do so if you post a message on this board with your rough draft in a separate message and not as a reply to this post. Your reply to this will be only for responding to the Sign Up Form. There will be a separate thread where you will update on the Status of your Entry [Whether your Rough Draft needs feedback or whether or not your Final Draft is written.], plus where you will fill out the Official Entry Form and reply to the thread with your Final Draft unless it exceeds the Post limit. Then, you will need to create a separate thread for your Entry and inform us of it's separate thread. The Judges will have a separate thread where we will discuss the entries and decide our opinions.
The Final Drafts are due sometime during December 2016; the Judges and I will plan that date and we will inform you of it. It is highly suggested that you post your Final Drafts way before that date to ensure your entry gets counted and reviewed by all judges.
You may enter in the Contest and Judge as well. We are judging your work by several things which may consist of Conventions [Can we read your work and do you respect the English language by using your utmost ability to make a comprehensible work of fan fiction?], Creativity & Originality [Is your work not only creative but in the sense of using your love of another creators work to while showing respect to its creator, developing your own world within it as well?], Intrigue [Is your story interesting?]. I will be judging your story by not only holding to the theme and boundaries set of this contest, but by how well you respect the English language and the original creator of the Fandom your fan fiction is based off of, if I happen to know it. Do not try to utilize techniques of the creator, use your love of the medium and make it your own.
While the question of how many can write for one Fandom, it honestly depends by how many people wish to write Fan Fictions of that Fandom. That issue in particular will be tackled when we get to it and in the second installment of information.
In order to sign up, you need to reply with your Username, your Pen-Name [or the name you wish to be called], your Pronouns of choice [Especially, if your Pen-Name sounds like Raincatcher and the like], if you wish to help me Judge the Contest and whether or not you wish to help me with providing feedback to Rough Drafts plus what you will be judging the entries on, your Writing Experience and Ability, How often you are on the STACKS, plus the Other portion. If you have read everything within the sections above and below, you will write your favorite holiday treat or food in the Other portion to inform me that you know and understand everything prior to this section of the Contest information. //This thread in particular will be for Sign-Ups only.//
Pronouns of Choice;
Would you like to help me Judge the Contest? If so, will you help provide feedback? Also, what will you be judging the entries on?;
Your Writing Experience and Ability;
How Often You Are On The STACKS?;