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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 6:33:45 AM
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I'm not a writer or a critic but I think this competition will be fierce. Many excellent stories.
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 6:38:59 AM
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Adriana wrote:
I'm not a writer or a critic but I think this competition will be fierce. Many excellent stories.


Agreed. There's another month to go before it closes. There'll be a lot more entries yet... and if not, I'm guaranteed a top ten slot drunken

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 7:30:34 PM
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Rebellious_Soul wrote:
Mine is all written up!


Mine is up too, Reb. Best of luck, my friend.

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
dgford
Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 1:36:33 AM
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"I'm looking forward to entering the contest. I really want to know what I'll write for it. Unfortunately, I've not come up with the perfect theme or story line. But it'll come. Thanks all admins and mods for giving us a chance to strut our stuff."

Love this comment. There are many different writers in the world, and their actions and reactions to story prompts vary as much. I enjoyed the honesty here. This writer will wait for that magic moment, when they feel that their Muse has joined them. I think it is important too, to wait until inspiration joins me before I begin to add my two cents worth of a story. Cheers!
Sherzahd
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:53:01 AM
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Please note that this will be the first Stories Space story competition where mods are allowed to enter along with everyone else. To ensure fairness, mods entering the competition have not been allowed access to the story judging forum, nor will they be on the judging panel.

Best of luck to everyone entering the competition. flower




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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 11:41:46 AM
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I might add, I had my doubts about entering at first. But wanted to try anyway.
The good news is there are now 18 fine entries!

I don't mind coming second or even third........laughing2




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Rebellious_Soul
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 2:05:48 PM
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Sherzahd wrote:
Please note that this will be the first Stories Space story competition where mods are allowed to enter along with everyone else. To ensure fairness, mods entering the competition have not been allowed access to the story judging forum, nor will they be on the judging panel.

Best of luck to everyone entering the competition. flower




Does that mean you're entering to competition?

Because I can,
because I want to,
And because who are you to tell me otherwise?
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:03:42 PM
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Rebellious_Soul wrote:
Sherzahd wrote:
Please note that this will be the first Stories Space story competition where mods are allowed to enter along with everyone else. To ensure fairness, mods entering the competition have not been allowed access to the story judging forum, nor will they be on the judging panel.

Best of luck to everyone entering the competition. flower




Does that mean you're entering to competition?


Yas isn't entering, but I am. Lwinking

I am not verifying any contest submissions, nor even reading them until after the closing date. Best of luck to all my fellow entrants.

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Rebellious_Soul
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:19:47 PM
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magnificent1rascal wrote:
Rebellious_Soul wrote:
Sherzahd wrote:
Please note that this will be the first Stories Space story competition where mods are allowed to enter along with everyone else. To ensure fairness, mods entering the competition have not been allowed access to the story judging forum, nor will they be on the judging panel.

Best of luck to everyone entering the competition. flower




Does that mean you're entering to competition?


Yas isn't entering, but I am. Lwinking

I am not verifying any contest submissions, nor even reading them until after the closing date. Best of luck to all my fellow entrants.


Oh no! Gonna make my story run for its money!

Because I can,
because I want to,
And because who are you to tell me otherwise?
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 6:41:13 PM
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Rebellious_Soul wrote:
magnificent1rascal wrote:
Rebellious_Soul wrote:
Sherzahd wrote:
Please note that this will be the first Stories Space story competition where mods are allowed to enter along with everyone else. To ensure fairness, mods entering the competition have not been allowed access to the story judging forum, nor will they be on the judging panel.

Best of luck to everyone entering the competition. flower




Does that mean you're entering to competition?


Yas isn't entering, but I am. Lwinking

I am not verifying any contest submissions, nor even reading them until after the closing date. Best of luck to all my fellow entrants.


Oh no! Gonna make my story run for its money!


The more the merrier! We'll be running together. geek

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Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 5:35:07 PM
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"Them ain't no militia, that's the Army of the Potomac!"

Guest
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:41:59 PM
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I finally posted it. 6 days from the deadline. I know I am terrible.
akatsuki_dragon
Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 7:09:44 PM
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I wish all the contestants good luck!!! book hello1

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Blue
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 6:13:10 AM
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Competition will close at midnight - in whatever timezone the server is located in. :)

Late submissions will not be accepted, no exceptions!


If you are planning on submitting anything, make sure you do it today.

Thank you to everyone that has participated.

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Guest
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 8:10:53 AM
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Ha!

I decided to enter an alternate story into the competition. Can't let you buggers have ALL the fun, can I? Whistle icon_biggrin
Rebellious_Soul
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 8:38:39 AM
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Oh good, it's almost over!

Because I can,
because I want to,
And because who are you to tell me otherwise?
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 8:36:44 AM
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When will contest entries be opened up for guest voting?

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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:14:31 AM
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magnificent1rascal wrote:
When will contest entries be opened up for guest voting?


I didn't realize that voting was closed to guests on the competition. It doesn't really matter for me. I only allow members to vote on my stories. Good luck all. It will be over soon.

All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.

Here's my latest story you might enjoy.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/-into-the-night-.aspx

Here's a story Series I created that is called The Education of Mindy. This is the first story.

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/flash-fiction/-mindy-learns-part-one-.aspx
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:56:04 AM
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LarryFNigh wrote:
magnificent1rascal wrote:
When will contest entries be opened up for guest voting?


I didn't realize that voting was closed to guests on the competition. It doesn't really matter for me. I only allow members to vote on my stories. Good luck all. It will be over soon.


Yes, it had to be done because people were cheating (voting multiple times, etc.). At some point, guest voting is allowed on the stories, but I can't remember whether it's when the competition closes or when the winners are announced.

I'm fairly sure guest voting makes up the bulk of the scores on my work. I promote my writing on other sites, as well as letting family and friends know when I've posted something.

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gypsy
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:24:42 AM
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authorised1960 wrote:

Ha!

I decided to enter an alternate story into the competition. Can't let you buggers have ALL the fun, can I? Whistle icon_biggrin


Really?

You have thereby infringed rule 5 of the standard competition entry rules:

Quote:
There is a one story entry limit for submission into the competition.


Deleting a previously approved entry and resubmitting another one is clearly against the rules.

http://www.storiesspace.com/competitions/standard-rules.aspx


Read it for yourself.

Actually, all members are supposed to read those rules before submitting an entry, never mind deleting an approved entry and resubmitting something.




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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 1:22:45 PM
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magnificent1rascal wrote:
LarryFNigh wrote:
magnificent1rascal wrote:
When will contest entries be opened up for guest voting?


I didn't realize that voting was closed to guests on the competition. It doesn't really matter for me. I only allow members to vote on my stories. Good luck all. It will be over soon.


Yes, it had to be done because people were cheating (voting multiple times, etc.). At some point, guest voting is allowed on the stories, but I can't remember whether it's when the competition closes or when the winners are announced.

I'm fairly sure guest voting makes up the bulk of the scores on my work. I promote my writing on other sites, as well as letting family and friends know when I've posted something.


I turned off guest voting because of some trolls a year or two back. I guess this doesn't apply to me, though it would be nice if nonmembers could vote on my stories again, but takes one troll to ruin it all.

Because I can,
because I want to,
And because who are you to tell me otherwise?
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:35:04 PM
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gypsy wrote:
authorised1960 wrote:

Ha!

I decided to enter an alternate story into the competition. Can't let you buggers have ALL the fun, can I? Whistle icon_biggrin


Really?

You have thereby infringed rule 5 of the standard competition entry rules:

Quote:
There is a one story entry limit for submission into the competition.


Deleting a previously approved entry and resubmitting another one is clearly against the rules.

http://www.storiesspace.com/competitions/standard-rules.aspx


Read it for yourself.

Actually, all members are supposed to read those rules before submitting an entry, never mind deleting an approved entry and resubmitting something.


Silly me.

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