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  • 21/7/2011 - LM - Historical Fiction

    The July/August Challenge

    A reminder of the prizes awarded to the winner of the LM.
    Their entry will appear in the WF Newsletter, which is a good chance to get your work widely circulated.
    Now we are also offering a Friends of WF (FoWF) subscription free for a month to the first place winner!

    So, do your best.

    Another round of LM begins! Our prompt for this installment is:

    Historical Fiction

    The parameters are:

    In no more than 650 words write a story based on a real time/event/person within our history.

    If it is imperative that the judges know what historical event/person inspired your story (and it's not blatantly obvious within the story) feel free to leave a footnote with the name of the battle/ball/reality TV show/etc and perhaps a wikipedia link.

    This is a creative competition so if you wish to do as Quentin Tarnatino, and assasinate Hitler (in other words change history), then go for it.

    The judges for this round are as follows: Moderan, Hawke, Eluixa, and Spider8..
    (Like a Fox will post the scores, so judges, kindly give your scores to her once you are finished.)

    Now a recap of the rules:
    The word limit is 650 words not including the title. If you go over - Your story will not be counted.

    You can no longer edit your entry after posting. There will be a 10-minute grace period, if you want to go in there and edit a typo or something, but really, you should approach this as if you were submitting your work to be published and paid for. When you submit, that should be your final work, the work you are happy with.

    And of course, there can only be one entry per member.

    As always, there are two ways to post your entry:

    You can opt to have your entry posted in the LM Workshop Threadwhich is a special thread just for LM entries in the Writer's Workshop. You would put your story here if you wish to protect your first rights (in case you want to someday submit the work to a magazine or whatnot). Take note: If you have elected to put your entry in the Workshop thread you must copy the link into this thread or else it will not be counted.

    If you aren't too concerned about your first rights, then you could place your entry right here in the LM Challenge thread.

    Everyone is welcome to participate. Judges are welcome to participate, too, but their entries will not receive a score.

    This competition will close on "Friday the 5th of August".
    To avoid confusion I will close the thread at 11:59pm (Friday Night) LOS ANGELES, USA time.

    This will make it 4:59pm on Saturday the 6th for me in Melbourne Australia
    It'll be 2:59pm on Saturday the 6th for Fuhrer in the Phillipines (I think? Manila?).
    For anyone in Baghdad it'll be 9:59am on Saturday morning.
    If you're in the UK (London Time) it'll be 7:59am Saturday morning.
    If you're in New York it'll be 2:55am Saturday morning.

    I hope if I haven't covered your area, you guys can figure out when it'll be for you.
    The world clock kind of does my head in.

    No comments, please - Only competition entries (or links to) to be posted in this thread.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 21/7/2011 - LM - Historical Fiction started by Like a Fox View original post
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