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  • 3 Feb 2012 - LM - The Abyss Gazes...

    LITERARY MANEUVERS
    The March 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! And this time, the task requires looking into the face of humanity's merciless foe, the empty pit itself. Our prompt for this installment, courtesy of ppsage is:


    The abyss gazes implacably back
    In 650 words, write a story where the line above is either the title, or is included in the story, or is in some way the theme of the story. So there should be many ways to connect to the prompt.
    If you read back a ways in the LM Coffee Shop you'll can find a bit of discussion on the matter.



    The judges for this round are Kyle Colorado, JohnM, Bazz Cargo and Hawke.
    (To the judges, send your scores to Like a Fox via PM - and if we could aim to have them sent a week after the closing date that would be awesome.)


    Now a recap of the rules:
    1.The word limit is 650 words not including the title. If you go over - Your story will not be counted.
    2.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.
    3.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 Thread which is a special thread just for LM entries in the Writer's Workshop. You would put your story there 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 there in the Workshop thread you must copy the link into the main competition thread or else it will not be counted.

    If you aren't too concerned about your first rights, then you could place your here entry 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 Sunday the 18th of February. To avoid confusion the thread will close at 11:59pm (Sunday Night) LOS ANGELES, USA time.


    This will make it 5:59pm on Monday for LaF in Melbourne Australia...
    It'll be 2:59pm on Monday for Fuhrer in the Phillipines...
    For anyone in Baghdad it'll be 9:59am on Monday morning...
    If you're in the UK (London Time) it'll be 7:59am Monday morning...
    If you're in New York it'll be 2:55am Monday morning...

    Daylight Savings may cause some mistake ... if so, get it in an hour early to be safe!

    If your area isn't covered, you guys can figure out when it'll be for you.
    That's enough figuring of the world clock for anyone.


    No comments, please - Only competition entries (or links to) to be posted in this thread. Also hold off on the likes until the judging's done.

    Now that all's set, let the writing begin!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3 Feb 2012 - LM - The Abyss Gazes... started by ppsage View original post
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