April is almost upon us, and us Admin feel it's high time we try to kick this group back into high gear, so here's the scoop:RULES:
Will run from April 1st to May 1st.
Poetry AND Prose accepted--you may enter one of each, if you'd like, but can only WIN one of the categories (i.e. if you win for poetry, you can't win for prose). Prose must be NO MORE than 2000 words; Poetry NO MORE than 60 lines.
Your judges are TwilightPoetess
, and SurrealCachinnation
A prize donation will not keep you from participating/winning.
this journal AND include a description of/link to this contest to participate.
Your entries will be judged and awarded points based on the following: Creativity, Technique, and Theme.
Open to members AND non-members.
MUST be a new piece (written and submitted after April 1st).
Fan fiction will not be accepted.
If using mature content, be sure to use the filter AND BE REASONABLE--I don't want to read smut, guys.
Judges are not allowed to enter the contest, but may respond to the prompts if they'd like.PROMPTS
"My mother never ..."
"No one knew how to kill a conversation better than ____ ..."
"An unusual circus"
"Taking pity on the Gods"
As you can see, all of these can be written as either poetry or prose. WE DO ASK that you THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX for all of these prompts--I don't particularly want twenty stories about an awkward computer tech with bad social skills, or thirty poems about a circus of fleas. Be creative, yes?PRIZES
--Handmade bookmarks from SilverInkblot
--Handmade pocket notebooks from ButterflyTorn
--A copy of Captain-Random
--Features from SimplySilent
--Llamas from SimplySilent
--Critiques from OHiNeedTea
(6 total) ; EclecticQuill
(3 total) ; HuntingForHappiness
(4 total) ; FailedStar
(2 total) ; Naktarra
--Comments from mel--mel
--Comments and favs from TheAstrologist
--Critiques on pieces (rated PG) with skype discussion OR cartoon artwork of characters from AshleyAKnapp
--Faves from Loling223
-- A critique or commission from mnmccarthy
-- Writer's Digest digital subscription from OHiNeedTea
-- Handmade crafts commission from XKayamoonlightX
-- Commission from Anonymyth
--Commission for 1st place from Qiaros
-- Free drawing request from AsiaOneMoon
-- A free commission for top 3 from ZatchZ
-- An answer poem from Story-of-a-Mind
--Poem requests for each winner from TwilightPoetess
--A title poem OR first line poem for each winner from TwilightPoetess
--A request from each winner from My-two-lives
-- 3 month prem mem from TheUnsquishedGoomba
-- 6 month prem mem x 1, 3 month prem x 2 from TheGalleryOfEve
-- 405 points from ezradeacon
--300 pts from LadyLincoln
--200 pts from OHiNeedTea
--100 pts from xlntwtch
-- 50 points from VivaFariy
-- 25 points from CedarWoods
--2 prints from random winners' wish lists from TwilightPoetessWINNING
There will be ONE (1) overall winner and a 1st and 2nd place from each category [5 winners total]. HOW TO SUBMIT
Submit your entry to the appropriate literature gallery, then add it to the appropriate contest folder in lacoterie
's gallery (2014 POETRY
or 2014 PROSE
IF you would like to donate prizes, PLEASE send either lacoterie
, or OHiNeedTea
a note with details about your donation!
IF you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please note either lacoterie