Pick A Title Contest

  • Teddi Manni

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    Deadline is now
    February First


    The Prompt


    This contest is very simple: just pick a title from the list at the bottom of this post and write a story or poem! Anything goes, but read the rules to better understand the contest and what kind of judge I am.

    Notice: The story DOES NOT have to be completed, just as long as you have one chapter up. I would really love to see someone continue this story...maybe even make it one of their children that they continue to write as a full novel.

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    Deadlines


    To enter: January 10th, 2015
    To submit work: February 1st, midnight

    Deadlines change. I won't change it to a deadline sooner than this, however. I would prefer entries in by the 11th, but if you want an extension, I would much rather get your story in than follow a dumb deadline, so extensions are no problem :) Just PM me if you feel you can't get a single chapter by the 11th!

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    The Rules


    1. Minimum word count: 100; Maximum: None. Poems have no minimum or maximum word count.
    2. No pre-written stories.
    3. The story does not have to be completed. As I said before, it would be an honor if you decided to make your story with one of the titles a full blown story.
    4. Please follow Mibba's Story Guidelines and Poem Guideliens.
    5. Any rating goes; however, I do not like smut or any kind of explicit sex scenes. Implications are perfectly acceptable.
    6. Fanfiction is okay. Preference: Original.
    7. Slash and femmeslash (did I spell that right?) is okay. Preference: heterosexual.
    8. Please keep the title as it is. If you want to switch a small word like a/to/of/from/the that is fine, just let me know ahead of time so I can change the title to what you are going to use. Also, if there's a he/she and you want to change genders, that is perfectly acceptable.
    9. One person per title; one story/poem per title; three entries per person.
    10. Any genre (horror, romance, action, etc) and any story/poem type (original, true, fanfiction) is up for grabs!
    11. Please check your spelling and grammar. I know people make mistakes, but try to do the best you can.
    12. Link this contest in your summary.

    Please note: This contest strictly looks at content, structure, word choice, and other writing mechanics and styles as the judgment. I won't ignore a story just because it isn't to my preferences. I am not rude like that. You have an equal chance with all others!

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    Grading


    -Link to the contest in summary [1/1]
    -Grammar/Spelling [10/10]
    -Following my rules as well as Mibba's rules [11/11]
    -Content/Creativity [20/20]
    Total: [42/42]

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    Bonus Points


    -Use of stunning imagery and/or good at conveying heart-wrenching emotions [1 point]
    -Original story [1 point]
    -Original, clean layout [1 point]
    -Use of writing techniques such as foreshadowing, allegories, and irony [2 points]
    -Has a subtle message that a critical reader might only pick up on/Message of story is thought-provoking or haunting [2 points]

    Please note: THE GRADE YOU GET IS NOT VIEWED BY ANYONE. I will send your grade by private message. You could do everything correctly and get 107% on the grading but still not win. Also, you can totally write a fanfiction or something else that isn't my preference but totally win if you rock some of the things I said I enjoy (which can be seen under Bonus Points section). I'm trying to stick strictly to whether the writer did a great job conveying a story.

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    Prizes


    First prize story:
    -A blog about your entry including an interview about you as a writer
    -Also included in the contest blog all about the winners of this contest
    -Story and poem recs to all your story and poems
    -Thorough story comment on one of your stories or poems (doesn't include entry)
    -User rec.

    First prize poem:
    -A blog about your entry including an interview about you as a writer
    -Also included in the contest blog all about the winners of this contest
    -Story and poem recs to all your story and poems
    -Thorough story/poem comment on one of your stories or poems (doesn't include entry)
    -User rec.

    Second prize:
    -Included in the contest blog all about the winners of this contest
    -Recs to two of your poems or two of your stories
    -A thorough comment on one of your stories or poems (doesn't include entry)

    Third prize:
    -Included in the contest blog all about the winners of this contest
    -One story or poem rec

    The Three Honorable Mentions:
    -Included in the blog about the winners.

    Note: Second and third place winners do not pick what stories or poems I recommend or comment on. Also, everyone will get a pleasant comment on their entry as well as a rec.

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    Titles and Entries


    Ana R.R. - Monster
    punkhemmo. - Fat Girl's Diary to Being Confident
    heroes. - Mr. Heartthrob
    BringMeTheFuentes - The Master's Obsession & Dying Dreams & Abduction
    XXXataktoulaXXX - Slave of Darkness & The Glass Castle
    Lex Luther - Apocalypse Children
    kickingchaos - The Reapers & Lying to the Shadows
    Rick Grimes; - ForeverLove
    Albluerose - Her Joker & The Thing About Heaven and Hell
    madefornight - Fragile Hearts & The Beast's Secret
    Dixon-Darling. - The Difference Between Lovers and Enemies & His Final Days
    CuppaJoel - The Soul Snatcher & From Fat to Skinny & Battle for the Lost
    little sparrow. - Hunted
    Mrs.JamesMaslow - Eternal Darkness
    starfire. - The Whispering Woods
    silent hearts. - Wallflower
    Marya Morevna - Found
    TwistedByTheStars - Little Bird
    a walking travesty; - Afterglow
    aquaria. - The Fay
    BaconLangdon - Timeless
    allxamricnxgirl - A Little Piece of Happiness
    Jerry Only - Voices of the Damned
    NegroLeo - Black and White
    varda - The Assassin
    Irony - The Wicked and the Wretched
    Unspoken_Lies - The Lullaby & Taunting Voices
    parry otter. - Thief of Hearts
    OllieOutie - Lady of Disaster
    Cynder - Hear the Echo
    Pierce_the_giraffe - Crystal Waters
    Brighten4Evr - The Tomb
    richard hawley. - Missing
    chasingdaisies; - His Final Days
    EmmaMariePurdy - Love or Hate
    the_truth_hurts - The Dark Chasm & 16 and Not Pregnant
    pearlhunter - Catacomb
    Caulfield. - Lost
    Obsessed_Fangirl - Frozen Wasteland
    December 7th, 2014 at 09:14pm
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    @ Brianna Marie
    OHMYGOD I MUST JOIN THIS. May I have #2? Thank you, lovely! :D
    December 7th, 2014 at 11:30pm
  • Teddi Manni

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    @ BringMeTheFuentes
    Yes! But there are many #2s, so I assume you mean "Dying Dreams"?

    Thanks for entering, love!
    December 7th, 2014 at 11:33pm
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    @ Brianna Marie
    Yes! Sorry about that! :$

    You're welcome! :D
    December 7th, 2014 at 11:35pm
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    Also, here's my entry page: Dying Dreams
    December 7th, 2014 at 11:41pm
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    @ BringMeTheFuentes
    Awesome! So excited! Would you like me to link it in the contest or wait until you've posted a chapter?
    December 8th, 2014 at 02:15am
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    @ Brianna Marie
    You Can link it now! :3
    December 8th, 2014 at 02:17am
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    @ Brianna Marie
    Can I have "A Fat Girl's Diary to Being Confident" please? :)
    December 8th, 2014 at 02:18am
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    @ Brianna Marie
    Actually, may I switch to: The Master's Obsession? Sorry I just a great idea for that! :$
    December 8th, 2014 at 02:19am
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    @ BringMeTheFuentes
    No problem at all! If you so wish, you can do two. I'll go ahead and just switch you to Master's Obsession for now unless you tell me you want to do two entries. :3
    December 8th, 2014 at 02:21am
  • Ana R.R.

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    @ Brianna Marie
    "Monster" is mine
    December 8th, 2014 at 02:21am
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    @ Ana R.R.
    Bossy, girl!
    December 8th, 2014 at 02:21am
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    @ punkhemmo.
    Yes, you may!

    Thanks for entering!
    December 8th, 2014 at 02:22am
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    @ Brianna Marie
    May I please have "Mr. Heartthrob"? c:
    December 8th, 2014 at 03:05am
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    @ heroes.
    Got you entered :3
    December 8th, 2014 at 03:07am
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    @ Brianna Marie
    I would like to enter with The Glass Castle.
    And congratz for holding this contest, I really like it.
    December 8th, 2014 at 08:36pm
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    @ XXXataktoulaXXX
    You got it!

    And aww thanks <3 I'm glad you like it :3
    December 8th, 2014 at 08:43pm
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    @ Brianna Marie
    Also, that doesn't make any sense.

    9. One person per title; one story/poem per title; two entries per person.
    You say one writer=one title, one title=one poem/story, and then you say two entries=one writer.

    Also, does the word count apply to poems too?
    December 8th, 2014 at 08:53pm
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    @ XXXataktoulaXXX
    Yes, for example there cannot be two people for a single title; there should be one writer/one entry per one title. However, if someone wants to do two entries, they can pick another title that has not already been taken by someone else.

    I hope that helps? :3
    December 8th, 2014 at 08:57pm
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    @ Brianna Marie
    Gotcha, then I can enter again with another one?
    There a few that are really inspiring.
    December 8th, 2014 at 08:58pm