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DLP Story Competition is back! December 2017

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Lord Ravenclaw, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Hey DLP,

    What do you want for Christmas? More stories to read? Me too! That's why we're bringing back the DLP Short Story Competition.

    The competition provides a prompt/first line/theme, a word limit, and a deadline to authors. Authors submit their stories to a designated moderator, they're posted anonymously, and reviewed/scored by the community. The competition will be held on a regular basis (we're thinking monthly right now, but we'll see).

    Winning entries will receive ultimate DLP bragging rights as well as a forum badge.

    Some details TBD, but here's what you need to know for the first competition:

    Prompt: Harry discovers why Albus doesn't drink
    Word limit: 10k
    Deadline: 27th of December.


    Entries should be sent to Xiph0 via private message. Xiph0 will post them anonymously in the Story Competitions forum, where users will vote on them. Instructions for voting will be in a sticky thread in the forum once entries are posted.

    Dust off your muses and break out the fireball DLP, because Albus is thirsty and the night is young.

    Feel free to ask questions in this thread.

    Finally, a shout out to Sorrows who badgered us into making this happen and organized much of the process. Without her, this wouldn't have happened any time soon. :)
     
  2. CaptainFlowers

    CaptainFlowers Second Year DLP Supporter

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    For those of us not inclined to writing, would we be able to suggest a prompt or -- ?
     
  3. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    You can suggest prompts for future competitions but the prompt is set for December.
     
  4. Jarizok

    Jarizok Seventh Year

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    Will we be voting best story only, or does everyone make a top 3 or something?

    Will genres be separated?
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    I’m stupid. I’m guessing we just use the tried and true 5 star scale?
     
  5. World

    World Oberstgruppenführer Moderator DLP Supporter

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    All stories will be thrown together and reviewed by everyone. We'll set out a reviewing guideline with scores in various categories for better comparability. We'll only count reviews by users who have reviewed every story.

    More details will follow when it's time to review.
     
  6. Sorrows

    Sorrows Professor Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Out of interest how many people are planning on submitting a story?
     
  7. Zenzao

    Zenzao 500 Club King Prestige

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    Let's keep that hush too just in case?
     
  8. Seyllian

    Seyllian High Inquisitor DLP Supporter

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    Yeah, that pretty much destroys the point of anonymity.
     
  9. Lord Twain

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    Wait, is the limit at least 10.000 words, or at most 10.000 words?
     
  10. Sorrows

    Sorrows Professor Prestige DLP Supporter

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    @Lord Twain At most, you can use as few words as you like.
     
  11. M.L.

    M.L. Seventh Year

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    Where should we post?
     
  12. Seyllian

    Seyllian High Inquisitor DLP Supporter

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    Reading is paramount:
     
  13. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Administrator Admin

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    Fuck up my inbox.