1. Q3 - 2021 - Competition Ending Soon!
    topic - AFTERMATH
    CLICK HERE!
    NEW DEADLINE - October 17th! Yup, it’s an extension!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Hi there, Guest

    Only registered users can really experience what DLP has to offer. Many forums are only accessible if you have an account. Why don't you register?
    Dismiss Notice
  3. DLP Writing Competition - Voting !!
    FLASH FIC FINALISTS! Voting via poll - leave a simple one paragraph review/comment on each story!
    Which two stories did you think were the best?
    Click here to participate!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Introducing for your Perusing Pleasure

    New Thread Thursday
    +
    Shit Post Sunday

    READ ME
    Dismiss Notice

DLP Competition - Q2 2020 - June - Short Stories

Discussion in 'Q2 - June - Short Stories' started by Ched, Apr 3, 2020.

?

So Excite! Much Wow! What pick?

Poll closed Apr 11, 2020.
  1. Heist

    45.7%
  2. Historical / Colonial / Classical Wizarding Adventure

    31.4%
  3. 15th Anniversary of _______

    5.7%
  4. HP Crossover

    17.1%
  1. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    8,181
    Location:
    The South
    Congratulations to our winner, Entry #2!
    This was a close comp!

    == == == ==


    Welcome to the DLP Competitions for the Second Quarter of 2020!

    Topic - HEIST!

    "There were once three stories who were written by a hive of scum and villainy amidst the Corona Twilight of 2020… —"

    Q2 is going to be three competitions overlapping! There are many threads, but this one is yours (June).

    The Nebula and Hugo Awards are two of the most prestigious science fiction and fantasy awards in the field. They require short story entries to be less than 7,500 words, so guess what our upper limit is going to be this time? …Yes, it’s 7500 – if you guessed wrong you’re a dumbass. I’ve added an arbitrary lower limit as well, just because I think that practice at meeting targeted word counts is typically a good thing.

    Q2 2020 – June Competition (Short Stories)
    Topic – ???
    Word Count: 5000-7500 words
    Deadline – June 10th

    You get the entirety of June 10th to finish your story. Send it to @Xiph0 via pm once you’re finished. Authors will be kept anonymous between the two of us. Feel free to use beta-readers but don’t post anything in WbA until after voting has ended.

    Voting Rules will be posted shortly before the deadline. Expect these to be similar to our standard competition rules, with perhaps a few adjustments.

    Q3 will be back to our standard format of 17,500 max with no min word count, so if you wanted to write something longer (or shorter) then there you go. Let’s DO THIS people! Practice for your future award winning short stories! I want to see your names on Anthology covers.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2020
  2. Halt

    Halt 1/3 of the Note Bros. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,931
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Philippines
    You know I have to vote for HP crossover. Basically all my stories are crossovers.
     
  3. soczab

    soczab Professor

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    406
    High Score:
    0
    If it doesnt win, you could probably do a crossover-heist right? Oceans-11-Harry Potter lol!
     
  4. H_A_Greene

    H_A_Greene Professor –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    471
    High Score:
    4,492
    Heist: Three months after surviving his encounter with Dark Lord Potter(Emerald Mirror submission), and Fleamont is recruited yet again to do what he does best, infiltrate high stakes locations and get out again with the prize. But when that prize is the Daphne Greengrass of a very corrupt political world(Long Cool Woman in a Green Dress general variant), he's going to have his work cut out for him when he faces opposition from that world's Harry Potter and the rest of Minister Scrimgeour's best and dirtiest. His old mirror tricks can only take him so far.
     
  5. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Supreme Mugwump

    Joined:
    May 27, 2014
    Messages:
    1,685
    Gender:
    Male
    Can we please have colonial now? Pretty please?
     
  6. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    8,181
    Location:
    The South
    If not it’ll probably be a Q3 option.
     
  7. anonymouse the First

    anonymouse the First First Year

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2019
    Messages:
    23
    Gender:
    Female
    The longest thing I've ever written was around 3,000 words, and that took ages. This'll be fun!
     
  8. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    8,181
    Location:
    The South
    Got about 2 weeks left on this one!

    You've had since MARCH people, let's go. Should be either done or ready to rock it out. Chop chop.
     
  9. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    8,181
    Location:
    The South
    Roughly 10 days left, give or take!

    Reminder you've all had since March... I look forward to this. Actually a bit concerned that despite the excitement most aren't writing... or are you all? I mean, don't give it away, but if you're put off by the slightly shorter word count, keep in mind that most of Butcher's short stories were only around 8k!
     
  10. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Yoda Admin

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    9,441
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    West Bank
    One entry and 22 hours left to go.
     
  11. bking4

    bking4 Second Year ⭐⭐

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2017
    Messages:
    61
    High Score:
    0
    Just in case anyone needs last minute inspiration while editing. Alternatively, if anyone wants some good background music while reading:

    Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    Go forth and submit!
     
  12. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Yoda Admin

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    9,441
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    West Bank
    Two in, four hours to go.
     
  13. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Yoda Admin

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    9,441
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    West Bank
    I'm going to be making the subforum with stories live tomorrow - I need to go to bed before midnight my time for work, but I don't want to cut off anyone submitting last minute.
     
  14. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Yoda Admin

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    9,441
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    West Bank
    Entries up.
     
  15. BTT

    BTT Viol̀e͜n̛t͝ D̶e͡li͡g҉h̛t҉s̀ ~ Prestige ~

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    Cyber City Oedo
    High Score:
    1204
    So how are we doing the voting this time around?
     
  16. soczab

    soczab Professor

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    406
    High Score:
    0
    ohh wow. I totally wrote the wrong due date down for this like an idiot. Well. There goes that lmao. And it was mostly done too. Im an idiot
     
  17. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    8,181
    Location:
    The South
    Voting!

    Since there are only two entries this time, review and distribute 5 points as you see fit between the stories. You can give 3 points to one story and 2 to the other, 5 to one and 0 to the other, or any variation in between.

    Please have your votes/reviews in by June 25th!

    Please link to your reviews and please put your reviews in spoiler tags (these are requests, not requirements - the requirement is to review at all!).


    Otherwise rules are similar as to the May comp with 7 points. I’ll type this up nicer once I’m at the computer.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2020
  18. BTT

    BTT Viol̀e͜n̛t͝ D̶e͡li͡g҉h̛t҉s̀ ~ Prestige ~

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    Cyber City Oedo
    High Score:
    1204
  19. Blorcyn

    Blorcyn Chief Warlock DLP Supporter DLP Silver Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,401
    Location:
    UK
    I choose Entry 2 please. 5 points to 2.
     
  20. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    8,181
    Location:
    The South
    I'm honestly kind of torn here. I found Entry 1 slightly easier to read but Entry 2 as a slightly better plot/story. Entry 1 was cute while Entry 2 was serious.

    Both entries used more words than they needed in order to tell their stories. Either five words where two would do or backstory where it isn't needed, etc.

    Let's get some more people reviewing/voting, yeah? Make sure we pick our winner with as many thoughts as possible.

    As for my five point distribution...
    • 3 points to Entry 1
    • 2 points to Entry 2