My dear Goldstone Wood Imps, the time has come to announce this year's Fan Fiction Contest.
You may remember how wonderful all the submissions were last year, particularly the winning submission by Meredith Burton (which can be read here). This year, we're going to shake it up a little bit, however! So if you want to participate, please read the rules below:
1. Your short story submission must be set in the world of Goldstone Wood and relate to the characters and themes of that world in some way. You may introduce your own new characters and storylines, but we must be able to see the connection to Goldstone Wood somehow.
2. There is no word-limit this year. You may make your stories as long or as short as you like!
3. You must get your submission to me no later than July 31, 2013.
4. This year, the winner will be selected via Fan Voting (as with the Fan Art Contest). All submissions will be given individual features on the Tales of Goldstone Wood blog so readers may read and enjoy them.
5. To Vote: Readers may email me their TOP THREE FAVORITES (firstname.lastname@example.org). Those who submit stories may also vote.
6. Voting will last through the whole month of August, giving readers plenty of time to read every story. The winners will be announced on September 1st.
THE WINNERS1st Place: Will receive two Goldstone Wood novels of her/his choice, and a free influencer copy of Shadow Hand when it releases next February!
2nd Place: Will receive two Goldstone Wood novels of her/his choice.
3rd Place: Will receive one Goldstone Wood novel of her/his choice.
Note: Illustrated stories are welcome, but I request that those who illustrate their stories send me the images as Jpegs and at least a week before the deadline so that I have plenty of time to format the story for presentation.
I am so looking forward to seeing your creativity at work! Last year displayed so much writing talent, it nearly blew me away. Can you Imps top that this year???
Writing contest. Writing contest. YAY WRITING CONTEST! Now I just have to figure out what story to do. :D
So excited! Last year's submissions were incredible. I have a few projects I had already started work on...now just to finish them. I can't wait to read the submissions this year.
Are poems allowed this year, Anne Elisabeth?
Absolutely, poems are allowed! We even had a few poems last year, and they were just lovely.
I am so looking forward to reading everyone's stories!
Oh, this is going to be SOOO exciting!!! :D I can't wait to start on my submission! Thanks for all these fun opportunities, Anne Elisabeth. It's never been more fun to be a fan ;)
Now I shall have to come up with something for this. It sounds like fun!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! Gasp! Gasp! I was totally not expecting this to be announced today! Oh my good gracious, how exciting! I'm going to have to be typing like crazy this month between the weeks I'll be gone!
Anne, is there a limit to the submissions one can enter? I have...uh, several that have have been stacking up since the last contest. 0_0
Huzzah! I can't wait to read what is entered!
Do poems need to be narratives? Or can they be Goldstone Wood themed?
EEEEP I need to hurry up... :p
Also, I happened to come across a verse this morning...Joel 2:31. Is this where you got the name of 'Moonblood', was this where the idea came from, or is it purely coincidental?
@Anonymous: Any kind of poetry, as long as we can see a connection to Goldstone Wood!
I know I'd be amused to see some of Eanrin's songs to Gleamdren . . . possibly with double-meanings . . . ;)
@Molly: I'm afraid it was purely coincidental! But the theme of a bloodied moon is pretty classic in literature (probably due to that verse in Joel), so I'm sure, indirectly, I was inspired by it. It was fun to read in a biblical context. :)
@Hannah: You may feel free to submit as many pieces as you like! As long as I get them before the July 31st deadline, I'll put them up for readers to enjoy and vote on. :)
Fun! Fun! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this year! And, no word limit. Great! Thank you, Mrs. Stengl, for providing these wonderful opportunities of fellowship so that we can all work on ideas and practice writing and other forms of art. God bless and happy Independence Day!
YIKES!!! I've got to hurry up and write!!!! I can't wait to read everyone's submissions:)
May I ask what Goldstone Wood is? Sorry, just not sure. :) Sounds fun!!!!!
Goldstone Wood is the name of my fantasy series (you can see the books listed on either side of this blog). The Wood itself is a location within the world. If you get a chance to read some of the stories, I would love to see your fan fiction! :)
Oh, okay. Thanks! I'll look into that!
Looks like fun! How do you enter?
What a neat idea!
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