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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject: Samurai Fiction 2008 Reply with quote
At long last, the details of the 2008 Samurai Fiction contest are available. Details can be found here:

http://www.samurai-archives.com/writcon2.html

Here are the important points:

1. There is NO FEE.
2. There are a variety of genres available.
3. Generally speaking we request that entries be less than 5,000 words. Overages are acceptable within reason.
4. Must be a self-contained story, not a part of a larger one.
5. Judges will NOT know who wrote what until AFTER the winner(s) are chosen.
6. Depending on number of entries, there may be multiple categories (Most original, etc.)
7. All writers will retain total rights to their stories, however they agree to allow them to be published on samurai-archives.com

Timeline:
Deadline for fiction submission: 8/31/2008
Judging starts: 9/05/2008
Judging ends: 9/15/2008 or until necessary
Winner to be announced after judging.

Timelines are subject to change.

I'll create a separate thread where questions can be addressed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have decided to extend the deadline until August 31st for entries, in order to hopefully get wider participation. Additionally, if we can get 10 entries, I'll throw in $100 for the winning story. So the more people the better - tell your friends to get writing. It is free to enter, and depending on the number of participants, you could end up with an extra $100 in your pocket. think about it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, the judging starts today in an ultra secret private forum for the judges to debate the merits of each. This year there are surprisingly 8 stories.

Judges - time for you to check in and do your duty.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just an update - the judges are still reading through the stories, so the announcement of the winner(s) will be delayed for probably a week.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The judges are still working on it - there are more stories than last year. Stay tuned!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The results of the contest will be released tomorrow - a little behind schedule, but the judges have pretty much made their decisions.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here are the winners - I don't have all of the stories uploaded to the webpage yet, so bear with me:

The Winners of the 4th annual Samurai Fiction Contest:

Honorable Mentions:

The Street Sweeper, by Wave Tossed
Getting Ahead, by JlBadgley

Third Place:

Ghostmind of Tomoe, by A.L. Mundell

Second Place:

The Stone Steps, by Gozen

First Place:

A Dog in Winter, by Onnamusha

Best Dialogue: The Stone Steps
Best Ending: Assassin's Blood, by D. Kidd

Other participants:

Hitogoroshi no Ame, by Jake Sevz

Falling Leaves, by A.L. Mundell

Congrats to all who entered, and as soon as I get all of the stories up on the page, I'll respond to this post with them, and I'll link them all on the main Samurai Archives page.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just an FYI - I have now added all of the stories to the main samurai-archives website:

http://www.samurai-archives.com/guestart.html
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I will soon be preparing the Samurai Fiction 2009 contest rules - if anyone has any input on what needs to be different from last year, please feel free to PM me.
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