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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: 8th Annual Samurai Fiction Contest 2012 Reply with quote
Yup, that time of year again, and the 8th time around for the staple of the S-A realm, the Samurai Archives Samurai Fiction Contest - also keep an eye out for last year's entries to be posted to the page in the next week or so, unfortunately it got away from me yet again, like every other year Just Kidding

Same as last year, wide open, so get creative:

8th Annual Samurai Archives Samurai Fiction Contest - 2012

The parameters for the Seventh annual Samurai Fiction contest are covered on this page. The story is to be historical fiction, but the genre is WIDE OPEN. Be it Horror, Sci-fi, Suspense, it's all up to you how you want to handle it.


Requirements:

This is to be a piece of fiction writing taking place within an unspecified period in Japanese history. As mentioned above, the genre is wide open


Parameters:


The story is required to be more than 1,000 words, with a 5,000 word targeted limit - overages are acceptable if necessary, but please don't overdo it. It can be done in the first person, or the third person, and must be a complete short story, not an excerpt from a larger story. Please list your chosen genre on your entry. Although the particular genre will not affect judging, all entrants will be judged on how well they utilize thier chosen genre.

Disqualifications: Stories with numerous blatant misspellings or poor grammar may be immediately disqualified at the judges discretion. Please spellcheck and proofread your stories.

There is no fee to enter the samurai fiction contest. The contest is completely free and open to all. The entries will be published on Samurai Archives.com, with the winner featured. Writers will retain all rights to their stories. A maximum of two stories per entrant are allowed.

Please note that any stories that are disqualified for bad grammar or spelling will not be published on the website.


Submission Information:

Submissions are to be sent via email to webmaster |at| samurai-archives.com in a WORD .Doc format, .TXT file or HTML. At the top of the first page, please include your full name, your Yahoo ID, or Samurai Archives Citadel ID (whichever is applicable) your email address, as well as the genre the story falls under, and the title of your story. You will receive a confirmation email that your submission has been received. A maximum of two stories per author are acceptable.


Judging and Winning the contest:


Submissions will be judged by a panel of Yahoo Group and/or Samurai Citadel community members who are not submitting stories. The judges will not be told who the authors of each respective submision are until after the judging has closed, to avoid any swaying of the judges. The recipient of the submissions (The Samurai Archives webmaster) will not be a judge, and will only moderate the proceedings, to keep entries anonymous. The winning story will be featured on the Samurai Archives site as the winner of the 2012 Samurai Fiction contest. All stories will be placed in the 'Fan Fiction' section of the Samurai Archives as well. The winner will be announced at the Yahoo Group and the Samurai Archives Citadel at the end of judging in December.



Timeline:
Deadline for fiction submission: 12/18/2012

Winner to be announced after judging.

Timelines are subject to change.


Participants agree to have their stories displayed on that Samurai Archives Website after the contest has finished. Participants will retain all rights to their work, and will be credited for thier work on the site.

Please post any and all questions here.

Submissions are to be sent to webmaster at samurai-archives.com.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Another month to go, so get writing!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you still need judgy-folk, I'm in. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The deadline will be extended through the end of the year by request, so there is still time to polish up the writing!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I sent mine in on the 28th. When can we expect a confirmation email?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry, I haven't checked for a week or two because the domain email is a pain to check, I can only check it from home. So expect it this weekend, when I hand everything over to the judges - sorry for the suspense!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
There were 4 stories this year, and the judges have come to a decision on #1 and a runner up. Stay tuned for an announcement on Friday, 2/1.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
AAAAAAAANNNNNNNNDDDD the winner of the 2012 Samurai Fiction contest is....



Tsujigiri - Scott Thomas Patrick, AKA Saru

All the stories will be posted by mid-February.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Congrats to the winner and everyone who entered. John
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Woohoo! Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
They will be up around the 17th or so.

Congrats!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here are the stories. Feel free to offer the authors feedback here if you wish:

Winner: Tsujigiri by Scott Thomas Patrick
http://www.samurai-archives.com/sfic12c.html

The Tall, Dark Warrior By C. West
http://www.samurai-archives.com/sfic12b.html

Not a Lady By C. Sterba
http://www.samurai-archives.com/sfic12a.html

The Sands of Miyajima By C. Morrison
http://www.samurai-archives.com/sfic12d.html
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