We’re once again hosting a short story comp that is open to the whole club. Please read through this all carefully and go get writing!
Any questions, be sure to let me know.
Short Story Competition:
Submission Period Opens: 10 Oct 2018,
Submission Period Closes: 20 Oct 2018
Panel Review: 21 Oct- 7 Nov 2018
Shortlist Announced and Posted: 8 Nov 2018
Club Voting Period: 8-14 Nov 2018
Winners announced: 15 Nov 2018
All entries are to be submitted to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name ONLY in the email itself, not the story. I will take each entry, assign it a number and then forward it to the panel who will then read and mark all stories. I will let you know when your entry is received, so if you don’t get a reply from me, your entry hasn’t been received.
Panel: Steve Johnson, and two others to be decided.
Please make sure you have read through all these guidelines as any stories not meeting them will be disqualified. You’ve been warned. ;)
Rated on a scale of 1-5 (5 being highest)
Do they spell words properly (American and British English are both allowed) and use proper grammar. Do they use proper paragraphs and dialogue?
Is the story original? Engaging? Fun and interesting to read? Does it adhere mostly to Star Trek canon? (ie. doesn’t take known events and change them for kicks, twists on things are fun as it is fan fiction)
Are the characters believable? Well described?
Is there a beginning, middle and end? Does it flow well, make sense?
Each total scored out of 30. Scores are then combined from the panelists for a mark out of 90.
*5000 words= ~ 7 pages at 10 point
Via Wikipedia: “As a point of reference for the science fiction genre writer, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America define short story length Nebula Awards for science fiction submission guidelines as having a word count of less than 7,500.”
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