PDA

View Full Version : Pagan Forum Writing Contest!!


Carole
09-20-2007, 05:53 AM
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h81/sinner99/PaganLogo3.jpg


There's something brewing in the Pagan forum!

We're hosting a writing contest! In fact we're planning several around the Wheel of the Year. Since we are approaching the Pagan New Year, Samhain, it's fitting that our first competition is Samhain themed. Each new contest will be themed for the next Sabbat on the Wheel. The frequency of these contests will depend on interest and participation of our community.

For our first contest, we are looking for non-fiction pieces to be submitted prior to Samhain with a deadline of Friday October 19th. That gives those of us who are competing about a month to create something brilliant! (Or at least something FUN!)

To make this as impartial as possible, everyone is invited to submit their entries via PM to either Carole or Sara. All submissions will be posted at the same time in one thread in the Pagan forum. Please vote after reading the submissions. Votes will be accepted via PM to either Carole or Sara. The winner will be announced on October 30, 2007 and they will be able to choose one of many wonderful prizes donated by the gracious and talented folks at AW. For a complete prize listing, see the prize thread.

So, to recap:

Details: Nonfiction submissions of 500 to 2,000 words surrounding the theme of Samhain.

Deadline: October 19, 2007

Submit entries to: PM Carole (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=3442) PM Sara (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=468)

Voting: Voting will be opened on October 21 and will continue through October 28th. Once all submissions are received and posted, voting instructions will be given.

Winners: Announced on October 30, 2007

Prizes: See the Prize Thread (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77993)

Sarita
09-20-2007, 06:43 AM
This is going to be fun!

rhymegirl
09-21-2007, 03:26 AM
Rats, I was hoping it was a fiction contest.

I wanted to summon up my creativity.

Carole
09-21-2007, 03:44 AM
Not to worry, Kathy. We'll be switching between fiction and n/f throughout the year. :D

Sarita
09-25-2007, 06:41 AM
So, who's going to be submitting something? Any ideas in the works yet?

plaidearthworm
09-25-2007, 07:37 AM
Yep, I have an idea, just have to let it simmer for a day or two until I can finish up my travel article!

Carole
09-26-2007, 03:12 AM
WooHoo! Looking forward to this! :D

Thump
09-26-2007, 05:20 AM
Oh no! I'm really terrible at writing non-fiction! >_< I really want Jenna's book too (but can't afford it on my starving-student budget!)

If I had sleeves, I'd pull them up. Guess it's Writing Improvement time!

JenNipps
09-27-2007, 05:28 AM
Hey, guys... Nonfiction does NOT equate to no creativity. :)

I've got a germ of an idea percolating (finally!) so I'm officially in even though before I had unofficially already decided to do it.

plaidearthworm
09-27-2007, 08:09 AM
Hey, guys... Nonfiction does NOT equate to no creativity. :)

I've got a germ of an idea percolating (finally!) so I'm officially in even though before I had unofficially already decided to do it.

Yay Jen! Apparently I'm just following you around tonight, I've posted after you twice--must be the full moon. :) Glad to hear you're going to enter the contest!

Carole
09-27-2007, 08:12 AM
Hey, guys... Nonfiction does NOT equate to no creativity. :)



eep! I hope not!

Honestly, where else besides in the Pagan world can so much non fiction be the stuff of so many others' dreams...and also nightmares ;)

(Edited: Did I REALLY write "others's" the first time??!!)

JenNipps
09-27-2007, 06:58 PM
Yay Jen! Apparently I'm just following you around tonight, I've posted after you twice--must be the full moon. :) Glad to hear you're going to enter the contest!

I done did told ya I was but had no clue on what. lol. I have a little teeny tiny clue now, so... :)

eep! I hope not!

I know. But I felt like I had to say it because someone had said they wished it was fiction so they could be creative.

Uh.... :Huh:

Carole
09-27-2007, 09:11 PM
Ahh. I think Kathy just meant that pagan writing isn't generally her thing, but with fiction as an option she could join the party :)

JenNipps
09-27-2007, 09:15 PM
Probably so. My head is mostly in central Ireland in the Middle Ages this month so I'm not exactly adept at reading things. *s*

TsukiRyoko
09-28-2007, 05:36 AM
No matter how much I try, I just can't do non-fiction. I will still try to sum up my talent for this contest, however. CONSTANT VIGILANCE!

Rest assured that when the fiction contest starts, I'll be one of the first to jump in on the action.

alanna
10-02-2007, 04:13 AM
woot! I totally forgot this forum was here! I'll be submitting for sure... :)

Carole
10-02-2007, 04:54 AM
Yeah, we're a quiet little spot on the AW planet. Groovy that you're entering!

III
10-02-2007, 05:19 AM
Okay, I'm not entering the contest, but I just have to say that logo looks awesome. Whoever made that did a good job.

ameliawrites
10-02-2007, 08:14 PM
Ok, I am in. I finally figured out how to keep being bugged by the boards via email. That way I can't forget to come by or check in daily.

~there ya go, it's official~

ink wench
10-02-2007, 10:10 PM
How did I manage to hang around this place so long without venturing into this forum? :Wha:

I love this idea. I haven't written anything pagan-y in years. This might be a good kick in the butt for me.

jenstrikesagain
10-14-2007, 07:01 AM
Hi!

Really quickly, I'm a Pagan-friendly Buddhist who married a Wiccan. (Actually tried being Wiccan myself but it was too much work--I'd rather just sit there.) Having said that: I LOVE THE LOGO!!!!! That graphic is SO COOL!!! If somebody did a Buddhist variant on that sucker with the Eight Auspicious Symbols where the little quarter/cross quarter symbols are, I'd have it tattooed on my back. Probably. On a dare. Cheers!

wyntermoon
10-15-2007, 01:31 AM
Is it the 19th yet? Can't wait to read the entries! I let my WIP get in the way this time but I'd love to try it the next time around.

Excellent graphic, too!

Sarita
10-15-2007, 08:41 AM
Send me your entries, my People! Send them to me!!!

PM Sara (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=468)

Carole
10-15-2007, 04:19 PM
Thanks on the logo :D

yanallefish
10-15-2007, 11:37 PM
I love that logo; it's gorgeous!! I have something and here I thought this would be impossible for me... but here we go:)

Carole
10-16-2007, 01:13 AM
Most excellent. Thanks!

JenNipps
10-17-2007, 07:37 PM
Carole, I don't know if I'll be able to enter if I still only have dial-up by Friday. It takes forEVER for any AW page to load at that speed.

Dang, did I get spoiled to DSL or what!

Anyway, I'll definitely try to get it in regardless.

Sarita
10-17-2007, 08:23 PM
Jen, you can always just email me the doc if AW is giving you issues. sara (at) sara spock (dot) com.

JenNipps
10-17-2007, 08:45 PM
I might take you up on that. It's more the ISP than it is AW, though. I don't have any problems at all on DSL, go figure. *s*

Sarita
10-19-2007, 05:47 AM
Hey everyone! Tomorrow is the deadline. I hope I receive a slew of entries over night, tonight... :)

Sarita
10-22-2007, 04:29 AM
Sumissions are CLOSED! I'll be getting them together tonight and posting all the entries with voting instructions. Yay!

Sarita
10-29-2007, 09:57 PM
Please get over to the entry thread! Read our great stories and cast your vote. Only 10 hours left. I'd like to encourage all of the participants to vote as well.

Thanks!