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Title: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on August 26, 2015, 06:58:54 AM
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Writing Competition - PC / FE


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Welcome to The Homecoming Writing Competition

We are staging a gen fic writing competition for people who are attending the convention in September 2016 in association with Fandemonium Books. To be eligible for entry into the competition you need to be the holder of a valid Homecoming ticket.

By entering the competition you give Gatecon the authority to reproduce parts of your story for publicity purposes (but not for financial gain). You also give Fandemonium the right to reproduce your story in part or in full.

The closing date for entries is 31st March 2016 and the judges will choose up to TWO winners - one for a Stargate SG-1 story and one for a Stargate Atlantis story. The winners will have their work published in the Fandemonium Books short story collection (2017). All rights to the story are granted in perpetuity to MGM and the winners will be required to sign a publishing agreement to that effect
Please note we are unable to accept any Stargate Universe stories for publishing licence reasons


You will need to complete the registration form at the link below to let us know you are entering the competition.
REGISTER HERE (http://eepurl.com/bH9ak5)

Please read the writer's guidelines supplied by Fandemonium Books thoroughly to make sure you understand the requirements of the competition.

*Your completed script must be emailed to us before the closing date at gatecon.events@gmail.com Please make sure you have a subject line of "Homecoming Writing Competition" and include your full name and Homecoming Ticket / Seat number. We are unable to accept entries after the 31st March 2016. Your story must be original and previously unpublished.

Please send your script as a Word document and formatted as per the guidelines below.

Don't forget we are also lucky enough to have some of the Stargate Novels team with us at The Homecoming. The authors will be taking to the stage for a Q&A panel and will also have a table in the Dealers Room where they will be selling and signing copies of their books

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Fandemonium Books

Writer’s guidelines: short stories

1 Writers who can demonstrate excellent use of character voice and the ability to capture the mix of humor and drama for which the shows are known.

2 Stories that are firmly rooted in the Stargate universe – i.e. use of ancient mythologies/cultures off-world, use of realistic USAF military culture, use of the show’s specific ‘science’ as established in canon.  Stargate is not the same as Star Trek

3 Strong understanding and use of the main characters’ back stories and interpersonal relationships

4 Use of a wide range of canon characters – development of minor characters is encouraged in order to illuminate the main characters.

5 Stories that put the team in an impossible and dangerous situation and then let them struggle free through their own ingenuity.

6 Stories that reflect what you see on screen in terms of content, language, and relationships

6 Word count: 8,000 - 10,000


A few don'ts:

1
Don’t focus the story on an original/minor character. The team must be the main protagonists and problem solvers in the story. 

2 Don’t make any permanent changes to the Stargate universe.

3 Don’t include offensive language that exceeds that spoken on the TV show.

4 Don’t include explicit sex or hinge a story on it having occurred.


Style:

Stargate:SG-1 and Stargate:Atlantis  stories must adhere to strict third-person point of view with scene breaks to denote any POV shifts.



Format:

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Drumroll please, the names of the winners of the short story competition have just been received.

SG-1: Blinded by the Light - Barbara K. Ellisor

SGA: Second Time Sateda - Ron Francis

From Sally at Stargate Novels:

"A huge thank you to everyone who entered the short story competition!  We had great fun reading all the entries – there were some really fun and imaginative submissions and it was wonderful to read stories written by such enthusiastic fans who clearly love the show and its characters.
 
Of course, that made choosing the winning stories pretty difficult, but in the end we managed to agree on our two winners.  We’re sure you’ll agree that the stories are fantastic when you get to read them in our next short story anthology.  Thanks again, everybody, and see you in September!"

The winners will be given their contracts to sign at the convention.
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Marzipan77 on December 01, 2015, 11:16:29 AM
Wow! What an opportunity! I'm so excited about submitting. One clarification: are these to be new, never before published on-line or in zine form or can previously written and published stories be submitted?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on December 01, 2015, 11:42:25 AM
Wow! What an opportunity! I'm so excited about submitting. One clarification: are these to be new, never before published on-line or in zine form or can previously written and published stories be submitted?

It needs to be previously unpublished (I'll add that in to the main text)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: gohrmicia on December 01, 2015, 04:31:57 PM
Hi

PLease, I would like to know : It's just a Writing Competition in English?  ???
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on December 01, 2015, 04:52:21 PM
Hi gohrmicia, yes I'm afraid so.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: nonnie88 on December 01, 2015, 07:52:00 PM
I think this will be a 'pass' for me..
No matter how much I enjoy my writing (fanfiction mainly) I think I would crack under pressure... LOL!!
Wishing everyone taking part good luck and I can't wait to read the entries :)!
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: slunkywunky on December 03, 2015, 11:25:41 PM
Hello,

I was hoping you could clarify something for me regarding the competition. Per the guidelines, the story must be routed in the Stargate universe (show(s)). Does this mean we may create original work that may not follow that of the novels?

Thank you,
Slunky  :)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on December 04, 2015, 03:44:58 AM
I would say yes butt just bearing in mind the rule that says the Stargate Universe may not be permanently altered
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: shoequeen on December 04, 2015, 02:40:40 PM
nonnie88, I kind of feel the same way about choking, but then again I want to try it.  My biggest problem of course, is not making it shippy. ;)  I may give it a whirl, and if I don't like it, I don't have to send it in!  We'll see.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Cassie on December 07, 2015, 04:52:16 PM
Just to confirm here, are we writing in script format or prose?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: RogueRanger on December 07, 2015, 05:01:06 PM
I think to be clear, the stories are any of the franchise related, ie: SG1, Atlantis or Stargate Universe. The referral to the 'Stargate Universe' means that the stories stay true to what we know in that 'Universe'.

I started this thread for those of you who may be writing shorter or more OC related stories

http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=167.0
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Highlander II on December 07, 2015, 05:58:56 PM
I think to be clear, the stories are any of the franchise related, ie: SG1, Atlantis or Stargate Universe. The referral to the 'Stargate Universe' means that the stories stay true to what we know in that 'Universe'.

I started this thread for those of you who may be writing shorter or more OC related stories

http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=167.0

There is a note in the main post that SGU stories can't be accepted due to licensing.  We can only submit stories for SG1 and SGA.

Your interpretation about the 'Stargate Universe' is correct... the more 'fan-centric' version is, you can't break existing 'canon'.  (Or, if you do, you have to push the 'reset' button at the end.)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: RogueRanger on December 07, 2015, 06:16:30 PM
O-o I missed that part, about writing Universe Lol...I'm cool anyway, only saw 3 eps of it. :D
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: shoequeen on December 10, 2015, 08:34:02 PM
I've got a story plotted out (with the help of some great friends), but I'm seriously sick to my stomach at the thought of actually writing it.  How sad is that????
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: nonnie88 on December 11, 2015, 02:35:07 PM
I've got a story plotted out (with the help of some great friends), but I'm seriously sick to my stomach at the thought of actually writing it.  How sad is that????

EEEEEEEK!!!! Can't wait to read it SQ!!! <3!
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: RogueRanger on December 11, 2015, 02:49:46 PM
SQ has seen this :D btw if you need help just call me :)

Nonnie, go here>>>>

http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=167.0#new

Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Morning Glory on January 04, 2016, 10:05:02 PM
I have a question about the guidelines.   Is the guideline for length a strict rule or just a guideline?  My story is only about 3800 words, but adding more to bring it up to 8000 would be just padding it.  I don't expect to win, but I think I had a good idea and would like to share my story.  There is no problem adhering to the other guidelines.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on January 05, 2016, 06:30:34 PM
I have a question about the guidelines.   Is the guideline for length a strict rule or just a guideline?  My story is only about 3800 words, but adding more to bring it up to 8000 would be just padding it.  I don't expect to win, but I think I had a good idea and would like to share my story.  There is no problem adhering to the other guidelines.

No I'm sure the judges will be ok with that. The length was, I think, more the maximum allowed.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Morning Glory on January 05, 2016, 08:05:55 PM
Thank you so much :)  Am very excited about entering.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Neverendingimagination on February 08, 2016, 12:11:31 AM
Is the registration mailing list automated? I'm still awaiting the verification email.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on February 08, 2016, 07:11:30 AM
Yes it is, but no worries, it has recorded you as added to the list at this end, so I see you!!

Talking of which, it's good to see we now have ten people on the writing comp signup list.

So perhaps a timely remind, though I'm sure you all are aware having read the T's and C's it's only just over 7 weeks til the closing date!
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on February 22, 2016, 07:01:18 PM
Are we allowed to send in more than one entry to the competition? I apologize if that information is already available and I missed it.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on February 23, 2016, 07:22:31 AM
Ron I think that will be fine - provided you don't have a couple of dozen stories lined up!!
A maximum of two would be fine though, but send them in as separate submissions, not both on the same email.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on February 23, 2016, 01:51:49 PM
Thank you. I was thinking I'd do one for SG-1 and one for Atlantis
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Morning Glory on February 27, 2016, 12:11:34 PM
Have a question about the formatting.  Under what circumstances would you use n dashes in the middle of sentences?  How would those differ from interrupted dialog?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on February 27, 2016, 03:28:33 PM
I'll pass your question on to sally at Stargate Novels
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on February 28, 2016, 07:03:59 AM
Have a question about the formatting.  Under what circumstances would you use n dashes in the middle of sentences?  How would those differ from interrupted dialog?

Reply just in from Sally...

"The real answer is don’t worry about n or m dashes too much, but since they were in our writers’ guidelines a more specific answer is that an n dash would be used in the middle of a sentence when using dashes to separate a sub clause.  EG
 
“It was a hot day – not unusual for the time of year – and Daniel had forgotten his hat.”
 
An M dash should be used to denote interrupted dialogue.
 
But really, we’re not going to be judging anyone on their use of n or m dashes."

Hope that helps MG?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Morning Glory on February 28, 2016, 02:03:43 PM
Thank you so much.  I finally got my story ready to submit and then I started worrying about the dashes.  Very relieved that nothing in my story will need them and I don't have to worry.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: DanielsAngel on March 13, 2016, 02:59:48 PM
I have a question. I entered the writing contest and have a gatecon ticket, but I won't be able to attend. After putting all the work I did in the story, am I still allowed to submit it for judging? Or does my non attendance knock me out?

Thanks,

Tabitha...aka Cassie
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on March 14, 2016, 02:16:42 PM
Go ahead and send it in Tabitha :)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: slunkywunky on March 22, 2016, 03:07:39 PM
Hi, I was wondering if you could clarify the "winning" process. If winners are chosen, when and how would they be informed? and would non-winners be informed, as well? Thank you ;D
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on March 22, 2016, 04:40:25 PM
The winners will be announced here on the thread. As the judging is reliant on the work schedules of our friends over at Fandemonium Books I'm not putting an exact date on the announcement. The number of entries will also affect how long the judging takes of course.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on March 22, 2016, 04:44:46 PM
9 days to go...
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on March 22, 2016, 11:25:53 PM
Will the winners be announced at the event as well, or only here on the thread?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on March 23, 2016, 10:32:13 AM
This one is a pre convention activity so just here on the thread, unless Sally and the other authors mention the comp of course.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on March 25, 2016, 05:49:27 PM
I set my story in on Tuesday and have yet to receive confirmation of receipt. Should I send it again? I don't want to spam up the inbox if they already have it.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on March 25, 2016, 07:46:24 PM
Received safe and sound thanks Ron
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Barbara on March 29, 2016, 07:09:55 PM
Well, I just sent mine in with two days to spare. Whew!!

Mine's set in the SG1 universe. How about everyone else?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: DanielsAngel on March 29, 2016, 10:36:18 PM
I'm finishing up the final touches on my story and will be sending it in shortly. Mine is also set in the SG-1 universe. :-) I want to wish everyone luck. This has been a blast to write and has re-energized my desire to write more Stargate stories. :-)

Tabitha...aka Cassie
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on March 30, 2016, 05:05:33 AM
Both received thanks Barbara and Tabitha.

Please don't forget if you are entering the comp, we need your story by the end of tomorrow. That deadline came round fast didn't it!
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: slunkywunky on March 30, 2016, 10:52:11 AM
Just sent mine in, very excited. My story is set in Stargate Atlantis. :)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on April 05, 2016, 03:28:07 PM
Just out of idle curiosity, do you know how many entries were received for the contest? Or is that not appropriate to ask? I don't know the protocols.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on April 08, 2016, 10:27:40 AM
Just out of idle curiosity, do you know how many entries were received for the contest? Or is that not appropriate to ask? I don't know the protocols.

7 entries Ron :)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Barbara on April 08, 2016, 02:06:46 PM
Good luck to everyone.

By the way, will there be any way for the authors to let others read their story (if they want to). I know I love reading Stargate stories and would enjoy reading these. Maybe after the judging?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Arctic Goddess on April 14, 2016, 05:40:18 AM
Just out of idle curiosity, do you know how many entries were received for the contest? Or is that not appropriate to ask? I don't know the protocols.

7 entries Ron :)

I like those odds!  ;)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Arctic Goddess on May 06, 2016, 04:06:26 AM
Richard, can you tell us if there has been any developments with the contest?

What about how many entries for Atlantis and how many for SG-1?

Inquiring entrants need to know.  ;)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on May 06, 2016, 08:52:18 AM
The entries have been sent to Stargate Novels for judging. No other updates at this stage.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on June 24, 2016, 07:13:42 PM
The suspense is killing me. lol
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Barbara on June 25, 2016, 07:06:50 PM
The suspense is killing me. lol

Me too!!

Out of curiosity, is there a site where people who like to write Stargate stories gather?  I'm relatively new to the Stargate universe and I don't want to buy any more books until the convention (where I'm thinking I can get them signed by the author) so I'm looking for Stargate stories to read just for enjoyment. Any suggestions??
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Highlander II on June 26, 2016, 01:18:13 PM
The suspense is killing me. lol

Me too!!

Out of curiosity, is there a site where people who like to write Stargate stories gather?  I'm relatively new to the Stargate universe and I don't want to buy any more books until the convention (where I'm thinking I can get them signed by the author) so I'm looking for Stargate stories to read just for enjoyment. Any suggestions??

There are lots of places.  The two biggest archives for stories written by fans are: http://archiveofourown.org and http://fanfiction.net  (AO3 is much easier to navigate, though I haven't been to FFN in a dog's age.)

If you want to talk to other Stargate fans about the show itself, you can hop over to http://sffchronicles.com - Stargate and pretty much any other SFF thing you can think of. =)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Barbara on July 05, 2016, 04:00:50 PM
The suspense is killing me. lol

Me too!!

Out of curiosity, is there a site where people who like to write Stargate stories gather?  I'm relatively new to the Stargate universe and I don't want to buy any more books until the convention (where I'm thinking I can get them signed by the author) so I'm looking for Stargate stories to read just for enjoyment. Any suggestions??

There are lots of places.  The two biggest archives for stories written by fans are: http://archiveofourown.org and http://fanfiction.net  (AO3 is much easier to navigate, though I haven't been to FFN in a dog's age.)

If you want to talk to other Stargate fans about the show itself, you can hop over to http://sffchronicles.com - Stargate and pretty much any other SFF thing you can think of. =)

I wanted to let you know that I've been checking out these sites - pretty neat. One thing I would like to mention to anyone that's interested is that if a warning pops up that the story *may* contain adult material, it *will* contain adult material. If you're not expecting it, it can be quite a shock.  :o
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Highlander II on July 05, 2016, 09:08:01 PM

There are lots of places.  The two biggest archives for stories written by fans are: http://archiveofourown.org and http://fanfiction.net  (AO3 is much easier to navigate, though I haven't been to FFN in a dog's age.)

If you want to talk to other Stargate fans about the show itself, you can hop over to http://sffchronicles.com - Stargate and pretty much any other SFF thing you can think of. =)

I wanted to let you know that I've been checking out these sites - pretty neat. One thing I would like to mention to anyone that's interested is that if a warning pops up that the story *may* contain adult material, it *will* contain adult material. If you're not expecting it, it can be quite a shock.  :o

On AO3 - the ratings system is there for a reason... if it's in the higher end of the ratings, it will have adult content.  Also - all the tags are a good indication of what you'll find in there.  The tagging system on AO3 is pretty extensive and some ppl are very thorough with their tags. =)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Barbara on July 06, 2016, 01:58:07 PM

There are lots of places.  The two biggest archives for stories written by fans are: http://archiveofourown.org and http://fanfiction.net  (AO3 is much easier to navigate, though I haven't been to FFN in a dog's age.)

If you want to talk to other Stargate fans about the show itself, you can hop over to http://sffchronicles.com - Stargate and pretty much any other SFF thing you can think of. =)

I wanted to let you know that I've been checking out these sites - pretty neat. One thing I would like to mention to anyone that's interested is that if a warning pops up that the story *may* contain adult material, it *will* contain adult material. If you're not expecting it, it can be quite a shock.  :o

On AO3 - the ratings system is there for a reason... if it's in the higher end of the ratings, it will have adult content.  Also - all the tags are a good indication of what you'll find in there.  The tagging system on AO3 is pretty extensive and some ppl are very thorough with their tags. =)

Please don't take me wrong. I'm thankful that you've pointed these sites out - it's a new world to me and I've come across some good stories. I guess I just took the 'may have adult situations' as sort of a generic warning and wasn't expecting...well, let's just leave it at that.  ;)

Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Highlander II on July 06, 2016, 04:54:15 PM

There are lots of places.  The two biggest archives for stories written by fans are: http://archiveofourown.org and http://fanfiction.net  (AO3 is much easier to navigate, though I haven't been to FFN in a dog's age.)

If you want to talk to other Stargate fans about the show itself, you can hop over to http://sffchronicles.com - Stargate and pretty much any other SFF thing you can think of. =)

I wanted to let you know that I've been checking out these sites - pretty neat. One thing I would like to mention to anyone that's interested is that if a warning pops up that the story *may* contain adult material, it *will* contain adult material. If you're not expecting it, it can be quite a shock.  :o

On AO3 - the ratings system is there for a reason... if it's in the higher end of the ratings, it will have adult content.  Also - all the tags are a good indication of what you'll find in there.  The tagging system on AO3 is pretty extensive and some ppl are very thorough with their tags. =)

Please don't take me wrong. I'm thankful that you've pointed these sites out - it's a new world to me and I've come across some good stories. I guess I just took the 'may have adult situations' as sort of a generic warning and wasn't expecting...well, let's just leave it at that.  ;)

Oh - did you mean the generic 'may have adult content' warning that you see if you're not logged in (visiting the site as a guest)?  Yeah - that one is the generic warning for COPPA reasons (I think that's the driving force) - the whole bit where you have to be 13 or older to sign up for things and should probably be older than that given the nature of what's on the site.  But, yes... fandom has a way of being very... explicit... when it takes a notion.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on July 08, 2016, 11:55:55 AM
Drumroll please, the names of the winners of the short story competition have just been received.

SG-1: Blinded by the Light - Barbara K. Ellisor

SGA: Second Time Sateda - Ron Francis

From Sally at Stargate Novels:

"A huge thank you to everyone who entered the short story competition!  We had great fun reading all the entries – there were some really fun and imaginative submissions and it was wonderful to read stories written by such enthusiastic fans who clearly love the show and its characters.
 
Of course, that made choosing the winning stories pretty difficult, but in the end we managed to agree on our two winners.  We’re sure you’ll agree that the stories are fantastic when you get to read them in our next short story anthology.  Thanks again, everybody, and see you in September!"

The winners will be given their contracts to sign at the convention.
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Morning Glory on July 08, 2016, 12:44:03 PM
Congratulations to the authors!  It will be such a thrill to see your creations in print.

The submission guidelines told us to leave margin space for notes.  Will we be getting our submissions back with comments from the judges so we can learn what to do better the next time?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: DanielsAngel on July 08, 2016, 09:10:45 PM
Congrats you guys.  :D Can't wait to read the stories in September.

Tabitha
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Mags on July 08, 2016, 10:37:45 PM
Congrats to all the winners!! :D
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on July 10, 2016, 06:21:36 AM
Congratulations to the authors!  It will be such a thrill to see your creations in print.

The submission guidelines told us to leave margin space for notes.  Will we be getting our submissions back with comments from the judges so we can learn what to do better the next time?

Sally has sent through some notes for each of you -I'll forward those on.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: slunkywunky on July 10, 2016, 06:30:19 PM
Thank you for the update Richard and for giving us this opportunity. Congratulations to the winners!! :)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: nonnie88 on July 11, 2016, 04:57:13 AM
Congratulations to the winners!
Cannot wait to read them now :)!!
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: slunkywunky on July 14, 2016, 11:35:36 AM
Congratulations to the authors!  It will be such a thrill to see your creations in print.

The submission guidelines told us to leave margin space for notes.  Will we be getting our submissions back with comments from the judges so we can learn what to do better the next time?

Sally has sent through some notes for each of you -I'll forward those on.

Hi Richard,

sorry to be a bother, I know you are busy, I was just wondering if the notes from Sally had been sent out to us?

I just wanted to make sure I did not miss it in my email.

Thank you,
Saleema
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on July 14, 2016, 12:35:42 PM
Hi Saleema,

I have them here so will get them out to you as soon as I can. Will put it on my to do list for tomorrow otherwise I will likely forget ;)
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on July 14, 2016, 10:00:13 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate the encouragement.
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Barbara on July 16, 2016, 05:42:35 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate the encouragement.

I'd like to second Ron's comments. Thanks to everyone and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone at the convention!
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on July 17, 2016, 04:13:51 AM
Haven't forgotten about sending you the comments - just been a crazy week. It's still there on my list!
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on July 29, 2016, 12:48:23 PM
Did you ever send out the comments? I've been checking for the email, but haven't seen it yet. Also, do you have the information on when and where the contract will be signed?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on August 31, 2016, 09:10:23 PM
Hey, it's me again. I'm still wondering about the notes for my story. Did you ever wind up sending them?
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: Richard on September 01, 2016, 07:08:08 AM
Sally was due to contact the winners but this is what she told me when I asked about your notes last time:

"I wasn't planning on providing notes on the winning entries, because they'll be thoroughly edited (he'll probably have more notes than he wants!) before publication.  "
Title: Re: Writing Competition
Post by: ronfrancis32 on September 01, 2016, 06:35:32 PM
okay. Thanks!!