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Last Pen Standing.
Round eight now open. Theme: Halloween (of course).
CONTEST CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!|
A special thank you to Legerdemain for working on the above image for me. You can see more of her fine image work in "Leger's Shop" [18+].
Also, thank you to WhoMe for the pretty awardicon that graces this forum.
The contest will be run with a twist. Entries will be placed in groups. Group size will be determined and assignations done by random dice rolls after the submission deadline.
All items must be submitted in the forum in b-item format. To do this, type bitem:####### within curly brackets . Replace the hashtags with your item's ID number.
The Stories must be:
A complete story 1000 - 2500 words. NO EXCEPTIONS. Word count must be posted on the bottom or top of your story or in your forum post.
Newly written for this contest.
Rated 18+ or lower.
Relevant to the round's theme. If I deem the story did not satisfy this requirement, I will disqualify it. I'm fairly liberal on connections, however.
Any fiction genre. Creative non-fiction is also acceptable.
Absolutely, positively, no way, no how... NO POETRY!
Timeline (All times/dates are WDC times/dates, which is EST):
- All entries must be received by the last second of the last hour of October 31st.
- Stories may NOT be edited after the deadline.
- After the deadline, I will email you a request for your votes.
- Peer voting must be completed by Midnight WDC time on November 15th. I will do my best to send out reminders but I expect entrants to show some responsibility in this. There will be no extensions.
- I will award group winner prizes soon after the peer voting has closed.
- Grand prize winner will be announced and awarded on or around November 30th or when all the judges have cast their votes (whichever comes first).
Peer voting round: Once the deadline has passed and groups assigned, each entrant will vote for the best story in each group, excluding their own group.
Finals:The stories chosen will then be pitted against each other for the Grand Prize. The winner will be chosen by myself and a small panel of guest judges. All tiebreakers will be broken by me, TheGary .
This round's guest judges:
If you would like to be a judge for LPS, please email me. I am in desperate need of good volunteers .
Grand Prize: A Merit Badge of my choice and 25,000 GPs.
Group Winners: 10k awardicon to each and 5,000 GPs.
Honorable mentions: 5,000 GPs each, if any.
If there are less than six(6) entries for the round, the peer voting round will be skipped and only the grand prize will be awarded. If there are less than three(3) entries, I will issue participation prizes of my choosing to those contestants for their hard work.
And now...for the prompts:
This round's entries, to date:
Congratulations to round 8's winner:
Grand Prize winner:
"Invalid Item"  by A Guest Visitor
Curious on past rounds' results? Click here: "LPS entries and winners" [E]
If this contest can't get your muse talking, unchain him/her from the wall and send him/her here:
Donations are welcome and appreciated. Please send via the forum or direct to "Last Pen Standing Bank" [E].
Any donations over 30k will recieve an MB and my humble thanks.
List of generous donors:
1. Weird people :(
2. Bonnie♡PDGReview Academy
3. A member who wishes to remain anonymous.
4. Lady of the Myst
10. LJPC - the tortoise