Short Story Competition

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  1. Flame_star1

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    Hello Again!
    This is Flame with another writing competition, specifically for short stories this time.

    What Qualifies as a Short Story?
    I know most stories have a strong beginning, middle, and end. However, I do understand that Minecraft books are more difficult to write like that. For the sake of this competition, a short story is a book that is written in sentences, has at least one character, and has some sort of event or situation.

    What are the Rules?
    Books must be 6+ Pages
    Each person is allowed up to 3 entries
    Books must be submitted by May 4, 2018
    Books must be signed

    Submit a copy of the book

    *All books must be original works but may be inspired by something else

    How to Enter:
    Write a book
    Sign your book
    Make a copy of your book
    Submit the copy of your book at the bottom floor of /shop Flame_star1


    Judges!
    This is a new addition to the contest. Instead of being judged by just one judge, the results will now be a result of three judges. Here they are:

    Flame_star1
    AnarchicMuse
    Dola_


    Rewards!
    1st: 64 DB
    2nd: 32 DB
    3rd: 16 DB
    4th: 8 DB
    5th: 4 DB

    Participants may ask for feedback on their story once the competition has ended if they wish.

    Information is also in /shop Flame_star1. I’ll try to answer any additional questions.​
     
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  2. TheAncapGent

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    What do you mean by sentences? All text is written in sentences. :/

    And pro tip for the other contestants, instead of writing the story in the book ,write it first in a doc or say Evernote, and then copy/paste it into the book bit by bit.
     
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  3. Flame_star1

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    I meant that all text is written in paragraph form rather than stanzas. Does that make any more sense?
     
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    Book submitted, I wish to receive feedback, pretty please. :)
     
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  5. Shallow

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    flame
     
  6. Shallow

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    hurry up and grade themmm :p
     
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  8. Flame_star1

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    I actually am planning on teaching math. :p I could teach English though. Next year I'm going to intern in another math class and an English class. Hopefully.
     
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    Is that possible already at the age of 17?! O.O
     
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    Yup, I'm a student teacher in a 4th grade math classroom. I've been there all year, and I made it into the program again next year, so my senior year I get the option to intern in two different grades.
     
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    After a bit of delay... HERE ARE THE RESULTS!
    Since there were multiple judges this time, a point system was used in scoring the books. The winner was determined when all points from every judge was added together.

    1st Place: Goodbye by Shallow_Waters
    2nd Place: They Call Me Freedom Fighter by TheAncapGent
    3rd Place: Shortcomings by FishWill
    4th Place: Follow by cokebomb
    5th Place: The magic tree by BasscatPower

    (cokebomb actually placed in both 4th and 5th, but one player can only win one place with their books. I do feel like their success should be mentioned though.)

    Thank you so much to everyone who participated! I hope to see you again during the upcoming poetry competition!


    TheAncapGent, I will have your feedback shortly.
    As for prizes, I will check for players when they are online. /msg me in game if I don't notice you for some reason.​
     
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  12. TheAncapGent

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    Yaaaaaay 2nd place!
    A step up from the last shared 3rd place I got! :D
    Next time, tooooo theeeee moooooon!
     

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