Welcome to the Ink Shed Bi-Monthly Contest, run by the glamorous, the awesome, the cobweb collectingInk Shed Guild! As a note, the guild is now hidden for the sake of those who would like to be published one day. Due to the grey area the Internet presents as "previously publishing" a work, keeping the guild as closed off to non-members as we can seems to be the best, and safest, route for those whose goals are to be published.
This is a bi-monthly prompt contest where you may enter poetry or prose.
So please, read on if you're curious!
- Open and Accepting -
Please, keep in mind my laptop's settings are weird, so feel free to tell me if something isn't lining up the way it should.
inkinkinki. Play nice. Sore losers won't be tolerated and disrespect will result in instant blacklist. inkinkinkii. Follow Gaia's TOS and other general rules. inkinkinkiii.There is no entry fee. inkinkinkiv.Entrants are limited to one prose and one poetry submission per prompt. inkinkinkv.Anyone can enter, although it's highly encouraged you become an Ink Shed member. inkinkink*winkwinknudgenudge* inkinkinkvi. Word count minimum for prose is 500 and maximum is 7000. There are no restrictions (yet) to poetry. inkinkinkvii.Rules are subject to alteration and changes. inkinkinkviii. Unless otherwise stated, no fanfiction. inkinkinkix. Feel free to ask questions, but please don't quote any of the introductory posts here. Thank you. inkinkinkx. You may enter poetry and prose that was written or entered in another contest, as long as it fits with the prompt. inkinkinkxi. To enter your works, PM Eruden Ki your entry; please and thank you! =) inkinkinkxii. If you want to pretty up your entry, that's fine, but please don't use a really bright color that makes it hard to read. Thank you! 8/18/2010
The prompt is Creation. Spin this however you want, make it about: pregnancy, creation of a new species (by magic or science; heck, even an origin story for an alien species!), creation of a new world, creation of a religion or even the creation of personality changes in a person. Take it literally, or make it metaphorical. I am not picky. =)
Begins: July 5th, 2011. Deadline: September 6, 2011.
The prompt isPost-Apocalyptic. For Prose: Whether thanks to zombies, vampires, war, or flying purple people eaters, fly with it. Happy, sad, humorous, thought-provoking, whatever you can get to work, do it. For Poetry: However you're inspired by the prompt. If I'm confused, I'll just ask you to clarify how the prompt was used, but I doubt this'll happen.
Spelling/Grammar - 10pts inkinkinkSelf-explanatory. Originality - 30pts inkinkinkCreativity! Do you hold up old stereotypes, or do you send them crashing to the ground? Do you bore us to tears with cliche and typical wording, or do you wow us with imagery and descriptions we've never dreamed of? Style - 10pts inkinkinkDo your characters come to life in your prose or are they two-dimensional? Is the situation or are reactions in your story somehow believable, even with fantasy incorporated? Does your poetry have some sort of flow or rhythm or does it sputter everywhere like a suffocating fish?
Basically, I own the guild and I want more activity in it. I'm awesome. Seriously. Okay, that's opinion. Moving on, I'm a twenty-one-year-old writer (who is also pregnant!), dabbling in anything and everything from prose to poetry and non-fiction to fantasy and sci-fi. When asked, I can give you a line-by-line critique of poetry and/or a Red "Pen" special for any prose. ;3 Personally, I really don't know what you'd want to know about me, though. So, we'll leave it at that!
You've earned a spot on the Ink Shed's honor roll! You can do this by donating, winning thrice in a row, or some other outstanding action!
Admiral Airtwit - donated 30k for the contest! 2pound - donated 10k for the contest! You Got Godmail - Donated 15k for duality! Eternal Rebellion - Donated 10k for Post-Apocalyptic!
Tsk tsk, you've made it onto the infamous Nay list! Getting here means you're banned from participation in the Ink Shed contest and probably banned as a member from the guild (or vice versa). Those with poor sportsmanship, tendencies toward plagiarism, and other unpleasantness get tossed here. Avoid this at all costs, dears.
HisNameIsNoMore and other aliases - banned from guild itself for extreme disrespect and borderline harassment. YOUASK/Biotchy - Plagiarism.
@ axisofsymmetry: You just enter by posting your entry. The prompt is Ink.
@ The Love Mutt: You read it correctly!
@ Kiyene: Dx We're not stalkers! We're just a guild of writers who sometimes get kinda...well, snippy. As for sniping, uhm, what do you mean? O_o Sarcastic comments are fine, but if someone gets hurt by it or something, just apologize and move on. XD