UPDATE: Submissions to the contest are now closed. Watch for an announcement on the results.
Use an object to connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated characters.
Contest Begins on June 1st, 2012.
Contest Ends on August 1st, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
All entries must be Literature. Prose, Poetry, and Scripts are accepted. No visual poetry; concrete is allowed.
All entries must be written specifically for this contest, uploaded to dA on or after June 1st, 2012.
All entries must include a link to this contest journal in the artist's comment of the deviation.
All entries must adhere to deviantART's Submissions Policy and Etiquette Policy.
Anyone who is not judging may enter the contest, including DLD staff.
Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation are required. We do not consider an intentional lack of capitals a concern so long as it is consistent throughout the piece.
One entry per deviant; collaborations are not allowed.
The genre does not matter, so long as the story fits the prompt.
For the purpose of this contest, "object" means anything you can physically touch.
Original characters are characters you have created, unrelated to any sort of fan-fiction.
You do NOT have to be a member of Daily-Lit-Deviations to submit to the contest folder.
Mature Content is allowed, as long as it has all appropriate tags attached.
If you choose to use an object such as a cigarette, your characters do not have to be connected by the exact same cigarette.
Prose is not to exceed 2,500 words.
Poems should be no longer than 300 lines.
Scripts should be no more than 15 pages.
Please Note: All entries should include a word count, page count, or line count in the artist's comments.
Submitting Your Entry
To submit your entry, first be certain that your artist's comment includes a link to this journal as well as the appropriate word, line, or page count. Then submit your work to the Summer Contest folder in Daily-Lit-Deviations gallery. Your work will be checked for grammar and spelling before it is admitted to the group. Pieces that do not adhere to the rules will be declined.
Remember, all entries are due by August 1st at 11:59pm Pacific Time. The gallery folder will be closed after that time.
Entries will be judged based on creativity, excellent use of language, strong characterization, and overall impact.
Your judges are:
3-Month Premium Membership donated by GrannyJae
1 copy of Bluebird by Shane Mckinney (spoems) donated by ExistenceWeSummonYou
Poetry commission from blooperman12
Critique from LiliWrites
, and ShadowedAcolyte
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Critique from ShadowedAcolyte
Feature from DailyLitDeviations
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We look forward to your entries! If you have questions or comments, please leave them below.
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