Elftown Prose Contest - Fairy tales
Welcome to the second Elftown Prose Contest
. If you can't follow the rhythm of poetry, or just like writing stories, this is the contest for you!
Theme: Fairy tales
However there is a slight difference this time. The opening paragraph will be given, and so will be common to all contestants' entries. Beyond this, feel free to take the story where you like, although bear in mind the rules and guidelines below. Any story not following either rules or format will be removed.
The opening to be used in your stories can be seen at:
Prose contest - fairy tales opening
1 - The story MUST be written by you. If anyone is found to be stealing someone elses work they will be disqualified from this and all future official Prose contests.
2 - No fan-fiction in this contest. We accept that you may be inspired somewhere, but if you write a story with a land called Marmia containing Baslam the lion, it's not going to cut it with us. Original work here please.
3 - Not counting the given
opening paragraph, the story must be no longer than 2000 words.
4 - Please bear in mind the theme is Fairy tales
. So we want to minimise Tolkein / Dungeons & Dragons style writing. We want fantasy, but carbon copies of Legolas and Gimli, while won't get you removed, won't score your story very high with the judges. Try to keep it classical, and a moral to the story is highly encouraged.
5 - As per theme, the story should be easily read by young children. So should contain little to no mature violence, and nothing sexually explicit. Use your common sense as to what would be acceptable and what not, but the judges' decision in this matter is final.
6 - NEW RULE:
quality restrictions. If you want us to put effort into reading the story, put effort into writing it. Stories with exceptionally bad spelling and grammar will be disqualified at the judges' discretion. Note: We realise that typos are one thing, and laziness quite another. We will distinguish between the two here.
The stories will be judged on:
a) How well your story fits the theme.
b) Creativity, originality and plot.
c) Format - Proper paragraphs, spelling, grammar, use of vocabulary etc.
The stories will be judged by:
Finalist judges: [ally
], [Jay Ladlehaus
You can earn the following by participating in and/or winning this contest
The winner earns the coloured bookworm.
Members who participated earn the green bookworm and all participants become Donors of Writing
Name - wiki
Reminder: number your entries and separate them with the <hr> tag
] Skydancer's ETPC Entry
] ..//starburst.x's ETPC Entry
3. [ACCOUNT DELETED.
] - She Used To Be A BigSHOT's ETPC Entry
] - incomplete by deadline
] - TheRogue's ETPC Entry
6. [Artemis Riddle
] - the kingdom far, far away
7. [Valient Tragedies
] - Vampryc Touch's ETPC Entry
] - Greats
] - Summer Country
] - incomplete by deadline
] - Once...
] - Rings of doom
13. [Wolf By Nature
] - Dreams of Prophecy
] - Good deed
] - Come and Play With Me
] - Young King and Queen
] - ufo - Never trust a hatted dwarf
18. [Dark Side of the Moon
] - Ir-Iddyns Wiki Prose Page
] - //Cold.as a.raZorBlade//.:'s prose entry
] - Kiba-Chan's ETPC Entry
] - The Order of White
22. [Mikhul, the Bard
] - has removed story from contest.
23. [Elisha Kelly
] - The Red Rose Ruby
24. [David the Good
] - One Rainy Day
] - Penny for your thoughts
] - Brave yet without guilt...
] - Paz's ETPC Entry
] -Amazing Inheritance
29 - [DeadSockMonster
] - The Curse of Greed
30. [Shika Lane
]- Removed for exceeding the word limit.
] - Funtosee, the Dwarf
32. [I stabbith ye
] - Once Upon A Raven
] - Blue Fairytale
34. [Paul Doyle
] - Dwarf Scout Cookies
Go or return to:
- Elftown Prose Contest
- Prose contest - Fairy tales opening