I’ll Tell You For the Last Time
Posted on June 28, 2010 Posted by John Scalzi 12 Comments
Just a reminder for those of you with literary bents:
1. You have just two days (er, after today) to get in your Unicorn Pegasus Kitten fanfic.
2. You also have the same amount of time to get in your applications to this year’s Viable Paradise workshop.
One suggestion: Do not use the first to apply for the second.
Of course now you mention this. Too late. D’oh!
I hope you post how many people enter the contest. It would be interesting.
Two days to get it in or two days to get it postmarked?
You do have to admit, if someone did manage to qualify for the second with their entry for the first, it’d probably be a pretty awesome entry.
I was going with “Two birds; one stone.”
My strategy is in ruins, now.
Both require electronic submissions.
Already submitted for the former, not going to submit for the latter due to lack of funds/time. Maybe next year, we’ll see.
I hope you post basic overviews of the types of entries you receive. For instance, Aaron Williams (Nodwick) posted his entry, a baroque archetypes-at-the-end-of-the-universe story.
Just a few of the outlying ones, maybe. I’d be interested to see if, maybe, somebody managed to fit the painting to a 1950s-era alien invasion story. (*I* certainly didn’t.)
I’m currently working hard editing my friend Kasey’s submission. Being the red pen of doom is hard work.
Will you consider posting some of the better stories that did not ultimately win here on Whatever? (with authors’ permission, of course)
Probably not. If I was going to display them, I would want to pay for them. And I don’t have infinite resources.
Lorien: I’ve been editing my own for the better part of a week, and after each time, the whole thing’s red. I’m finding it to be much harder work to pretend to be a writer than it is to keep hitting the delete key.