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Deadline for submissions: when there are 5 participants
Judgement: by tribunal and/or popular vote from ______ at midnight and Winners announced whenever the all judges are done

Volunteer Judges: TatteredSeraph

Theme: Point of view of a Castlevania lackey/boss (not Dracula)
Prizes: Award medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.


Guidelines for Participants:
Word count: no limit
Language: English
Basic guidelines:
-Post your finished stories here.
-For the formatting, use whatever the forum can provide.
-Remember, the story is more important than grammar, formatting, etc. But please try your best to make things readable and understandable aka proofread them or let someone help you with that.

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Re: May 2016 Castlevania Dungeon Short Story Contest
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 11:10:09 PM »
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If anyone wants to judge this contest, please tell me here.

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Re: May 2016 Castlevania Dungeon Short Story Contest
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 04:10:25 AM »
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Woohoo!  :D

  I've got a few inklings for an idea for a story, but depending on whether I decide to enter it or not, if I don't, I'd be happy to help with judging.
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Re: May 2016 Castlevania Dungeon Short Story Contest
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 09:43:52 AM »
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This is not to be a serious entry--I have that in the works. ;)

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Re: May 2016 Castlevania Dungeon Short Story Contest
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2016, 05:56:34 AM »
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You guys realize that 3500 words is over 6 pages, right?

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Re: May 2016 Castlevania Dungeon Short Story Contest
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2016, 08:34:32 AM »
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This is a neat idea!  I look forward to the stories.  I might have volunteered to judge, though I'm a bit busy at the moment so I don't think I could really devote the time to it...but I'm still curious if there are any sort of criteria or something for judging these stories?  (Maybe I missed it somewhere?)

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Re: May 2016 Castlevania Dungeon Short Story Contest
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2016, 11:11:33 PM »
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You guys realize that 3500 words is over 6 pages, right?

Yes. Unless there is a great clamor of lesser word counts, the number stays. There are a lot of avid fast readers in here. :)

This is a neat idea!  I look forward to the stories.  I might have volunteered to judge, though I'm a bit busy at the moment so I don't think I could really devote the time to it...but I'm still curious if there are any sort of criteria or something for judging these stories?  (Maybe I missed it somewhere?)

There is no particular guideline or criteria for judging. No one wanted to discuss it before.
If you ask me for guidelines, the feel and plot of the story are important. Those things that make the reader stick with the story til the end and remember it after, I suppose. Of course if you guys can add more judging details, feel free to write them below.

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Re: May 2016 Castlevania Dungeon Short Story Contest
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 02:09:30 AM »
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Just a friendly reminder, 6 days 'til the deadline!

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Re: May 2016 Castlevania Dungeon Short Story Contest
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2016, 08:27:52 AM »
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Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to manage to get a story finished by then, so I'm volunterring to step in as a judge.
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Re: May 2016 Castlevania Dungeon Short Story Contest
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2016, 12:44:07 AM »
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Thanks for volunteering as a judge TatteredSeraph.
If, just in case, that no one ever posted something by the deadline, I will be extending this contest for another month, so don't throw away your work just yet. :)

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Since no one is done yet, I am extending the deadline for another month.
Please notify me if anyone wants to be a judge.

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This extension until the July 30 will be the last. If no one wants to submit anything by then, this short story contest will be on indefinite hiatus.

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I should actually have time to write mine out now that I've passed my certification exams and don't need to devote my time to studying for them.


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That's good to know. :)

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Don't close the contest just yet, since I'm working on something myself.

But I do believe that 3500 words minimum is a bit heavy if you want to guarantee maximum participation.
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