Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday (and an update)


Happy Birthday, Some Lost Melody!!! May you always STAY DANGEROUS!!!

Contest update. Okay, no entries will be accepted after 9am NY time. Boy do I have a lot of reading to do!!! As I said earlier, I'm very impressed with the submissions. Here are some of the guidelines my fellow judge and I will follow when picking the winners.

1. We will look for a mix of genres. There were A LOT of space/sci-fi entries! Which is awesome (Beth Revis would be so proud), but we'll want representatives from the other genres, too.

2. We will look for stories that feel "complete." In other words, we want entries that aren't just the beginning of a story or a passage from the middle. The 250 words should work on their own.

3. The contest called for stories written in English, which isn't totally fair, since many of this blog's visitors come from other lands. So we will overlook minor grammatical errors when reading entries from overseas.

Questions? Comments?

18 comments:

The 355 said...

Happy birthday!
Also happy belated birthday to you Kirsten!

Anonymous said...

I've got no problem at all with point 3. I'm no "Conan the Grammarian."

How many stories did you get?

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY Some Lost Melody!

Robert in San Diego

Ju L. said...

Kirsten, one of my family members suffered an acident while I was trying to send you my entry... So I just got home and I'm trying to send you but my account isn't working well... What can I do?!

Ari the Awesome said...

Happy Birthday, Some Lost Melody!!!

Kirsten Miller said...

Lucy: yes, I did!

JuL: Send me a note.

Lucy said...

Kirsten I hope you know you have power over me being very happy or very sad no pressure

DefyingDancer said...

Good luck to everyone!

Anonymous said...

Dear Some Lost Melody:

Your screen name isn't a reference to the anime Noir, is it? Again, happy birthday.

Robert in San Diego

montana irregulars said...

happy birthday!!!!

Violet said...

Happy Birthday!
When do we find out who won the contest? I'm so exited...

Some Lost Melody said...

Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes!! I had a great birthday (it was yesterday). Lol I love getting free cake at restaurants XD.

I can't wait to see some of people's awesome entries. :D

Robert: Nope never heard of that one. But I do watch a lot of anime lol.

Kitty said...

Happy birthday to both you and Lost Melody! :D

Alice Cullen said...

Happy b-day!

squidlings said...

Happy birthday, Some Lost Melody! I hope it's wonderful :)

I had a dream last night that I won this contest. That's how obsessive I am.

Lucy said...

Omg squidlings I did too and then i had I dream I was in one of my stories I entered

Lucy said...

Oh and happy birthday SLM I want cake now

Toodles*** said...

Happy Birthday Some Lost Melody!!!

I think the rule that it should feel "complete" is a good one. I mean, I don't really think mine is, cus I had to cut it down. Alot. But I think that that's a good quality for the winning entries to have,

Ju L. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!