The entry submissions period has closed with 65 total stories entered: 33 for 8000 Suns, 22 for Day in the Life, and 10 for Swear & Curse. Well done writers! A couple of observations so far:
was a small rush of entries at the end, but not a huge flood. Mostly
by people who didn't find out about the contest until late.
-Some people used all 5,000 available words, but many were able to tell there stories in 2,000-3,000 words.
-There's really a wide variety of stories and styles in this group of entries.
-Some stuff I've read so far is very, very good.
on to the judging. The question everyone probably wants to ask-- when
will results be announced? To be honest, at this point it's hard to
guess. It will depend on when four individual judges are each able to
score all 65 stories. For now, I'll just say that we're on it and
judging is in progress. I'll post updates/timeframe estimates here
along the way.
Writers, while you're waiting, read, study and enjoy the stories entered this year. Comment
and give your fellow writers some feedback. Or at least let them know
that their story was read by someone. Writers don't want their work to
just sit in some lonely corner of the internet. They want someone to
read it and tell them how they did, right?
Thanks for the stories writers! Again, watch here for updates on the judging.