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[META] X-Day Competition 2004, Nov 1-30

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  • Minisinoo
    I m forwarding the attached message for Darren Duncan, X-Day coordinator. Last year, X-Day had quite a few fanfic entries in comparison to former years, so I
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      I'm forwarding the attached message for Darren Duncan, X-Day
      coordinator. Last year, X-Day had quite a few fanfic entries in
      comparison to former years, so I think Darren's hoping to see the
      same. Both comicverse and movieverse stories are eligible. Unlike
      the CBFFAs, however, entries are restricted to X-Men or X-Men/Marvel
      only.

      http://www.xday.info/

      >> Some Pertinent Selections From the Rules <<

      SUBMISSION COMPLETENESS

      Every work you submit must be separate and distinct. Please don't
      submit multiple chapters of a novel as individual works in the Short
      Stories fan fiction category and then also enter the entire work in
      the Novella category. Use common sense - if you wrote a novel, enter
      it as a novel unless you really feel some part of it works as a short
      story. Likewise, do not enter multiple parts of a serial as separate
      submissions; rather, submit all parts as a single serial submission.

      When a fan fiction story comes in multiple chapters or parts, all
      parts are submitted as a single entry and the total word length will
      indicate in what category it's listed. The one exception to this is
      serial fiction. A series is a plot arc composed of stories that are,
      in themselves, complete works, and that depend on one another for
      sense to a lesser degree than book chapters. In order to qualify as a
      serial, the work should have at least four stories. Duologies or
      trilogies should be treated as one story with two or three parts, and
      submitted as a single work with a combined wordcount and entered in
      the appropriate category.

      As an exception to the above two rules, you may submit individual
      parts of a serial or duology or trilogy, *instead* of the combinant
      whole, if each submitted part will work as a separate story, and can
      be wholly understood by someone who has not read any of the other
      parts. This exception is given so that bias against multiple stories
      that are separate but take place in the same continuity is avoided.

      ALL fan fiction submissions must be complete. We can't judge a
      half-finished story. There will be awards again next year (we hope),
      so save your works-in-progress. The only exception to this is with
      serial fiction (but not Round-Robins); even in those cases, you must
      have at least 4 parts, and the end of the last one must be at a
      logical pause (not a cliff-hanger).


      FAN FICTION CATEGORIES

      A piece of fan fiction is allowed to compete on its own in a fan
      fiction category regardless of whether it is also used by a fan
      website which is competing at the same time.

      Every submission to a fan fiction category must be hosted on its own
      page or set of pages which contain only that submission. Those same
      pages may not contain any other fan fiction works which are not part
      of the one being submitted. This rule is also true even when the
      submitted work is quite short, such as a short poem or an original
      character biography. It must be easy for a visitor to distinguish the
      content of your submission from other things.

      There used to be an obligatory rule for providing a summary with
      longer fanfics so readers could effectively scan it and decide
      whether to read the whole thing afterwards. This requirement no
      longer exists. If you think it should, then give feedback in this to
      the X-Day manager.
      -------------------------

      >> Serials
      A series is a plot arc compsed of stories that are, in themselves,
      complete works, and that depend on one another for sense to a lesser
      degree than book chapters. In order to qualify as a serial, the work
      should have at least four stories. Duologies or trilogies should be
      treated as one story with two or three parts, and submitted as a
      single work with a combined wordcount and entered in the appropriate
      category, such as Novels or Novellas.

      >> Round-Robins
      This is a serial where each part is written by a different author;
      also the submission rules are different in that Round-Robins MUST be
      complete, while other serials only need 4 or more installments.

      >> Novels
      This is a standard format narrative which is equal to or greater than
      70,000 words in length; it often comes in multiple chapters. This
      category may be combined with Novellas if there aren't enough
      submissions over 70,000 words.

      >> Novellas
      This is a standard format narrative which is 30,000 - 69,999 words in
      length; it often comes in multiple chapters.

      >> Novelettes
      This is a standard format narrative which is 17,500 - 29,999 words in
      length.

      >> Long Shorts
      This is a standard format narrative which is 7500 - 17,499 words in
      length.

      >> Short Stories
      This is a standard format narrative which is 3000 - 7499 words in
      length.

      >> Tiny Stories
      This is an incredibly short narrative which is 500 - 2999 words in
      length.

      >> Screen Plays
      Each entry tells a story and is formatted like a script for a movie
      or tv show or play. If there are a lot of these submissions, they may
      be split into two categories based on word length.

      >> Poetry
      Each entry is a poem, which for example may tell a short story or be
      a set of disjointed thoughts. If there are enough submissions, this
      category may be split into two based on length.

      >> Song Lyrics: Original Music
      This is where entries fashioned as lyrics and intended to be sung
      will go, if the submitter wrote them to music that they created
      themselves.

      >> Song Lyrics: Adopted Music
      This is where entries fashioned as lyrics and intended to be sung
      will go, if the submitter wrote them to pre-existing music that
      someone else created; the submitter is taking someone else's music
      and putting new words to it.

      >> Original Character Biographies
      This category is set aside to showcase original characters, meaning
      new characters created by a fan to exist in one of the X-Men
      universes; it is not for Marvel-created characters. Each submission
      to this category is a single biography-style page (or set of pages)
      that describes one original character; it is *not* a narrative or
      poem that uses the character. As with other Fan Fiction, this
      biography can be either text-only or be text with accompanying
      illustrations. Separate fan fiction narratives which use the same
      character that this biography describes may compete independently in
      X-Day. Fan art or or fan costumes or fan media or fan web sites
      featuring the character may also compete separately. In the case of
      the fan web sites, they have to be a lot larger than a simple bio to
      compete as a website; if they are just a bio, they go here only.


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      --Min
      The Medicine Wheel: X-Men Fanfic
      http://www.themedicinewheel.net/

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