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    If the quality is high (haha) then we should publish the top 3 at least. Don't want any worthy ones to go unseen.

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    a) I am going to leave this open for a bit longer as I know that Flem and Dan wanted to enter.

    b) Final Results to be tallied directly by the judges and results announced by them directly.

    c) Are people ok if I throw in a story - there are independent judges and the authors' names are removed. Should be ok but just thought I would ask.

    d) Can the judges please email me - so that I have your contact email addresses.

    e) I will leave it up to the judges how many stories they want to publish.

    f) This is the Scoring Guide I am proposing Judges to give their input as to what changes they want to it:

    Preliminary Scoring Guide as follows:

    Scores out of 10 for each section unless otherwise noted:

    Beginning (out of 5): Does writer engage the reader's attention immediately? Is tone, setting and characters established quickly?

    Characterization: Are characters believable, well-rounded? Actions and interactions
    consistent and well motivated?

    Plot: Is the story interesting and compelling to read?

    Style: Is writing fresh and free of cliches?
    Is there a strong/creative use of the english language and a compelling writing style?

    Mechanics (out of 5): Is grammar and punctuation correct?
    Spelling accurate?
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    2) See point 1.

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    I'm in for the story.

    Smali's story will be something like this....

    etc etc.
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    Mechanics (out of 5): Is grammar and punctuation correct?
    Spelling accurate?
    Strongly disagree with this tbf. I'm nowhere near good enough to pull off a style like that but everyone from Shakespeare to Cormac McCarthy would get 0 points here. I think the 'strong/creative use and compelling style' takes care of this category.

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    Cbf thinking of a decent plot otherwise I'd enter.

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    I'll come up with something given the word count is minimal. It'll no doubt be a little weird though.
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    Satisfied with Criteria for Judging.

    Would like to note you get extra points from me for having a crisp outside shell that crunches when bitten but with a soft middle that falls apart in the mouth almost negating the need to chew.

    Good luck.

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    Cbf thinking of a decent plot otherwise I'd enter.
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    Sorry, only just saw the thread.

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