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Happy Birthday, fellow Crones!

Posted by fabricatedemons on 2006.06.11 at 17:53
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It's our very first birthday!! Happy Birthday CoC! In honor of our one year anniversary we will be unveiling a ton of surprises, so keep your eyes peeled!! Now everyone knows that you can't have a party without games and prizes. That's right, you heard the word prizes!! We will be kicking off the celebration with a special writer's competition open to all members. All submissions will be specially featured and then members will be asked to pop over to the forums to vote for their favorite stories during the last week of June.

The Story:
It was once believed that mapmakers marked their maps with the words: Hic sunt dracones to indicate dangerous areas where the mythical creatures could be found. As centuries passed and historians became more knowledgable, it was discovered that only one map ever contained those words, and they were meant to describe what we know today as China. Disregarding fact, we would like you to write a short story in which a sacred map never before seen and with the words Hic sunt dracones is discovered in several strange areas that have been off limits to humans since civilization began. Shortly after the map resurfaces a number of bizarre sitings are reported: Dragon Sitings!

If you feel that this project would be better broken into a novella, you must present at least your introduction and first chapter for judgment by the contest deadline. Otherwise you are free to use this idea to the best of your creativity! You may be able to wrap it up in a single short story, or a longer piece with a few sections, but just remember you must have at least your introduction and first chapter for judges by the deadline.

First Prize Will be a Pewter Dragon topped Pencil and the Circle of Crones Journal from our brand new Cafe Press Store
Second and Third Place will each receive an honorary banner celebrating their achievement, as well as special status and celebration in our Meet the Genius Forum.

Deadline for all entries: All entries must be submitted to the site by no later than 12:00 A.M. EST on June 24th, 2006. On June 24th the polls will be posted on the forums and everyone will be able to vote for their favorite stories! Once again for clarity EVERYONE who is a member of this site is welcome to enter. We know the competition is going to be stiff, so get to work today and be sure to check the site today for more exciting news and surprises!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We couldn't have come this far without you!


lynmidnight at 2006-06-13 07:52 (UTC) (Link)

Happy Birthday!

It turns out that I joined the site just in time for the exciting competition. The topic is amazing! I am definitely going to try out. This site looks fantastic, though. Not only Harry Potter but other fandoms as well. Nice job! I am looking forward to reading as much stories as I can and browsing the forums to know you guys better. My most favourite things in the world, reading and meeting new people. Let the celebrations begin!
fabricatedemons at 2006-06-14 03:17 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Birthday!

I'm glad to see some enthusiasm around here. Good luck with your writing--may the plot bunnies be with you.
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