NOIR CONTEST VOTING! Feb 17, 2022 0:16:33 GMT -6
Post by RAVENEYE on Feb 17, 2022 0:16:33 GMT -6
The voting/critiquing phase of the Noir contest is underway!
This contest has been a challenge for us all. If still in doubt about what Noir is and how to judge it appropriately, check out the links in the Resources section below. Otherwise, please proceed to the FICTION FORUM to begin reading and critiquing the entries.
Voting begins: Thursday, February 17, 12:00 am, US Central
Voting closes: Wednesday, March 2, 11:59 pm US Central
Voting is open to all Legendfirians! Every contestant is REQUIRED to vote.
Unless excused for serious reasons, contestants must vote on all entries. Contestants will receive reminders of this requirement 1 week, 3 days, and 1 day prior to the end of the voting period. If you do not vote on ALL entries, your entry will be disqualified.
Please follow these steps:
1. Critique each entry according to the following three criteria. Respond with two sentences minimum per criteria. The goal is to help the author improve their craft. NOTE: voters who leave one-liner critiques to justify their vote will receive warnings according to our warning system.
* Technical writing elements: Which elements were technically sound in this entry? What still needs work? (consider writing fundamentals, the things found in grammar manuals, dictionaries, clarity guides, etc.)
* Artistic writing elements: What appealed to me in this entry? What might benefit from revision? (Consider things like narrative hook, emotional impact, character arc, word choice, metaphor, imagery, uniqueness, etc.)
* Prompt: How well does this entry relate to the prompt? (The full prompt is at THIS LINK.)
2. Assign each of the three criteria a numerical value, from 1 to 5, with five being the most favorable.
3. Add your scores and divide by 3 to get an average score. For example: 3.5 + 3 + 4 = 3.5 (The contest host will collect all the averaged scores for each entry and tally the overall average to determine the winners.)
You may vote for yourself to maintain your anonymity. This vote will not count toward the final score.
All entries must have the same number of votes for each vote to count. For example, if over half the entries receive 7 votes, we will set the final vote requirement to 7 votes per entry.
Huff Post article: Noir Fiction is About Losers...
New Yorker article: Money, Sex, and Revenge
100 Hard Honor Points for all entrants, upon submitting their entry.
1st Place winners: an additional 200 Hard Honor Points, for a total of 300. Entry’s inclusion in the LegendFire Compendium.
2nd and 3rd Place winners: an additional 100 Hard Honor Points, for a total of 200. Entry’s inclusion in the LegendFire Compendium.