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Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.02.27 20:09:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Silver Night on 10/04/2011 00:44:53
Silver's Second Annual Fiction Contest



The Contest:
Just write a short piece of Eve fiction. The contest will run 3 weeks 4 weeks from the time of this post. Submit a link to your story in this thread. I will pick winners at the end of the submission period.

The Prizes:
1st Prize: Choice of any one of the following faction battleships + a 300m fitting stipend. Choices are: Bhaalgorn, Vindicator, Rattlesnake, Machariel, Nightmare, Raven Navy Issue, Tempest Fleet Issue, Apocalypse Navy Issue, Megathron Navy Issue, Dominix Navy Issue, Typhoon Fleet Issue, Armageddon Navy Issue, or Scorpion Navy Issue.

2nd Prize: Choice of any one of the Navy Issue or Fleet Issue battleships listed above + 100m isk fitting stipend. There will be 3 second prize winners.

3rd Prize: Choice of Empire Faction Cruisers from the following list: Caracal Navy Issue, Omen Navy Issue, Vexor Navy Issue, or Stabber Navy Issue. There will be 4 3rd place winners.

In addition, winning stories may be published in EON Magazine, and the top three winners will receive a 1 year subscription to the magazine.

A big thanks to Zapatero for that.

That is eight chances to win.

The Rules:
  • Stories should be no more than 3000 words. This year this rule will be strictly enforced, as there were over 100 entries last year.


  • One entry per person.


  • New (previously unpublished) fiction only.


  • Fiction must be set in the Eve universe.


  • Stories cannot include your character (the one you play the game with).


  • Stories cannot center around a pod pilot. They can be mentioned, but your protagonist(s) should not be one.


  • Story needs to be within the bounds of Eve PF (Canon). If you aren't sure about something, I suggest asking - the 'OOC' channel in-game would be a good place to start. If you aren't familiar with the PF, there is plenty on this site in the backstory section. Tip: Due to my personal preferences I would suggest not leaning heavily on anything from the TEA Eve novel.


  • Please post a link to your story in this thread, but not the full story. A short 'teaser' is okay. Post the body of the story elsewhere: It's own thread on this forum, Blogger or Backstage for example. You can post it other places, but I may decline to click on links I find shady. Eve-mail me if you have an issue with where to post.


  • All decisions by me in regards to the contest are final. There is no appeal. Don't feel I've been fair to you? I will try to be fair, but in the end, Eve isn't fair. Value it as a learning experience.


  • Contest will run for 3 weeks 4 weeks, starting at the time stamp on this post.


  • Rules subject to change.


  • Prizes will be contracted in Jita in the week following the close of the contest. Contracts will be set to two weeks, assigned to the character who submitted the story. I know, Jita. Deal with it.


Misc:

Judging the entries may take up to a couple weeks, depending on volume. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Stories that stand out may also get their own special prizes.

Finally, feel free to check out last year's contest!

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.02.27 20:13:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Silver Night on 10/04/2011 00:32:44
Announcement: The contest will be extended by a week, as we have new prizes etc and I want to make sure everyone who wants to enter has time to submit a story. That means that the new deadline is 20:09 Eve time on the 27th of March.

We have our winners!

I actually already announced it in another thread on the new forums, but it seems we're back to the old for the moment, so here they are again:


First Prize:

True Line - Matariki Rain

Second Prize:

Year of the Serpent - Shae Tiann
In Between - Oriai Hanomaa
Always - Freethinker Zun

Third Prize:

Short Circuit - Rustpunk's Friend
Things Are, Deep Down, Made of Tears - Mammal Taffren
Ahviala - Kybernetes Moros
Belonging - Che Biko


The winners can evemail me which prize they'd like, or post it in this thread (or in the thread on the new forums, should that come back in the mean time). Remember to use the character that posted the story, but you can request the contract goes to someone else if you'd like.

There were a lot of great entries, and I had a hell of a time narrowing it down to just eight. Thanks for all your entries and congrats to the winners. Very Happy

Corozan Aspinall
Perkone
Posted - 2011.02.28 01:40:00 - [3]
 

W00000t! But 3 weeks? Strewth. I better get cracking. Very Happy


Boffles
Posted - 2011.02.28 22:03:00 - [4]
 

Wonderful news.

I look forward to reading the wonderful results

41 49 3432
Rogue Drone Systems
Posted - 2011.02.28 22:38:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: 41 49 3432 on 28/02/2011 22:40:10
Can we include a picture or pictures?

Or visualize the story (IE: Tell it, but tell it within "communication" notes, in a picture series)

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.03.01 02:24:00 - [6]
 

Including pictures is fine and even encouraged. Your primary medium of communication should be the words, though.

Mister Short
Posted - 2011.03.02 04:35:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Mister Short on 12/03/2011 22:29:30
Edited by: Mister Short on 02/03/2011 04:35:05

Updated with a hyper-link!!

Scotty the Docking Manager

Just finished, can't wait to see who wins.

Jan Kesler
Caldari
Posted - 2011.03.02 09:50:00 - [8]
 

Here is my submission to participate in this contest: The End

Patiently waiting for more submissions to get to read other people's work.

Boffles
Posted - 2011.03.02 22:46:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Boffles on 02/03/2011 23:13:07
My Humble submission for you enjoyment. Good luck to everyone else.

Ellic and the Golden Voice

I hope it works it is alittle bit different.

Once again thank you for running this competition

Cyberin
Misfit Toys
Clockwork Pineapple
Posted - 2011.03.03 10:36:00 - [10]
 

I was thinking about entering...because I haven't written fiction in a long time and wanted to see if I still had the desire, but I'm turned off by one thing.

"Stories cannot center around a pod pilot. They can be mentioned, or involved, but your protagonist(s) should not be one."

What is the purpose of telling people what they can/can't write about?

Mordinn
The Bones Brigade
Posted - 2011.03.03 21:28:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Cyberin
I was thinking about entering...because I haven't written fiction in a long time and wanted to see if I still had the desire, but I'm turned off by one thing.

"Stories cannot center around a pod pilot. They can be mentioned, or involved, but your protagonist(s) should not be one."

What is the purpose of telling people what they can/can't write about?


This is actually one thing that keeps me back from participating.

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.03.04 00:00:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Cyberin
I was thinking about entering...because I haven't written fiction in a long time and wanted to see if I still had the desire, but I'm turned off by one thing.

"Stories cannot center around a pod pilot. They can be mentioned, or involved, but your protagonist(s) should not be one."

What is the purpose of telling people what they can/can't write about?


I feel that Eve is an extremely rich setting. I mean, there are hundreds or perhaps thousands of populated worlds, plus stations, habitable moons, asteroid bases, etc.

That rule is to encourage people to look at those parts of the game that are outside the pod, as it were.

You are obviously free to enter or not as you choose, but it's my hope that people will explore bits of the world of Eve that they might not have considered before. Very Happy

Cyberin
Misfit Toys
Clockwork Pineapple
Posted - 2011.03.04 00:39:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Silver Night
Originally by: Cyberin
I was thinking about entering...because I haven't written fiction in a long time and wanted to see if I still had the desire, but I'm turned off by one thing.

"Stories cannot center around a pod pilot. They can be mentioned, or involved, but your protagonist(s) should not be one."

What is the purpose of telling people what they can/can't write about?


I feel that Eve is an extremely rich setting. I mean, there are hundreds or perhaps thousands of populated worlds, plus stations, habitable moons, asteroid bases, etc.

That rule is to encourage people to look at those parts of the game that are outside the pod, as it were.

You are obviously free to enter or not as you choose, but it's my hope that people will explore bits of the world of Eve that they might not have considered before. Very Happy


I agree with you about the richness of what Eve has to offer, but I disagree on limited a writers options on what they would like to write about. It's completely possible to include any of what you mentioned while centering the story on the pod pilot.

Pod Pilots are the center of Eve, taking them out as an option for an Eve fiction contest just doesn't seem right to me.

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.03.04 01:18:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Cyberin
Originally by: Silver Night
Originally by: Cyberin
I was thinking about entering...because I haven't written fiction in a long time and wanted to see if I still had the desire, but I'm turned off by one thing.

"Stories cannot center around a pod pilot. They can be mentioned, or involved, but your protagonist(s) should not be one."

What is the purpose of telling people what they can/can't write about?


I feel that Eve is an extremely rich setting. I mean, there are hundreds or perhaps thousands of populated worlds, plus stations, habitable moons, asteroid bases, etc.

That rule is to encourage people to look at those parts of the game that are outside the pod, as it were.

You are obviously free to enter or not as you choose, but it's my hope that people will explore bits of the world of Eve that they might not have considered before. Very Happy


I agree with you about the richness of what Eve has to offer, but I disagree on limited a writers options on what they would like to write about. It's completely possible to include any of what you mentioned while centering the story on the pod pilot.

Pod Pilots are the center of Eve, taking them out as an option for an Eve fiction contest just doesn't seem right to me.


Opinions will differ. The rule stands, however.

I may do other, different contests in the future with different rules, but I like the stories I got last year with this set.

I'm not limiting anyone's writing options (People can write whatever they want) - I'm limiting their writing options if they want to enter the contest. I hope if you have stories to tell about pod pilots, you will write and post them, even if noone is currently offering any prizes for that. Very Happy

Mammal Tafren
Gallente
Intaki Liberation Front
Intaki Prosperity Initiative
Posted - 2011.03.04 04:22:00 - [15]
 

Here's my entry, entitled:

Things Are, Deep Down, Made of Tears

I hope it is enjoyable.

Keena Vertan
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.03.05 03:14:00 - [16]
 


robocpf1
Minmatar
B.O.O.M
Obsidian Mining Coalition
Posted - 2011.03.05 09:17:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: robocpf1 on 05/03/2011 09:46:21
Edited by: robocpf1 on 05/03/2011 09:17:31
Here is my submission, I hope you enjoy reading it.
(I probably hope for that more than actually getting a prize. If my work is enjoyed, I am very happy.)

In the darkness of space, there is no day or night. The positions of the stars are only relevant as warp coordinates and points of reference. There is nothing to tell you when you should be sleeping, and when you should wake. No beams of light to shine through your window and softly wake you from your slumber. There is nothing to interrupt your Dreams…and nothing to wake you from your Nightmares...

Recompense: The Beginning

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.03.07 07:31:00 - [18]
 

Got about two weeks left. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's entries! Very Happy

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.03.08 04:20:00 - [19]
 

I added a 100m isk fitting stipend for the second prize winners.

Jonathan Morrison
Caldari
Posted - 2011.03.08 05:50:00 - [20]
 

My entry: The Brawl

Short teaser:
"How many we looking at here boys?"

"I'd say most from what I saw of them trickling in there. Looks like they've left the slaves behind to maintain their lord's ship or whatever. Saw a few poles and such as well which won't be a match for what we've got waiting for em," the second figure replied, grinning.

Gosakumori Noh
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2011.03.08 09:39:00 - [21]
 

It's been a while. Assuming I remember how to post...

Entry: The Jade Muninn

Eastman Color
Posted - 2011.03.08 14:43:00 - [22]
 

Entry:

I played eve online and there was no lag when I got into a fleet battle.
There was also a fair balance in gameplay so neither side just blobbed by one type of ship.
Also, there were no bots anywhere to be seen, sov warfare worked correctly and the CCP valued a high quality product rather than over population of the game.

All new players were met with helpfull words and realised quickly that PvP, drama and working things out for yourself make eve the game many of us love.

My fiction... best fiction

Anslo
Disciples of Night
Dominion of Darkness
Posted - 2011.03.10 04:50:00 - [23]
 

I originally wasn't going to enter, but I thought what the heck? Total lemmings diving in ftw!

Title: Contingency

Teaser:
The Principal stopped in front of the image of the bright light displayed on the screen, churning and spinning as if alive. “Storage,” he quietly uttered. “We must save our cultures.”
The Young Man approached him as the central display turned on is axis. ”Don’t tell me you’re thinking mass-…”
“No. Information,” he interrupted. “We must preserve our cultures in text, logs, and the like. Without that, we will fall.”

Full story on Backstage. Click here.

Boffles
Posted - 2011.03.10 07:16:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Boffles on 11/03/2011 18:13:40
great entries so far

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.03.10 10:40:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Silver Night on 10/03/2011 10:46:44
So, we now have some additional prizes: The top three winners will recieve 1 year subscriptions to EON Megazine. Additionally winning stories may be published in EON magazine.

They will still have to be CCP vetted, but they will be taking a look at the winners. So I hope you folks can cook up some good fiction. Very Happy

Edit: If you are interested in being in EON, your story should probably be over 1400 words. That is generally about their minimum.

second character
Posted - 2011.03.11 14:47:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Corozan Aspinall
W00000t! But 3 weeks? Strewth. I better get cracking. Very Happy




strewth!!! lol!!!

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2011.03.12 00:23:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Silver Night on 12/03/2011 00:25:40
The contest will be extended by a week, as we have new prizes etc and I want to make sure everyone who wants to enter has time to submit a story. That means that the new deadline is 20:09 Eve time on the 27th of March.

Darina Rea
Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint Katherine
Posted - 2011.03.12 20:50:00 - [28]
 

Nice, more time. Smile

Anyway, an entry from me, edited by Verone (to clear some odd english Neutral) THANKS!

Please enjoy:
A can of murder


Security 621 Melantari
Posted - 2011.03.12 23:38:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Security 621 Melantari on 12/03/2011 23:41:35
Edited by: Security 621 Melantari on 12/03/2011 23:40:04
My submission

EvE Christmas

Kel Kun
Posted - 2011.03.13 03:10:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Kel Kun on 13/03/2011 03:11:27
The last words of a scientist charged to study on a decryption node.

Mara, The Codebreaker

Enjoy this fiction story,
18+ Horror


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