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Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2010.02.28 21:55:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Silver Night on 31/03/2010 08:10:45
Silver's First Annual Fiction Contest


The Contest:
Just write a short piece of Eve fiction. The contest will run 3 weeks from the time of this post. Submit your story in this thread (Either the story itself or a link to it). Winners will be picked by me at the end of the submission period.

The Prizes:
1st Prize: Winner's choice of any one of the following faction battleships, with 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. There will be 2 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.

That is seven chances to win.

The Rules:
  • Stories should be no more than 3000 words. A few more than that may be ok, but you should keep in mind I may have many entries to go through.

  • 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  • New (previously unpublished) fiction only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, or involved, 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.

  • If your story won't fit in one forum post, put what you can here, with the rest off-site and a link at the end, or just a link here. (I suggest Blogger or posting it on the Eve OOC forums at www.eve-chatsubo.com. If you have another option, that's fine, but I'll probably decline to click on links I find shady. I'll let you know if wherever you've hosted it is a problem for me.

  • 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, 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:

Some sort of graphical accompaniment to your work is, while not required, appreciated. Should there be a few entries that do have pretty pictures, I'll rustle up some kind of prize for that too. A pirate cruiser or something, for the one I like the most.


If this event is successful, I will likely run another next year. In between, look out for another event to be held (IC) on the IGS sometime following the close of this contest.

If requested, I can provide a few prompts to help people get started. Remember: Eve isn't just spaceships, there are mining colonies, plants, moons, stations, gates - the possibilities are nearly limitless.

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2010.02.28 22:00:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Silver Night on 31/03/2010 08:13:27
Looks like there are something over 120 entries. I'll be looking through them and picking the winners in the next week or so. I'll update with the winning players once a decision has been reached.

Update 3/31:

I've finally managed to come up with winners. It was tough - not just because of the number of stories, but because of the incredible quality. Ultimately it is a subjective kind of thing, judging a contest like this. I had to pick seven from dozens of excellent entries. The winners are below, but I hope that even if you didn't win, you'll participate next year. I'm humbled by the avalanche of quality writing I've been buried under since Sunday of last week. Very Happy

I chose the winners through a multi-part process; in the end though, it came down to the ones that struck me. The ones I felt were the best. They might not be everyone's best, so please, feel free to leave your own thoughts on which stories struck a chord for you. Smile

Note: I'm putting the character name that the story was posted with alongside the name of the story below. Please reply in this post with which ship you would like, if you won, or Eve-mail me. Use the character that you posted the story with. If you want the contract assigned to a different character, let me know with the character you posted the story with.

You'll have two weeks to let me know what your choice is, and then a further two weeks to accept the contract.

Winners:

1st:

Mechanical Politics - Sophia Jackson

2nd:

Harvest - Boffles
Sic Semper - Mike Azariah

3rd:

For the State - Lupus Albus
Intel Over Info - Shae Tiann
Snakes - Mammal Tafren
The Good Days - Morar Santee



Thanks to everyone who entered!

Oh, and Louella Dougans gets a special prize - choice of Pirate faction frigates - for story most likely to cause long term mental scarring for her entry: Meat puppets of the Rogue Drones!!!

Albetta
Gallente
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
Posted - 2010.03.01 00:12:00 - [3]
 

Sweet! I will start working right away!

Stitcher
Caldari
Posted - 2010.03.01 01:26:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Stitcher on 01/03/2010 01:26:33
Well, the contest inspired me to finish off a short (840 words) that plays with some themes that other players have been exploring lately, namely that of capsuleer dementia.

The story kinda falls into the grey area around the "must not be about a capsuleer" rule but I'm going to submit it anyway. If you decide that it breaks that rule, just tell me and I'll retract this submission and write something else.

It's too long to be posted here, so instead I'm posting it at:

http://www.eve-chatsubo.com/viewtopic.php?p=135663#135663

T Davey
Caldari
Nova Productions
War and Pestilence
Posted - 2010.03.01 04:13:00 - [5]
 

Quote:
Reserved.

CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool

AeonthePiglet
Ixion Defence Systems
Posted - 2010.03.01 18:48:00 - [6]
 

Can I submit an animated video instead of an essay?

Writing is soo cliche!

Charlemeign
Origin.
Black Legion.
Posted - 2010.03.02 00:23:00 - [7]
 

My submission follows.


Luke use the force and Run.
Run to Assilot.
Run to Assilot.



Thank you, I'll take a Machariel.

Dianna Soreil
Monolithic.
Advocated Destruction
Posted - 2010.03.02 03:30:00 - [8]
 

reserved

Albetta
Gallente
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
Posted - 2010.03.02 05:27:00 - [9]
 

I present "the last archer"

It follows a young Minmatar during the chaos of the day of darkness who has rejected the use of the firearm for the bow.


Linkstrosity

P.S.: for some reason that forum doesn't agree with my browser, i tried several times to change the "archer&q to "archer" but it kept screwing up. sorry.

T Davey
Caldari
Nova Productions
War and Pestilence
Posted - 2010.03.02 09:11:00 - [10]
 

Quote:
RAWRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR



I realised I have no idea how to edit my "reserved" post.

CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool

Nano Pope
Beige Industries
Posted - 2010.03.02 09:40:00 - [11]
 

I sometimes find myself wondering why I ever agreed to this, but then I remember the colony, the darker days... Assigned to a Punisher. How apt that description is, of this ship, the wastrel excuse for a crew, the gruelling endless hours spent making this ancient piece of junk operable. What does anyone care, nobody cares, why did I ever go to technical college... I recalibrate with bored indifference when the call comes in to repair the afterburners again. Ever since the boss found out how to overheat it's been a nightmare. I've got nanite paste in everything, there was some in the biscuit tin this morning. I've stopped caring, at least the metallic tang gives some sort of sensation in my dull life... Sometimes it's not so bad. One time we rescued some dancing girls, and damn that was sweet, but they are just slaves like me, ready to be sold at a whim, no control over their life... The call comes in. Hostiles approaching. Time to man the scrambler. But this time, I have a plan. I've been rewiring this ship for the last seven weeks. All will be better. I'm finally escaping my captor, and there's nothing he can do. It's time to end this, time to go somewhere better... The clarion shrieks. Self Destruct in 10... 9... 8...

Nazlfrag III
Amarr
Allied Rogues Spies and Exotic Dancers
Posted - 2010.03.02 10:18:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Nazlfrag III on 02/03/2010 10:21:17
nt

Niiama Subaata
Caldari
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
Posted - 2010.03.02 10:37:00 - [13]
 

Ooo. SilverComp.

Remind me to get to work eventually aye?

XnS dVd
Amarr
Amarr Investment Group
Posted - 2010.03.02 13:25:00 - [14]
 

Here's my short submission in case I never finish the long one;

Brand new Matari baby booties, never used.

Tirun Araun
Gallente
Posted - 2010.03.02 15:21:00 - [15]
 

Ha-ha!

You funny! I like!

I submit "Sudden Deal of Friendship"!

Thanks for inspire, you!

Now, diee..... someone!

Thorvik
Minmatar Ship Construction Services
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2010.03.02 16:33:00 - [16]
 

---- Reserved -----

Razz

Karoun
Posted - 2010.03.03 02:29:00 - [17]
 

ReservedVery Happy

William Walker
Amarr
House Aratus
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2010.03.03 11:25:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: William Walker on 03/03/2010 16:56:08
Quote:
The Janitor


Cool

CrazyKinux
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2010.03.03 14:15:00 - [19]
 

Wrote a little something to drive some traffic and increase the numbers of submissions! Good luck to you all!

"Do you have what it takes to be the next Tony Gonzales?"
Very Happy

Artabanus
Posted - 2010.03.03 21:18:00 - [20]
 

Great idea to get some more fiction out there! My submission can be found at this link:

"Exquisite Nothings"

This story is one that I wrote in order to eventually post on my website, Chronicles of EVE...I figured it's good enough to release here before the site.

Thanks for contest Silver.

Art

Artabanus
Posted - 2010.03.03 21:26:00 - [21]
 

Thought I posted already, but I guess it didn't take; well, anyway, here is my submission:
"Exquisite Nothings"
Thanks for the contest Silver; great idea.

Art

Rixx Javix
Lucifer's Hammer
Posted - 2010.03.03 21:39:00 - [22]
 

Great idea and already some awesome entries. I couldn't pass it up and have written my own story for consideration, hope you enjoy it.

True Sansha

Spectre3353
Gallente
Heavy Risk...
Posted - 2010.03.04 02:32:00 - [23]
 

Here is my entry:

Blink

Commander Cross
Organized Chaos Inc
Enemy-Fleet
Posted - 2010.03.04 02:39:00 - [24]
 

C-MAC origins story

Linkage

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2010.03.04 05:20:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Silver Night on 04/03/2010 05:20:31
Lots of great submissions so far. Keep them coming.


Originally by: Commander Cross
C-MAC origins story

Linkage


While it is an excellent story, it does violate the rule regarding the story being centered around a podder.

Stitcher's story, above, is at the very, very far edge of what I'm willing to give a nod to when it comes to that rule.

Still a good story, of course, just not eligible for this contest. Please feel free to retract this one and submit a different one though. Look forward to reading more from you whatever the case. Very Happy

BBQ FTW
Posted - 2010.03.04 06:45:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: BBQ FTW on 20/03/2010 08:58:57
Edited by: BBQ FTW on 04/03/2010 06:45:33
My submission, titled "Acquisition":

http://www.eve-chatsubo.com/viewtopic.php?p=137616#137616


Donnagen
Posted - 2010.03.04 17:11:00 - [27]
 

Hey guys, I'm relatively knew to eve, hitting the three million sp mark a couple of days ago. I stumbled across this contest through the capsuleer app and having always enjoyed writing thought it sounded fun.

Then I saw the prizes... for a noob like me? Mind blowing.

Consequently I spent a solid three to four hours reading through a selection of the eve chronicles as well as fan fiction by the players (yes I'm that cool) and was fascinated by the back story. Eve is such a rich universe, every race is so interesting!

Anyway, I may be a "sorta noob" for eve but am almost a total noob with regards to fan fiction and blogging. Are there any good sites I could post my finished work on and this may be a stupid question but what does "reserved" mean?

Thanks for showing me quite how rich eve truly is Silver and thanks for organising this contest. The promise of faction battleships is more than enough to get me writing! Hope you enjoy my work when its posted and thanks in advance for any answers to my questions Very Happy

Jarik Utoni
Minmatar
Valhalla Industries
Posted - 2010.03.04 18:21:00 - [28]
 

the "Reserved" in the second post is probably where he Silver will post the winners Etc.
also looking forward to reading all the stuff.
probably won't submit something myself seeing as how i'm swamped with actual Essays right now

Silver Night
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2010.03.04 21:18:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Donnagen
Hey guys, I'm relatively knew to eve, hitting the three million sp mark a couple of days ago. I stumbled across this contest through the capsuleer app and having always enjoyed writing thought it sounded fun.

Then I saw the prizes... for a noob like me? Mind blowing.

Consequently I spent a solid three to four hours reading through a selection of the eve chronicles as well as fan fiction by the players (yes I'm that cool) and was fascinated by the back story. Eve is such a rich universe, every race is so interesting!

Anyway, I may be a "sorta noob" for eve but am almost a total noob with regards to fan fiction and blogging. Are there any good sites I could post my finished work on and this may be a stupid question but what does "reserved" mean?

Thanks for showing me quite how rich eve truly is Silver and thanks for organising this contest. The promise of faction battleships is more than enough to get me writing! Hope you enjoy my work when its posted and thanks in advance for any answers to my questions Very Happy


My 'Reserved' is for rule changes and posting the winners, things like that. The OP has about as many characters still available as a twitter post Laughing. The other 'reserved' posts are probably so people can post the link to their stories there, higher up. You can use your post for the same thing, actually.

As for good sites, www.eve-chatsubo.com is the unofficial OOC forum for Eve. There is a 'Writer's Workshop' section there where you can post your piece, and just link to it here. Something like Blogger is also an option.

Donnagen
Posted - 2010.03.04 23:31:00 - [30]
 

Ah I see, that makes sense. Well thanks for the response and ill go off and write! Very Happy



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