Hello, everybody, and welcome to nextgenconfessions’ second contest!
Our dreamcast contest was such a hit and it was super fun (hopefully it was for all of you as well), so we decided to host another! Or, well, Pearl (that’s me) decided to host another, and don’t worry, I promise results will be much more punctual this time around, haha.
Anywho, here’s how it’ll work:
If you have any questions, drop ‘em in our askbox! All questions about this contest will be tagged “drabble contest” for easy finding.
DEADLINE: if you want to submit a drabble, make sure you have it in through the submit box by JUNE 15TH 2012. That’s NEXT FRIDAY, which gives you a week.
What are you waiting? Start writing!
We would prefer it be something new that you’ve written just for the contest :)
Through the “submit a text post” option on our submit page.
If all goes well, the list of finalists should be posted within the next week after drabbles are due.
No, they do not, they can be character-focused or friendship/family-focused, if you prefer. We’re just looking for good writing!
We’ve got 5 so far, and Lily is in 4 out of 5, if that’s the kind of information you’re looking for? :)
You can if you like, although a summary isn’t necessary as it’s only a drabble. We’ve had a few people put titles, ratings, pairings, word count, stuff like that in the title of the post, which is absolutely fine :)
Sure thing! Just make sure you mention clearly that it’s over the word limit in your submission for convenience, and we can decide where to put it once we make the drabble page :)
Nope, they can be anything you want as long as they follow the guidelines. Again, we just want good writing! :)
No, please don’t do that.
Sure thing! You can publish it once this round is over, whether you win or lose — though, if you win, please wait till it’s published on our homepage before publishing it on FFN :)
That’s a good question. It is possible to submit things anonymous, however it might be a hassle for you to participate since you can’t follow us to know what the next round is about, so you’d have to constantly check our page. If you’re prepared to do that, go right ahead.
Also, if submitting anonymously, please leave a name (it doesn’t have to be your real name, just something for us to call you). We’re not going to make five different people named “anonymous” winners because that would get confusing fast.
(I would still recommend making a tumblr account, maybe just one solely for this, but it’s up to you!)
Just so you know, the contest operates in the California timezone, as that’s where I (Pearl) live :)
So, hurry up, get your drabbles in to our submit box!
And after the first round is judged and ready to go, there’s almost 50 confessions in our inbox for us to make and spam your dashes with, so be on the lookout!
hey, everyone, it’s pearl here, and i’m sifting through our drabble submissions right now and the results should hopefully be up soon if all goes well and i’m not interrupted! we’ve decided on having 15 winners for the first round :)
on a side note — the “submit a text post” option will remain up for the duration of the drabble contest HOWEVER we will not accept submissions through it. if you want to submit a confession while the ask box is closed, make it yourself and use the “submit a photo post” option, or else just wait for the ask to open again.
and if you have questions for us, the submit box is also not the place to put it. you can fanmail us for questions (though DO NOT SUBMIT CONFESSIONS VIA FANMAIL — they will be instantly deleted), but we won’t answer if you use the “submit a text post” option to send us questions.
point of the post: results should be up soon, and do not use the submit a text post option for anything except drabbles, the end :)
here we go! in no particular order, here is a bullet list of the people who won the first round!
congratulations to all of you, and thanks to everybody who submitted a drabble! we really appreciate your participation! :)
the winning drabbles will be queued up and on display on our front page soon enough. in the meantime, all you finalists needs to get to writing because here are your prompts!
i’ll start you off easy:
characters: lucy & lily
how to use a prompt: if i press ctrl+f and search for the word “swimming” in your drabble, i ought to be able to find it in that specific tense, not any variants like “swim”. drabble does not necessarily have to be about swimming, but the word itself must be included.
DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY JUNE 27TH
good luck to all, and thanks again! :)