Here are the Rules for the RocNaNo 1,667 Words Story Contest:
- The submission (story) must be related to the prompt provided by the moderator.
- The story must have at most 1,667 words, as counted by the submission form. (The form uses criteria similar to Microsoft Word.)
- Your submission must be entirely written by you.
- The story must not be derived from any other published literature. (No Fan Fiction.) Elements of classic literature, i.e. myths and fairy tales, and historical fiction are allowed.
- All entries remain the property of the authors.
- Submissions may be rejected if they are sexually explicit. Only mild profanity will be accepted. Please remember that many fans who visit this site are teenagers.
- Your story will not be posted if it is does not fit with the provided prompt, contains more than 1,667 words, is sexually explicit, or is deemed to be a derivative work. The contest moderator is the sole judge of whether your story passes these criteria. Please don’t argue with him.
- Retain a copy of what you submit. (Duh!)
- You may submit as many stories per contest as you wish, but only one prize will be awarded.
- Prose, verse, and poetry are welcome. Unfortunately we are not equipped to deal with screenplays at this time.
- Your submission will not be edited (except for formatting) so you are responsible for your own spelling and grammar.
- Each submission must have a title.
- Only entries submitted via the RocNaNo 1,667 Words Story Contest Entry form will be accepted.
- Voting in each contest ends at midnight EST on the last day of the month. The winner will be determined and announced by the moderator the following day, and such determination is final.
- Voting is determined by the “five star rating” system of this blog. In the event of a rating tie, the winner will be determined by the entry receiving the most total votes. If there is still a tie the earliest submission posted will be the winner.
- Feel free to lobby for your own submission via whatever social media you like. Our goal is to increase the visibility of our blog, so the more cheerleading the better!
- Trash talking your competition via the post comments is frowned upon. Comments will be open, but please try to keep them positive and helpful. Submissions are expected to reflect a wide range of styles and expertise levels, so try to be encouraging in your comments. Flames will be deleted, and persistent offenders will be blocked.