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Offline Oni Kitsune

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2014 Fanfiction Contest Rules
« on: May 16, 2014, 05:38:11 pm »
Please read the all of the requirements before submitting your entry. All entries greater than 10,000 words must be submitted by August 20th to fanfiction@kumoricon.org. All other entries will be accepted until midnight, August 30th (Saturday night), and can be submitted via email or to the Programming Office at con.
If you have any questions, please post here or email fanfiction@kumoricon.org.
  Rules
  • Stories must be based on characters and settings from any series, anime, manga, or video game.
  • Crossovers are allowed.
  • Original characters are allowed, but must be within the setting of the chosen series/game and interacting with other fandom characters. Please, no Mary Sues!
  • No completely original fiction will be accepted. Entries must be fan fiction.
  • Entries must be written by the person submitting them. No submissions will be accepted by proxy. All instances of plagiarism will result in disqualification from the contest and any future Fan Fiction Contests by Kumoricon.
  • Please have someone else proofread your entry. Judges may disqualify stories with extensive grammar and spelling errors.
  • Only stories rated K through M on the fiction rating system will be allowed. https://www.fictionratings.com/ Materials that are not correctly rated will be disqualified.
  • Entries previously entered in any Kumoricon Fan Fiction Contests are not eligible.
  • Only completed works are allowed to be entered.
  Categories
Entries will be judged in the following categories:
 
  • Drama
  • Action
  • Humor
  • Romance
  • One-shot
Judges reserve the right to combine or create more categories as they see fit, depending on number of entries received.
Winners will be announced during Closing Ceremonies.
  Submission
  • Hard copies will be accepted at the convention, in the Programming Office on the 1st floor, until midnight Saturday, August 30th.
  • Entries should be single-spaced, with a line break between each paragraph.
  • Entrants must be present at Kumoricon 2014 to win.
Submissions should be attached to an email with the following information in the body of the email:
 
  • Your real name
  • Your pen name (optional)
  • Your email address
  • The title of your entry
  • Rating
  • Word count
  • A brief summary of your entry
  • The title(s) of the Japanese anime/manga/series/etc. your entry is based on.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2014, 07:03:58 pm by Oni Kitsune »
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Re: 2014 Fanfiction Contest Rules
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 04:12:57 pm »
Hi! I have a question... Are all fanfictions required to be based off of Japanese media? For example, Death Note fanfiction is allowed, but Doctor Who or Avatar: The Last Airbender fanfiction is not? Just wanted to clarify. :)

Thanks!

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Re: 2014 Fanfiction Contest Rules
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 04:18:24 pm »
And I just realized I should have put series before anime. Sorry about that.


Fanfiction this year is opening up to include fiction based off of series outside the Japanese only fan base.
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Re: 2014 Fanfiction Contest Rules
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 04:22:04 pm »
And I just realized I should have put series before anime. Sorry about that.


Fanfiction this year is opening up to include fiction based off of series outside the Japanese only fan base.

Oh, awesome! That opens up a whole new door of possibilities! Thanks! :D

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Re: 2014 Fanfiction Contest Rules
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 12:27:14 am »
Oh, brilliant!  :) I'd been fretting over what to enter this year, since a lot of my fanfic output has been in Western fandoms lately. (Though I'll always have Final Fantasy...and FMA!)

KUMORICON 2014: BEST. CON. EVER! LET'S DO IT ALL AGAIN IN 2015!

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Re: 2014 Fanfiction Contest Rules
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 07:10:20 pm »
EDIT: We have decided to strike the rule disqualifying previous winners at other events/conventions due to it making the contest seem too restrictive.
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Re: 2014 Fanfiction Contest Rules
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 08:31:49 pm »
Sweet. The fic I sent in won a prize in an online contest so it was great that it could be included.

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Re: 2014 Fanfiction Contest Rules
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 12:53:49 am »
This is probably a stupid question, but do you have to be there all weekend to enter? I am only able to be there on Friday, and I wasn't sure if this would be a problem.