2012 Forum Anthology Contests

Discussion in 'Writing' started by N. E. White, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Hereford Eye

    Hereford Eye Just Another Philistine

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    I don't have a dog in the hunt so feel free to ignore this comment.
    The subtitle Visions of Apocalypse” seems a bit misleading to me. Having the term in the title creates expectations about content. Apocalypse has a specific interpretation and that interpretation does not fit most of the stories selected. Seems to me a more accurate, more descriptive term should be applied.
     
  2. Fung Koo

    Fung Koo >:|Angry Beaver|: <

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    I just went to go read the middle portion's stories but all the links are dead. Have the stories been removed?
     
  3. G.L. Lathian

    G.L. Lathian G.L. Lathian

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    I believe so. In order for the stories to remain 'unread' for the anthology, tmso deleted them a few days after the winner was declared.
     
  4. N. E. White

    N. E. White tmso Staff Member

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    I agree. While I like "Vision of the Apocalypse", something different would be more apt.

    For the record, I suck at titles. So...maybe a title contest?
     
  5. N. E. White

    N. E. White tmso Staff Member

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    That is correct. I removed them a week after the contest ended.

    Let's see, I had a run down of the winners...let me go find that...here it is:

    Does that help?
     
  6. N. E. White

    N. E. White tmso Staff Member

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    Results from the last contest:

    Math by Rob Garbin (Gkarlives) received 1 vote (CMTheAuthor)

    The Great Fire of Iverhold by Chris Mitchell (CMTheAuthor) received 2 votes (Wulfen, tmso)

    Tick by Chris Wilson (Wulfen) received 5 votes (PeteMC, Noumenon, Fung Koo, norm, CMTheAuthor)

    The Last Hand by Peter McLean (PeteMC) received 7 votes (Noumenon, Zachariah, Fung Koo, Hereford Eye, norm, CMTheAuthor, Wulfen, tmso)

    Sacrifice by G.L. Lathian (Cononomous) received 5 votes (PeteMC, Noumenon, Fung Koo, Hereford Eye, norm)

    The Last Word from a Brahma by Christopher Alen (Fung Koo) received 2 votes (Hereford Eye, tmso)

    Congratulations to all whom participated!

    Our author list for the 2012 The End Anthology include:

    Richard Dickson (DailyRich)
    Norman Gray (norm)
    Steve 'B5' Jones (that alpha-numeric code I can never remember)
    Michael Aaron (Zachariah)
    Liam Baldwin (JunkMonkey)
    Igor Ljubuncic (Igor)
    Pete McLean (PeteMC)
    Chris Wilson (Wulfen)
    G.L. Lathian (Cononomous)

    To be published alongside:
    Hugh Howey
    Michael J. Sullivan
    Tristis Ward

    I am very proud of what we have accomplished thus far, everyone. Here's to a great first release! :)
     
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  7. G.L. Lathian

    G.L. Lathian G.L. Lathian

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    Wow. I didn't expect to make the cut after my contentious story theme! So, this is awesome!

    Thanks to tmso for running this crazy contest! Without her, we wouldn't have a chance to be published alongside amazing authors like Tristis Ward, Michael J. Sullivan and Hugh Howey. It's a real honor.

    Thanks to all the other writers involved and congratulations to Wulfen and Pete!
     
  8. Gkarlives

    Gkarlives Mystic and Misfit

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    Congrats to all the winners.
     
  9. PeteMC

    PeteMC @PeteMC666

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    Thanks for the votes guys, and most of all thank you to tmso for making this all happen!
     
  10. Wilson Geiger

    Wilson Geiger Greymane

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    Congratulations to everybody that made it, very many thanks to tmso for making it all happen, and thanks to everyone for writing good stories that really reflected well on the people that post and write here.
     
  11. Gkarlives

    Gkarlives Mystic and Misfit

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    Ok CMTheAuthor, are you mental, everyone panned my story? Thanks for the vote anyway. I realise that I need to polish this one a lot more, it was hard to write because of all I needed to say and, unfortunately, I could not find a way to be less preachy. Oh, by the way, this is the perfect post for me in this thread because it is my 666st post at this time.
     
  12. N. E. White

    N. E. White tmso Staff Member

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    We are all here to learn, Gkarlives. And that is wicked you got in your 666th post! I wonder if there is way to find my 666th post...

    Anyway, now that we are all done, it is time to attend to all the meta-writing (the promotional blurb, introduction, dedication, etc) and the dreaded PROMOTION!!!

    I'm hoping you all are as exciting about this as I am, and will announce or talk about the upcoming anthology on your collective blogs, websites, other online hangouts and social networks, significant others, your family, all your co-workers, etc.

    But not yet. Let me get a promotional "package" together. I'm not entirely sure what that includes, but I'll figure it out in the next couple of weeks.

    Until then, whisper about it loudly where ever you can! :)
     
  13. Fung Koo

    Fung Koo >:|Angry Beaver|: <

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    I for one am super exciting ;)



    (oh, winkie, when will you work?)
     
  14. N. E. White

    N. E. White tmso Staff Member

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    What's weird is that they do work - for some systems. We are not entirely sure why they do not work for all - all the time. Another one of those glitches. I think it is being looked into. I'll bug the powers-that-be and see if a solution has been discovered yet.
     
  15. CMTheAuthor

    CMTheAuthor Life is fantastic, yes?

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    Although I don't really want to step on tmso's editorial toes, we probably need to get any plans to decide a new sub-title or title underway, so proper adjustments can be made to the cover image.

    So, any suggestions?
     
  16. Fung Koo

    Fung Koo >:|Angry Beaver|: <

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    So, the existing title is "The End: Visions of the Apocalypse" right?

    And the issue that has been suggested is that they aren't all exactly THE apocalypse?

    So how about "The End: Visions of Apocalypse."

    That does the job for me. Removing the "the" takes care of the specificity, and it remains accurate as is. As long as the cover art isn't lame animated characters in cheap CGI, I'm happy.
     
  17. Wilson Geiger

    Wilson Geiger Greymane

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    Argh. Well, hope you're happy now, Fung, all my work on that new spiffy cover all to waste. :)

    I think the cover art will stay the same, and we're currently looking at the title/sub-title, fonts, and different wording. Tmso is the final say, of course, but I don't think I'd worry too much about the cover.
     
  18. norm

    norm We parley for nobody

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    The title has always been "Visions of Apocalypse." Personally I have no problem with the title. It still remains accurate enough to the stories involved I think.
     
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  19. CMTheAuthor

    CMTheAuthor Life is fantastic, yes?

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    The cover image is waaaaay back in the first post of the thread, if you want to look at it.

    I suppose the main options, if we want to keep the basic idea, are "Visions of Apocalypse" (which makes me think of the X-Men) or "Apocalyptic Visions" (which honestly rolls off the tongue better, at least to me).
     
  20. N. E. White

    N. E. White tmso Staff Member

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    I'm good with The End: Visions of Apocalypse or The End: Apocalyptic Visions.

    Let's vote. So far we have three for TEVOA and one for TEAV. I'll give ya all until the end of the week (sometime on Friday).