by: August Rode
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I call upon all Ficly authors to assemble on January 5, 2014 to celebrate the Games of the First Winter Ficlympiad.
There will be four events, one per week, each consisting of three challenges. The themes for these “triauthlons” will be Genres, Limitations, Inspiration and Literary Devices. Each authlete is encouraged to enter one story per challenge.
Each triauthlon will have a panel of judges (who may enter but cannot score their own stories), each of whom will score the stories for both artistic impression (maximum 10 points) and technical merit (maximum 10 points). The authlete with the three highest scores for the event will win gold, silver and bronze virtual pencils for that event. The person with the highest cumulative score for all four events will be awarded the virtual platinum pencil. (For each gold, silver or bronze virtual pencil, I will handmake a mechanical pencil in wood for any winner interested. For the platinum virtual pencil, I will handmake a pen & pencil set in wood if the winner is interested.)
I am looking for judges. Judges are permitted to enter events but can’t score their own stories. Ideally, I’d like to have 5 judges for each event so please consider participating as both authlete and judge.
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