Here we go again! Welcome to the third TSAT writing contest of the current era. In the two preceding contests, you were asked to write stories of specified types (TBP Origin Stories, first, and Horror Stories, second); this time around, we're doing something different. There's a few paragraphs to read; once you've read them, your task (should you choose to accept it) is to write the rest of the story.
|What we're looking for||A really spiffy continuation of this scenario. We're providing the 'foundation'; it's entirely up to you what sort of 'house' you end up building on it. We don't care whether you end up writing science fiction, fantasy, romance, a historical tale, or what; likewise, we're not concerned with how humorous or vicious or whatever your story is. We don't even care if it's purely textual or an illustrated comic strip. And yes, it's okay for you to submit more than one story. The more, the merrier!|
|Why you want to do it||The top three stories will appear in TSAT 26. In addition, we'll have some spiffy prizes for the creators of the First and Second Place stories.|
|When we want it||The deadline for entering this contest is 15 Jan 2003, which happens to also be the deadline for submitting any and all material to TSAT 26. No typo here -- this time, we really are giving you four months to do your thing!|
|Who can enter||We'll take entries from anyone who is neither a TSAT staff member nor related to someone on the staff.|
|Where to send your entry||Send it to Submissions as an e-mail attachment. The body of this e-mail should be the standard TSAT release form for writers or artists, as appropriate. We prefer written stories to be in .rtf or .txt formats; for graphical entries, we like .jpg or .gif files.|
|How to disqualify yourself||Anything you enter in the contest must be your own original work. Plagiarism is verboten -- stealing another person's work is the shortest known route to a 'TSAT Death Sentence'. As well, we want new material. If you've posted whatever-it-is anywhere else on the Net, or if it's been published in any print venue, fuggeddaboutit!|