Now that everything is in place to facilitate registration for the contest in 2020, I’d like to address the issue of our writing community’s lack of a 2019 winner.
I think it would be a terrible shame for there to be no winner in 2019, not to mention a nasty stain on the history of an already faltering contest. So here’s what I’d like to do. As a show of good faith to all those of you wrote an entry, and paid good money to enter in 2019, I’d like to run a 3DN2019 legacy contest. FOR FREE! You guys already paid last year after all. And even though I had nothing to do with that organization, and I don’t even know where the money went, (let alone where the people went), I think we can sort this problem out ourselves. And I’m willing to facilitate, if you’ll allow me to.
Basically, here’s how it’ll work. You already wrote a 3-day story in 2019. You already paid a registration fee. So now, all you have to do to enter the legacy contest is find the story wrote last year and follow these instructions:
Save your 3-day story in a Word document (*.doc), using the following naming formula: 3DN2019_[YourName]_[BookTitle].doc
Email your entry to: 3DN2019@3DayNovella.com, and use the subject heading “3DN2019 Submission”
Prizes: Because there’s no entry fee, there also won’t be any cash prizes. BUT. First place winner still gets a published, by 3-Day Novella. There won’t be a 2nd or 3rd place winner, but the top 10 will all still be listed as shortlisters on the website.
I’d like to be able to declare a winner BEFORE 3DN2020 starts, so the deadline for the 3DN2019 Legacy Contest is August 15, 2020. But preferably, send them in as soon as you can, so I can get started. The shortlist will be posted September 1, 2020. The winner will be declared September 4, 2020—just in time for the 2020 contest!
Also, I’d prefer not to judge entirely by myself, particularly if I end up getting over a hundred submissions. It shouldn’t come down to just one man’s opinion anyway. So if any of you think you’d like to help judge the 2019 entries, let me know. You’d also be publicly credited for doing so, and you’d be first in line for judging the 2020 contest, should you want the gig. (The 3DN2020 contest will actually PAY something, but how much remains dependant on how many people enter 3DN2020.) Also, bear in mind that if you judge, you can’t also compete. Obviously. I suppose that’s the real downside.
TL;DR: Here’s the summary.