Happy holidays from the Lit Team and Community Development! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Festivus (for the rest of us), or just like to spread some winter cheer, we hope you have a fantastic winter season -- and hopefully avoid the power outages from the snow that we didn't.
For the best up-to-date information on the shenanigans of Community Relations this holiday season, be sure to watch the news
It's that time of year again -- and Litmas is in full swing with a fantastic prose contest for you to spread some holiday cheer.
Write a shot piece of science fiction detailing the rituals and traditions that would be present during the holiday season.
Now, this doesn't just have to be Christmas!! It can be any celebration but there are some ground rules:
The piece must be under 10k ± 200 words (NOT required that it be 10k, it could be 6 if it does the job)
Holiday must have some basis in an EXISTING holiday either secular or religious. We must be able to discern which holiday is being worked with.
Piece MUST contain a significant sci-fi tint. (if you're unsure of how to write sci-fi please consult www.writesf.com/
) This does not mean that you can simply use a time machine to go back in time and explore the true meaning of Christmas. That simply won't cut it! In fact, the judges will be extremely pleased if there can be no time machines or deus ex machina at all. Call us crazy.
Entries must be new and written specifically for this contest. That means the submission date must be after 12.8.08. AND Must be submitted to Community Projects > Contests > 2008 > The Future of the Holidays
If it is not, it will NOT be considered for judging.
DO NOT confine yourself to a heavy moral hand. Sometimes the true meaning of Christmas is not taking yourself too seriously. We don't mind thoughtful or realistic pieces, but please, we beg youdon't AIM to bum us out for the holidays. After all, the 29th is :StJoan:'s birthday. Please, think of the ali-ali.
For more information, be sure to check out the news article!
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's literature latest club article can be found here! Synith
's holiday contest, the deadline February 5th is worth some holiday love! The-Literati
is hosting a Literati Xmas Party
and The Literati Book Club
, both of which began on December 1st. Be sure to check it out!mode-de-vie
's Holiday Traditions Project is here!
The deadline is December 31st. kiwi-damnation
's latest literary challenge: go challenge yourself! lovetodeviate
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