RE: Reviewing Upcoming Contests Reply on November 14, 2017 08:15 PM
<< Modifed November 14 at 8:16PM >>
I don't know what you mean by "these things," unless it's this thread's topic. So, in the interest of taking it back up, here is how I review the entries in upcoming contests:
I go to the contests heading and click to see what's coming. Then I click on the name of the contest.
There are several general types of contests. Some specify writing a story, some a poem, and some have specific rules, such as starting the entry with a certain sentence.
In "sentence starts the story" contests, the contestant cannot change the required sentence except to add quotes and a dialogue tag unless the rules give permission to make other changes. So, when I see someone has added to the required sentence, I review the entry and point out the error.
If I see a poem or essay entered in a story contest, I review the entry and notify the writer. I do the same with contest rules that require minimum/maximum word counts.
I review upcoming contest entries because I think all reviewers should look at the rules and warn of errors, but they don't. We should be here to help one another.
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This character-driven tale embarks on a journey towards self-worth involving Cass Backus, a young girl experiencing awkward teenage moments and bullying. Longing to escape her adolescent drama, she looks forward to reconnecting with her childhood friend, Brad. However, numerous obstacles and misadventures stand in her way. The question remains: Will Cass and Brad ever manage to catch up and take their friendship to the next level?