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16 September 2008 @ 07:52 pm
India_Writing: Quick Tales Contest Update  

Hello all

The Quick Tales Flash-Fiction Contest submissions wrapped up this past week. We want to thank all of you for the great response to the contest. We’ve received a total of 1052 valid entries :)

As we speak, the Caferati editors are busily sifting through the entries to give us a short-list; after which the jury steps in to rate the short-listed stories and come up with a set of finalists, and then the winners. To all of you who submitted entries, good luck! Do share your feedback about what you thought of the contest.

That’s not it; we want all members to have a voice as well. Through a poll that all of you could participate in, we’d like to arrive at a special People’s Choice Prize winner. Do keep checking the india_writing community for updates on that.

Even though the contest is coming to a close, the community’s journey is just beginning. LiveJournal intends it to become a new home on the web for great India writing. And it's up to you folks, the steadfast veterans as well as the founder members, to set the pace.

So, please post your original writing—any style, any genre—to the community for comments and feedback. And don't stop at that. Go visit the pages of fellow members of this community (you can find them by visiting the community's profile-page, and scrolling down to the "Members" section) and say hello, get to know each other, become friends; as well as share links to the writing community with your existing friends.  

We had promised to you more and more India-centred activity on LiveJournal in coming times. And we are keeping that word! We should be back with an update on some of these initiatives real soon. Meanwhile, if you all are having a LiveJournal event somewhere, do keep us posted.

Have fun, and keep writing!

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carnivas on September 27th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
When are the results coming?
When are the results for the Flash Fiction coming?
manpreetsepiaverse on September 29th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: When are the results coming?
Hi Carnivas

Tentatively we are expecting to publish the shortlist by end of first week October, and the final results in another week or so..Do keep watching lj_india, we'll update here soonest we have the list from the judges!

If you submitted, good luck :)
Vikram Karvevikramkarve on October 11th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
Re: When are the results coming?
How do we access the results and read the shortlisted stories? Please give us the link url.
manpreetsepiaverse on October 13th, 2008 09:52 am (UTC)
Re: When are the results coming?
Hi Vikram

Another couple of days, and we should have the short-list.
We'll have the stories up on the india_writing community, and an update here as well.

Vikram Karvevikramkarve on October 14th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
Re: When are the results coming?
Thanks. Looking forward to reading the short listed stories.
koizen on October 19th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
whe the results will be out?
Its been quite a while...

Ya I can understand it takes hell of a task to read all 1000 odd entries...

I wish to give a suggestion that you guys announce a deadline (a date for results) so that writers know when to log in please.

Well, it has been good...those 500 words of story, actually without a deadline no one can write a good story...so you guys also keep an 'announcement deadline'


manpreetsepiaverse on October 29th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
Hi All!

The short-list is finally up at http://quick-tales.livejournal.com for the people's poll. More on this here: http://community.livejournal.com/india_writing/16617.html

Thanks for all the patience