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Myth Weavers Storycrafting Contest

@DoubleGold Ignore any existing descriptions, dates, seasons, etc. You create what you think the holiday is about! Classic fantasy to modern fantasy, go wild!

Colin, thanks for the clarification!

To start, I used the (very brief) description of the holiday on the PathfinderWiki (there really isn't any more on the Pharasma page):

Let's say I didn't exactly write about a parade of the "recently dead", though...


It can be shorter, but its recommended that its above 1,000

I've been really excited for this since it was announced, and now knowing the holiday is even better! I missed NaNoWriMo and can't wait to complete this.

Story done: 2772 words.

I'm supposed to email it, as an attachment I assume. Do you accept Microsoft word files? Open office? Libre Office Or rtf? Or txt?

@Gris We would prefer word or pdf, please!

I'd have been done yesterday, but I made the mistake of telling my wife it's not due until February, so she'll read it over whenever she gets around to it.

For those who've never submitted a story before, every story should be accompanied by a short cover letter in the text of your email. It should look something like this:

Please consider "The Skeleton In My Closet" (3900 words, urban fantasy) for the Storycrafting Contest.

My pen name is Herbert Wordy, and my username is LichMaster5000.

Thank you for your time.


The purpose of this is to help the back end bookkeeping. You're making the job easier for the person in charge of managing the entries.

In addition, the first page of your story should have the title, your byline, and your username centered, like this:


by Herbert Woody


Doing this helps make this all go smoother and increases the chances there will be future contests.

If you're interested in how to format short stories for submission elsewhere, this is the industry standard that nearly everyone in every genre market uses: This contest does not require adherence to those standards, but it sure does look nice.

If you'd like more guidance about short story cover letters, this is an excellent explanation:

Excellent resources Dauphinous, but the contest guidelines contradict at least some of them (e.g., single space vs. double space).


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