MattDovey wrote:General guidance is that the book should be appropriate to a high school audience, and be PG-13 rated. So you can probably get away with one or two in the heat of the moment, but a proper $%&^ing potty mouthed &$"( of a character £%*(ing and $"&%ing all over the place is likely pushing it too much.
Randy Hulshizer wrote:Would I assume correctly that, although you might use the occasional 'damn' and 'hell' and the rare 'sh@t', the F word is probably verboten in all cases?
disgruntledpeony wrote:I read in another thread that the F-bomb will get your story downgraded from winning status automatically. I'll see if I can dig it up later.
s_c_baker wrote:Lesser obscenities don't seem to matter much, but--in the contest as in ALL markets to be honest--use them for a reason, not for shock value. (NK Jemisin's "The Fifth Season" does this pretty well. The first f-bomb in it kind of surprised me, but it totally fit the context.)
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