Baen Fantasy Competition

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Ishmael
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Baen Fantasy Competition

Postby Ishmael » Mon May 12, 2014 4:15 am

Details here http://www.baen.com/baenfantasyaward.asp

I have hacked together 2700 for this. I'd be happy to exchange crits with other would-be entrants, though the genre is way out of my comfort zone and I offer no guarantees but (sometimes quite brutal) honesty in my opinions.
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Re: Baen Fantasy Competition

Postby storysinger » Mon May 12, 2014 10:01 am

Thanks for the heads up on this contest Ishmael. I've been concentrating my efforts on SF. This gives me a reason to write fantasy, which I've been wanting to try for a while now.
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Re: Baen Fantasy Competition

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon May 12, 2014 12:04 pm

Can I swap you for a story not in the competition, but under 2k?
Assuming you don't get lots of takers *in* the comp.

Up to you, no offense if you want to keep it fantasy.
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Re: Baen Fantasy Competition

Postby Ishmael » Wed May 14, 2014 7:19 am

A very useful crit from Dustin has helped me to sort out several problems with the story, with which I am now very pleased. I would still be happy to take a couple more exchanges in the interests of making it as good as I can.
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Re: Baen Fantasy Competition

Postby Ishmael » Wed May 21, 2014 12:57 am

I have my pit crew for the Baen Prize now. Thanks to everyone.
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Re: Baen Fantasy Competition

Postby Ishmael » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:01 am

2014 Winners

GRAND PRIZE: "The Golden Knight" by K. D. Julicher

FIRST RUNNERUP: "Phoenix for the Amateur Chef" by Scott Huggins

SECOND RUNNERUP: "The Girl with No Name" by Travis Heermann

So now I need to find another home for my story. Hm.
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