ROOOL #1: Participants are limited to only one entry.
ROOOL #2: All competing entries will be posted anonymously.
ROOOL #3: If you choose to participate but not compete in the voting category, your entry will be posted with your identification on it. Since it is not anonymous, you are allowed to include any characters that belong to you (from previous posted stories). Please indicate, clearly on your entry whether or not you are competing.
ROOOL #4: Competing stories must not exceed a maximum of 30 pages. They must have normal margins and use no smaller than an 11 font. (Steph “da boss” says so.) Please indicate/list at the end of your story which classic you are using and also any bonus points you are claiming.
ROOOL #5a: If you are competing, please do not reveal your participation to anyone who has the potential for being a voter…the only exception being…
ROOOL #5b: You may use a beta reader, but please keep the number of beta readers to a reasonable limit…anything more than three will be considered a violation of…
ROOOL #5c: Posting any of your entries on any other sites or lists (private or public) before the end of the contest is a BIG NO NO.
We ask that the entrants who are only participating and NOT competing to voluntarily obey this roool for the duration of the contest. Once the contest is over and the winners are announced, feel free to post EVERYWHERE,
ROOOL #6: There is no number six.
ROOOL #7: Please do not stuff the ballot box or lobby for votes...we at the Academy have gotten very good at identifying this behavior. We won't publicly embarrass you but we will quietly eliminate you from the contest.
The Academy folks are everywhere and know everything…we will find out.
The "Roools Committee" aka the Munchkins and I, reserve the final say on everything and anything concerning this challenge.
It's our sandbox <.Nyah.>
The WINNER (plus an honorable mention) will get a personalized framed tile, any Academy T-shirt and a gift certificate from their choice of one of several popular online retailers.