Right! It is the first of September!
We have two items of news for this bulletin.
Approaching Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, and Autumn up North. While we only got one story for the Abilities theme after the deadline, feel free to check out jniblick's story here.
Anyway! Kicking over to the theme for September/October. We are running a more out-of-this-world theme. Well, rather, quite the opposite! This season's theme is "Real Life"!
No doubt everyone's experienced the recent app addiction sweeping the world. With the Pokémon GO craze settling down a bit, we believe the fantasies surrounding it remain fresh. We present to you a simple question, "How do you think our world would be affected if Pokémon were real?" It's an open ended idea that raises many questions. Were they always part of our modern, realistic world? Were they suddenly introduced? We want to see all your imaginative answers!
As usual, we'll be looking for a minimum of FIVE authors writing stories to unlock the full prize ($50USD or equivalent in Nintendo eShop credit). Be sure to submit your stories before October 17th, and attach the tag "in_the_real_world" to your story. Winners will be announced at the end of October.
Hopefully by now you've all been able to browse or try out the newly-reopened Oekaki. As such, we're announcing our first ever relaunched Oekaki theme. The theme itself?... "Real Life!" Yes, once again!
Similar to the Fics, the general theme for the Oekaki is, "Pokémon meets Civilization". Normally, most pokémon might spend their whole lives never encountering humans or modern civilization. Show us the unique experiences of the lucky few that do! And remember, as with the Fics, art drawn directly on the Oekaki does not need to be adult-themed.
Make sure to say in your post that your drawing is for the theme, and get those pens/mice/fingers cracking before October 17th. If we get at least FIVE artists' work, the best piece will receive the same prize as for the Fics theme ($50USD or equivalent in Nintendo eShop credit).
AGNPH staff will judge both Oekaki and Fics submissions. We would very much love to see what you all create!
Edit: Theme entries are now closed.
~My fire shall always burn eternal~
We're up to three writing entries at the time of this post! If just two more people write stories we can have the contest.
Nobody has drawn for the Oekaki yet, but it's not too late to get started. :)
...also yes, I'm hopeful this contest will launch. Good luck everyone!
We're up to three writing entries at the time of this post! If just two more people write stories we can have the contest. Nobody has drawn for the Oekaki yet, but it's not too late to get started. :) ...also yes, I'm hopeful this contest will launch. Good luck everyone!
Is there a word limit?
Is there a word limit?
There are no limits on stories aside from the normal fic submission min word count (1000 words). Feel free to write as much as you like!