The December Poetry Contest Is Here!
We're excited to announce our December Poetry Contest! This month's contest is about the rondeau, a kind of 15 line rhyming poem. Rondeaus have been around for quite a while and are frequently set to music. Take a look at the sample at the contest page and you'll see why: there's a big emphasis on rhyme, and a rondeau makes use of a "refrain" (a repeated line, kind of like the chorus of a song). There's some beautiful rondeaus out there, and we can't wait to see what you'll come up with!
As always, entry is free, and the deadline for submissions is December 31. Get to writing!
November Contest Deadline Extended
To those of you who were too absorbed in your word processors (or typewriters, or pens-and-papers, or sticks-and-sand) to keep track of the outside world during NaNoWriMo: we understand. That much writing in such a short time is a lot of work! So we've decided to extend the deadline for the November Writing Contest to December 31. Those of you who have already submitted your entry can continue to edit it up until the new deadline.
And The Rest
We want to give a big shout out to all the authors who've been emailing us suggestions and bugs. It's thanks to you that we can keep Scribophile running (more or less) smoothly.
We've made too many tiny fixes and improvements over the last few months to list here, but we did want to highlight one tiny tweak to the review queue that might have a bigger effect. Originally, works would stay on the queue until they received a certain number of critiques or until a certain number of days had passed. We've modified the queue so that works will no longer be removed after a certain time. That means that your work will stay on the queue until it gets its allotted critiques, and in theory, no work should go unnoticed. We'll see how it works over the next few weeks!
As always, please let us know what you think; we love hearing from you!