Boiled In Bat Guano December 7, 2014 - February 28, 2015
Reading and Deliberating
Write an original work of 2500 words or less castigating plagiarism. The story should end with the plagiarist boiled up to his nads in bat guano (yes, I really want you to boil his balls in bat s**t!). Three Winning Categories: there will be a winner in the short story category; there will be a winner in the poetry category; and, there will be a winner in the essays category.
Plagiarism is the enslavement of someone else's genius.
Winners will be decided by votes entered in the Read Reviews on my review of each work. Please make sure to vote for your favorite of each genre on the author's pages, in reply to my review of submitted works. Rate poems on my RR 1 to 10.
You may make three submissions. However, you may only submit one composition per category. If you enter three short stories, for example, only one will qualify. And, only one work per artist will be permitted among the 10 finalists.
The three first place winners will also be published on my blog (unless they opt out).
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I hope the contest will encourage writers to better reference their sources when composing their own poems inspired by any other writer or commentator. We also have quite a few teen writers on the site who, I feel, will benefit from an early lesson in true creative authority.
I have been a victim of creative theft. I don't know if you have ever been a victim of plagiarism, but it's impossible to overstate the sense of violation it leaves you with. The injustice is just part of it. It's difficult to prove and casts doubt over the product's authenticity forever. Truly original creative work comes from the soul of the artist, whether writing, visual, or performance art. Honestly, it is the rape and enslavement of someone else's soul.
1st Place Short Story
1st Place Poem
1st Place Essay
2nd Place Short Story
2nd Place Poem
2nd Place Essay
3rd Place Short Story
3rd Place Poem
3rd Place Essay
Created Dec 7, 2014