The results of the Pod and Planet contest are out. I placed first in the 8,000 Sun's category for my story, "Cortex." That category is for cannon and I find I've become really interested in trying to write true Eve fiction. I'm surprised that I placed and super happy.
I only had one entry this year. With Eve Vegas and CSM stuff and my new work schedule I didn't have enough extra juice to write more. I did pour everything into it and I'm thrilled with the results.
Contests are hard for me. I really want to do well. I don't like direct competition. Things like the writing contest allow something to stand on its own and be judged. I'm more comfortable with that. And it pushes my comfort zone but I can still kind of drop my story on Telegraph Sam's desk and run away squeeing into the night.
I'm thrilled. My writing has really progressed over the last few years and I have really enjoyed these contests. Next year, he just has to not run it during Eve Vegas!
Here is the link to the contest winners!
And a link to the stories! (I don't want to link individual ones)
Voodoo Williams, "A Spider in Her Web"
Eight Thousand Suns in New Eden (Lore-Based Stories)
Sugar Kyle, "Cortex"
Callista Dallmore, "The Gate"
Tiberius StarGazer, "Different Bodies"
Nomistrav, "He Saw Infinity"
Torsnk, "fleet logistics"
A Day in the Life (Gameplay/Freeform Stories)
Archangael/Jason Jones, "The Best Sport"
Oreamnos Amric, "Blood Frenzy"
Tom Hawkins, "The Hunt"
Tom Hawkins, "Fabled Beauty"
Yuri Serafim, "Split Decision"
Other Things Just Make You Swear and Curse (Humor)
Abavus Durden, "The Allure of the Damsel"
Drackarn, "Into the Breach"
Sleightz, "From Riches to Riches"
Honorable Mention (from all categories)
Islana Deepsorrow, "The Proteus: LC-K-114"
Drackarn, "The Journey"
Islana Deepsorrow, "The name of the capsuleer"
Da'iel Zehn, "Infiltration"
Dirk Magnum, "A Code Like No Other"
Sera Kor-Azor, "Ole' Time Religion"
Regalas Davaham/Ben C., "Stargate"
Rusty Boon, "A Longing for Loss"