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This is my 5th year participating and this year I am teamed up with CurvyLemon!

Cancer sadly still affects for too many people, and the work Cancer Research does not only funds the science, it also supports more treatment centres, nurses and support for families.

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Deviousness Award
Since 2005 `Beccalicious has graced the writing community with her infectious positivity. From her own work to her critiques and advice to her peers, she brings an attitude many of us could learn a thing or two from.
She also is committed to helping keep her little section of the world clean and organized, going out of her way to let us know when there are things in the wrong place, making the writing categories just that much better for everyone.
On top of all that she provides a lot of insightful journals full of advice and resources for aspiring writers from all walks.
Drop by her page and say hi to Becca, and wish her congrats on deviousness for June of 2008!
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Ye Pirate Tales (Talk Like a Pirate Day!)

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 17, 2014, 3:37 PM
“His stories were what frightened people worst of all. Dreadful stories they were--about hanging, and walking the plank, and storms at sea, and the Dry Tortugas, and wild deeds and places on the Spanish Main. By his own account he must have lived his life among some of the wickedest men that God ever allowed upon the sea, and the language in which he told these stories shocked our plain country people almost as much as the crimes that he described."


:new: Entries are starting to come in now and will be stored in the contest folder for all to see! Can't wait to see the entries roll in!

PIRATE TALES



Behold me literary feather-bearers, how fair ye in on a week where we celebrate talking like yon pirate? It's time we took the celebrations to a new level and test ye wits in a tourney!
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To pit ye writers against each other, we arr asking for your best pirate legend. Give us a tale of mystery, of cunning and wit- be it stupendous or just plain stupid. We're looking for humour and exaggeration, we want intrigue and excitement- do ye think you can do it? Then lets hear ye!


September 19th


September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, where people all over the world are encouraged just to do that- speak with the Cornish tones of a pirate. You've all seen enough pirate paraphernalia to know how that goes right?

Make sure you encourage this all over dA, you know you want to :D


The Contest


We're looking for people to create their own pirate legend. Think about the classic tales of captain Blackbeard, Captain Hook, Long John Silver or even the legends of famous ships, places or objects built into the fascinating culture literature has created about pirates- now it's your turn to tell us a tale!

Rules


  • Prose only please.

  • Pieces (of literature not of eight) must be no longer than 1600 words.

  • It must be a legend about one thing- be it a person, place, object etc whatever you desire!

  • It can be as outrageous as you like, it can be dark, light-hearted or even ridiculous as long as it's clear when we read it.

  • You can break traditions if you like. The legend can be in any genre but pirates need to feature in some shape or form. You don't need to restrict your pirates to the sea. (That said if you want to stay traditional you're welcome to!)

  • Pieces must be submitted on deviantART as prose (not journals or external sites).
  • Although we've used a bit of the bad cornish pirate in this journal, just be careful if you choose to use this in your piece. Make sure if you insist on doing so you use it correctly and sparingly.

How to submit


You have between now at October 17th to submit your completed piece.

To enter please note Beccalicious with a direct link/thumb to your uploaded deviation.

All entries will be placed in a folder in my favourites

Prizes!


Of course where would there be pirates without booty? So here are the prizes:

 Praevius pirate fantasy chestFirst Prize



:bulletblack: 500 points from Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 500 points from GuinevereToGwen 
:bulletblack: 12 month sub from SRSmith 


 Praevius pirate fantasy chestSecond Prize


:bulletblack: 200 points from Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 400 points from xlntwtch 
:bulletblack: 6 month sub from OfOneSoul 

 Praevius pirate fantasy chestHonourable Mentions (X2- subject to change depending on level of entries and prize pool)


:bulletblack: 2 X 50 points from Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 50 points from @ezradeacon
:bulletblack: 2 X Critiques from CactussKate 
:bulletblack: 3 month sub from CactussKate 

Praevius pirate fantasy chestSpot "taking part" Prizes


:bulletblack: 100 points to be split up randomly by Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 5 X Critiques from OfOneSoul 
:bulletblack: 3 X Critiques from amour-raven 

Features for all from Beccalicious , OfOneSoul, amour-raven 

If you are feeling particularly generous and want to donate to the prize pool, please let Beccalicious know!

Judges


I have three very awesome judges supporting me, who will be looking through your stories with much interest! They're all wonderful, experienced people and I genuinely appreciate the fact they're happy to judge this. They are:

High cakelady of the Red Sea neurotype 
Mad Twelfth mate Memnalar 
Notorious scififlash SRSmith 
And me, booty-lucky-Beccalicious (the treasure not my bum!)

The judges criteria will be looking at:


- How intriguing the tale is.
- the completeness of the story.
- the technical quality of your writing (yes including spelling and grammar).
- How the story fits the initial brief of the contest.



Are you in? Give us an ARR!!



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Rebecca Showler
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I am a 29 year-old mother of one who has been writing since around 9 years old. I have a keen interest in scriptwriting, and write plays for commission for local schools and theatre groups. I have a BA in creative writing and theatre studies and currently studying for a Postgraduate certificate in Business Management. (day job!)

I love dA because you can see what others on here have to offer. I appreciate any artwork simply because I could never do half of the amazing work I find on here.

As a writer, my main focus is on Scriptwriting and Writing for Performance, most of what I produce doesn’t appear on dA as it is used professionally. I also enjoy writing prose, and poetry and have participated in several “wrimo”s over the past few years.

If you ever want to chat, come find me in #CRLiterature, or any of the chats on the dAmn network. I am also active in the literature forum and don't be afraid send me a note! I am always willing to help answer any questions you may have or say hello.
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happy birthday to one of the best.
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Have an awesome day!
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Happy birthday! :party:

I hope you're having a lovely day, filled with cake and granted wishes :cake: <3
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