Authors "Mashed for Cash" in StoryMash's Sixth Collaborative Writing Contest
StoryMash, the future of collaborative storytelling. And the future has cash prizes! To reward the authors and amateur writers of our creative writing community and encourage collaborative writing, StoryMash holds periodic creative writing contests. This was the sixth contest.
Join us in congratulating the winners of the sixth StoryMash writing contest!
|"The Unknown" by shadinah||4.0||5.0||5.0||14.0||4.7|
|"A Modern Horror" by Aggeloi||4.5||5.0||2.5||12.0||4.0|
|"Amanda" by wendyboop||4.0||4.0||3.5||11.5||3.8|
|"Rainy Days and Mondays (Allow Me to Bunker Down)" by nashvillebecker||4.8||2.0||4.5||11.3||3.8|
|"Witch: The Beginning" by mandycrum||4.5||4.5||2.0||11.0||3.7|
|"Paul is Dead" by crystalfoo||4.5||3.0||3.0||10.5||3.5|
|"Behind Door Number One - Please Mash!!!" by Eternal_Flame||3.0||4.0||2.5||9.5||3.2|
|"Dear Father Ch.1" by Cal_3||3.0||3.0||3.0||9.0||3.0|
|"Skin Hounds (for the H.A.C. project)" by Persephonie||3.0||2.0||3.0||8.0||2.7|
|"Happy Birthday Jeremy" by zatoichi||3.5||1.0||3.0||7.5||2.5|
"The Unknown 2: Shadows"
|"The Unknown 2: Shadows" by Aggeloi||4.5||5.0||4.8||14.3||4.8|
|"Chapter Two: The Zero Effect" by crystalfoo||4.5||4.5||3.7||12.7||4.2|
|"The Unknown - Meetings Unmet" by wolfram||4.8||2.5||4.2||11.5||3.8|
|"The Unknown - 2" by writerwannabe||4.2||4.5||2.8||11.5||3.8|
|"The Unknown: Caged Hens Don't Fly" by zatoichi||4.0||3.0||4.0||11.0||3.7|
|"The Unknown: Chapter 2" by raspberrywafer||4.0||3.5||3.5||11.0||3.7|
|"The Unknown: Trust" by nashvillebecker||4.0||2.5||3.8||10.3||3.4|
|"The Unknown - Chapter 2" by Wandering_Rian||3.5||2.5||4.2||10.2||3.4|
|"The Unknown: Children" by annalia||3.0||3.0||2.5||8.5||2.8|
|"Chaotic Focus" by hebe6405||3.0||3.0||2.0||8.0||2.7|
"The Unknown 3: Phantom Memories"
|"The Unknown 3: Phantom Memories" by nashvillebecker||4.9||4.2||4.8||4.7||18.6||4.7|
|"The Unknown - Uncovered" by wolfram||4.9||4.5||4.1||4.8||18.3||4.6|
|"The Unknown 3: Horror Show" by dogdeity11||5.0||4.4||3.1||4.8||17.3||4.3|
|"The unknown: The stowaway" by chloe||4.5||3.5||3.3||4.6||15.9||4.0|
|"Agents United" by writerwannabe||4.0||3.7||3.2||3.8||14.7||3.7|
|"The Unknown 3: Inquisition" by Eternal_Flame||4.5||3.3||3.3||3.5||14.6||3.7|
|"False Facades and Handcuffs" by WBScott||3.7||3.3||2.5||3.0||12.5||3.1|
|"The Unknown: No Escape" by annalia||4.3||3.0||2.0||3.0||12.3||3.1|
|"The Unknown Chapter 3 - The Escape?" by politeditor||3.5||3.0||2.0||3.0||11.5||2.9|
|"The Unknown - Chapter 3 - Bus Stop" by sword||2.5||3.3||2.0||3.0||10.8||2.7|
"The Unknown 4 - Duplicity"
|"The Unknown 4 - Duplicity" by wolfram||4.0||4.8||4.5||4.5||17.8||4.5|
|"Chapter 4: Revelations of a Liar" by crystalfoo||4.0||3.9||4.0||4.0||15.9||4.0|
|"The Unknown 4: Knowing is Half the Battle" by Cheeseliker||4.0||3.3||3.8||4.0||15.1||3.8|
|"The Unknown 4: Déjà Vu" by writerwannabe||3.5||2.5||3.6||3.5||13.1||3.3|
|"The Unknown 4: The History" by sumedh007d||3.0||3.1||3.0||3.0||12.1||3.0|
|"The Unknown - Chapter 4: Familiar Faces" by sword||3.5||2.1||3.0||3.0||11.6||2.9|
|"The Unknown 4: Revelations" by Wisper78||3.0||2.5||3.0||3.0||11.5||2.9|
|"The Unknown 4: Field of vision" by jerryw1812||2.5||2.1||2.8||3.0||10.4||2.6|
|"''The Unknown'' Chapter 4: The Antiserum" by lickgoldsky||2.0||1.1||3.7||2.5||9.3||2.3|
|"The Unknown- Clones" by I_Ninja_Rye||2.5||1.2||3.0||2.5||9.2||2.3|
"The Unknown 5- "Go On, Take the Money and Run.""
|"The Unknown 5- "Go On, Take the Money and Run."" by crystalfoo||4.4||4.3||4.6||13.3||4.4|
|"The Unknown 6: The Society" by Aggeloi||4.2||3.0||4.7||11.9||4.0|
|"The Unknown 5: Orphans and Toys (revised)" by nashvillebecker||4.1||3.0||4.2||11.3||3.8|
|"The Unknown 5: Vengeance" by shadinah||3.8||3.1||4.0||10.9||3.6|
|"The Unknown 5: Mulifarious Chicanery (Revised)" by writerwannabe||3.9||2.0||4.5||10.4||3.5|
|"The Unknown 5 - Deception (revised)" by jlbathgate||3.4||3.0||3.3||9.7||3.2|
|"The Unknown 5: Requiem for Ghosts" by Savarager||4.2||1.8||3.5||9.5||3.2|
|"The Unknown 5 - The Awakening" by chrys337||3.3||2.5||3.0||8.8||2.9|
|"The Unknown 5 - Creed Theory (Revised)" by joyridefan||3.3||2.1||3.0||8.4||2.8|
|"The Unknown 5: Out of the Dark (Revised)" by bterickson||3.2||1.8||3.0||8.0||2.7|
Here is how the contest worked:
This was a FIVE round contest. There was one winning author per round. Each round lasted a total of fourteen days. There were no designated subjects, topics or genres.
This contest started on October 20th, 2008, and ended January 10th, 2009.
There was a panel of designated judges.
StoryMash Username: Katrina
Katrina Robinson has been the community manager and blogger extraordinaire at StoryMash.com since April 2008. She is a full-time freelance writer and editor as well as an undercover fiction writer—undercover because she has yet to try to be published. Katrina has been a contributing writer for Graffiti, Diamond Magazine, ANF Magazine, and Pure Times Magazine. When she’s not writing and working on one of her many projects, Katrina can be found soaking up the rays on the Charleston beaches and reading anything she can get her hands on.
StoryMash Username: Honeygloom
Melissa has been a member of StoryMash since December 9th, 2007. She grew up writing. Her first ever story, written in 3rd grade, was about a little boy who got attacked by a Vampire who also happened to captain a schooner. Since then, she’s written more, read a few books, and earned a BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Utah. When not reading, writing, or hanging out on StoryMash, she knits, beads, or pensively walks along the beach thinking of reading, writing, StoryMash, etc.
StoryMash Username: tabr0wn
Teresa Brown has authored and published three books. (She got great advice from an expert that long subtitles up to no more than 30 words have more keywords for search engines to crawl both in Amazon.com and anywhere else online so if these subtitles are a mouthful, don’t choke!) Adoption Records Handbook: Birth Family Searches Made Easier with Self-Help Tips, Registries, Search Angels, Pro Se Legal Forms, etc.; Business Security: Save Money While Protecting Your Family and Small Business Against Theft, Workplace Violence, Fraud, Hostage Situations and More; and My Father’s Daughter: A Romantic Historical Adventure. For her fiction novel she goes under the pseudonym of Teresa Marotta. Her books can be ordered at Amazon.com as well as BarnesandNoble.com, through bookstores and libraries. More information can be found at www.CraryPublications.com.
StoryMash Username: Shadinah
Rebekah was introduced to Storymash a little over a month ago. She hadn't written fiction since high school, but, as she has been an avid reader all her life, writing comes fairly natural. She has a wealth of experiences to draw from, having lived in three states, eight cities and over a dozen houses within the last decade. Three kids and a full time job complete the busy picture and writing is one of her few creative outlets.
StoryMash Username: Aggeloi
Cyndi joined Storymash about two months ago, having discovered the site through Craig's List. She has been writing since childhood, and has been a full-time writer for the last two years. Brio, a magazine for teen girls, has published several of her articles, and she has worked on two ghostwriting projects, with a third underway. She is also trying to find a publisher for her first two completed novels. When she isn't writing, she loves reading, knitting, crocheting, and playing brain-cell-destroying video games.
StoryMash Username: nashvillebecker
Jim learned typing in seventh grade by playing a tutorial video game. If a student scored one million on said game, Mr. Hayes, the typing instructor, would give them A's for the rest of the year. Due to time constraints, such a score was impossible for anyone who didn't cut their next two classes. Like Jim cared about math or social studies. He finds typing therapeutically calming, and maintained over fifty mail correspondences before he ever opened an email account. However, typing didn't mean much without decent (or better) ideas to write. He thinks he sounds important when he addresses himself in third person. He has been published and continues submitting articles and stories to a variety of magazines. He has written scripts, children's books, songs, and driving directions. A member of StoryMash since he joined, he promotes idiocy in real life and quality in writing. Lastly, Jim thrives on the opportunity to write new profiles about himself, especially since his verb tenses aren't corrected.
The Runner Ups
Thanks to all the talented authors of our creative writing community that submitted contest entries. Many are excellent examples of creative writing, please check them out!