Peter Griffin (zigzackly) wrote in india_writing,
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Quick Tales - The Short List & The People's Choice Prize Poll

Finally, the first part of what y'all have been waiting for.

Here's wishing you a Happy Diwali / Deepavali, and here's to a great new year.

Awright, awright, we will cease to test your patience. Actually, for those of you who can't wait a second longer, skip the next few paragraphs and look for your Entry ID number in the list of the links towards the end of this post.



Okay, everyone back here?

We now want you, the members of India Writing, to help decide the winner of one of the prizes: The People's Choice Prize.

The eligible stories are the ones that made it through Round One of the judging process.

The entries have all been posted in full to a new Journal, quick_tales. (The links you see below are to individual posts on that journal.) So, if you find your story on the list, congratulations, and now go get all your friends to vote for you!

Read as many stories as you like.

As you read, take a few seconds to rate each story on a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest. Feel free to use any criterion (or combination of criteria) you like. For example, the quality of the writing, how much the narrative gripped you, how intrinsic to the plot the theme was, or just how much you liked the story. You can also leave feedback for the authors — tell them what you liked, what you didn't, what could get better and how. That's what a writing community is all about, right?

(Naturally, this poll is open only to LJ members, so if you haven't done so yet, sign up! And, to you short-listed authors who are lining up your friends to vote for you, send them to the same page to sign up first. :) )

Once the poll closes — it will stay open for at least two weeks — LJ's nifty poll software will automatically calculate the winner, the story that you folks liked the most.

And then (ta-dah!) we will post the winners of this prize, along with the winners as chosen by our judges.

Right then, here are the entries that made it to the final round of judging. You can click through to each story from this list, or go on over to quick_tales and scroll through the lot.

First, a hearty round of applause to these stories:

24, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 46, 49, 52, 53, 54, 55, 70, 81, 90, 93, 95, 96, 101, 109, 121, 123, 128, 142, 165, 174, 177, 180, 181, 183, 186, 195, 200, 211, 229, 232, 238, 255, 258, 259, 274, 276, 277, 320, 331, 337, 349, 356, 360, 373, 380, 383, 387, 390, 400, 412, 413, 415, 418, 420, 421, 422, 424, 431, 432, 434, 438, 442, 443, 445, 466, 478, 479, 480, 482, 484, 487, 492, 512, 515, 524, 526, 549, 552, 567, 579, 594, 607, 611, 616, 618, 639, 642, 644, 649, 653, 658, 659, 662, 673, 676, 677, 683, 684, 694, 712, 718, 719, 720, 727, 738, 744, 778, 789, 815, 823, 852, 854, 868, 902, 905, 910, 939, 948, 949, 986, 1037, 1054, 1066, 1079, 1085, 1087, 1095, 1101.


PS: This message from those busy beavers Team lj_india, who have been running around like crazy over the last few weeks building new partnerships and seeding new communities.

If you have the time, drop by and take a look at: india_movies, for all you film buffs out there, just launched this weekend, so make a comment and get it going; india_sport, for anyone with a sporting bent; india_travels, for those who love the India and all that it offers. For the political obsessives, you can also take a look at a new community which India’s Mint newspaper are supporting, it’s all about giving Indians the opportunity to quiz Americans about their voting intentions in the run up to electing what is still the single most important man on earth, check out LiveJournal’s special us_election2008 community.
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