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Natso from Mongolia is reading Moby Dick December 10, 2013 - 4:55am

It seems like "Teleport Us" was a great event. Too bad it's stopped letting you vote, let alone submit stories.

But the submission deadline for this was March? So, does this mean the next one will be by March 2014?

Also, is this part of the paid-members exclusive workshop? Or are they two different things?

Sorry, I'm new here.

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XyZy from New York City is reading Seveneves and Animal Money December 18, 2013 - 6:36pm

I would've thought an administrator would've jumped in here first, but as they haven't, I'll give my best guesses. The next one will likely not be until next year. March would not be a bad guess, but it's purely on a schedule that works for them and the people/judges that help out.

And no, they are not exclusive to paid members, the past two have been on a completely different system from the workshop where anyone could participate in both reading and writing.

So yes, two different things. The paid workshop is a forum for getting readers and reviews for pieces that you're working on. It's based on a point system that requires participation on both the writing and review sides (you get points for providing helpful reviews which you can spend on putting your work up for review) but is open to any work you want people to look at, where Teleport Us and Scare Us (that's what it was called, I think) are a little more like competitions and are based on a theme and a set of rules.

There are other benefits to having a paid-workshop; most notably access to dozens of excellent craft essays by contemporary authors like Chuck Palahniuk, Stephen Graham Jones, Craig Clevenger, Jack Ketchum and others, but the official competitions are open to everyone.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies December 19, 2013 - 7:51am

They should do a crime one next.

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life December 19, 2013 - 12:12pm

I second the crime story challenge idea!