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Judging by the number of RPG/Storyboard threads we have here, a good many of you are budding writers. Some of you may be interested, therefore, to know we are currently running a writing competition here at Planet Tolkien. If you are interested in entering please read the following details.

1) Stories must be in the region of 3,000 - 8,000 words.

2) This competition is limited to prose only. There will be future competitions for other forms of composition.

3) Stories must have a Tolkien/Middle Earth link although the writer may use their own discretion how closely their composition follows the Tolkien canon.

4) All entries must be recently written rather than archive material and must not have been published elsewhere or entered for any other competition on this or any other site.

5) Submissions must be submitter's own work.

6) Stories must be in English, although for members whose first language is not English this will be taken into account.

7) Entries must be received by Midnight GMT, December 1st 2004. The winner will be selected by Christmas 2004.

8) The winning entry will be posted on the Frontpage of and added to our Fan Fiction section. The winner shall also receive a digital certificate.

9) As Planet-Tolkien is recognized as a Family Friendly site, we ask that entries adhere to the site's rules concerning profanity and sexually explicit language.

10) The judges’ decision is final.

Please email your entries to

If you have any comments or queries concerning this competition, please raise them in the thread, "Writing Competition FAQ" found in the Writer's Guild.