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Rose and Bay Award Eligibility

The Rose and Bay awards are open for nomination. You can nominate your favorite creative crowdfunded projects for this award. Here is a post linking to each nomination page (fiction, art, poetry, webcomics, other creative projects, and donors are this year's categories).

Anyone is eligible to make nominations, though a creator cannot nominate their own work.  Each of you is welcome to nominate any crowdfunded project you've been enjoying.

A sample nomination, with Torn World information, is as follows:

Project Title: Torn World
Creator Name: Ellen Million, Elizabeth Barrette, Deirdre Murphy, Valerie Higgins, and others
Link: http://www.tornworld.net
Category: Other Project (an original unique shared world with fiction, poetry, mythology, art, and encyclopedia-style articles about the world)
Summary: Torn World is a shared science-fantasy world where the co-creators write, draw, paint, and othewise create a complex world by telling the stories of the people of that world.
Crowdfunding Method: Torn World is crowdfunded through subscriptions to the site, sponsorships to specific stories, and donations to the creators during monthly Muse Fusion events, where the Torn World creators create cool new stuff in response to the prompts and questions posed by the audience.

Torn World is eligible in the "other" category, since Torn World includes poetry, fiction, mythology, art, and worldbuilding articles.  If you wish to nominate Torn World, the other category nomination page is here

I also crowdfunded other projects:
  • Fireborn, which I had hoped to finish in 2010; I still owe you the end of this story, and will get bak to it.. The landing page for Fireborn is here.
  • Feather-Blessed, my series of short stories about girls turned into dragons by a magical feather.  You start the series here.
If someone wants to nominate any of these projects and needs more information to fill in the blanks, just let me know.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 15th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
I was surprised to see that no one had nominated Torn World yet, so I nominated it, even though I haven't been a very active participant. But I particularly enjoyed the Torn World "disk draw" that you did, and your card draws in general. If you wouldn't mind, I would love to nominate your card draws for the "Other Category" as well. I wanted to check first, because you hadn't listed them here, and some people aren't comfortable with readings being considered as creative projects or being nominated for awards like this.
Jan. 16th, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Thank you for nominating Torn World. It's a project I really believe in and would like to see grow and find a greater audience.

And thank you for nominating Christopher Bingham too--I didn't know he had an LJ, though it doesn't appear he uses it much.

And thank you for offering to nominate my card draws! I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying them that much.

There is definitely as aspect of creative writing involved, especially for the Torn World disk readings, where I'm setting the scene as well. What do you think--would it be beneficial if I set the scene for other types of readings too?

I'm thinking I will probably yes to your offer. I'd like to talk about it with a couple of people first; if I do say yes, I'll create a landing page for it and get back to you with the link, so it's a little easier for people to check it out.
Jan. 16th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
card draws
I'm hesitant to say too much about giving readings since it's not something I've ever done myself (I collect tarot decks and other oracles, but the thought of reading for others terrifies me--those of you who do it have my utmost respect). But I do think your Torn World readings really stand out. I initially assumed it was just because it was an interesting medium, but now that I think about it, it was presented in a very immersive way, and that was probably the more critical factor. For just a few moments, I really did feel as though I had been transported to Torn World. Setting the scene like that for your other types of readings could make them a much more powerful experience. I assume it would require considerably more effort from you, and only you could say if that would be worthwhile, but you might want to try it sometime.

I am happy to wait for you to decide whether you'd like to accept the nomination.

And one of these days, I'll get more time to explore more of your other work. :) So many interesting projects, and so little time!
Jan. 16th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
Re: card draws
It's good to hear about readings from people who don't do them, just as it's good to hear about your fiction from people who aren't writers. It's a different perspective.

To use a very different metaphor, I found it helpful to get a perspective on my resume from someone not in the legal field, it helped me to rewrite it for applying to jobs where the person hiring didn't have the same background.
Jan. 19th, 2011 08:45 am (UTC)
OK--I created a "landing page"--it's here: http://wyld-dandelyon.livejournal.com/153236.html

What do you think of it?

Thank you again.
Jan. 19th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, that looks great! Shall I submit the nomination this evening then? :)
Jan. 19th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
I am honored.
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