Hello there, and welcome to...the Super Mario Literature Competition
This is a competition I’m putting on that’s a chance to show off your writing capability and how it measures up. What is it that you’re writing you ask? Well, It’s all in the title.
So as such, all competitors are writing one of two things:
A Recursive Fic
based off of the fanfiction Mosaic Adventures
, using the currently introduced characters. Maybe give a read to figure out if you’re thinking of doing such.
story of their choosing in which they’ll figure out the story, characters, etc. and write a single chapter story, and hey, if it gets you into writing fan stories, there’s no harm in making it a single part to a long term story.
Furthermore, if this contest goes well and enough interest is shown, I’ll look into doing contests like this and possibly allow a couple other series in the future.
Breaking a red rule will disqualify you
Breaking an orange rule will penalize you by 10 points for each orange rule broken
Green Rules are things that are allowed in your entry
No Non Mario Based Stories
No Stealing and / or modifying Others' Work and submitting it
Keep Your story PG-13 at maximum
No working in teams of any more than two.
You may only submit one fic, however, changing your entry is fine as long as the deadline hasn't passed
Please Submit On Time
Your story can be as long as you want, but please nothing ridiculous
Make atleast one reference to "Mosaic Adventures" if writing a Recursive fic and / or atleast one reference to canon if writing an original Mario Fic
No Joke or Meme Stories
While we won’t be nazis, please make sure your story has good grammer that can be read by a normal person
In the case of Recursive Fic, using any Ocs that have been introduced is permitted
If writing an original Mario Fic, OCs are permitted
Each extra Reference made to Mosaic Adventures can earn you five bonus points, with earnable bonus points being capped at 15.
Including other franchises is okay, on account that not too much focus is taken from the Mario side of things.
Contestants writing a Recursive Fic will be sent a folder of docs with info on each of the characters and how they’re meant to be portrayed in said story.
Contestants that have submitted are bolded
How To Submit
To submit your entry, send me or one of the other judges your entry in a google or Microsoft document through DM with formatted info as follows:
Type(Original Fanfic or Recursive):
All submissions will be judged underneath a rubric. In three categories, Plot, Execution&Pacing and Characters, and will be given a score in each.
The scoring is as follows:
Plot: 20/20 Points
How well did the storyline of the fic work? Did it tell an interesting, different kind of story, a classic with a twist, or did it just use a storyline you’d typically see in a Mario game with nothing to spice it up a bit? Your points here are reflected by how much interest it’d hold a general reader and if there was much reason to read it and you couldn’t find it elsewhere.
Execution & Pacing: 50/50 Points
How was the story executed? Was in done in a way that didn’t feel rushed, thrown together, and quickly put out in hopes that someone would come along and read it and shower them with praise? Or did it play out in a well paced manner that showed that it was put together with care, polish, and meant to tell an overall enveloping story?
Characters / Adaptation Of Characters: 30/30 Points
How compelling were the characters in the story in general? Were they given multiple layers and made rather solid? Or were they poorly written, one dimensional characters completely defined by a single trait?
In regards to a Recursive Fic, the question here is this: How well were the characters adapted from their character in the source material? Do they act like they do in Mosaic Adventures, or do they act in a way that’s vastly different from their portrayal there?
As such, you can earn a maximum of 100 Points
Take or leave, if the winner's work suffices, they could become a writer for the Mosaic Adventures Series. If they turn down the offer, then if the Runner Up's work does well enough too, they could choose request to be hired.
And along with this, the winner’s story will be posted in the #hall-of-fame channel on my discord and they’ll obtain the Contest Winner role.
Please try to have your stories finished by November 22nd
, yes, the day the first chapter of Mosaic Adventures was published a year ago.
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Worth mentioning that it’s recommended though not required to join my discord server as that’s where most of my updates on this will be.