June 18th, 2012

LOTR Challenges 3 by judy

The June Challenge: The Longest Day

Here are the links to the June 2012 Longest Day Challenge stories! For this challenge each author was given a link to a piece of music to inspire the story.

We have five stories so far! And we anticipate a few late stories for this challenge as well.

Raised from the Tide by Dreamflower It is a sorrowful day in Buckland; the River has claimed two victims..
The Reluctant Bride by Linda Hoyland Lady Adiva recalls the longest day of her life while relaxing with Arwen and Éowyn.
Summertime by Erulisse (one L) Elrond and Elros have been with the sons of Fëanor for many years now. On a bitterly hot day, Maedhros decides on an expedition that the two younger elves will never forget.
The Water is Wide by Larner
The others aboard the grey ship taking the Ringbearers West look to their destination, but one watches astern.
Morning Hasn't Broken by Pearl Took A little tale about the Remarkable Daughters of Gerontius Took

Thank you all for participating! And I hope everyone will come and check out the stories!

Authors: please upload your stories to Many Paths to Tread if you have the chance within the next few days; it will make life easier for your poor hard-working mods! Thanks!
LOTR Challenges 3 by judy

July Story Challenge: Lazy Summer

The July Challenge is our annual Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge, and will have the theme "Lazy Summer", and is based on this quote: quote (from Sam Keen): "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." The element will be a number between 101 and 400. Interested authors can reply to this announcement and claim a number. No one will be allowed to have a number previously claimed. Whatever number is chosen will be the word count for your ficlet-- if you choose 237 your story must have exactly 237 words!

The July challenge stories will be due Saturday, July 14th and will be revealed on Monday, July 16th. Please tag your story "lazy summer" and " '12 July". Please remember to use the header template on the community profile page, and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line (e.g. "Frodo's Amazing Adventure by Mary Sue").

You have only to comment with your number here, that will be your element; do not choose a number someone else has selected.

I hope we'll have lots of participants for our July challenge!

Numbers taken:
LOTR Challenges 3 by judy

July Art Challenge: Miniature

The July Art Challenge theme is "Miniature". Any media is welcome!

This month we challenge you to create something tiny, or to make something tiny the focus of your entry. The subject of your art should reflect Tolkien's stories or his world, but other than that the choice is yours. You may use any media you choose, so long as it can make something tiny; for example, you could make icons, Artist Trading Cards, or other small items. So long as it is smaller than a full-sized version would be, it will count as "miniature".

All art must be rated G or PG. See our ratings guidelines here! After the challenge, art will be archived at Many Paths to Tread.

Upload pictures of your project to your favorite photo-sharing site (Photo-bucket, Flickr, LJ scrapbook, etc.), and then post the picture to the community by Tuesday, July 17.

Include the following header:

Please put the following in the subject line: Art: Title of piece by your name (e.g. Art: Portrait of an Elf by MarySue). This is VERY important, in case there are also stories in the moderator's queue, so that we mods don't get the entries confused. Tag your entry "art: miniature" and " '12 july art".

We hope we'll have lots of artists participate!
LOTR Challenges 2 by judy

The August Challenge: Nonfiction

The August Challenge

Because people may want extra time to think about this, we are announcing the August challenge early.

The August Challenge will once again have the theme "Nonfiction." You will not receive an element for this challenge; rather, we encourage all members to submit essays, research articles, and other nonfictional works related to Tolkien's legendarium.

The August challenge entries will be due Tuesday, August 14 and will be revealed on Thursday, August 16.

Please tag your essay "non-fiction" and " '12 august". Use the following special header for your nonfiction entry: Put "Nonfiction" as the theme, and as "type" indicate whether it is an essay, research, tutorial or other type of nonfiction. Make sure to put the name of your piece and your name in the subject line (e.g. "Sindarin Verbs by Scholar Sue").

To indicate your participation, please leave a comment to this post, or you can email the mods at aelfwina@gmail.com, virginia_lee_redcat@yahoo.com, or celeritassagittae@gmail.com.

I hope we'll have lots of participants for our August challenge!