In the Writers Guild thread, the discussion got a bit sidetracked, talking about a possible Sci-fi and fantasy writing contest. To bring more attention to this discussion, and also free up The Writer's Guild Thread for more useful discussion. We're looking at holding a contest every month or two... allowing the writers about two weeks to write a fictional story. Up for debate is whether or not to restrict the stories. I think it might be a good idea to have one contest be sci-fi themed and the next fantasy, and alternate that way. Some are in favor of forcing the inclusion of a specificed object, sentence, or something else to include in the story. Entries should be at least 2,000 words, but not more than 8,000, we're thinking. And the winner would, of course, recieve colors for a short period of time. The winner would most likely be determined by a panel of voulenteer judges, and will either have each judge simply vote for their favorites, or possible have more stringent grading guidelines. So, SFF Books and Comis Regulars, what are your thoughts? What do you want to see in a contest like this?