Serial Contest Finalists

It’s been a wild ride, Figlies. But here they are, your Serial Contest finalists:

The Serial Killer’s Diaries by John C. Steele

Goosefoot by Linna Lee

Flour House by Kimberly Karalius

Project Marbles by Tateni Marunda Tareto Urio

Truth Comes to Light by Charlotte Hennessey

What the Heck by Ana Curtis

Sympathy for the Devil by Matthew DeBoer

Team: Beta Espion by Fiona Plunkett

Secret by Roro

T.O.Y by Matthew Reeves

If you didn’t make the finals, don’t despair! Only one winner is being chosen by our judging panel (Alex B., Jina <3, Celeste Selene, and RoryΒ the Ravishing ). Two, count ’em TWO, winners are being chosen randomly out of the completed serial contest entries. As always, how about rewarding our lovely finalists with a follow or two?

UPDATE: Because the nature of the contest created longer pieces, and because we want to have enough time to read each finalist fully and thoughtfully, the judging process will take around a week. The winner will not be posted before Tuesday, April 26th. Update complete!

30 thoughts on “Serial Contest Finalists

  1. I’d like to point out that it has been stated from the beginning that it would be the top 10 in the finals. All that you have posted is the top 5. Were the rules changed suddenly? Just curious.

  2. Oh cool. I was really confused for a second. Their haven’t been only five finalists since the first contest!
    Wow, I made it! Congrats to everyone!

  3. Just to ask, how long will the judging process be? All week? A day? Just curious. When will it begin?

      • I guess I could add another question to keep you on your toes. πŸ˜‰ Now that the final 10 have been decided, does that mean we are allowed to advertise our entries on Figment? Or are we still prohibited from that until a winner is chosen?

  4. I didn’t think it would be working this way but okay… I should have read the directions more carefully πŸ™‚

  5. Just curious, can we continue our stories even after the voting and everything is over? And since the voting is over, are we allowed to promote our pieces now?

  6. Well done to the finalists! And good luck! πŸ™‚

    But:

    Although this was a lot of fun and I greatly enjoyed writing/completing a serial, I find it REALLY anti-climactic that the other two winners are ‘random’. Surely they should be chosen based on some sort of literary merit? If it’s appreciated how difficult it is to finish a serial, wouldn’t be good to reward those who rose to the challenge the best? Really, someone who threw something together could win over someone who put a lot of thought in.

    I knew I wasn’t going to get into the top-hearted finalists, but I can’t help feeling disappointed that the other two winners almost have won the lottery.

    There are some great (really great) pieces that I’ve read that probably won’t have a chance, and that makes me sad.

  7. Hey. Sorry to bother you but you spelled the name of my book wrong. It’s just that I’ve been getting comments throughput the whole process from people who think that I just meant to write epsilon so it would help if you could change it. Just switch the s and p

  8. There are at least three Matts making comments. This I find funny.
    Congrats to all who made it. It really is a great batch of entries. One thing I really like about this contest is the variety of genres. It seems like all the entries are so good, and yet so different from each other. This will be hard to judge.

    • Actually, both of the other Matt’s are me. haha Sorry for the confusion. Congrats on getting in the finals! πŸ˜‰

  9. *sigh* And I did my best, too… Oh, well, I suppose, I mean I can’t win everything. (not that I’ve entered any other contests than this one) Ah, I guess I’m a little too optimistic at the worst of times. I understand the idea behind letting the stories loose for hearts as they go, but I don’t find it quite fair to all those people who don’t have many fans or are forced to post at times where not a lot of users are online. I know two of these people and their works are actually really good – but they didn’t stand a chance.
    I have to say I only enter contests that interest me – and for this one, I had an idea forming as I read. The story is not over yet, in fact it’s only just started and I’ve been putting everything I have into And All The King’s Men – I still am, simply because this was the inspiration for me.
    Oh, well, I guess I’m just moping. πŸ™‚ Good luck to all the finalists!!!
    Cheers…
    Karsyn

  10. I don’t mind that I didn’t make it. But because of this contest I was able to start writing a really good story. Thanks figment! Good luck to the finalists! ;D

  11. When you say two random, do you mean that two random people from all the entries will be chosen? Or that you’ll go through all of the, to see which ones are the best written? I’m a little confused.

    • The former. We will be selecting two entries from all the other completed entries with no regard to merit, style, or anythingelselikethat. Kind of like a “thanks for playing”.

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